Thursday, December 29, 2011

A New Year Approaches.....

2011 has only a couple days left. When I think about that I am truly amazed. How on earth did this happen. Don't you get that feeling like it needed to be a wee bit longer. I don't know about any of you, but each year seems to be racing by faster and faster. I am sitting in the crowd watching the Nascar races as cars 2000 through 2011 are ripping up asphalt all trying to get to the finish line. Is there a slow motion button for that? Most likely not. Maybe I'm the one that needs the button.

And what about resolutions? I used to have those, but not anymore. I think that if there is anything you want to change or do to become a better you, just do it. NIKE said it best. Really though, don't wait for January to come by to make new goals for your life.

This New Years weekend, we will be with family. We will eat, drink, and watch the clock tick away the last minutes of 2011. We will shout out the countdown with champagne in hand. Then after kissing our significant other, we share more kisses, (on the cheek), and hugs with everyone and wishing them a Happy New Year. Oh, and one other's a tradition to eat a cup of cooked lentils which has been said to bring you good luck.

I look forward to 2012 whether I was really ready for it or not. Life continues and I will roll with it. Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve....

Let us not forget the reason for the season.

(that's my mother sitting on a tree stub)

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas weekend.

With Love,


Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Our home with some Christmas bling.

(i finally got my white lit reindeer...)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas at my Mom's.....

This past Sunday, we went to my parents house for a family day and to celebrate my brother's birthday. One of my treasured memories is when the holidays would come and my anticipation for my mom to decorate the house. I remember I would beg her not to start until I got home from school so I could watch & help. One year she crochet snowflakes and hung them from the ceiling over the table. Every kind of holiday throughout the year, my mom would transform our home and I loved it. It was magical. I knew then that if I decided to have children, I would carry out the same tradition.

My mom has two winter villages.

She kept her tree mostly bare waiting for this days visit for the kiddos to help decorate it with her.

Treasured memories.