Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Saturday~The Griswold/Amos Family Christmas

Our theme this week for Pink Saturday is our favorite holiday movie.  Growing up in a house full of laughter my choice would have to be Christmas Vacation! Although there are a few that come to mind but no matter how many times I see that movie I die laughing!  Although our Christmas's were fun and full of laughter they didn't quite compare to the craziness of the Griswold's!  I know my mother never put cat food in our jello...we had a dog! lol And our turkey never blew up from being too dry! We didn't have a cousin Eddie either thank goodness!  I do remember when I was a kid helping my father on a very cold and damp Christmas Eve remove all our lights outside.  The kids in the neighborhood kept taking them and throwing them in the street and my father got so tired of it we took them down on Christmas Eve! I kept complaining how cold I was and finally told him my feet were like icebergs...he died laughing but didn't send me in the house! lol  I know I wasn't laughing that night but it is pretty funny now.  

The Griswold's Christmas
Clark aka Sparky
Aunt Bethany
Uncle Lewis
Clark & Cousin Eddie
Christmas Dinner
The Griswold's house all lit up!

Now I would like to share with you the Amos Family Christmas!

I have to thank my husband Mike for giving up 4 days of his vacation to create all this Christmas loveliness for me! He said he was going back to work to rest! lol  Also thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting our fun Pink Saturday.  


  1. Sissy

    It was a lot of fun reading your story, it brought back a lot of wonderful Christmas memories we shared as a family. I miss it very much. Thanks for telling some funny stories.



  2. lovely pinks...
    have a fun day.

  3. Your house decorations are beautiful. Nice picture of your two sons. My husband was a policeman, too. :)

  4. Your home looks so beautiful and festive. Hubby did a good job helping you! I especially love the SANTA STOPS HERE sign!


    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  5. Denise, I love the photos of your California Christmas house. It looks so like the one my kids grew up in! I love New England, but sometimes I just miss California a lot. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Pink Saturday,

  6. Hi Denise. Great decorations, especially the snowmen. Love snowmen. We like that movie also, but I can't say it is my favorite. I am not really sure what my fav is. Hummm.
    Happy PS

  7. Denise,
    Your home looks so pretty and festive!!
    I LOVE Christmas Vacation!

    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  8. How sweet of your husband to make all this festive and grand Christmas effects for your home and family..Beautiful job.

  9. I love that movie.

    Your house is BEAUTIFUL! what a great sport, your husband, to put your decorations out. We are so behind, we're barely going to put ours out tomorrow. We are the last one in our block! lol.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Hi Denise,

    Your house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

    Hope you are enjoying this holiday season. What a lovely Pink Saturday post.


  11. Love the Amos Family Christmas and also the great sons you have protecting our streets. Your blog is just beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday.

  12. Your house is beautiful! The Amos Family Christmas is now the unofficial official decorating neighbor to keep up with! LOL!


  13. Beautiful Christmas decor! That gingerbread train is adorable!

  14. I'm so glad you mentioned that movie- it reminds me of my m- it was her favorite!

    Happy PS!
    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae @
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  15. Many thanks to you and your husband for sharing the loveliness with us. This was a wonderful post, just packed with Christmas spirit. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

  16. Hi, I am your newest follower from Beverly's Pink Saturday. I love your blog. Your picture of the birdbath filled with cranberrys is fantastic and deserves an award. Great post! *hugs*

  17. What a lovely story, Denise ... fabulous mosaics & beautiful decorations.

    Christmas hugs & wishes ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  18. OMG, that is hilarious uncle Mike said that about going back to work to rest. Love this post and all the Christmas pictures of your house. I wish I was coming over.