Happy Happy Happy
New Year Sweet Friends,
Hope you are full of anticipation
and excitement for 2018.
Altho I am sad to leave behind
2017 as it has been a very good
year for us.....there is just some-
thing exciting about getting a
fresh new start.....which is what
New Years seems to be, for me
at least, and I think for most of
I am not big into making New
Years resolutions, cause most
of the time, they go out the
window pretty quickly....lol
but we do have a few things in
mind that we feel needs some
tweaking....like eating better,
and trying to cut out so much
sugar in our diet, and getting
back to being a bit more strict
with our heart healthy diet as
we have sort of let the wheels
fall off our wagon some.....
and trying to exercise more,
even if it is just 10 mins a
day....cause at our age if you
don't keep moving the results
are not good ones!! lol
Also more time with the Lord
and more prayer! Definitly
can't go wrong with that one.
Thought I would get most of
the rest of our pictures in from
the family room for Christmas
2017 as I love having a record
of them to look back on....and
Can be quite nice if I need a
quick idea.........and of course,
hope you enjoy them too!!
I have had this pine greenery arrangement
for years, it was a gift from a lady at our
church many moons ago......I keep the basic
part of it, with the greenery and pine cones
but I change it up every year now to give it
a fresh look, by just adding poinsettias and
candles of different colors and christmas
balls or picks and different candle cups.
Then there is my Thomas Kincaide
Christmas book, a gift from my son
from many years back too. I absolutely
loved Kincaides works of art, they
were fabulous! Such a talented man.
Also love this terra cotta angel, she was
handmade and one of a kind, and was
a gift from my Aunt, many years ago as
She has a lil place in the back where
you can put oil so she puts off
fragrance as well.
Hard to see but this lil crystal looking angels
we bought about 4 yrs. ago for our lil darling
and she loves them still I might add.
You can see them a bit better here lit up,
but this pic doesn't do them justice.....
they change colors, from red to green to
blue......and looks so pretty, but for some
reason that doesn't show up on camera.
Lil darling can now turn them on for
herself and really likes that...........
I did purchase a new sign I happened
on this year.....
loved it, cause it is so true.......
"Christmas begins with Christ".
Isn't it so great to hear so many
people in the stores saying
Merry Christmas again.
I just love it!!!
This was how our mantle
started out this year.....
a side view
This was how it wound up.....not the
greatest pic but I took it at the last minute
and at night and with no light or candles
burning and it really came out yellow,
so I adjusted it as best I could. lol
Our 40 year old nativity set....
First thing that goes up every year to
kick off the Christmas season. It is
on our sofa table behind the sofa just
in case you are wondering!
Our tree this year that we tried to
copy kat from Lucy's tree over at
The Craftberry Bush. Doesn't look
near as good as hers, but we were
quite happy with it.....definitely a
lovely change.........Thanks Lucy!!
Click on the link above to go visit
her blog ....she has a lovely gal
and has a very enjoyable blog,
so think you will enjoy it
A few close up shots
Our tree still looks like this with gifts
and all.....cause all those boxes were
empty because when we were getting
ready for our Christmas party I was
still sick and feeling bad, but there
was nothing under the tree and it just
looked sad, so think the Lord helped
me out cause I found some empty
white boxes that I had forgotten about
from last year, and thought hey, why
not just stick some bows on there and
see how it looks, and we were quite
pleased....this year we just put every-
thing in gift bags (which totally
alleviated wrapping) and kepted it
in our bedroom till Christmas.
Think we might do this every year
Well, sweet friends hope that 2018
will be very good to you and yours,
and that you will have more love,
Joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, gentleness, faithfulness
and self control in your lives.
Thanks for coming by..............
Keep your light shining brightly
Love, Hugs, and
New Year Blessings,