Monday, January 12, 2015

LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE...FINALLY

My life from September through New Year's Day is one BIG FAST LANE so getting to slow down is welcome change for the month of January.
 
Here are a few of the things happening so far this month:
 
Of course there is the annual "out with the old and in with the new" party.  I love having good friends come over to celebrate the new year with a good old party with food and games.  We aren't drinkers so alcohol and hangovers are not a problem for us.  Just playing some fun games and having a good time is par for the course.

 
 
 
Melvin and Denise are a hoot!
 
 
Friends Debbie and Jim put the"P" in party.
 
 
Kathy and Dan are two of our favorite party people.

 
Jigsaw puzzles usually come out in January around here.  The only problem with this puzzle is it makes me want to hit the bakery every morning.  Thank goodness it is finished and a new one (without tempting food) is now being worked on.
 
 
Another thing that gets done in January is clearing out all the Christmas d├ęcor and bringing in a new look.  These birdies make me wish spring would hurry up.
 
 
 

 
A special event happened this month, our granddaughter Aleana was baptized.  We don't get to see this little cutie often enough so it was a pleasure to get to spend this special day with her.
 
 
 
 William and Aleana (they are half brother/sister) and cousin Dawson.  We sure do love these special people and are so blessed to have them as part of our family.
 
 
I have been working on a few Valentine's Day items to sell in a shop in my little town I live in.
 
 
I have also read a book and watched some really good movies, luxuries I don't get to indulge in during the busy bazaar and holiday seasons.
Slowing down is a good thing, it helps me stop and reflect on what the most important things are; family and friends.
 NOW IF IT WOULD JUST SNOW! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

SHOULD I CONTINUE TO BLOG OR NOT?

 
 

I don't know about anyone else but my postings on my blog took a huge hit last year.  I don't know if it is because I have lost interest or because most of the wonderful bloggers I have gotten to know through blogging have either given up completely on blogging or have scaled way back.  I  know other social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become the new way to communicate and share things but I still miss the heartwarming stories and pictures fellow bloggers shared.  I used to log on early in the morning to see if some of the bloggers I followed religiously had posted something new.  I loved reading about their life adventures, scrolling through pictures, catching up on news of new grandbabies and fun vacations and just the day to day things they shared. 
 
 With that being said, I have been tossing around the idea of abandoning my blog all together but then as I looked back through some of my posts and realized that posting on my blog brought me great pleasure and was a great way to preserve memories. I knew I needed to continue on with my blog.  I don't think many people read my blog anyway so if you are one who pops in occasionally then leave a comment now and again, I love to hear from fellow bloggers.  I will continue to share projects, family happenings, recipes, flower garden pictures and maybe an occasional Pinterest inspired project and hopefully find new bloggers along the way to follow.
 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

CHRISTMAS ROUNDUP OF FUN

Well there is another Christmas celebration for the history books. 
Baking
Shopping
Wrapping
Decorating
Cookie Decorations
Fudge
Picture Taking
Games Playing
Polar Express
A Christmas Story
And The Traditional Lemon Butter 
 
Yes, I would say it was a near perfect holiday with the exception of Jim (hubby) having to work Christmas Eve Day and Christmas day along with Maria, Robb and their family unable to join us for all of the fun.
 Spencer putting his decorating skills to the test.
 
 Dawson (4) and Aleana (8) had a blast playing together.
 
 Natasha and her Christmas orange.
 
 Duncan and Paige even got a gift for Christmas to share.
 
The eagerly awaiting brunch bunch.
 
The big kids table for the brunch.
 
 Dustin, Randy and Matthew getting into the fun.
 
 Little Miss Aleana is going to have some fun with this gift.  Pedicure anyone?
 
 William and Courtney checking out some holiday candy.
 
 Connie gramma and Dawson giving out hugs.
 
 Spencer, Dawson and Natasha.
 
 Brother hugs...you just don't see that everyday.
 
 What's this all about Dawson?
 
 The Seahawks/Ducks combo sweatshirt.
 
 Spencer with a really cool hovering toy.
 
Matthew with more Seahawks gear.
 
Gift overload Dawson? 
 
 Nothing like a buddy bear for Spencer.
 
Jumping amongst the wrapping paper is always a hit.  What is it about the boxes that kids just love?
 
Christmas 2014
THE END!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THE FINAL PLUM TREE FARM BAZAAR

This was the last year for this particular bazaar I participate in.  It had a fun run of eleven years but all good things must come to an end.  The owner of the barn and the biggest contributor to the inventory that is sold had to call it quits as she has a handicapped daughter that needs her undivided attention.  I totally understand her priorities at this time.
 
I thought I would share some photo's (there were more than 30 vendors) with you of what the big finale had to offer.  There are quite a few pictures, I just couldn't leave anything out.  Enjoy!