Next morning it was I who waked the whole family with my first "Merry Christmas!"
In connection with this lesson she learned the names of the members of the family and the word IS.
The babies were healthy and by mid-August, they would have two new family members.
What a big family it was!
Until I was ten years old, my family lived in rural east Texas.
No one in her family ever questioned her innocence.
Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
The head of the family, Count Ilya Rostov, continually drove about the city collecting the current rumors from all sides and gave superficial and hasty orders at home about the preparations for their departure.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
It was a cozy family setting, and she soon forgot the argument.
We might pay a premium to support a family farm.
Sure. Is it someone your family knew?
Her equipages were the huge family coach in which she had traveled to Voronezh, a semiopen trap, and a baggage cart.
I very soon made up my mind that I could do nothing with Helen in the midst of the family, who have always allowed her to do exactly as she pleased.
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
Naturally the family was much disturbed, and left the room.
For instance, if you think large corporation are greedy and evil, then when you read about how large corporations produce low-nutrition food or are putting family farms out of business, you will believe it.
In other words, when he shook himself free of his current family, he would come to Dulce.
The family consisted of my father and mother, two older half-brothers, and, afterward, a little sister, Mildred.
"My family," she managed tersely.
He had all the family he wanted in Arkansas.
No doubt they were signs for the different members of the family at Ivy Green.
Both he and his family dressed well; they had plenty to eat; he had even bought a horse to help him carry his produce to market.
No, it's no one my family knew but I think the change will be good for me.
There was great rejoicing in the family that morning, but no one, not even the doctor, knew that I should never see or hear again.
She was glad Howard was there and that her family wasn't.
Long after dark we reached home and found the cottage empty; the family were all out hunting for us.
Miss Sullivan and I were at that time in Hulton, Pennsylvania, visiting the family of Mr. William Wade.
At six I passed him and his family on the road.
When she brought his coffee into the living room, she found him holding their family photo.
And most important of all, was she or Giddon's family in any danger?
After the war was over the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
The Keller homestead, where the family lived, was a few steps from our little rose-bower.
At dinner it was read to the assembled family, who were surprised that I could write so well.
Besides the chickens, we have several other additions to the family--two calves, a colt, and a penful of funny little pigs.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
Pierre again went up onto the knoll where he had spent over an hour, and of that family circle which had received him as a member he did not find a single one.
In 2009, in the United States of America, the poverty threshold for a single person under sixty-five was about $11,000 a year; the threshold for a family group of four, including two children, was about $22,000 a year.
My daughter, the family gardener, only plants heirloom produce from non-hybrid seeds.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
If he and his family would live simply, they might all go a-huckleberrying in the summer for their amusement.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
This is a force for peace, as more and more people have family members in more than one culture and share the interests of more than one nationality.
Next to his family he loved his dogs and gun.
Every one in the family prepared surprises for me, but what pleased me most, Miss Sullivan and I prepared surprises for everybody else.
This lasted for several minutes; then this mood passed, and Nancy was thrown ruthlessly on the floor and pushed to one side, while a large, pink-cheeked, fuzzy-haired member of the family received the little mother's undivided attention.
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.
Cato says, the master of a family (patremfamilias) must have in his rustic villa "cellam oleariam, vinariam, dolia multa, uti lubeat caritatem expectare, et rei, et virtuti, et gloriae erit," that is, "an oil and wine cellar, many casks, so that it may be pleasant to expect hard times; it will be for his advantage, and virtue, and glory."
Farther down the hill, on the left, on the old road in the woods, are marks of some homestead of the Stratton family; whose orchard once covered all the slope of Brister's Hill, but was long since killed out by pitch pines, excepting a few stumps, whose old roots furnish still the wild stocks of many a thrifty village tree.
She is rich and of good family and that's all I want.
The visitor, compelled to look on at this family scene, thought it necessary to take some part in it.
"And then of course my family has also to be considered," Prince Vasili went on, testily pushing away a little table without looking at her.
I think he will not be out of place in a family consultation; is it not so, Prince?
Death, wounds, the loss of family--I fear nothing.
As a result he could not go to the country with the rest of the family, but was kept all summer in Moscow by his new duties.
"Countess, I have done w'ong," Denisov went on in an unsteady voice, "but believe me, I so adore your daughter and all your family that I would give my life twice over..."
That charm was not expressed so much in his relations with him as with all his family and with the household.
On one of his foraging expeditions, in a deserted and ruined village to which he had come in search of provisions, Rostov found a family consisting of an old Pole and his daughter with an infant in arms.
Talking of my family affairs he said to me, the chief duty of a true Mason, as I have told you, lies in perfecting himself.
Now the other sister, though they are the same family, is quite different-- an unpleasant character and has not the same intelligence.
After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.
This family gathering seemed humiliating to Natasha--as if there were nowhere else for the family to talk but here at the ball.
She and all the Rostov family welcomed him as an old friend, simply and cordially.
The whole family, whom he had formerly judged severely, now seemed to him to consist of excellent, simple, and kindly people.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
Besides the family, there were eight borzoi kennelmen and more than forty borzois, so that, with the borzois on the leash belonging to members of the family, there were about a hundred and thirty dogs and twenty horsemen.
These were all their own people who had settled down in the house almost as members of the family, or persons who were, it seemed, obliged to live in the count's house.
Such were Dimmler the musician and his wife, Vogel the dancing master and his family, Belova, an old maiden lady, an inmate of the house, and many others such as Petya's tutors, the girls' former governess, and other people who simply found it preferable and more advantageous to live in the count's house than at home.
Melyukova was a widow, who, with her family and their tutors and governesses, lived three miles from the Rostovs.
She could not help loving the countess and the whole Rostov family, but neither could she help loving Nicholas and knowing that his happiness depended on that love.
Of course Prince Andrew is not a child and can shift without him, but it's not nice to enter a family against a father's will.
To the family Natasha seemed livelier than usual, but she was far less tranquil and happy than before.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
After his interview with Pierre in Moscow, Prince Andrew went to Petersburg, on business as he told his family, but really to meet Anatole Kuragin whom he felt it necessary to encounter.
During his stay at Bald Hills all the family dined together, but they were ill at ease and Prince Andrew felt that he was a visitor for whose sake an exception was being made and that his presence made them all feel awkward.
Alpatych, having sent his family away, was alone at Bald Hills and was sitting indoors reading the Lives of the Saints.
But this he was unable to do, for he received tidings that the French had unexpectedly advanced, and had barely time to remove his own family and valuables from his estate.
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
The men soon accepted Pierre into their family, adopted him, gave him a nickname ("our gentleman"), and made kindly fun of him among themselves.
Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
By the by, Count," he added suddenly, addressing Pierre with a smile, "we heard that you have family troubles and that the countess, your wife..."
During the three days preceding the occupation of Moscow the whole Rostov family was absorbed in various activities.
So he considered it necessary to ask for leave of absence for family and domestic reasons.
(The most precious ones, with which some family tradition was connected, were being taken with them.)
Many other victims have perished and are perishing for the public good--and he began thinking of his social duties to his family and to the city entrusted to him, and of himself--not himself as Theodore Vasilyevich Rostopchin (he fancied that Theodore Vasilyevich Rostopchin was sacrificing himself for the public good) but himself as governor, the representative of authority and of the Tsar.
And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
At ten o'clock that evening the Rostov family and the wounded traveling with them were all distributed in the yards and huts of that large village.
Petya was no longer with the family, he had gone on with his regiment which was making for Troitsa.
He hurried to find the family of that civil servant in order to restore the daughter to her mother and go to save someone else.
Involuntarily he noticed a Georgian or Armenian family consisting of a very handsome old man of Oriental type, wearing a new, cloth- covered, sheepskin coat and new boots, an old woman of similar type, and a young woman.
But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.
She must sacrifice herself for the family that had reared and brought her up.
Well, and you, have you a family estate, sir?
Willarski was a married man with a family, busy with his family affairs, his wife's affairs, and his official duties.
"Yes, is there a family free from sorrow now?" said Pierre, addressing Natasha.
Remembering her friendly relations with all the Rostovs which had made her almost a member of the family, she thought it her duty to go to see them.
"I had come so near to you... and to all your family that I thought you would not consider my sympathy misplaced, but I was mistaken," and suddenly her voice trembled.
She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well- to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his (Nicholas') sheaves were already stacked before anyone else had his harvest in.
She seemed to be fond not so much of individuals as of the family as a whole.
Besides the Bezukhov family, Nicholas' old friend the retired General Vasili Dmitrich Denisov was staying with the Rostovs this fifth of December.
The subject which wholly engrossed Natasha's attention was her family: that is, her husband whom she had to keep so that he should belong entirely to her and to the home, and the children whom she had to bear, bring into the world, nurse, and bring up.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
And she not only saw no need of any other or better husband, but as all the powers of her soul were intent on serving that husband and family, she could not imagine and saw no interest in imagining how it would be if things were different.
To make up for this, at home Pierre had the right to regulate his life and that of the whole family exactly as he chose.
The grown-up members of the family, not to mention his wife, were pleased to have back a friend whose presence made life run more smoothly and peacefully.
All the grown-up members of the family were assembled near the round tea table at which Sonya presided beside the samovar.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
The family separated on the most friendly terms.
What he would have approved of is our family life.
I didn't ask about his family tree.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?
Otherwise, he'll have to live with the idea that it will no longer be in the family after he passes.
In fact, he must be struggling to float on the ocean of problems this family represented.
Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
It was unsettling to think he had concealed an entire family and lifestyle from her, but this was different.
You would have had to tell me about an entire family you'd been hiding.
Alex could rest easy knowing that their family gender ratio would remain even.
He had a family to support - and two more children on the way.
Alex was in the family room and Jonathan was still in his room, so she went searching for Alex to help her with the zipper.
Why, because he is the son of a prominent family doctor?
According to Lisa, they were the closest thing to a family that she had other than her parents and siblings.
Hopefully her family would be in the restaurant now – safe from any flooding on the highway.
Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
Had her family known the same terror in their last moments of life?
Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
Why don't you try calling your family again?
Are you related to the family that...
By that time the Giddon family would have felt the need to feed her two more times.
After supper, they all spent their usual evening in the family room.
Would she ever be able to watch a normal family scene without feeling the agony of her loss?
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
Before technology and prosperity, virtually everyone spent long hard days scraping together enough calories for themselves and their family to survive.
It will know everyone who is supposed to be in the house and alert you when someone else is in the house (replacing the family dog of old in whom we never fully placed our trust).
The family on my father's side is descended from Caspar Keller, a native of Switzerland, who settled in Maryland.
He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale.
The summer and winter following the "Frost King" incident I spent with my family in Alabama.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
We have built for this world a family mansion, and for the next a family tomb.
Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
I had sat there many times of old before the ship was built that floated his family to America.
The chickens, which had also taken shelter here from the rain, stalked about the room like members of the family, too humanized, methought, to roast well.
Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.
On behalf of the whole family I beg you to come, mon cher!
At the other end sat the younger and less important guests, and there too sat the members of the family, and Pierre and Helene, side by side.
Thousands of dreams of a future family life continually rose in her imagination.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
Our family life goes on in the old way except for my brother Andrew's absence.
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
In that reunion of great sovereigns we should have discussed our interests like one family, and have rendered account to the peoples as clerk to master.
You would be more comfortable somewhere in a house... in ours, for instance... the family are leaving.
He was looking at the Armenian family and at two French soldiers who had gone up to them.
Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.
It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.
If he wants to keep this estate in the family, he'll have to leave it to his daughters.
Is my family there?
They were a family who knew all they had was each other.
A huge marble fireplace dominated the large family room, its image reflected on the shiny expanse of hardwood floor.
When they prayed for those who love us, she prayed for the members of her own family, her father and mother and Sonya, realizing for the first time how wrongly she had acted toward them, and feeling all the strength of her love for them.
'One man though undone is but one,' as the proverb says, but with thirteen in your family and all the property...
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
Count Ilya Rostov died that same year and, as always happens, after the father's death the family group broke up.
On the way back to the house, Alex offered to take them to the gulf for a family outing.
But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
Felipa left them to their family outing and returned to the house.
If she could talk to her family, maybe she could clear all this up.
They say she has a family of young wolves up there; and that is why she kills so many lambs.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?
"Second," Katie cut in, "His father's family has been in this country longer than yours."
I spent the autumn months with my family at our summer cottage, on a mountain about fourteen miles from Tuscumbia.
Let's go watch TV in the family room.
Carmen and Alex hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for all the family they had in Arkansas.
Infected children were removed to hospitals and the rest of the family was quarantined until they became noninfectious.
Later they were taken to a room where they were introduced to their newest family members.