12/22/07

Beautiful Gift of Inspiration and a Merry Christmas 2007!

We Coughlins did not get around to getting our annual Christmas letter done this year (remember my post, Too Much Tradition?). So we’re sending all of our family and friends a special greeting from our home to yours!

And with this greeting, this beautiful gift of inspiration:

I came searching for you by lead of an extraordinary light,
Thinking, “Surely my eyes will behold a royal in splendor.”
There you were – small, unassuming, vulnerable.

You embarrassed me with your astonishing humility,
Knowing, “Were I such a king, I would expect honor and adoration.”
I gave it to you freely – not because you demanded it…You deserved it.

John Randall Dennis

Merry Christmas from the Coughlin Family!

(For family & friends who want a copy of our photo: Right-click on the photo & print).

Waitin' around for Dad to get his camera ready!

Silly kids ...

17 comments:

Christine said...

What a beautiful family! And such a smart idea! Love to you and yours this Christmas, Sandy!

Elizabeth said...

You have the most beautiful family, Sandy! Thank you for the lovely greetings! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Barb said...

Good-lookin' family, great quote, and your kids (and Haggis!) could be professional models for silliness--fun pictures! :oD Merry merry and many more to all the Happy Coughlins!

Nadine said...

Great family photo. Have a Merry Christmas.

Org Junkie said...

Aren't Christmas photos fun! I take so many pictures my friends now call me the paparazzi! Have a blessed Christmas full of fun and laughter!

All the best,
Laura

Anonymous said...

You all are quite a good-looking bunch! Merry Christmas to you!

Melissa Garrett

Mrs. B. said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

linda t said...

Merry Christmas to you and your dear family Sandy!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Beautiful photos. Merry Christmas Sandy. warm hugs, Selena

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sandy, thank you for sharing the pic of your precious, beautiful family with us! Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful Merry Christmas too!

xo,
Rhoda

Freshly Found said...

Lovely pics! What a great family! Happy Christmas to you all!

Bettsi McComb said...

Sandy, Merry Christmas to all of you! The pictures are lovely. Thank you for a year of beautiful, thought-provoking posts. I've enjoyed them all.

MOMMY said...

Great pics! Hope your holiday was happy!!
I loved what you have to say in your profile. I think my resolution for 2008 will be to entertain more!

Wendy said...

Beautiful picture!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

This is post-Christmas, Sandy...so I hope it was wonderful for you all. And best wishes for a great new year ahead!

Tammy said...

Your family is simply beautiful!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

I'm going to e-mail you about the violin...thanks! :)

Mary Cuellar said...

You're family is beautiful.Happy New Year!