Thursday, December 27, 2007

I Do Believe I Have Found Next Years Christmas Project....

Next Years Christmas Project

Yes...many boxes of Chiclets....
...a roll or two of Pep O Mint Lifesavers....
Pep O Mint Life Savers
...a little styrofoam....and many assorted candies later....and I will have a classy Christmas igloo.

Three hundred and 363 days and counting....

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Bill...husband, friend, soulmate....

Bill and I were always destined to be together. We met in the Bahamas while on vacation from our jobs....his in Springfield, Missouri and mine in New Rochelle, New York. Two weeks later we decided that we couldn't see the rest of our lives without each other. Twenty four years later, we are still lifemates.

My Bill

I'm glad he was born so that we could live this life together. I'm glad that I love him and that he loves me. I'm glad that we need each other. I'm glad that we make each other laugh so easily. What more could I ask for?

Happy birthday my Bill. I hope that this year brings you everything that you want and need. I hope that you continue to encounter unanticipated surprises in all of the many new, exciting, creative roads you are taking. I am enormously proud of you.

Love forever and ever....

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to Those I Love...and Let us Remember.....

...the point of this blog is to have a keeping place for those things we do with our family and with dear friends. We have done so much during the past few weeks, that we neglect that essential keeping part of this adventure.

Here then, are some of the moments we need to preserve and cherish...

North School Park Annual Tree Lighting....
Tree Lighting at North School Park
Tree Lighting Entrance
Train of Lights
Tree Lighting 2
Tree Lighting

Christopher's annual birthday cat cake...this years decorations compliments of Mollie & Tess...
CK's Cat Cake

First snow...thank you Tess...
First Snow

Lutheran Home Christmas Concert with Tess on flute...
Christmas Concert

Two of Tess's wonderful students at their piano recital....
Tess's Students at Recital

Robin, Mollie & Tess playing their first wedding together with Robin on piano, Mollie on harp & Tess on flute....sorry for the photo, things were moving fast that day! Their music was absolutely enchanting....
Playing First Wedding

Mollie & Tess piano duet at Robin's recital....
Girls at Recital

CHAMPS orchestra concert, Tess on flute & piccolo....
CHAMPS Concert

Christmas Choral Concert that Robin kindly invited us to, with Robin on piano...thank you Robin!....
Christmas Concert Robin invited us to
Robin at Piano

Des Plaines Park District "Artistry in Motion" dance troupe's Christmas performance...fabulous, innovative choreography...
AIM Show 2

Christmas around the house....
Tiny Gifts
Bay Window at Christmas
Gingerbread House
Living Room Lamp
Christmas Post
Christmas Porch
Blue Ornament
Red Truck
2007 Tree
Swirl Ornament
Woolworths Ornament
Christmas Treats

That's all for now. Let's make sure we remember to add to this blog throughout the coming year. Thank you for all that you do. My love forever....

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I Love Vintage F. W. Woolworth's....

I have always loved Woolworth's stores. There was, and is, something comforting about their products, especially their Christmas items, which long ago won my heart.

I have collected some of their Christmas treasures over the years...Christmas corsages at estate sales....
Woolworth Corsages

Bottle brush trees at church sales...
Bottle Brushes

But....sigh....the collections below put my meager holdings to shame.
Christmas Corsages
Bottle Brush Trees
Fabulous stuff. My Woolworth's quest continues.....

Books to Ring in the New Year......

Stumbling on Happiness
Who Were the Celts
Seven Spiritual Laws
Season Finale
Science and the Akashiic Field
Daring Book for Girls
Last Unicorn
Quick and Easy Recipes

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You....

To those who made this birthday an amazing day, my love and thanks.
You all have made me feel loved, nurtured and well cared for.
For this, I will be ever grateful. Love, love, love to each of you.
Thank You