Monday, January 4, 2010

Ruby Tuesday and Catching Up

My lovely daughter-in-law came Christmas day in her own Ruby slippers! Aren't they just gorgeous!!!!!
Hi everyone. Goodness sakes here it is January the 4th already and the days since Christmas and my last post are still somewhat of a blur. Our kids and grandkids were here for Christmas and then we followed them back to Virginia on their return home. My son and his wife left for a vacation in Cancun and we helped our daughter Cindy celebrate her 28th birthday on the 28th. On that day Hubs and I also celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. We met in college on a blind date and have been together ever since. Then on the 29th we celebrated little Lily's 2nd birthday. It seems like yesterday that she first entered our world.
We have arrived back home and our Christmas tree still needs taken down and there's a couple inches of snow and it's still snowing outside.
Christmas has come and gone but since I haven't been able to share pics from the day I hope you'll understand as I share these rubies with you.
This is little Miss Lucy on her first Christmas! I think she is just the cutest!!! She is sitting in what was my little red chair my grandfather gave me when I was a little girl.
A face to fall in love with!
The pillow in the big rocker was soft and furry to feel and very Ruby!
Lily really did not want to sit still so this was a quick shot with the chair.
Another quick shot when Lily was at least near Lucy!
When the dresses were off and the Elmo PJ's on Lily much preferred Mommy tickling her with furry red Elmo hands!

For more Ruby Tuesday visit Mary here.

42 comments:

kaye said...

wow--you've been busy. And congratulations on your anniversary.

that's a lot of lovely red in your post today--or lot's of love in your post :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I cannot believe how fast the girls are growing up! They are adorable. All the best in 2010, Carletta!

Annie said...

Sweet little toes. And just wait till they get their own little ruby slippers.

judi said...

Ruby or not, they are precious gems!
hugs to them!!

Ralph said...

Truer Christmas rubies than this pair are hard to find - yet you captured them beautifully! I especially like the two of them together, the younger Lucy to look up to and follow in the knowledge of the more experienced Lily. They are precious, Christmas and our little ones are what make the season so special. A happy grandma you are, and the children are a wonderful gift to you!

DrillerAA09 said...

There's Ruby Red everywhere you look in these photos. Well done.

Rosidah Abidin said...

Lovely rubies! Wow, you had so many wonderful events to celebrate.

Happy Belated Birthday to Cindy and gorgeous Lily. Wishing both a lot of joy and blessings as they step into another year.

Happy Belated Anniversary, Carletta! Wishing you and your husband even more joyful moments together. I really love stories like this. It gave me some goosebumps in a good way :).

Wishing you and your family all the best for 2010! I may not be a lot around, but I carry you in my heart. You are one of the wonderful persons I met this year in the Blogosphere.

Rosidah Abidin said...

Ups I forgot, it should be last year. I still got to get used to 2010 ;).

Janie B said...

Your little granddaughters are so beautiful. They have such expressive eyes! Thanks for sharing. Glad you are home safely.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Welcome back! What adorable QTies all dressed in RED for the holidays and those Ruby shoes are wonderful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Leora said...

They are such sweet little girls. Love the ruby slippers and the red chair.

quilly said...

Lucy is adorable in that little red chair! I also like the photo of Lucy & Lily together at the big rocker.

Since you're coming back with such great photos, your absence is forgiven!

Rose said...

Lily and Lucy sure are growing! Their eyes just sparkle! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas/New Year holiday!

BTW, I love those Ruby slippers also.

rapunzel said...

Happy Anniversary! Best wishes for many, many more.
Such darling little girls!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Welcome Back and Congratulations on your Anniversary. And if those pictures aren't a great excuse to post some late Christmas news, I don't know what would be!! Lovely -- you got some great Christmas pictures there -- happy girls -- just perfect for the season.

Dimple said...

Looks like you had a grand Christmas! The girls are the cutest!
Thanks for the visit!

Kerri said...

What sweet memories to treasture! Doesn't get any better than this!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

luna miranda said...

pretty miss Lucy and sweet Lily are charmers--you have lovely grand kids. here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

Felisol said...

Lily and Lucy are the best grandchildren one could wish for. Cute as cute can be.
I can see you had a wonderful Christmas celebration together.
I love family gatherings.
They bring forth such wonderful memories from early childhood to this day. The little red chair is priceless. To have handicraft passed on through generations; that is like pure magic. I think your furniture is looking more scandinavian that in most American pictures I have seen. The little red chair is what we would call a Jar stool, and then you have a blond rocker. Nice. I like that.
From Felisol

moorebloglife said...

Carletta those little faces are adorable and that chair is the sweetest! I saw the last shot with your daughters profile from what I could see she looks like you! I am glad your holidays were special. Happy RT!

Melli said...

Oh! When I first saw those red shoes I thought they were on Lily's feet! But they ARE darling - even for an adult! Those grandbabies of yours just get cuter by the day! And I absolutely LOVE Lucy's little dress! Just darling! Thank GOD for point n shoot with toddlers - huh? How did we EVER get a decent shot of our own kids??? LOL!

diane said...

You have had a busy time with family. That is the best thing about Christmas. The ruby photos are great and the children so cute.
happy Anniversary.

Gattina said...

Wow ! you had a quite busy Christmas together with birthday and anniversary ! No wonder you hadn't time to post.
Lucy is such a cute little girl, and Lily too of course. I had to laugh when I saw the little red chair, my son had a similar one when he was little. I still have it in the basement !

Ivon said...

Thanks for sharing your holidays with us. You have beautiful grandchildren.

Thom said...

Hau`oli La Hanau to your daughter and that cute little Lily and Hau`oli Piha Makahiki to you an your husband. Be watching my blog for your anniversary in the next couple of days. I just didn't know the date. My dear sweet Carletta...these photos are just brilliant and just full of love and happiness. I saw this post when I came into work and couldn't wait to come home and see them fully on my computer. Just wonderful. Lily and Lucy are just adorable and growing up right before our very eyes. You are so lucky to have them. Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait until they are both older and dating boys and we can go back and say I remember when....LOL And that chair from your Grandfather...WOW... I'm glad you are back my friend. :) I hope 2010 is so good to you and your entire family :) xoxoxox

Robin said...

What a pair of princesses, two beautiful granddaughters. Love the red chair and the Elmo hands too.

Neal said...

Now I see why you haven't been on here? :)....They are beautiful. I hope you had a great holiday season. Take care my friend.

eden said...

Belated Happy Wedding Anniversary and many more to come..

Great ruby post. lost of red there.. your grandchildren are adorable..

Wish you all the best for 2010

Patti said...

Your granddaughters are so sweet, Carletta. They certainly look like sisters. Beautiful rubies both.

I'm guessing Lily has a mind of her own. ;-) She looks spunky. And I don't mean that in a bad way.

Plus, she shares her birthday with both me and Allegra!

Happy 35th Anniversary to you and your hubby. A Christmas wedding? That must have been a hectic time.And then you had your daughter on your anniversary, like I had my daughter on my birthday.

Good to have you back and blogging.

maryt/theteach said...

Carletta, Yes, Christmas has come and gone but we have those memories. Your pictures of Lily and Lucy will make for perfect memories throughout the year. Happy New Year and Happy Ruby Tuesday, Carletta. You've been a dear friend all year. :)

mark's tails said...

Great pics Carletta! Looks like it was a Great Christmas.

Dianne said...

you sure had a lot to celebrate!!

Lily and Lucy are beautiful

Jew Wishes said...

What beautiful shoes, so vibrant!

What a dollface, such a sweetie.

Marice said...

those are lovely red photos! the kids are sooo cute :) and i heart that red slippers and chair!

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Jientje said...

Awwww! Your grandkids are adorable!!!!

George said...

Lily and Lucy make perfect subjects for Ruby Tuesday -- not only are they nicely decked out in red, they are also adorable. I completely understandy posting these pictures.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love those red slippers! And, what beautiful children in these holiday scenes. What a wonderful series of happy photos!

Carver said...

Happy New Year Carletta. Your grandchildren are adorable!

Jim said...

Congratulations on the 35th! That is a milestone and a half. Next thing will be getting old.

Your Grandkids are great! And very photogenic as well.

Happy RT! I have the nutcrackers leaving active duty on mine.
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Janet, said...

A lovely ruby post. Lily and Lucy are adorable. We had a little rocking chair like that, it was painted turquoise, I think. Congratulations on your anniversary, my husband and I met on a blind date, too... a long time ago. My how the years fly by.

JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Carletta<

WOW-those little girls are sooo beautiful! I know you had a very special holiday with the babies and all of your family!

Oh yeah! I LOVE those red slippers...I have some that are much like those-except a different shade of red!

I'm back and so happy to be catching up with everyone!

Hugs))


Junie Rose

Raven said...

Belated Happy Anniversary! 35 years! Awesome. Your granddaughters are just magnificent. Nice Christmas tree too. I had a fairly bleak holiday. Couldn't even find the fake tree that lights up so I stuck the old broken one on a table and felt sorry for myself... and then listened to lots of beautiful music and felt better. Happy everything to you and your daughter and grand daughter and you and your husband.