Christmas 2018 and New year

English version below the pictures

At Christmas eve we were 8 and we went to the mass of the night in the parish . It was crowded . I make a small vidéo ( above )

Le jour de Noël nous étions 28. Deux tables avaient été dressées. Tous nos 6 enfants étaient présents ainsi que les petits enfants et l’ arrière petit fils Elliot. Chacun aida janine . Janine était émue de se voir ainsi entourée et aidée ,et moi de même

At Christmas Day we were 28 . Two tables had been prepared and decorated. All of our six children were there and also the grandchildren and the great grandchild Elliot

Le repas était copieux et excellent. Il dura tout l’ après-midi coupé par des temps de jeux , de chants et de photos de famille
The meal was copious and excellent . It spread on the all afternoon , with times of games, songs and family photos :

a musical game On the right our daughter Veronique commands the opérations
The twins sang charming songs Les jumeaux chantèrent de jolies chansons

Deux garçons ( Thierry et jean -Baptiste ) trébuchèrent sur” l’ Ave verum de Mozart”.( rires ) Avec deux de nos filles Carole et Isabelle j’ ai chanté “The first Noël” accompagné à la guitare par notre fils Pierre. Et pour finir j’ ai chanté le “Minuit Chrétiens “,vieux chant français de Noël mais ma voix fa iblissait . h

Two sons ( Thierry and Jean-Baptiste) stumbled on the Ave Verum of Mozart ( laughs in the family). With two of our daughters Carole and Isabelle , I sang “the first Noel” accompanied with the guitar played par our son Pierre .
At last I sang an old Christmas French song : “Minuit Chrétiens” but my voice became weak at time.

Après quoi ce fut le momemt de la photo de famille .Manquent sur cette photo Elliot qui faisait la sieste surveillé par son père et naturellement le photographe mon cousin René

Fauquet family

Afterwards it was the time of the familial photo . Are missing on this photo our great grandchild Elliot , his father who was standing near him and of course the photographer my cousin René

Puis ce fut le moment des cadeaux . Les enfants étaient heureux . Janine était très émue par le beau cadeau que nos enfants lui ont offert et quelques larmes perlaient à ses yeux .

Janine is moved

Then it was the gifts ‘ time . The children were happy of course .Janine was very moved by the precious gift she got and some tears was sparkling at the corner of her eyes .

Ce fut donc une bonne journée de bonheur sans nuage et la duchesse Carole était en pleine forme à la fin au grand plaisir d ‘Elliot

La duchesse avait oublié ses chevaux and was in full shape

It was a good day of happiness without any shadow The Duchesse Carole was in full shape at the end for Elliot pleasure!

J ‘ ai enfin fini cette entrée. Chers amis de la toile j ‘espère que vous avez goûté un bon Noël et je vous souhaite une heureuse année 2019.

At last I have ended this entry . Dear friends of the net I hope you enjoyed a good Christmas. Janine and I wish you a happy year 2019

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108 Responses to Christmas 2018 and New year

  1. Stephanie Wall says:

    Une très belle ambience à la messe, plein d’émotion. Vous êtes si nombreux (27) le jour de Noël , je peux imaginer votre joie avoir la famille tout autour de vous.

  2. Gracia McDairmant says:

    Beautiful video! The last song, “Il est ne” Is one we sang in Africa. I was pleased when my grand-daughter’s high school choir sang it in their Christmas concert. They have a very good choir director who often has them sing songs in languages other than English. My grand-daughter is 17, and has one more year of high school left. She wants to become a nurse like her mother. It’s wonderful that your family was with you. I look forward to the rest of your post. Praying that God will continue to bless you in the New Year.

  3. blb1 says:

    Beautiful tables!

  4. What a beautiful video Michel! I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. God bless.

  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    The table setting is beautiful, Michel. We will come back later to see the rest of your post! The video isn’t working for me with my browser, but it sounds like it is lovely.

  6. Lavinia Ross says:

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful and peaceful 2019, dear Michel, Janine and family. ❤

  7. Très belle Michel! Such a lovely setting, I shall return later! ❤

  8. mrswrangler says:

    Lovely table. Hope you are blessed in the new year. Glad you had a great Christmas

  9. I have always wanted to visit that cathedral. Your video gives me a taste of its magnificence!

    Michel, my sincere congratulations to you and Janine on your family. You have given them a wonderful heritage of faith, family, and fellowship. You have accomplished something truly great here!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! God bless and keep each one of you in 2019.


    • Caroline it is not the cathedral of Amiens that is a lot larger and higher , this is the main church of one of the quarters of Amiens Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I hope you got a great Christmas and I wish you a happy new year.

  10. weggieboy says:

    Mozart was such qa vulgqr rascal, it sometimes is had to imagine he also composed some of the most stunning and beautiful music used in the church. “Ave verum corpus” is a prime exampler of his genius, eh?!

    What a beautiful and memorable Chridtmas you and Janine had this year! Thank you for sharing it, Michel!

    I never got the Christmas spirit this year, (The weather was more like spring time till after Christmas! I haven’t even written and posted Christmas cards yet!)

    • weggieboy says:

      I had to look up “minuit chrétien”, which is familiar to me as “Oh holy night”. I can appreciate you running out of steam on that song! There are some really challenging parts. I’d have to sit down and get my breath to sing some parts!

    • My sons did not suceed to sing properly the Ave Verum . But it was a try. When I directed a choir at church we sang it for four woices and organ . Not simple but so beautiful .. Thank you, Doug, for the video above
      Here in Amiens it is cold and the trees are white early in the morning
      About “Minuit Chrétiens ” some of my children have recorded but the beginning was missing . I prefered not to post.! This is a song that goes from the low tunes to the hight and it is rather tiring.

      • weggieboy says:

        Michel, la seule façon pour moi de chanter cette chanson serait à l’église, où tous les autres congrégants seraient “couverts” pour mes faibles compétences en chant! Ha! Je le laisse aux professionnels et aux personnes qui le chantent de tout cœur. Dieu sait qui ressent le message et leur pardonne leurs notes manquantes. Je soupçonne que le gars dans la vidéo aurait juste assez d’entrain et de volume pour couvrir les notes manquées pour une église fulol!

      • Unfortunately, this song is no longer sung in our church for some words that are not in accord with theology since the 1962 Council. But I remember that after the war, this song was sung in all the churches in midnight in France.

  11. neilc693 says:

    What a pretty table, and a wonderful gathering! May all the best continue for you all as the year draws to a close!

  12. Quelle exceptionnelle famille !
    Bon bout d’an à toi, Michel.

  13. What a wonderful Christmas, Michel!
    I was blessed to have a wonderful Christmas Day and a wonderful week +! 🙂 (We are still celebrating and will do so right through Jan 2! HA! 🙂 )
    Wishing all of you a healthy happy 2019!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  14. Marion Manson says:

    Absolutely beautiful family photos, Michel! ❤ What a big, happy family you have. The bond you share is really wonderful! 🙂 A very happy, healthy 2019 to all of you!!

  15. Rachel says:

    My dear friend, you are very fortunate to have everyone join you for Christmas. It is difficult to do here with everyone’s schedules. I am happy for you!
    The video shows a love for your church family. Very nice!
    For us, I was thankful for clear roads. No snowstorms, or ice, to worry about. Also thankful for Misha’s 1st Christmas.
    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family! 💚🌹💚

    • i regret it is impossible for you to gather all of your daughters.
      But celebrate the first Christmas of Misha is a consolation.
      I wish you Rachel and your family a happy year 2019.
      Love ❤

  16. Véronique says:

    Merci pour les photos et la vidéo Papa ! C’était en effet un Noël joyeux et chaleureux !
    Je vous embrasse bien tendrement,

  17. Susan Joos says:

    It looks like a wonderful and very merry Christmas, indeed!

  18. wissh says:

    Beautiful family and photos Michel. Thank you for sharing another Christmas with us.

  19. Barbara Lenhard says:

    Michel, I am so impressed with your Christmas gathering. It must have been a lot of work to get everything so beautiful. You have a great family and I’m so happy for you that they could all be with you to celebrate Christmas💞💕

  20. L Gail Garrett says:

    Wonderful ! Thank you for sharing your family. A family that large without shadow is truly a blessing.

  21. Larry says:

    Michel, it sounds like the entire family had a perfect Christmas, with the church service, the feast, the games and the gifts! How wonderful to be surrounded by 28 loved ones! Love the pictures and the video. Best wishes to all in the new year!

  22. I am so glad you enjoyed such a lovely Christmas 🙂 The video makes one realize – we are all the same all the world over ❤ Janine's reaction to her gift – so often we are surprised by how our heart can still grow over precious things/times/people. May we all be so lucky when that happens.
    Happy 2019 to you and your wonderful family, Michel. Let us hope for good health and happiness ❤

  23. Its so marvelous to see four generations of your lovely family sharing a beautiful Christmas dinner and the fun and joy and even the twinkling tear dear Michel. May you and yours have a wonderful year ahead . With love, Holly ♥️

  24. Nancy Clark Hislop says:

    It looks like you and your family had a lovely Christmas! To me, the best gift of all was having everybody together. Family time is very precious! The gifts, music, and games make it fun, but family makes it special. Your home and your table were beautiful and it looks like Janine and your daughters worked very hard to make a beautiful scene and a scrumptious meal!

    Our family was all here for Christmas Eve. We opened gifts, went to Mass, and then came back and had dinner. It was a lovely day at our house, too!

    I have not been able to spend very much time on facebook recently. Over the next few days, I hope to read your posts that I have missed.

    Happy 2019 and love to you, Janine, and your whole family!


  25. blb1 says:

    Grabbed the link off FB Michel. So glad you have a close family to share holiday’s.

  26. What wonderful photos of your family gathering on Christmas Day. Lots of food, and good times. Blessing to you, Janine and your entire family. Thanks for sharing my friend. ❤ Marilyn

  27. nannyfountain says:

    The love and feeling is beautiful. I send lots of love and blessings ❤ Nancy

  28. What a beautiful and awesome Christmas. You have such a beautiful family.
    Happy New Year and Hugs. 😉

  29. guestbrief says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy 2019 to you and all of your family! What a beautiful family you have!! Sweet memories there. ❤ love, Rhonda

  30. Yvonne says:

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to You, Janine, and the rest of your beautiful Family.

  31. julie says:

    Wishing all the family all the best for 2019, lovely photographs of your Christmas celebration

  32. suester7 says:

    Looks like you all had a lovely time celebrating Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your beloved family, Michel! ❤️

  33. Isabel Capillas says:

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful, warm family gathering. A very Merry Christmas to your whole family and Happy New Year too❤️

  34. marica0701 says:

    Wow, 28 together?! That is so amazing and lovely! I hope you have a nice New Year’s celebration and a good 2019 🙂

  35. mimiwi2013 says:

    I loved this posting, Michel!! Janine looks especially beautiful—certainly younger than her age!! You were so fortunate to have all your family there with you, and that they live within a reasonable driving distance. And I can tell they all enjoyed their time together. The last time we were able to get a full family photo was over 10 years ago. As you know almost everyone is spread out across our country now.. At least some were able to get together here in the summer, with others coming “home” at various vacation times. That is the reason I really appreciate Facebook. They all post on there, and I am able to keep up with them that way. Love and New Year Blessings to you and Janine! ❤ Nancy and Ken

  36. L. Marie says:

    Bonne année, Michel! Peace to you and Janine!

  37. cocosangel says:

    Lovely photos of the whole family! Very happy and joyous.
    May there be more blessings.
    Happy New Year Michel. ❤

  38. Pam says:

    Looks like a wonderful celebration of Christmas! Happy New Year!!

  39. Isabelle says:

    Une très belle journée et des souvenirs à cherir jusqu’à Noël prochain!

  40. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir MIchel bons vœux 2019 à toi et tous tes proches
    Je suis ton ami qui est présent partout dans le temps
    Toi mon ami ou mon amie
    Je te considère comme une étoile
    En toi je vois cette âme qui scintille et tu me redonnes du sourire et l’envie de vivre
    Moi en échange je t’offre mon honnêté , ma sincérité , ma bonté
    Passe de merveilleux moments avec les tiens et tes amies pour cette année 2019
    Bonne journée ou belle soirée
    Bisous Bernard

  41. Anne-Marie says:

    Tous des rois et des reines !!
    Bonne année nouvelle à toute la famille Fauquet !
    Amitiés, AM

  42. Merci Anne-Marie et bonne année pour toi.

  43. Oh, Michel, it sounds marvellous! Great photos, too. I wish you all a healthy and rewarding new year!

  44. Just stopped by to say “Hey!” and leave some ❤ and prayers for you and Janine!
    (((HUGS))) too! 🙂

  45. bernard25 says:

    Bonsoir ou bonjour mon ami MICHEL quel repas super les familles réunies
    Ce soir
    Une nouvelle nuit vas tomber
    Le sommeil va arriver
    Tes yeux vont se fermer
    Et comme d’habitude tu vas rêver
    D’amour et d’amitié ,
    Et demain tu vas t’éveiller
    Sans rien te rappeler
    De qui tu as rêvé
    Mais tu te rappelleras
    Que la veille tes amies
    Sont venues te souhaiter
    Une merveilleuse soirée ou bonne soirée
    Sur ces lignes je te souhaite pour ce soir

    Une très belle soirée et douce nuit gros bisous Bernard

  46. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie! This was just wonderful, your family is a true inspiration! Hoping your New Year is starting off well and you are rested from singing Minuit Chrétien ( one of my favorite hymns ). I don’t sing in the choir but I do love to sing from the congregation, I have trouble holding notes as directed on the less strenuous songs so I am impressed at your ability. ILYM

  47. wissh says:

    I can’t believe how fast, too fast, the time has gone. The twins are already so big and Manon and Antoine are almost grown up! I feel like I know your whole family, Michel, and it is my pleasure to continue to read and see you and your lovely family.
    Christine ❤️

  48. Cassi says:

    A beautiful and joy filled Christmas. How awesome to see your family in great health and glow! Happy New Year Michel and Janine! xxoo

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