Monday, January 11, 2010

HEADING NORTH and CHRISTMAS PICTURES...Part 3

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I am actually getting ready to head NORTH in this DEEP FREEZE weather we are having!!! Oh! the things we do for our children! Just kidding....Joy and I are headed to Birmingham this morning to take Alex for another eye surgery. If all goes well, this will be the last one....for him. Adam still has one more to go also! Whew! At least we can see the end in sight,, God willing.
We have all our warmest clothes,and our hats and gloves...and off we go! Surgery tomorrow...

And...here is the final group of our Christmas pics...until Adam gets the ones ready from Don's side of the family...

FYI: Yes, I do own shoes. No, I did not have them on. It came down to a choice between the shoes...or smiling...

FYI 2: Yes, I have taught my boys to tuck in their shirts for special occasions...like pictures being made for posterity...but, they tend to follow example rather than words, and go for comfort, instead! But, hey...2 out of 3 ain't too bad!!!



THE OWENS FAMILY



The Owens Family...Donald...Tonja...Adam...Suzanne...Alex...Ian



Tonja...Adam...Alex...Ian





Donald...Adam...Alex...Ian





Adam...Alex...Ian





Pop...Adam...Alex...Ian





Tonja and Donald


Tonja and Suzanne


Joy...Tonja...Pop


POP

10 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Tonja ... Those are absolutely wonderful pictures of all of you, but I think my favorite is the close up of your sweet dad. What precious keepsakes for all of you. Did Adam take the pictures? They look professionally done.

My thoughts and prayers will be with Alex as he has his last surgery tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you and Joy, too. I know it will be a long day for all of you.

Take care and let us know how things go.

Lynne said...

I absolutely love these pictures. It's hard to pick a favorite - they're all so good. The first one - shirts untucked and bare feet - is so natural.

Good luck to Alex on his surgery. Have a safe trip.

Musicaljean said...

Oh my heart just melts looking at these beautiful pictures. Adam is an amazing photographer. He also had amazing people to photograph.

Leah Belle said...

great pictures of a blessed family! be safe and stay warm as you travel today!

Just Breathe said...

I will be praying for Alex. The pictures are awesome. I especially like the one with the three of them looking off in another direction. It's perfect, get that put on canvas! I never have shoes on! Stay warm, travel safe....

LivingTheLife said...

First of all...I love that you don't like shoes...I now KNOW we are sisters!! I can tolerate socks if I have to in the cold weather...but please don't make me wear shoes...inside at least.

Secondly, these are wonderful pictures of a truly amazing family. I love them all...but of course YOUR dad is so unbelievably precious, he is a darling man. You can tell he is a gentle spirit...what a joy he must be.

Thirdly, I will keep you, Alex and your sis in my prayers as you travel to have Alex's surgery. Praying that all goes well and that you, Alex and Joy will be snuggled in your own beds very soon. Praying for healing and a successful surgery for Alex.

Keep us posted.

Blessings to all...
Teresa

nancygrayce said...

I love you pictures! That is my fantasy.....to have all my children in one picture.

Jewel said...

I'll be praying for Alex. His last one, woohoo!

These are fantastic pictures! So well done! Who cares about naked feet and untucked shirt, your smiles are warm and genuine! What a beautiful and happy family. Your dad is precious!

Dianne said...

Sweet pictures, Tonja. I will be praying for a successful surgery!

billyrich said...

Tonja..I love the one of you and your dad and Joy. He is such a strong man and I am always blessed when we have a chance to visit. Thanks for sharing all of these. It is good to see Alex looking stronger. I still want to see the new house sometime.