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after christmas fun

December 30th | family, videos

we hosted 22 family members at our home this week. uncles, cousins, aunties, grandparents-it was such a sweet {and crazy} time. we loved having everyone together. i made a video of lots of little moments. mostly just hanging around, in jammies, playing and being together. i know the cousins are making memories they will carry forever and it makes my heart full.

after christmas 2010 from lisa leonard on Vimeo.

will you share a special memory for the last week or so with us?!

17 Responses

  1. Ann says:

    that’s difficult, there are so many! my favs all involve some of my favorite people…time spent with my hubs planning our 2011 family goals, an evening at the coffee shop with my sister, going to see the narnia movie in our silly 3d glasses with my family, and then ending 2010 today having lunch with a friend of 15+ years! love being with those i love…happy 2011!

  2. Paige says:

    My favorite memory was getting to experience Santa with my 4-year old and 20-month old nephews!! Priceless memories… Happy New Year!

  3. Katrina says:

    First, I’d like to say that I liked the video. That will be a great one to look back on in the future. It’s nice to be able to see more personality than what you can capture in a picture.

    Now, I have 2 favorite memories from the past week or so. 1) I went to my boyfriend’s family’s for Christmas. When I brought my daughter (unexpectedly), they slipped out to buy some gifts for her so that she wouldn’t feel left out. So sweet. 2) There was nothing better than watching the kids open their gifts and be completely happy with what they got.

    Happy New Year!!!

  4. ruthi says:

    Lisa, your blog is one of my favorite daily reads. I love the look, the consistency and your attitude toward life. Thanks for sharing with all of us. My daughter gave me a very special gift this year… your camera necklace! I love it! Blessings to you and yours in 2011!

  5. Teri Smith says:

    Love, love, love seeing all those sweet faces… Reminds me of MY babies… who are now 19 and 21.. One in college one in the marine corp…. Brings back every memory, every kiss, smile, tantrum, and all the countless I love yous…. Thanks for sharing!

  6. kelly says:

    Oh my! What a great collection of memories. The cousins will love that when they’re older. What was that last song? It was perfect. Happy New Year!

  7. Anne says:

    A party we had to celebrate our birthdays, Christmas, my sister, nephew and a friend in town, my girls were home, Megan earned her Master’s degree…and just having fun with lots of friends…old and new! It’s crazy but fun…just like yours.

  8. sydney says:

    i too loved that last song…please share the title, and the recipe for what looked like chocolate chip scones! 😉

  9. April says:

    Lisa I think making those memories is what it is all about!!Love it!
    I just did a blog finally about all my fav memories.

  10. Tricia says:

    So many memories from Christmas and the whole
    week. It was wonderful.
    I also want to say that I just love music videos/picture
    videos! Love, love, love them!!! They make the story come alive in such a meaningful/magical way. Have you ever checked out You will love it:)
    Happy 2011 Lisa to you and your beautiful Family!

  11. teresa says:

    So , so beautiful. A Very good new year for all.

  12. Kristen says:

    My favorite part of this Christmas was seeing my sister in law, who my husband and his sister flew in secretly from Bethlehem! She is a teacher there and had been gone since August and wasn’t supposed to be back in town until June! It was so wonderful and special and just really made Christmas!!

  13. Leigh says:

    Loved the last song as well so I looked it up for those who were wondering, its Joshua Radin…Brand New Day.
    GREAT video and songs that went along with it!

  14. debhall says:

    me too me too – I want to scone recipe. I love them – I buy them frozen, but would love to give it a go. : )

    a wonderful, bittersweet holiday for us. enjoyed my girls (age 4 and 8) enjoy the magic of santa – but this week will visit my 52 yr old out of state brother diagnosed w/ terminal cancer, this to be his last christmas.

    pray with us.

  15. Kelli says:

    Love this! You make me want to take out my FLIP cam! Your hubby is such a cutie, and I love how your dad had his arm snuggling you on the couch (at least I think it was you and your dad!). What great style your whole family has. What treasured memories you’re keeping!

    xoxo! You inspired me to create my own blog over the break, which I really must add to! It’s

  16. ileana says:

    Love your videos Lisa!! What camera are you using? I too would like to know the music used for your Christmas videos – love the version of up on the housetop. Thanks for sharing with us 😉

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      up on the rooftop was from the glee christmas album! i also used another song from that album on the 2nd video and joshua radin’s brand new day. thanks for your sweet words! xo

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