Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve

Wow! A new year is upon us. And this past year has been such a different and great one. Sure there were times of tears and heartache, but much more of the happy. Don't they say you have to have some sad times to appreciate all the good? Well, I hope sad times are at a minimal in 2019. For all of us!

Christmas went off pretty darn well I must say. Being one who really doesn't like to change things up too drastically, I was worried. How will the holiday go when push comes to shove? No gifts? No stockings? But I shouldn't have worried. It was just like in the Grinch movie, "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." Yes! This year felt so good. 

We spent the Eve and the Day, eating tasty food, playing games, talking and catching up and laughing. There was so much laughing. My youngest and I went to church. We sang with our whole hearts and I must say I think Jesus loved our enthusiasm. There is something so wonderful about singing Silent Night in candle glow. And you look around at all the smiling faces. And there's Hope. 

New ornaments were exchanged. I even crafted some for my children out of Scrabble tiles. Hubby made some stained glass ones for all of us, to remember our late cat, Sam. 


A new hand carved Santa became mine. Hubby knows that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is my fav show, so he made me the Santa from the show. And Rudolph! 

Now with more time, I had a chance to craft this year. I made a little scene to commemorate my Hubby and I being together for 40 years. It was so much fun and I think it came out pretty good even though I was a bit rusty. :) 

And we got snow! A real White Christmas. On Christmas Eve. It had waited. Till my oldest got home from the Midwest. Till my youngest was not on the roads for the holiday, with her job. I could then relax and just enjoy. I love my snow!

There you have it. Our Christmas. Simple and lovely, with no holiday "hang-over"....lol I am even doing one more thing different this year. I am leaving my decorations up till this weekend. No rush to get them put away right after the 1st. I am going to enjoy the lights and glitter just a bit longer. Cause it only comes once a year. Always, Kit


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a delightful, peaceful, happy Christmas you 4 had.

I love the ornament you made celebrating your 40 years or marriage. Very sweet!

May you all have a fantastic 2019 ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Lorrie said...

A lovely Christmas! So glad it snowed, and so glad the snow waited until everyone was cozy at home. No snow here, but there's always next year! Or a snow day in February. That would be a very good thing! Love the ornament you created. Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Kit. We have snow here, too, not for Christmas but soon after. My ornaments are already down - just felt like it, I guess. Every year is different for me. I loved my little Christmas tree - it gave me so much joy until then. Have a very joyous new year, my friend. Diane

Pom Pom said...

Yay for appreciation of JOY! You're a fan of it, dear Kit!
Happy New Year!

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Praying for a sane and kind 2019. Oh, how I pray.
Family is everything- we are both blessed on those counts. : D

Terra said...

What a relaxing Christmas, ours was good too. I like your pure white snow and the red of the poinsettia.

Angie said...

Kit - so glad your 'experiment' turned out so wonderfully. I love the creativity that you all put into the ornaments. Since Scrabble has a special place in my heart, I must admit I am a bit biased towards those tile ornaments! I am jealous that you are getting snow today … we could really use some more up here, so have a word with the weather man, will ya? Happy New Year, my friend!

Sandra said...

Happy new year. Take care.

Diane said...

Have a wonderful new year, Kit.