Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's Been A While!

Wow...I just received a message on one of my pages and realized I stopped blogging about a year and a half ago. Honestly, there was no real reason why I stopped, at least not one that I can remember. I do recall feeling overwhelmed after I did the blog challenge; it really was a challenge and it ended up not being fun. Coming up with something to post daily for 31 days was hard and a little boring toward the end. I ran out of ideas to post and that was frustrating. I do remember thinking I would take a brake but not for over a year. As you can see I did post a few times after but my I guess I just lost my motivation somewhere along the way. Even as I write this post I wonder what I will write about moving forward. I have continued to read other blogs and I am impressed by those who post daily. I actually look forward to a couple of bloggers' daily posts and am disappointing when they miss a day or two. I often do something or see something or learn something and think to myself "I should blog about that" but those times are far from daily or even weekly so to start blogging again will require effort coming up with what to share. Is my well dry? 

Of course over the last year and a half there have been many small and significant life events in between the big ones. Birthday parties, holiday gatherings, community outings and lots of time with my granddaughters including a weekly adventure that we call "Kids Day Out". I continue to be crafty in and around my home and have even started crocheting and sewing more. Maybe I do have some ideas to blog about....Hmmm! I think I might be back.

So...while I ponder to blog or not to blog (at least on a committed regular basis) I will share some of the big events that have happened since I last blogged. 

In August of 2014 just days before her 92nd birthday my beloved mother passed away. She suffered from Alzheimers for over a year and God finally called her home. As hard as it was to say goodbye it was a relief to know she was Home. 

On Thanksgiving day of that same year my four legged daughter, Chloe, also went Home. God blessed me with her presence for over 15 years. She is missed daily, especially by her partner in crime Buttons, who is still trying to adjust. 

In December of 2014 I stepped away from a 31 year career in healthcare and became a Real Estate Agent which is what I am doing now. There is a lot to that story so I will save the details for another post. This is a photo of me at work during my first year of nursing. I bet you can tell the decade by the hair. LOL!

This past November I celebrated fives years of marriage to my best friend. I still pinch myself. We bought a Butterfly Bush to celebrate which also has a story that I will also save for another post. 

See you Soon!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lucy Celebrates Her Birthday with a Frozen Birthday Party!!!

Of course Lucy is in love with the movie Frozen and all the characters, 
especially Elsa, so its no surprise that she chose to have a Frozen 3rd birthday party. The best part was that I got to help create her perfect party. 

I was assigned to make the centerpieces...

Vases from the thrift store and dollar store.
Fill for vases from the dollar store.
Branches and snowflake stems from JoAnn's Fabric, Michaels Craft Store and the dollar store. 
(message me if you want more detail)

...the Olaf game; "Pin the nose on Olaf"

...the cake...

...and the dresses.

My daughter did everything else and it was all Amazing...

Treat Bags

Build a Snowman Game

Snacks & Drinks

Clearly a good time was had by all....

....especially Lucy!

Can you believe Lucy is 3? 
I am sooooo blessed!

Shared on....

Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween (about a month late LOL). Just had to share some photos....

Lucy & Adalie
of course Nana made the costumes :)

Trick or Treating

The grown-up's celebrate...

As you can see, a good time was had by all!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Checking In

This past year has been full of happiness. I have put blogging on the back burner for awhile but wanted to check in and share a few things...

First I found out that my daughter was 
going to bless me with another grandchild in the spring...

In January my hubby and I went to a play in NYC 
and for the first time I visited and stayed in Brooklyn. 
I now love Brooklyn and plan on returning for further investigation.

In February we went to the beach for a 
conference and came across this.....
Have you ever seen snow on the beach? Too cool!

Later that month we went to Western Maryland 
and while hiking came across this....
Frozen Falls are absolutely beautiful!!!

We had a lot of snow this winter. 
Here's is our little house during one of those snow days....

We survived the winter and started the summer off by picking strawberries and teaching my daughter and granddaughter how to make strawberry jam.

Summer started with our annual Memorial Day Cook-out followed by a trip to Jamestown and Williamsburg Virginia. 

We got back just in time for the birth of granddaughter #2...
Adalie Kate

 Isn't she beautiful!!!

In October we went to the mountains to appreciate the colors of Fall.

And now we are preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas

Enjoy your holidays too!