Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have had a great year! Sad to see 2013 come to an end but time waits for no man and this year certainly has flown by. The new year will bring some changes for me and I will be more busy than ever. Since I so called "retired" I have not had a spare minute. I thought I would be bored but I don't ever remember being bored my whole life. If I don't have something to do I will conjure up something. I have been working on a Panda and I am planning some new creations for the new year. Our family has grown this year and we are so happy to have our second grandson Nolan Frederick. He is a sweet little guy who can steal your heart with his precious smile. Nothing like little ones to melt your heart. We are so blessed with two grandsons! I wish the best for you and your family this Christmas season and hope you have a wonderful New Year! Remember the true meaning of why we celebrate Christmas is the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bear hugs and blessings, ~Carol
Merry Christmas! What a beautiful sight to see the Christmas lights twinkling on a snowy night! It has been very cold and we are having a lot of snow too so that adds to the Christmas spirit. In my mind I am wrapped in a big warm blanket, watching a movie, cuddled with my sweetheart and drinking some hot chocolate. But maybe tomorrow on my birthday that will happen. Today I have a lot to do. Cleaning the house, wrapping gifts, delivering cookies to neighbors, finishing up Christmas cookies and making my favorite chocolate fruit cake! That old family recipe is like no other! Not a lot of fruit but a lot of nuts and most perfect of all chocolate! I doubled the cocoa in the last cake so it is amazingly good! Blake's birthday is the day after mine so I will be making pumpkin pies for his birthday. I think that man has taken after his momma and anything that has pie at the end of it is good! We both love pumpkin pie! I really think Mr. P. likes a little bit of pie with his whipped cream. Christmas is always a busy time of year and with our family we throw in a bazillion birthdays to make it even more sweet! Baby Nolan is growing so fast and he is a little cutie. I am also working on a Panda bear today and hope to have her finished soon. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and always remember Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas.
This year quickly danced by! I guess the old saying holds true, "Time flies when you are having fun!" It has been a busy fun year and never a dull moment. Blake and Mindy have been very busy and they are happy being parents now. Our sweet little grandson was born 6 weeks ago and he is a real joy. He is growing so fast! I flew to visit my Tobias and his family and had a wonderful time. Got off the plane and went directly to a wonderful wedding in SC. I also had a wonderful time at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. They always take me some place special while I am visiting them and I was truly amazed the whole time we toured the largest home in America. It was built in the late 1800's but still remains the largest home. One of the first to have electricity. Chase is growing up too fast and he is the sweetest little guy around. Love my grandsons! Tuesday we drove back to Ohio in an ice and snow storm and arrived safely thanks to my son's expert driving. Jumped right into Thanksgiving and having the family here for dinner is always a special treat. We celebrated Christmas with them while they were here. It was a whirl of a week and before we knew it they were leaving to drive back home. Nothing like having family home for the holidays! I have finished the mohair Christmas bear Chrissy and she is on EBay. Have a great week and enjoy the holidays remembering the true meaning of Christmas always. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=301034311258&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
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