Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy Belated Holidays!

I hope yours was just as peaceful and wonderful as mine was!

I think my holiday kicked off nicely with our shop's party!  We had a great time playing bunco and "Dirty Santa" and I came away with a huge lot of stuff.  We were suppose to bring a white elephant gift wrapped.  In the bag I picked and ended up with I had 3 knick-nacks, a large-weird turtle cookie jar (which I'm going to put in my garden in the spring) and a small beautiful completed quilt that screams me :)  It's funny to see how many folks tossed in UFO's into their elephant bags - I thought better of doing that, but next year I might just get rid of a few that way :)

My husband drove from Maryland and brought with him our two sons and our youngest son's girlfriend of 4 years (and their adorable little weiner dog, Linguine - hey, they are both chefs, perfect name their puppy!).  We spent time with family here in Tennessee and spent Christmas day opening presents, chilling and bubbling with new excitement - - when my son proposed to his girlfriend!  It will be a long engagement at least 18 months, but there's a ring on her finger and everyone's a buzz.

We also took family portraits for the first time!  Kinda sad, but this time we made sure hubby and me were in them as well.  A very talented and nice gentleman, Ben who owns Studio Benjamin came over to my little apartment and we ended outside in brrrrrrr-ing light wind and a beautiful setting sun behind us. Hope to share a few of the images in a week or so!

This past two weeks have been a whirlwind of new friends, family and emotions.  It was most stress-less holiday ever and the most rewarding.

My daughters and I bowled in the New Year last night at our local bowling lanes.

I figure the best way to share my past few weeks is through this random slide show.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

I have done a little bit of sewing here and there, so those images will be shared over the next few days.

Happy New Year to you!!


  1. Lovely pictures of Christmas. I think the cookie jar is too cute. hehe Your grand dog is just precious.

  2. I love the turtle...but I collect turtles. It has the best expression

  3. I love the turtle too ! He'll look great in your garden.
    I am so glad you had a joyful holiday and the news of the engagement is wonderful.
    Linguine is such a cutie....great name too.

    And nice family, I will watch your
    Blog slower.
    Kisses from Spain