Friday, August 28, 2015

Update

So many changes since I've last posted. We left Bellevue and moved into this pretty house in Lynnwood. Billy has graduated from Interlake High School and starts at Western Washington University September 13th. I guess all of the unpacking will keep me busy as I will be a wreck to not have him with me every day. It's only a little over an hour away so we will be able to take turns visiting. I'll be back with more photos and life updates soon!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

100 books read in 2014!

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy New Year that is filled with many blessings for you and your families.
I was so happy to complete my reading goal of 100 books. Many of them were audio this year but that still counts in my book :)
I will be back with a list of my 5 star favorites for the year. Goodreads makes it so easy to see exactly what you read and what you rated it. Going for another 100 in 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Snowbabies

It's been a few years since I have displayed my Snowbabies. The lights look so pretty with the rest of the lights in the room turned off. I can't stop decorating! I will probably still be going right up until Christmas Eve :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snowman White Tree

This is this year's tree for my stamp room, a white tree all decorated in snowmen. Much prettier in person!
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our living room tree

Just finished up the living room tree! One more big one to go and then I may call it quits on the decorating. I still need to run a few more strands of outdoor lights around the roof line if it ever stops pouring.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nostalgia

I have been caught up in such a wave of nostalgia lately and have been seeking out some items from childhood Christmases that have always stayed with me. I think it is that I am still missing my Dad so much and it is so much harder that he is gone from our cherished holidays together. I will never forget receiving this Bewitched Samantha doll one morning in the 1960's. We didn't have very much money at all and there were 6 of us, but my parents always sought out the one thing that was really special to us and have it under the tree. The doll pictured here was not my original one, I don't know what became of all of our childhood treasures, they were probably left behind when we moved in 1971. This came from ebay, will have to keep looking for Sam's matching hat :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Second holiday tree complete!

My kitchen tree is filled with bakery related items- gingerbread people, cupcakes, and various other sweets. I added some realistic looking gumdrop ornaments since I took this picture. Rocket is on the case in the second picture, checking out the gingerbread lady to see if she poses any threat to the family :)