Featured 5 Ladies from Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up and Christmas photos

I can’t get over the fact that tomorrow is Christmas eve! My little family will gather in the morning around the Christmas tree and open gifts to one another and then spend Christmas day with our family members for some good food, games, presents and time remembering what Christmas is really about- Christ’s birth.
The celebration of His life is so overwhelming. I am thankful for Christ coming to this earth and changing lives not only through physical healings and renewals but for cleansing our sin and renewing our lives through His ultimate sacrifice, his death and resurrection.
I know that there is so much joy in this holiday season as we celebrate His birth, but I also know there is sadness and perhaps lonliness. There are people in the world and probably reading this who have lost some loved ones whom they shared this glorious holiday with, going through financial or family problems or only God knows. But God is right there, He is the Almighty and can do all things, heal the broken hearted, lonely, hurt and outcast. If you just believe that He can then He is waiting with open arms for you to come to him with your anger, frustration, and even praise.
I could go on and on about Christmas and the reasons to celebrate but I will leave you with some family Christmas photos taken recently from our photographer Cary Elizabeth and the final five featured ladies that linked up to Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me last Tuesday.

Family Photos from the Garay’s! Merry Christmas!




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These are just the cutest photos! The kids were so difficult, but some good ones came from the trouble of rounding up kids. What do you think?
The best group shot we could get!

Now for the Featured 5 bloggers from last weeks link up:


Dawn of @fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com linked up an adorable Aztec printed cardigan that I couldn’t help but share with you guys as I loved it. I also slightly envied her time spent at the mall and by a firepit in these photos- both sound amazingly nice right now. You can check out the original post here.


Heather of @thriftstories.me posted two very exquisite and lovely outfits that you will need to be sure to check out here. This chica even got her outfits through thrift stores too.
Poncho Love 2
Jill of @dousedinpink.blogspot.com added in a post on her new cute poncho along with a childhood story on her first recollections of a poncho. You can read that story and view her nice casual outfit here.

Tina of @tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com reviewed an eShakti dress perfect for her husbands holiday party. The color and make of the dress just stood out to me, most of all Tina looks so lovely in it. You can read about the review here.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Maria of @notsofancyjustlife.blogspot.com posted a recipe that is one of my favorites to make. It’s easy, cheap and delicious. I have seen many bloggers do this same recipe alongside Maria, but I just had to share it as we do this recipe all the time at our house. You can view the recipe here.

As a reminder last weeks link up was the last of 2014. It has been a joy to host this link up and meet some new bloggers. I hope you will enjoy todays featured. I look forward to the link up to continue in February as January will be a month long break from blogging for me. Enjoy!



22 thoughts on “Featured 5 Ladies from Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up and Christmas photos

  1. Oh Rachel, what gorgeous Christmas Photos and how beautiful and festive you are all dressed. I love the girls’ dresses. And the twins have grown up so much.

    I also want to wish you a relaxing and restful January away from blogging! Good for you for taking a break and enjoying life. =))

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Here is to a Wonderful 2015!!

    ❤ Ada.

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