Saturday, December 28, 2013


Hello, everyone!
I feel like it has been months since I visited with all of you. :)
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your loved ones.

Ours was very, very special and we had a great family time, although, as luck has it, 
I came down with the flu the morning of the 24th.
Even then and with a fever of 102 degrees, I managed to set up a simple, but nice Christmas Eve dinner table and cook a huge dinner for eight people.
Where there is a will, there is a way. :)

We ate, talked and laughed for hours and after dinner, everyone opened their presents.
Our little Angel favorite part of the evening. LOL
She loves Christmas!

 Christmas Day I was so sick that is pretty much a blur for me. LOL We all laid around in the family room all day, pillows and blankets everywhere, and my husband and the kids watch movies and ate leftovers most of the day while I slept on and off trying to get rid of this miserable feeling.
It was a wonderful Christmas, flu and all. :) 

Enough talking!
Lets get ready to party!


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Saturday, December 21, 2013


Hello, everyone!
I am sure you are all busy getting ready for the big day.
It is a little crazy around here also, but enjoying every minute of it. :)

Before this holiday season comes to an end, I am sharing with you a small tour of our home decorated for Christmas.

We start on the front porch.
I have used mostly burlap this year to make all my decorations.

Come on in!

This is the first thing you see when you enter our home.

To the left you will find our living room where we set up the Christmas tree.

And our entrance table also got dressed up with a little Christmas decor.

Moving on towards the kitchen and family room.
These are the areas where we spend most of our time.
I made pillows, wreaths, garlands, place mats, cone trees and a few more pillows. LOL

And in our family room, I decorated our mantle and just added a small vignette to our coffee table.

Thank you all for stopping by for a visit this Christmas!

From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest and Merriest Christmas ever. Enjoy your loved ones!
God Bless you all this Holiday Season and always.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013


Hello, dear friends!
I missed you all! :)

The last six days have been kind of amazing for our family.
You see, about a month ago, we received an email with very unexpected news.

At that time, my husband and I decided it was time to take a small trip to the Northwest right before the holidays.
We left home last Sunday and after a long plane ride, we landed in Seattle, WA.

 It was a very cold and rainy day when we arrived, but we picked up our rental car at the airport and headed towards our final destination, Everett, WA.

After a little dinner and a good night's sleep, the next morning we went for a little sightseeing.
It was only 20 degrees that day and, let me tell you, these "Texas wimps" almost didn't make it! LOL

Although it was very dark and gloomy, the views of the Puget Sound were so beautiful.

I know what you are thinking by now!
What are these crazy folks doing sightseeing in that cold weather? LOL

Well, there was a reason why we were there.

We were waiting for something very special.
Can you see that little black dot on the next picture?

How about now?

Yes! That is the ship that was bringing our son home after a very long nine month deployment in the Middle East.
And we just could NOT miss the Homecoming celebration!
We would of gone to the end of the world for this! :)

As the ship started approaching the pier, the Navy band started playing. I wish you could hear the crowd. 
There were hundreds of people there to welcome their loved ones home.
Wives were crying, children were screaming "my daddy is home" and parents like us were hugging each other 
and crying of just pure joy.

Even the seals came out to greet them. LOL


And as soon as the sailors started leaving the ship, the sun came out and all you could see were smiles, tears and hugs and lots, lots of screaming and clapping.
What a super exciting moment! I am so glad we were able to witness all this.

And then we saw him, our son, our baby, our hero.
We are so proud of him, the man he has become and the sacrifices he is making to keep our country safe.
Isn't he handsome? LOL

Next day, we flew back to Texas, but no goodbyes this time around. 
As the plane left Seattle, our son was sitting in the chair next to us.
Yes, ladies, I have all my children home for Christmas this year!!! 
We haven't been together for the holidays for three years now, so we are very much looking forward to this family time.

The last couple of days have been crazy around here, lots of talking, laughter, hugs and kisses and lots, lots of cooking. LOL 
But I have to tell you, I have now everything that I could ever want for Christmas. 

I probably won't be around much for the next week.
I hope you all understand.

I will make sure to be back and visit a little with all of you  before Christmas.

Until then!

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