Monday, December 26, 2011

96th Table Top Tuesday

Welcome to the 96th Table Top Tuesday.  I hope all of you had the most wonderful Christmas ever.  Today we are having an "Anything Goes" day, so in honor of the Christmas season, I am posting a few pics of my Chirstmas.

Our Christmas started off Friday night with part of the family for dinner and gift exchange.  It's hard when you have to share with inlaws, but we manage to shuffle everyone around.  My grandson and his wife with his dad, (my youngest son) and my grandson here from Oregon.  My grandson gave his dad a new Base Guitar, he was so surprised and thrilled.

Next, we were on to Chirstmas Eve.

My daughter and her two sons in front of her fireplace on Christmas Eve.  We attended church and then went to her home for dinner and gift exchange.

My daughter, two sons and 3 of my grandsons. 

Around her kitchen island for some snacks and visiting.

I love this silly bunch, and every once in a while they will stand still for a real picture.

My son-in-law by their tree.

Christmas morning at my house with DH, two sons and grandson for Santa.

Don't you always have to have a picture of all the mess.

My son got new Vuarnet sunglasses from his son.

As you know if you've read my blog for very long, that all of my guys make guitars, this is the lineup this year of the newest ones they've made.  The one on the far right is one my youngest son and grandson are making while he is here from Oregon.  (I have sawdust everywhere that they are tracking in, lol.  I love it. I'll hate the clean house when they're gone.)

Now this is a super present.  A stand that holds 7 guitars.  My youngest son is thrilled.  They had to put it together and give it a try.

We did manage to get the whole gang together here at my house for Christmas Dinner.  The Lord Blessed us all so much this year with the Gift of time together, the best gift of all.

That's a taste of the wonderful chaos that is going on here, I hope yours was just as fun and chaotic as mine.  Now let's see what all you've been up to.


  1. What a glorious family, and one that clearly enjoys being together. That is the best. Impressive line-up of guitars. My son has been working on making ONE for the last two years. I don't know if he'll appreciate my sharing your photos with him, but they are inspiring. I'll link up to your Tuesday party and thank you in advance for hosting! Happy New Year! ~CJ

  2. I've got to show my son the guitar pictures! He'll be so impressed.
    So happy you had a great Christmas celebration with your family.

    Happy New Year,

  3. You have such a beautiful family , Marty. I am so glad you could all be together. Blessed indeed.

    I'll be back later to link up even though I only have something small:)


  4. How fun to have some family time over Christmas, Marty! I love the photos of your bunch! Thanks for hosting...hugs...Debbie

  5. Marty, you have a lovely family. Maybe it is my whacky p.c. but I cannot see the linky tool. hugs♥olive

  6. Lovely to see your family shots for Christmas.

    Thanks so much for having this wonderful party each week. I wouldn't miss it. I hope you have a wonderful 2012.

    Besy Wishes

  7. The guitars are amazing! Such a lovely group of kids :) Happy New Year Marty! Thank you for hosting us again!

  8. What a talented family you have making all those beautiful guitars!! You have a sweet bunch at your house my friend!

  9. It looks like the men were in the majority at your Christmas party. Not too many women in the photos! Or were you all in the kitchen getting food for the men?

  10. Hi Marty, so great to see your wonderful family! Just linked up, hope you have a great week! xo

  11. Marty, looks like a wonderful celebration with your children and grands. How special! You have a beautiful family. Your daughter looks like you. ;-)
    Have a great week. ~ Sarah

  12. Looks like you had the best time with your family. Great pictures and thanks for hosting.

  13. Looks like you have an amazing family! Glad you had such an amazing Christmas!

  14. What a wonderful family you have, and what great talent with those guitars. Simply awesome. Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas.

  15. I didn't know your family made guitars. How neat! My oldest son plays the guitar. He would be very impressed with those. Looks like y'all had a good time. The bigger the mess, the more fun you had (I always say)!

  16. Marty,
    Such precious memories...bare feet, sawdust, new guitars...and designer sunglasses! You are truly blessed with a beautiful family, dear friend!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet, dear family with all of us!...and Thank You for hosting this weekly meme!

  17. I loved getting to see pictures of your lovely family! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time!

    Thanks for hosting!


  18. ahhh, what a beautiful family...all those guys are HUNKS and the ladies, beauties, for sure. :)
    So glad you had such a good time.

  19. Marty you have a BEAUTIFUL family. And all those men are gorgeous. Well everyone is. What FUN you must be having. I am so happy for you.

    Thanks again for hosting. I just put up Day 7: Seven Swans a Swimming and it is my all time favorite. So I am so excited to put it on Tabletop Tuesday.

    Thanks again Marty. You are a jewel!

  20. I am SO happy that you had your whole family for Christmas! The mess doesn't seem so bad, does it? Your sons, DIL and grandsons are all so good looking. Their house looks like it is beautiful too. Glad you had a good weekend! XO, Pinky

  21. What a wonderful Christmas you had with family. You are truly blessed. Hope you have a blessed and joyful New Year. Hugs, Karie

  22. Hi Marty! What a wonderful family you have and such talented sons. Those guitars are beautiful! I used to play guitar many years ago but have forgotten everything I knew! :)
    Your daughter is so pretty and her home is lovely. You're so very blessed and I know you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. My husband would be drooling over those Les Paul guitars. However, we just purchased a Les Paul not long ago. He's in the market for a new guitar so he's been shopping around New Orleans and Memphis. Not that we NEED another one in the house, HA!

    What part of Oregon do your grandsons live? I use to live in Eugene, Oregon. Go Ducks!!!

  24. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas Marty! You have a beautiful family! Martina

  25. Looks like you enJOYed a lovely Christmas time with your family - and that's what Christmas time is all about! Thanks for sharing your special day Marty! and thanks for taking the time to continue to host your link-up during the holidays!

    Merry Christmas!
    xo Lynda

  26. Thanx for hosting!! I can't believe all your men make guitars. Oh my! My husband plays guitar in a band and loves to make things as well. Do they have a guitar website that I can show my husband?

  27. What a beautiful family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to you!

  28. Mary, looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! Wonderful!! And what about those guitars?? Such a musical family. Thanks for sharing your pictures and also giving us an opportunity to share ours.
    Happy New Year!
    Ladybug Creek

  29. Christmas is always a chaotic time, but having family makes it special. You're lucky to have had yours with you. Thanks for hosting the party. Happy New Year, Marty! Sue

  30. You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas, Marty. xo

  31. Looks like fun. Nice to see some family photos on your blog, Marty!

  32. Great family photos. Have a Happy New Year!

  33. Marty,you have such a beautiful family! I can't wait to show my son the guitars. He plays in a band and will love seeing these!

  34. Hey Marty!
    Oh it looks like you had such a wonderful time with your beautiful family...I know y'all had a big time...aren't holidays the best...when we can get together with everybody to celebrate?!

    Thanks for hosting...I'm linking up this week :)
    Big hugs,

  35. Hi lovely lady.
    Wow all the guitar's Beautiful!! Thanks so much for hosting your linky party. I also would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas tree. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.
    XXOO Diane

  36. I just came to your TT Marty! omg!, yesterday we went to our friend's Eva for her birthday party and we stayed until 1:30 am! Ok, I'm fine and here goes...Oh Marty, you have such a handome family, your daughter is so pretty, (she has your genes, young looking and very pretty) and I was in shock to see how young she also looks to be the mother of such tall and handsome boys, goodness me! The guitar is great! My daughter and her family gave themselves a piano, as my little grands love it! Bless you all, so glad you could be together!

  37. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. You have a beautiful family and home. Looking forward to your future posts.

  38. Marty- What wonderful family photos. You have a beautiful family. Your daughter is just so lovely.

    My youngest son is a guitar guy, too. He owned and operated a music store for a few years and has a couple of real collector pieces. I can see you are as proud of your kids as I am of my own. God has richly blessed us, hasn't he? xo Diana

  39. Marty, what a wonderful family you have! We spent a super fun holiday with all of our children also. I have a SIL who would go nuts for the guitars. He has a stand that hold 5 or 7 also. Awesome that they make them. Their work is certainly impressive.

  40. Looks like a wonderful time! Nothing better, you are blessed!