Friday, December 27, 2013

Holiday Happenings…….Wonderful Swap Goodies

Christmas has come and gone.  There were so many wonderful happenings around here and having The Dots around added to the excitement!!!  I first would like to give a big thank you to my Secret Santa Caro for the beautiful swap goodies.  Love the Angel  IMG_3867

hanging…she is sweet as can be!  A huge thank you to our Elf Chooky for all her hard work on this swap.  She coordinates parcels flying all around the world with some help from Santa of course. 

Like a lot of families we are one that has traditions that just have to happen each year.  One for sure is making gingerbread houses.  We first started this when are kids were little and my daughter continued on with her friends in junior high.  Now the girls are all grown up, but each year they come to our house to continue the tradition.  The Dots were over the top excited, and Papa put together their very own house made out of IMG_3822

graham crackers…..the perfect size for them…Papa and their dad there for some technical help as well as their Aunt KKIMG_3820!!

 

 

 

Going to the Nutcracker is another tradition that we loveIMG_3846…..so my girl and I made a date. 

These two sweeties were handing out the programs.  There’s something about hearing that music that puts me in the holiday spirit!

Big Dot had some school festivities going on.  First was take your grandparent to school.  He IMG_3824

loves

school so much and has a wonderful teacher.  A very special day for this nana for sure.  That evening was his Christmas programIMG_3827…sweet!

 

 

Little Dot had his own things going on.  He has been in a sports ball program.  He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it!!!!IMG_3854  The very last day they

 

all were given an award for a job well done.  IMG_3856

He was so proud, and we were very proud too!! Such a sweetie pie if I might say so. 

I had really gotten behind on customer bindings with the wedding and all.  Having the best customers in the world they were all very patient with me, and my final deliveries were on December 23…that was cutting it way closer than I had planned.  I did manage to get the house decorated.IMG_3833  OK, I whined a bit about doing it, but after all is said and done I sure do love itIMG_3835 and plan on leaving it up till

 

 

 

 

New Years day!!IMG_3840   I know I’m crazy, but I sure do love all the sparkle, and when the boys are over here they are good about helping me get all the lights turned on.   I used the suitcase we had at our girls wedding for her weddingIMG_3838 cards, for our Christmas cards!

 

 

 

 

Back in November when I went to quilt camp I worked on some jar wraps for our neighborsIMG_3863 treats.  We filled them with homemade Caramel Corn……ok, quite a bit didn’t make it in the jars.  We had to do some sampling for quality control you know!

My plan for 2014 is to get back to blogging and reconnecting with the many bloggy friends I have made along the way.  Merry, merry to you all!!IMG_3864

16 comments:

Kris said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas! We also have lots of traditions we like to do each year. Having the little ones again makes Christmas so sweet!!!
Hope we can get together sometime soon in the new year!
xo Kris

Cardygirl said...

What a lovely Christmas you have had! Happy New Year to you!

Wendy said...

Looks like a busy and fun Christmas for you and your family. Traditions is what we look forward to each year. Happy New Year to you.

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas Cheryl -- I'll bet it was super fun with the dots! Looking forward to more fun in the new year!

Val Spiers said...

What a lovely post. The grand kids look so cute. I like the gingerbread house tradition. Happy New Year.

Carol said...

What a great post Cheryl...the Dots are getting so big and more handsome each time I see them. I can't wait for a taste of caramel corn!

Ellen S said...

I love this blog! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! The jar wraps are great! Can I ask what pattern you used? Would love to make them as gifts for next year! I better get started!, E

Ellen Sharp
Wildcatfan52@yahoo.com

Ellen S said...

I love this blog! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! The jar wraps are great! Can I ask what pattern you used? Would love to make them as gifts for next year! I better get started!, E

Ellen Sharp
Wildcatfan52@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

A fun filled family Christmas - there's nothing better. :-)
The Little Dots are getting soooo BIG.

Looking forward to great 2014.

Lorraine said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful Christmas! Hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family! Happye New Year! Xx

MARCIE said...

So fun to see your family traditions. Kids love gingerbread houses and graham crackers work so well for that. Love seeing your decorations! have a very happy new year Cheryl!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a beautiful family you have! Glad you had some special time with them. Like those jar wraps.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovey angel wallhanging. Your Christmas looks like it was fabulous, Happy New Year for 2014 to be fun and fabulous too!...

Nancy said...

Wow you did decorate. Great snowmen:) I love that your grandkids are the dots. I have a box of caramel corn here at work with me and its all I can do to not open it and have a "small" handful. Its super yummy. Happy 2014 to you and the dots xoxo

shez said...

wow Cheryl you sure have been busy,lots of lovely work there,happy new year to you and your family.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

a lovely parcel from Caro..........thanks fo being part of the SSCS 2013......where have all those year gone.......

Big dot at school OMG.....would love to see you blogging more in 2014.......