2016 Christmas Eve Was A Very Special Day In The Souto Household

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Christmas is a time of year my family looks forward to every year.   This year even thought my oldest son, his wife, and my gorgeous granddaughter Elizabeth could not be with us because they moved to South Carolina in January, our  2016 Christmas Eve Was A Very Special Day In The Souto Household.

This year was my youngest son and wife's turn to spend Christmas Day with her parents, so they came over came over early afternoon to watch the New England Patriot football game with us.  Once the game was over we sat down for a special dinner of stuffed lobster tails, stuff shrimp, huge diver scallops, and twice baked potatoes.  Dinner was then followed by sitting down in front of our 55" wide screen TV set and FaceTime with my son, his wife, and my gorgeous granddaughter Elizabeth to exchange gifts we had mailed to each other.  It was not the same as being there, but it was still special to see the look of excitement on my granddaughter Elisabeth's face as she opened the gifts we had sent her. 

We hope to make plans to all be together again next year, and I look forward to that, but for the meantime we will enjoy the moments we had today.  Below are some pictures of our dinner, and some pictures I was able to take of Elizabeth opening her gifts.  The pictures are a little fuzzy because they were taken off of the TV set, but they still came out OK.


Even though those of you reading this blog could not share this special 2016 Christmas Eve Day with us, I hope the pictures above at least made you feel a little bit part of it.



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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum,# Haddam,# East Haddam,# Chester,# Deep River, and# Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com

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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Old Saybrook, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or souto@snet.net


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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Merry Christmas to you and yours George, thank you for sharing these photos and opening your home to us.

Dec 24, 2016 06:16 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi George

What a very special evening you had! Thanks for sharing your family time with us. Christmas is such a special time, with family and in particular the kids! Enjoy tomorrow!


Dec 24, 2016 07:19 PM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Hey George Souto, keep my Serbian warm and I'm on my way should only be a couple hours by jet ...

Dec 24, 2016 07:57 PM #3
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What wonderful photos George Souto Elisabeth is adorable!  And the other pictures...now I am craving seafood

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2016 08:07 PM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning George - a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.  I hope you will get a chance to see your son, daughter in law and beautiful granddaughter.

Dec 25, 2016 06:41 AM #5
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

George Souto - nice family get-together on this festive occasion.

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.

Dec 25, 2016 10:58 AM #6
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

A child is the essence of Christmas magic! She is beautiful! Wishing you more opportunities to visit with family in 2017. Blessings to all of you.


Dec 25, 2016 04:54 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is a delicious looking meal. Isn't Facetime wonderful, it is the next best thing to being there. She is a doll.

Dec 25, 2016 07:31 PM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Family and special food help make special holidays the memorable things they are George.  And, your pictures are a testament you have both!

Dec 25, 2016 07:37 PM #9
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

What a fun time George. You had a grate plan and the kids look very happy. 

Dec 26, 2016 10:14 AM #10
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

There is absolutely nothing better than watching the grandkids opening their gifts and enjoying Christmas (and the Holidays) to its fullest, George Souto ... thankfully technology assisted you in doing that this year.  Don't want to miss one second of the fun ...


Dec 27, 2016 03:12 PM #11
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

Congratulations on your 3,000th blog!!  It seems as if you had a wonderful Christmas!

Dec 27, 2016 03:29 PM #12
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi George Souto , I can see why your Christmas was so special.  Elizabeth was there!  That was quite the feast.  It sure looks good, even though I have never had it.  Have a great 2017!

Dec 27, 2016 07:39 PM #13
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Whenever you have a family that gets along, every Christmas candy special and thank goodness for that!

Dec 27, 2016 10:36 PM #14
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Children and grandchildren is exactly what life is all about! Glad your Christmas was awesome!

Dec 29, 2016 08:03 AM #15
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