Dec 09

Festive Family Fun

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

I trust you all had a great weekend with an opportunity to do something special with your family or friends.  Saturday evening after spending all day sitting on hard gym bleachers at our son’s 1st wrestling tournament, hubby and I attended a festive family event. The family members were some that we had never met before nor did we know they live only 12 miles from us. 

It was at my mother-in-law’s funeral this past summer that a cousin told us about this annual family affair and invited us to attend.  It was a festive evening spent with our new found family members and their wonderful friends.

Here are a few highlights from the evening.

Family Festivities

Family Festivities

Their home was beautifully decorated and decked out for the holidays

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Plenty of food and drinks…

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Family Fun

Joyful jokes and jolly …

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Many conversations and memories from past…

Family Festive Fun

Festive photo in front of twinkling windows…

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Giggles, games and gambling…

A night of Festive Family Fun led to a our first Snowy Sunday…

Winter weekend

Did you do anything festive this weekend?



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  1. livingmommywood

    Great share Antoinette!!! Your pictures are wonderful I can feel the love :) xoxo

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you, it reminded me of the days as a child when we had a lot of relatives over for the holidays – brought back many good memories and for that I am thankful! Have a fantabulous week!

  2. robinhardeman

    Just beautiful, nothing like family. I love the decoration in the home, very pretty and the collage. Thanks for sharing!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you, yes, they did a wonderful job and welcomed us with open arms – so comforting and blessed!!

  3. Kirsten

    This really put me in the spirit seeing the beautiful Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing and lifting my spirits today.

    1. DeDivahDeals

      I am so glad because this time of year can be overwhelming and depressing. Believe it or not, despite this party I haven’t gotten into the spirit yet, I don’t have any decorations up or anything…guess it’ll hit soon…hopefully by the 24th – lol!!!

  4. Whitney James

    What a lovely home! I love the trees and decor…and that food spread looked good too. ;-) Nothing like family and laughter over the holidays. :-)


    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you lil sis, we had a great time, and the food…I didn’t even take pictures of the buffet! Hope you have a great week and as you can see I found some great finds at GW Boutique tonight! Stay warm and give hubby my best.

      1. Whitney James

        Will do…XO!

  5. Oh to Be a Muse

    It’s nice to spend time with family. Looks like a wonderful time in this beautifully decorated home.

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    1. DeDivahDeals

      Yes, although we were both tired before we got there, it was well worth it and we had a wonderful time. It was something that we both needed especially during the holidays as this will be hubby’s first without his mother. Have a terrific Tuesday.

  6. uniikleemeeh

    The pictures definitely had me feeling like I was somewhat apart. Very beautiful. Their annual holiday event is definitely well thought out and seemed planned out to perfection. Soo happy you were able to connect with more family. I think that happens to a lot of us, This world is NOT as BIG as we think for many of us have some near family members we never imagined having or maybe some of our families are just that BIG, either way it happens. These are the moments I like to share, FAMILY TIME!!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Great, I am glad that I captured and brought you into the spirit of the night, thank you. It’s funny, but just when hubby and I thought our family had gotten smaller after the death of his mother and my grandmother – God stepped in and gave us more members to share and love. It definitely was a great holiday event and we had a wonderful time. I hope you are enjoying the season and thanks for stopping and sharing – Smooches!

  7. Christina

    I love your dress!!!! What a beautiful home. Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you everywhere now (just linked to Twitter!)>

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thank you for the following! It definitely was a wonderful event and was nice meeting new family members. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  8. imagesbytdashfield

    Now there’s a group I’d love to party with! Looks like a grand time was had by all :)

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Yes, I could imagine you at the table laughing and winning the pot!

  9. Pride in Photos Photography

    This evening looked so delightful, I would of loved every part of it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Giggles, games and gambling…just too fun.

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Yes, it was such a nice event for my husband since they are his blood relatives and especially after the loss of his mother is was also comforting.

  10. louidam1

    Beautiful photos! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun! My weekend contained Breakfast with Santa with my daughters, decorating our tree and fire place, daughter’s swimming lessons, and family and I went out to eat at Blue Willow-a popular Southern Style Food Restaurant in Social Circle, Ga.

  11. kittehluvs

    love all the decorations. It’s so great spending this time of year with family and/or friends. I heard about a blizzard near your neck of the woods, I hope you’re staying warm and safe!

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Yes, it was a wonderful event and a great pleasure meeting new relatives. Yes, the snow came in quickly and this weekend it’s just cold. Thanks for the shoes!!!!

  12. Lynette Oliver

    You should make that last photo your Christmas card!!! It’s beautiful. I always love pictures of the snow.

    1. DeDivahDeals

      Thanks, hope you are making out okay in this weather!!!

  13. Anny

    What a lovely party! Looks like fun! We attended a Victorian Christmas Celebration here in Galveston.

    1. DeDivahDeals

      oh that sounds like fun, did you take any pics? Have a wonderful week ahead.

  14. FreeUrCloset

    Nothing like spending holidays with family, that’s what I miss most living far away from mine. Love your festive gold tank top! xoxo

    1. DeDivahDeals

      I know exactly what you mean which why this was such a blessing to discover new relatives! Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

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