Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sunday Serenity for a New Year...

The Bumgarner Grandparents w/grandchildren by annbumbly
Grand Roger, Brynnlee, Grandma Mary, Remila, Bly-guy, Angela, Dodgie & Cody-dog

We had the most wonderful time this Christmas. Nothing better that the gathering of all those you hold near and dear in one place. It was a very nice way to close out 2011 - a year that wasn't all kinds of good for many of we humans. 

A good friend of my parents came over to take photos of the family during our stay and the above one is one of my favorites. It's my parents with their grandkids. The youngest kid, my Dodgie, belongs to my brother and sis-in-law, (and tho Cody-dog thinks she belongs to Dodgie, she really belongs to the grands). The three big kids, along with that black-haired beauty belong to GB and I. Angie (the black-haired beauty) joined our family this past year on 9-10-11 when our son, Bly (or George as Angie calls him), had the good sense to marry her. Yes, it was planned quickly and at first they thought they'ed have a big old wedding next summer, so why make a big announcement/send announcements out, but as time goes on, it seems less and less important to wait to tell the world what a wonderful person our Angie is. (Only problem is the confusion caused when her identical twin, Carolina, is here as well. I shamefully admit there are still times that I mix them up.)

May this New Year be
filled with goodness - and much love
that surrounds us all


expecting goodness in '12!


  1. Family is everything! Happy new year to you all!

  2. Beautiful family, Annie. Welcome home and Happy New Year to you!

  3. Wishing you all the best of 2012, Ann, and looking forward to meeting up again!

  4. What a fabulous photo .. a treasure ...

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  5. Happiest of New Years to you and yours ! Great photo !

  6. What a lovely family!

    Happy New Year to all of you.

  7. Looks like a happy family & a great time... love the dog w/ head lying on the leg, too cute!

    Thanks so much for stopping by & here's to a Happy Happy New Year!!! =0

  8. I love the dog resting his head on his boy's knee
    you have a beautiful family


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