Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo proverb
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Friday, December 23, 2011
WhaT I've BeEn Up To ThIs WeEK
Good afternoon Everyone!! welcome to my newest follower/friends..;) I have been so busy this week and now its time to play catch up..On tuesday I got my holiday baking done..baked on monday night and again on tuesday..photos to follow..and tuesday night I got invited to go caroling with the scouts from our church..and I haven't been Caroling in well over 15+ years..so I was excited to go and let everyone know just how bad I sing..lol..This is Al above with his beautiful Percheron horses..Leftie is on the left and Ponch is on the right..I gave them each a couple of apples to get their energy up for the long night of caroling that was in store for them.">)
Here is our Chariot...er wagon that these beauties pulled us around in..oh I love these horses..just beautiful and so powerful..I sat in the back the first time around and the 2nd run with a different bunch of kids Rebecca and I got so sit up front with Al..and that was so much fun..cause then I got to enjoy all the beautiful outdoor decorations and lights..
thanks boys for hauling us around and making it a night to remember..looking forward to this again next year.;)
I am using the new browser on blogger and hate cause I can't put the photos in order like I like..but last saturday we went to one of my favorite places to go christmas shopping..and this is where I get my wool from..they had these $1 grab bags so we 4 girls all got one..and I gave most of mine to them..but the stuff above is what i decided to keep in hopes I can use it in my crafting.;)
I picked up some teddy bears for putting in Santas sacks when I make more santas..some forks cause we always run low on forks..and an icecream spoon..all of girls grabbed them up..they are a bottle opener as well..and little mini saddle shoes..I must make a doll now to fit these..to cute..
and I got my wool fix..another green army blanket, an off white one and a pinkish red one..hey valentines day is coming up..gotta make some more wool penny rugs..and I am doing a swap that Amy is posting..so gotta get her goodies underway..
and lastly I got a carved santa pin that Bob the owner of Christmas house carved..I love it..thats my shoulder by the way..
here are some photos of the christmas house so you can see all the goodies they have to offer and now you know why I love coming here every year..
oh I love that stove..it still works..but they don't use it..just holds all the treasures we might want to purchase..
this Santa is similiar to mine on my hutch.(its where I got mine a couple of years ago)
oh I so wanted this one..with the Frosty light up...I haven't seen one this small..but I just didn't want to spend the money and 2 didn't have a place for it..
the dollar tree
this is a carving that Bob did..he does one every year...that gets put in a silent auction..from what I was told it got a pretty penny...I love those stockings hanging there..he does a different Santa every year..and I love this one..
I took the last of my holiday goodies to my friends and neighbors yesterday..and this one was for my friend Juilie that makes the best baskets..she and I do the gift show every year together and are right across from each other..we have so much fun together..and her hubby is a dentist..so I had to make one for her to put in his stocking..she got him a coffee gift card...she says he will love it.;)
here are the goodie plates being all divided up and wrapped so I could get them delivered..I made ginger cookies (my new favorite this year)..chai spice cookies another new favorite..chocolate almond bark with nuts and crazins..very addicting..mint chocolate chip cookies, homemade hot cocoa and pumpking bread..along with my girlfriends almond roca (crack) cause it is so addicting..;)lol..
I did 25 goodie plates this year..some went to hubbies work and for the liveaboards..one is getting delivered tonight when our friend comes for dinner and 2 will go to our missionaries on sunday..so it was a busy week of baking etc..but I so enjoy it..I have also been getting some wonderful christmas cards from my fellow blogging friends..I love getting cards in the mail..and boxes too..yesterday I got my hair cut in an asymetrical cut..and I must say I love it..it made me look thinner..and it is sassy..( must do my hair and then will share a photo for you)...
I wanted to share a photo of myself from last year at our church get together with the ladies..this is a before photo people..
and here I am with my good Pal Betty that I just love and adore..I am a much healthier and happier person this year..and when I look at the before photos..I can't believe I was that heavy..I truly feel better then I have in years..the aches and pains are nearly gone..my feet even don't ache like they used too..in fact I am taking Tucky out for his walk today..went every day this week except yesterday..and believe it or not..the dandilions and primroses are still blooming here..is that crazy or what?
I have the house all cleaned, mopped and dusted for tonight and for christmas..going to get some holiday movies in I hope..haven't watched my "young pioneer christmas" or the house without a christmas tree yet..:)
I want to wish each and everyone of you a very merry christmas and all the best for the new year ahead..thanks for the wonderful friendships I have made here in blogland..I truly feel like I have known you all my life and consider you my good friends..hugs and loves to you and your furry ones too.:)
Remember he knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake.;).....
If Any One sees anything on my etsy shoppe or blog and wants to swap or barter..PLEASE let me know.;)
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland
Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest, There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath, Remember not the strife, Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life. Author Constance Jenkins