"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Back and Ready for the New!

We just made it back home last evening from our wonderful & family filled holiday in Pennsylvania.  We had a great time together.  I have a few pictures to share with you.    

Our grandson and I. He doesn't look too happy because he is sleepy.

 We babysat with our granddaughter for 4 days while mommy, daddy and baby brother went to a youth convention that daddy had to speak at.  While they were gone, she put on her new chef's outfit and had fun baking cookies with grandma and grandpa. I captured this wonderful shot of the new and upcoming chef.

Fun in the snow. The snow wouldn't pack so the carrot we brought out for the snowman's nose that we wanted to build, was left outside on the ground for the snowbunnies!  We made snow angels instead!

After the Christmas service, my husband took this picture of our daughter's family.
It wasn't easy getting both of those kiddos to smile at the same time after both Sunday school and church services, but I think they did a very good job!

I feel badly that I don't have a picture of my husband and I to share with you. I'll have to work on that for a future post.  
I am excited about new possiblilites and my dreams and goals to be reached for 2010. ( I'll share more about my goals in a future post)  I am soooooo happy that I have met each of you on my blogging journey since August of 2009. I had no idea that I could make such special friendships and learn so many things from those I would meet here.  I thank God for each of you and look forward to our friendship's increasing in this new year.  May this year be full of blessings for you and be your best year yet.
  "All dreams may come true if we have the courage to pursue them"


Autumn said...

Happy New Year!!! Glad to hear you had a merry Christmas and I absolutely LOVE the chefs outfit any idea where they got it? My kids would love something like that (and Ashlie has a birthday next month I need to prepare for lol) Let me know if you find out where they got it! Thanks!! Looking forward to reading about your goals,

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas with your family!

Wishing you a blessed New Year!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

So glad you made it home. Loved your pics and it sounds like you had a really good time.

I've enjoyed getting to know you too sweet friend. Here's to an exciting 2010...full of possibilities:)

Andrea said...

Great pictures...beautiful family.

Hope you have an awesome New Year.
I have a prayer request on arise 2 write.

Edie said...

Happy New Year!

What a beautiful family you have! I love the chef's outfit!! How cute! My grand-girls would go nuts for that. LOL!

Saleslady371 said...

I bet your daughter didn't have to twist your arm to babysit for your precious little granddaughter! What a cutie. Her brother is so handsome, too!

Mary said...

Thanks for your comments Leeann. You asked how long I have been painting. For about two years now.