Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thankful Time...Yes, indeed!

What a great Thanksgiving weekend we are all having.  Our home is decorated for Christmas.  Our bellies continuously full time and time again.  Today is a day of creating in my studio and the chores will simply have to wait.  We celebrated Thanksgiving with only a few of us but that did not stop the phone calls and texts from family and friends from all across the Southeast.  It began to snow here Thanksgiving night and we woke up to a 1/2" dusting of the white stuff and super cold temperatures.  Gloriously beautiful Friday!  We even went shopping for a few things and Santa's stocking is getting pretty full already.  I cannot wait until the week before Christmas.  All of our children will be here and two will be bringing "ladies" to our traditions and table this year.  It will be wonderful.  I just know it.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It is that Magical Time of the year, again.

My heart is full of joy.  This year, my present for Christmas is ALL of our family together at Christmas time since 2004!  This will be the first Christmas that Zachary has been with us since 2006.  Tours of Duty overseas and stationed all around the United States...he is trekking home for the holidays.  He arrives on the 20th and Stephen and Lil' Z will be here on Christmas Eve to stay the whole weekend of Christmas.  How exciting is this to me?  I am over the moon with JOY!

With this said, YES, I have already decorated the house as my time is limited on the weekends with many Seasonal happenings and shopping.  The hustle and bustle has already begun.  We have had a busy November.  We had to head South to Atlanta for a "Celebration of Life."  I lost a special sister-in-law to cancer early in the  month.  It has been hard on several members of our family.  But I know that time will heal the hurt and good memories will remain.

Celebrations of babies being born has been a great highlight.  Impending births as well keep me shopping for those special gifts to give as new mommy's and daddy's begin the path of ultimate joy and unconditional love.

So, yes.  This is a time of magic.  A time to celebrate and be thankful for all of those wonderful people in our lives.  I gather great solace and joy in knowing life is wonderful and every moment is a time to embrace and live fully.

I am still creating.  I just to do not upload most of my creations anymore.  They are becoming very personal and are gifts as well for many people in my life.  But I promise to share stories and my day to day scrapping as my time allows.  So, it is with this thought..."Take time to make the memories."  It is truly the greatest gift to give and share with others.  Your time.