Monday, January 2, 2017

It's Time...REWIND!

2016 ~ like the dark at midnight, the year has faded away into the archives of our minds and souls...

2017 ~ the new year, bright with promise as the radiant sun that rises each day...

I love to rewind the year and visit those memories...
JANUARY ~ a new kitchen for the Guest House
FEBRUARY ~ a new Studio for me!

High School girlfriends visit Tucson


MARCH ~ trip to Orlando with old friends
APRIL ~ Proud godparents to Serena Marie
High School girlfriends visit Tucson
MAY ~ Tu Nidito's "Havana Nights"
Mother's Day Tea at the Mini Time Museum
6th Annual Spring Trunk Show
JUNE ~ The godparents celebrate Serena's 7th Birthday

Annual Vine of Grace Womens Retreat
Celebrating Father's Day at Hacienda del Sol
The Window Depot sponsors Tucson Summer Pro League
            JULY ~ Host daughter, Lee, in town for her 30 year 
                          Up With People Reunion
AUGUST ~ Ron gets a new bathroom

Kiki and Mom share a weekend in Phoenix

We bid a heartbreaking "good bye" to our beloved Alice
SEPTEMBER ~ A week in Reading for Ron's 50th high school reunion




OCTOBER ~ We celebrated the Butler's marriage with an Octoberfest theme

Walked through the Holy Doors with the Daughters of Isabella in celebration of The Year of Mercy
NOVEMBER ~ 7th annual Holiday Trunk Show
Awesome visit with brother Erik who lives in NYC
My birthday celebration at Flemings
One of the inspirations behind me choosing my word for 2017 ~ ENOUGH!
DECEMBER ~ The Window Depot annual car show
December Daily with Ali Edwards begins for the second year

Tea with my ladies at Loews Ventana Canyon

Family outing for Luminaria Nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens

Faithbooking Holiday Soiree

Celebrating the big guy's birthday at Vero Amore

Christmas celebration with the Edwards
Gaslight Theatre for the win!

AND A VERY
Wishing you and yours all the love and happiness this new year holds.  Thank you for hanging out with me this year!

Monday, November 21, 2016

When November Comes...

Old Tom Turkey runs!!!  This was a favorite little jingle the girls learned in elementary school and always loved singing it this time of year!


Not only has November been really busy, it's also a shorter month. No sooner have I gotten my act together for Thanksgiving, then Christmas is peeking around the corner. YIKES!  But I digress...

Here's the November scorecard:

Holiday Trunk Show - gosh, I love having these trunk shows! I get to visit with some of the sweetest friends and most loyal clients, in the world.  This year, old high school friends Jo-Ann, Marie, Candy and Bob traveled down from Phoenix to spend the day with me.


~ Erik visits from NYC - my youngest brother broke away from his busy schedule to share a sweet weekend with us.  Lots of giggles, teasing, and reminiscing added up to 3 days of great fun.  We cheered on our Wildcats at the AZ - CO football game. Go Cats!



~ Faithbooking - seven of us wrapped up our Bible illustrations for 2016.  We'll meet for a Christmas potluck in December and look at what 2017 has in store for this faithful group of ladies. 



~ G Lunch - Nancy and I enjoyed our G lunch at Guadalajara Grill and also celebrated my upcoming birthday.

~ Date Nights - The Girl on the Train, U of A football, "Mamma Mia"

~ December Daily - 28+ foundation pages are completed and awaiting December joys to unfold.






~ Jewelry - a special commissioned piece for a 20th anniversary ~ garnets, Peruvian opals, pearls, and a vintage brooch.



~ Reading - daily Scripture, Dear and Glorious Physician

The last two weeks will bring more Birthday celebrating with family and friends ( this year I also get to celebrate with Old Tom Turkey!), a very special new volunteer project, getting the Christmas dishes down and the everyday dishes stowed away, and beginning the Christmas decorations for our home.

I won't even get into what's on my planner for December, but I'm striving to find heart in every magical and joyous moment!


Have a blessed and safe Happy Thanksgiving and I hope to see you next month!