Friday, December 28, 2018

Now that Christmas is Over....

Now that Christmas is over, I have started to make a list of things I would like to do in 2019.  I wouldn't call them resolutions, I would call them goals.  I always have the philosophy, that there are many things I would like to do but with time constraints due to working, being with family, etc. things don't always get done.  I don't get stressed out about not completing something, because it will get done when it gets done.  Here are some things  I would like to try or do in 2019:

1.  Make beads out of polymer clay with the new translucent clay that looks like glass.  I have already bought the clay, so now I just have to make the time to do this.

2.  Quilt more items.  I made a Christmas table runner this year and I would like to continue making some other quilted items.

3.  Maybe do some watercolor painting.  I signed up for a monthly box to be delivered to me and it has watercolor paper, paints and ideas.  All I will have to do is create it!  Looking forward to that! :)

4.  Learning how to use the kiln I bought years ago.  Once that is accomplished I would like to make some fused glass jewelry.

5.  Read more.  I have gotten away from that and that needs to change.

6.  Knit more.  I am working on 2 knitted hats for my grandboys right now.  I really missed working with different yarns.  So I will definitely be doing some more of that!

7.  I have changed jobs, so life isn't so over the top stressful.  I want to continue that route with my new job.

8.  Garden more, increase my garden in the backyard out into the wooded area.  Last year I started a little gardening back there.  I planted an azalea, 2 hostas and 1 columbine plant.

9.  Get to the beach more with hubby and possibly the grandboys.  They love the beach and we always have so much fun!

10.  Last but not least, I want to enjoy life and nature.  I want to take walks on the greenway, watch the birds more that inhabit our yard, basically just take time to smell the roses!!

Well that is my top 10 things for next year!  Do you have goals or wishes for 2019?  Enjoy your day and Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Cookie Making 12.15.18

Jenny, Jack and Owen came over as made our Christmas Cookies!  We had such fun!  We made cream cheese cookies (which everyone in the family loves), chocolate chip cookies (the original standby cookie) and lastly sugar cookies.  The boys love to cut the sugar cookies out with cookie cutters that are new and ones that their Mom used to use with her sister and I!  Here are some samples of what the boys made:

Jack getting ready to make cookies (of course we washed the counter before we began LOL).

Jenny in cream cheese cookie making mode.

Little Red Riding Hood Sugar Cookie.

Owen's version of a Hawaiian Hula Dancer sugar cookie (coconut bra and all) LOL!!

We got Papa in the cookie making actiona for a little while.

Owen, myself, Jack and Jenny making cookies.

Sugar Cookies decorated, waiting to be eaten!
It was a real fun day!  Can't wait until next year's creations!!  Merry Christmas!!

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!