Monday, December 12, 2011

Football, Football and Finally the Christmas Tree

All my kids and grandkids came over Sunday to decorate my Christmas tree, but first on everyone's minds was the Broncos game.

They weren't a very happy crowd near the end of the 4th quarter when the Broncos were down 10-0.

Another unbelievable overtime win by the Broncos, 13-10, certainly raised the "cheer" level in the room.

The little girls kept their distance from the football chaos with their own game in another room.

The tree finally got decorated. Some of the kids have gotten tall enough that a few ornaments now make it to the top half of the tree.

The group picture......never perfect but always fun.

The tree decorating is one of my favorite family events of the season, even though now that the tree is up I am reminded of everything else I need to get done before Christmas.


  1. Are all those beautiful kidlets your grandchildren? Gosh what a beautiful bunch!


  2. You've got quite a Team.
    And they're all so cute (and handsome).
    Looks like FUN!!

  3. I'm glad your family's team won. My family watches hockey playoffs and I know how intense it can get!

    Looks like everyone had a good time decorating. When my grandchildren were young like this I would have them come over and decorate my tree also. Those are such happy memories!

  4. What a wonderful group of people to spend time with...any time of the year! Happy for the Broncos! Anxious about the Rams!

    Great pictures!

  5. Your group photos are fabulous! Seems to be a good year for football fans ~ lots of drama going on

  6. I love seeing children in so much joy while decorating the tree. It's really a beautiful sight. They are certainly beautiful children.

  7. David put up our artificial tree on Saturday just to see if the lights all work. Good enough. We still have yet to decorate it. No one seems interested enough to do it, least of all me. Lol.

  8. Woohoo!!! It does look like a blast and a half and a room filled with love!

    I can see why you enjoy the tree trimmin' time!

    God bless and have an outstandin' day sweetie!!! :o)

  9. It's great that all the kids participate. I love the older boys with their Santa hats.

  10. Hi Jeanie, Loved seeing your kids decorating your tree-how much fun is that! We watched part of the game and then recorded it because of the Christmas program but someone there told us about the win(which upset hubby that they told us)but when we got home we watched it and am glad to know the Broncos pulled it out. Maybe we'll make it to the Superbowl.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Noreen

  11. Looks like a happy bunch! You are so blessed to have so many grandkids. You should definitely keep this tradition going as long as possible.
    I love it!

    Have a good week Jeanie!

  12. I enjoyed this post! Look at all of those precious kids! They made good tree decorators! (:>)

    Kids sure do enjoy Christmas...and they make it fun for all of us!

    God Bless you and yours Jeanie!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  13. Awwww...I love seeing a family joined together with a shared interest.

    Your family is lovely.

  14. great looking babies you have there.....

  15. Between you and me, Jeanie, I'm secretly rooting for Denver even though I live in Charger country! (because of Tim Tebow). Heard about the last part of that game yesterday; that was nerve wracking I am sure to actually watch it on TV.

    Tree looks so cute! Pictures of the grandchildren so very precious! Indeed a blessing!


  16. Fun times with a Bronco loving family! This reminded me of so many happy Sundays at my sis's house where we all watched the Broncos.

  17. The pictures of the kids are just wonderful!

  18. You can tell where MY mind was... I thought you were going to say FOOD was on their mind. Ha!

    Your family is beautiful and it looks like a fabulous tree.

    Merry Christmas to you all.
    xo jj

  19. Thanks for the pictures...I feel like I was there with you all. What fun. Jeanie I am glad you got to have this get-together and enjoy Family!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  20. Oh, that portrait of those kids -- they are so darned adorable -- no wonder you love being around them!