Time To Share Your Christmas Photos

by Susan

Did you have a great holiday season?

Did you feast on turkey and stuffing?
Open presents in pajamas?
Celebrate with friends?
Bite your tongue at your in-laws?

Tell us all about it… and LINK UP.

(Since we still have not yet filled Kailani’s 5 Minutes Around The Blogosphere shoes, we’ve decided to skip this week and instead send you around the blogosphere to enjoy some Christmas memories.)

First, we’ll share some shots from our Christmas.

Janice and I both had wonderful celebrations — some apart and some together.

Christmas Eve brought our city (and our entire country of Canada) an extremely WHITE Christmas. My husband, my mom and I decided to cancel any plans that included a car, (we were very sad to miss church – but most churches canceled their services.) Instead we went to our neighbour and good friend Julie’s house. We had such a peaceful evening.

Janice and her family drove their 4×4 truck to her in-laws for presents and a late night French Canadian feast.

My girls woke up at 6:30 am and began unwrapping immediately. We had a very special treat though… we connected through Skype to Rob’s family in Italy and they were able to watch the girls open gifts. It was amazing to share Christmas with them through the webcams. It felt like they were here.

(Btw, remember we’re giving away two webcams…)

After a very, very late Christmas Eve, Janice’s family slept in and opened more gifts in the late morning. (Just like Janice, her kids can keep ticking into the wee hours — Olivia didn’t go to sleep until they got in the car at 12:30am and Jackson was wide awake until almost 2am!)

Christmas afternoon we got together to open a few more presents and enjoy a fabulous turkey dinner prepared by Janice’s husband.

On Boxing Day, we all headed over to Janice’s neighbour’s house for a party. Due to the snowstorm, many of the other guests weren’t able to make it. But those of us who lived close by had a fabulous time.

(The last three photos here are from that Boxing Day party — including the photos of the girls at the piano and of us with our mom Joan who co-owns our e-commerce stores.)

We truly had a blessed Christmas.

If you posted holiday photos, leave the permalink to your post in the Mr. Linky below. And don’t forget to link back here so your readers can find more holiday photos.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 AmyG December 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

Great pictures! Sounds like you all had a great time!


2 Lolli December 28, 2008 at 10:11 am

What beautiful pictures of your kids! I can’t wait to see everyone’s holiday celebrations. :)


3 Shelley December 28, 2008 at 10:39 am

My fave photo is of the children at the piano – very heartwarming – i’d have that one framed :o)


4 Melissa December 28, 2008 at 11:26 am

Your pictures are beautiful! I’m so sad that Christmas is over, but what wonderful memories!


5 Stephanie December 28, 2008 at 11:30 am

Jackson sure looks excited. It appears that you “hit the jackpot” when it comes to what you selected for him. :)


6 Cat December 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm

You have such a beautiful family!


7 Gayla December 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm

What fun you had with your beautiful family!


8 Tarasview December 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm

beautiful pictures!!!


9 Jessica December 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Great pictures! I just love looking at everyone’s Christmas pictures!!


10 JanMary, N Ireland December 28, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Lovely pics, and great time obviously had by all.


11 Lisa December 28, 2008 at 6:52 pm

Oooo, love the excitement captured on film!


12 Christine December 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm

It looks like everyone had a blast!!


13 BecauseImTheMommy December 28, 2008 at 11:16 pm

What fun pictures! What a beautiful family. And all dressed up! We stick to our jammies all day.


14 Erin December 29, 2008 at 12:32 am

Great pictures! Looks like everyone enjoyed their time with family, and the presents.


15 Maddy December 29, 2008 at 2:07 am

Sadly mine are far too blurry to share but it looks like you had a blast!


16 CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) December 29, 2008 at 5:05 am

We used Skype as well to visit with my parents on another continent! Thank goodness for Skype!


17 Rachel December 29, 2008 at 10:09 am

The girl’s dresses are GORGEOUS!!! They look like princesses!!


18 Naomi December 29, 2008 at 1:45 pm

That last one is especially gorgeous, three generations!


19 Jen December 29, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Great photos especially the one of the 3 at the piano. Everyone looks great!


20 Heather December 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Such great photos! Love the one of the little girl covering her face…too cute! ;)


21 Mominator December 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Great pics! You have a beautiful family.


22 Mel December 29, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Beautiful pictures and thanks for thinking about the link of pictures. I love looking at everybodys! Happy New Year.


23 Faith December 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Everyone has such great christmas pictures, thanks for sharing!


24 Lisa December 29, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Your photos are beautiful! What a wonderful Christmas you had!


25 carole December 29, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Great pictures! Thank you for sharing :)


26 Tina of MyGoodFinds December 30, 2008 at 11:11 am

Very expressive pictures! Great to see you had a Merry Christmas :) .


27 Casey H January 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

What wonderful pictures and a beautiful family!

Thanks for letting me participate in your Christmas photo roundup!!


28 Jessica Turner January 2, 2009 at 9:00 am

We got some great pictures of our five month old this year!


29 Kara January 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

Oh what I would give to get my girls into christmas dresses again!! I LOVE seeing little girls dressed up in pretty dresses-how sweet!!! You look like you had so much fun!!!


30 Amber Pollard January 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I love the whole share your photos I love to take pics hope you enjoy.


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