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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Transitions

Our parents loved to take photos of their four daughters, especially at Christmastime. The traditional Christmas photo in front of the tree is scattered in our old picture collections.

In this one, I got to hold the new baby, our youngest sister. I remember feeling so special that I was the one to hold her for this picture. You can see a much bigger smile on my face than usual. Normally I just stared at the camera with big eyes as though to say, "Huh? Really?"

Here we are as teens/young adults. My sister set the picture in front of a pie made especially for our recent Christmas gathering. Can you guess which one is me?

And so this weekend when we all gathered in Minnesota for a sister reunion, we of course had to recreate the Jones Girl Christmas photo:

Leaving to go home is tough. I sure love my sisters! And I'll miss them until next time we can all get together again.

Merry Christmas to all of you, my dear blogging friends, as you celebrate the season with your loved ones. I will see you all next year!


  1. Merry Christmas, Karen! That is wonderful the four of you are so close.

  2. Merry Christmas, Karen! I love your family photos. You guys look wonderful together.

  3. Merry Christmas Karen, to you and your family - may you have a warm, loving Christmas, filled with excitement as we slowly make our way to the New Year. Cheers - I was right I picked you in the yellow sweater :) I think?

  4. Merry Christmas to you. I miss my four sisters too. They all live so far away we're never all together at once.

  5. No one can doubt that you four aren't sisters!
    Merry Christmas, Karen!

  6. Have a wonderful Christmas, Karen - you and your lovely sisters. I'm the mother of four daughters - what fun your mother must have had!

  7. I love the Christmas photo tradition. What a lovely way to remember holidays past. Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holidays.

    Thoughts in Progress

  8. How wonderful for you to have so many sisters, and for y'all to be close. My mother came from a large family, and all the sisters were more like best friends than family.

    Great pictures. Here's wishing you and your whole family a wonderful Christmas.

  9. Aw, so fun! You can totally tell you're sisters. ;)

  10. Merry Christmas, Karen, to you and your sisters Lovely pictures over the years!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!.

  11. Have a great Christmas. Great family pictures.

  12. What wonderful photos. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  13. Great photos! I hope you and your family have a great holiday season. Merry Christmas !

  14. Oh my stars what a bevy of bountiful blonde beauties!! Awwwww KarenG! You and your sisters are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awwwwwwwwwwww! And such perfect smiles and twinkly eyes! Yay! Wishing you all a happy happy happy Christmas and brilliant New Year!!! Take care