Weekly Photo Challenge: ANTICIPATION

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ANTICIPATION.

This was Christmas morning, thirteen years ago, with seven grandchildren gathered on the steps in patient anticipation of racing to another room to find their names on packages under the tree.


It’s amazing what the years have done for these little ones. The missing front teeth have returned. Two have finished college; three are still in. One is already married, and two are over six feet tall. What blessings!


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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28 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: ANTICIPATION

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  2. kimannwil says:

    I love this picture!


  3. We just married off our youngest this past weekend and it’s hard enough seeing our children grown…it must be even harder to believe when it’s the grands! I love the expressions on each of their faces, knowing what is to come!


  4. Irene says:

    Adorable memories captured in a photo. 🙂


  5. What a group of blessing, John. We’re happy our two girls will be home and glad not to have grandchildren, since neither is married yet. 🙂



  6. Tara R. says:

    How fun it would be to recreate this shot in present day.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Awe, lovely family photo. Merry Christmas!! Jackie


  8. Len Kagami says:

    Such a cute family pictures 🙂 Wish you and your family a wonderful holiday!


  9. JF says:

    Happiness to the whole family!


  10. aj vosse says:

    😉 😀 FUN!!! 😀 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Amy says:

    Thank you so much, John for sharing this precious photo and wonderful memory with us. 🙂


  12. Their is certain sweet warmth about this beautiful family picture.
    Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!


  13. Sorry. It should read ‘There’*


  14. cyclering says:

    I especially like the timelessness of this image. Your posts that I’ve read are succinct and profound.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thank you for your kind comment. I try to keep my posts to the point, which I’m glad to see you appreciate. Can’t always do that, but I think that is what most readers want.


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