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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015~ Bring It On !

 My Wee Little Sheep were tangled in the miniature Christmas lights and the little Santa was unwinding them for me as I cleaned up my craft room / studio for a new year of rug weaving and crafting. I can see by his eyes he was a bit frustrated with the mess the little sheep made, but being of jolly nature, little Santa persevered and the lights were wound up and put away until next year's Christmas crafting.
 Our year ended with the joy of having our daughter's  children for a few nights before Christmas. We shared Christmas Eve with her and her children, it was a pleasant time of family fellowship. ( We had a good time of cooking together, watching movies, games, puzzles, and a special outing. )
 Our Christmas Village takes up our whole sun-room. It also takes a little more than a day to set up, and a whole day to take down and put away...
 ... but we think it is worth it. ( Whew ! ) Now the Christmas lights and the Christmas Village are put away until next year.
 Santa has hung his suit up in our guest bedroom for the year but not until after he ...
 ...visited our 5 grandchildren over the snowy mountains and far away and our 4 grandchildren on this side of the mountains. He is a busy Santa, but this grandpa ( oops, Santa) makes a lot of time for all of his grandchildren !
The past year, 2014, was a year of many challenges and blessings. We are thankful for all God has given us and look forward to 2015 knowing He is in control. Of all His many blessings this past year we have to say we are so thankful for the miracle and blessing of this little guy, firstborn child (son ) of our youngest son and his wife after almost 13 years of marriage.

We hope 2015 is a year of blessing to all our family & friends. May you have blessings abundant even in the midst of tragedy, trials, and whatever life throws at you. Take time to savour the little moments of simple joy, hug those you love whenever you have the chance, write notes of thanks & appreciation to those you seldom see, read & contemplate your Bible, and dance for joy when the mood strikes ! Happy New Year 2015, bring it on.

12 comments:

Sally said...

You have a lovely family. Happy New Year.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is a beautiful post filled with love of family and for life.

May 2015 be a year of blessings, trusting in God for everything that comes our way.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Debbie said...

I can't get over how quickly they've grown! I'm sure you feel the same way! Little J isn't the baby anymore.They are sweet kids. Wasn't it fun having another baby in the house again? Your decor is absolutely 'over the top'. I imagine your grandchildren enjoy visiting there yearround, because you make simple things so special. You're raising good parents! :D
Your New Years wish to your readers was a beautiful and thoughtful one, and I thank you for my part.
Deb

Sandra Morris said...

Happy New Year!!

ellen b. said...

Such sweet blessings. Happy New Year to you and yours!

belinda said...

God bless you and Jim greatly...and all your family...
BTW, your hand written notes and cards were a blessing to us this year....
Thank you, for taking the time, and remembering us...of all people!
XXX

Woodcreek Ranch said...

Happy New Year! I noticed I’m far behind in my posts. I’ll try to make time for some this year. Thanks for sharing the Cedar Pond updates.

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Looks like wonderful memories were made! Happy New Year! :)

Daisy said...

You are lucky to have two helpful Santas there! :D Loved your photos and this post, Kathy. Wishing you and yours all the best in the new year!

Deanna said...

Kathy, May you have a super new year!!!
The Santa suit hanging up is really a neat idea. May have to get one. I had wished my hubby had put one on for our grands that were visiting.
Blessings to you!!!
Sweet baby!!!
Always the best,
d on the kansas prairie

Nib's End said...

If I were a child, I would spend hours standing in front of your magical village pretending to be one of its inhabitants. As an adult I would probably dream even longer.

Your newest grandson makes an adorable elf and looks so much like his great grandma in the close-up.

Hugs from Nib's End.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely post, Kathy, and such a beautiful family! Between Santa and the village you take time to set up, and all your wonderful animal friends, I'm sure the grandchildren love to visit. And I'm going to feel like that Santa in a few days, tangled in lights, as I take things down!
The new grand baby, long-awaited and prayed for, was certainly a highlight of your year!