Monday, December 29, 2008

Counting My Blessings

Well, it has been a whirlwind of family, packages, dishes, sleep, and laughter. What a wonderful wonderful time of year. I know how lucky I am to have all that I do and to share my life with a bunch of really special people. Today - I am counting my blessings.

1. My three children... who keep me guessing, wondering, and laughing;
2. My husband....who loves me unconditionally and supports my strangest whims;
3. Karen....whos love and support I can feel from miles away - she just gets me;
4. My Mom and Dad who would do just about anything for me and my children;
5. My job - not only for financial support, flexibility and having a human touch in a big corporate world, but for providing me with a wonderful group of friends who have become a part of my family;
6. My home: which gives me warmth, security, and contentment;
7. Access to this great big computer world which has allowed me to realize that I am not one lost soul swimming in a fish bowl and there are like minded women out there who also like old chippy junk, getting lost in an antique mall for 4 hours and cutting and pasting pretty things too!

Happy New Year! Won't you count your blessings too?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thank you to the Graphics Fairy (link at left) for this fabulous image....... love it!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Wood Carver's Daughter

I am a wood carver's daughter..... Last year, my dad made me this gorgeous Saint Nick for Christmas. He is handcarved from a chunk of wood and handpainted. He is one of my favorite decorations... I know he was made with love.... He usually makes these amazing birds... owls, hawks, song birds, which I will show you someday as well.... but at Christmas he makes these and they make my heart happy....
These two cuties were gifts at our tree trimming party....

Both of my parents are extremely talented in their crafts.... I only hope some of that talent rubs off on me!!

Friday, December 5, 2008