Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Decorations 2015 and Puppy Joy!


I haven't been on here in a while, life just gets in the way I'm sorry to say.  We also have a new puppy we rescued named Joy.  Very appropriate I think for this time of year.  We rescued Joy from South Charlotte Dog Rescue.  She was in a high kill shelter and SCDR rescued her and we rescued her from them.  She is a black Lab mix.  They say she is mixed with Great Pyrenees, not really seeing that.  More black lab I think. She is a cutie!!

Joy   
John and I decorated the house inside and out the day after Thanksgiving and the Saturday after.  The only thing left is the Christmas tree.  We have a live tree and so we are not going to put it up yet. 

Here are a few decorations:

Christmas Angel

Snowmen in the wooden bowl my Dad made.

Candle in my office at home.

Angel I made in 1991 on linen.

Christmas decorations on end table in Living Room,

Our Fireplace in the Living Room.

The Christmas runner I wove on my loom.

Our Nativity scene.

My 1st Stocking.  My Papa bought this for me. It is 56 years old!

Noel banner and wooden angel on my painted cupboard in the Dining Room.

Pinecones from our yard and the star is one my husband's family put on their tree each year.


Some more decorations on my sofa table in the Living Room.

Sled with skates on the front porch.  The sled and skates were mine when I was little.



Our Star of Wonder picture by Trisha Romance hanging int he front hall.

Waterford angel I bought in Waterford Ireland in 2004 on our 25th wedding anniversary trip.  



My antique wooden spools, antique beer bottle, salt glazed Santa and Beleek Irish Cottage in the Dining Room.

Our house all lit up at night.  It's a little hard to see but you get the idea.

I love this time of year!!  Just brings wonderful times to mind this holiday season!  The grandboys are 2 and 4 years old now, so this Christmas season it is so nice to enjoy it through the eyes of a child. 

I hope everyone can enjoy this time of year and remember the reason for the season!  BELIEVE!!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!