Welcoming 2010

Finally I am getting to my blog. I have neglected it since the holidays. Of course I could offer a million excuses from the holiday bustle, no Internet, work and on and on. But truth be told I guess bottom line I was just pure lazy. I hate the words not motivated, no motivation so I choose L-A-Z-Y. There ya have it pure and simple.

The Christmas holidays although busy were so fun. I was able to spend time with friends and family and I think that is really what they are about.

I have done a ton of reflecting of where I am and where I want to go and decided no resolutions for me. A) I never keep them after the 1st couple of months and B) I think they are more negative than positive. I am pretty happy and satisfied with who I am at this point so am not making resolutions to change that. So instead I set a couple of goals. I am on track with one of them and trying to get on board with the second.

This year looks like it will be an adventure extraordinaire. I have signed up for all three of Kim Caldwell's events beginning in March. I am so looking forward to them. I am sure Southwest is too as I alone should boost their economy with my frequent flights to LA. I have also signed up for 4 classes in February at Paper Vineyard and am really looking forward to those too. Yeap I will be out and about again this year.

Friday I took a class at ETC with Earleen and Annette. Kelli taught an altered Valentine Board. She provided us with an abundant supply of vintage beads, flowers, papers,and we assembled the collage. It was fun to relax and create. As an added bonus I received a special gift for being a new student. A beautiful plate on a pedestal.

My completed collage

Tuesday was Stampin Up club and Jan had 3 wonderful cards for us to make. We had a new member and of course so many laughs and conversations. We missed you Colleen

Saturday the 26th of December was moving day for Colleen. I went over to lend moral support and to help. The movers were there packing like wild men. They rarely spoke, took minimal breaks and were very helpful to us. As imagined this was such a difficult day for Colleen. Her prized possessions were being packed in a whirlwind of activity. We had many tears, laughs throughout the morning. I knew how very difficult it was for her and was so glad I was able to be there to help. You can't begin to imagine how many boxes they packed and how many things we put in my car and Jen and John's car. I have enough aluminum foil, paints, swifter dust things, paper, stamps pads etc to last a life time. We were all so grateful for Colleen's generosity. I also filled my recycled and garbage from her throw aways:)

The best thing she parted with is this table. It has an enamel top and is the perfect size for my new computer

And here is my new wonderful Mac I received for Christmas. I love my Mac!!!! Slowly learning about all the things I can now do.

I didn't take many pics at all this Christmas. And either TJ or the kids had the camera and were snapping many pics of the ceiling the floor. You get the picture not many good pics to work with. But I enjoyed just hanging with family playing our newest favorite Ticket to Europe.
Anthony and Sadera taking many pics on I photo booth.

The table. Very simple this year

The food, ham, au gratin potatoes, squash, green bean casserole

And TJ Christmas morning loving having his picture taken

So I think I am now all caught up. Today I will finish laundry and picking up the clutter. I want to start my Valentine banner for an event coming the last weekend in Jan
Making no promises but will try and blog in a more timely fashion!


Maija said…
What a great catch up!! You have a busy year with Kim! I can't do the Alice thing and I will miss all you wonderful girls!!
Your collage is so beautiful. The colors are adorable and the hearts are so sweet.
synctactics said…
I love the placements of the ribbons. I like these designs very feminine.
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