Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I never quite "got" the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, but that's okay...I love that tune just the same...it always brings a tear to these sentimental eyes.  So, here we are...bidding adieu to another year and welcoming in a brand new, fresh and shiny one.

Not wanting to torture you with a lot of sappy reflection, I thought I'd share with you some photos of my life this past year....

Happy gatherings with friends

Watching my amazing hubby continue to push the envelope!
Meeting a favorite instructor, and sharing a class with one of my best friends
Learning new techniques

Spending time with 3 of my favorite young men
Easter Joy!
Celebrating Shotzie ~ 34 years old
Welcoming sweet Tyler into our hearts
Celebrating our Kiki ~ 38 yrs. ~ with our "other family," the Dels
Cleaning out....
To make everything fresh and shiny...

A visit to Seattle
A sad and "moving," farewell....
Wildcat football, once again
A birthday visit from my brother and SIL
Being selected as a "Remarkable Mom" by Tu Nidito
Celebrating my honey's "65th" in Chicago!
Phoenix Trunk Show hosted by our dear friends ~
Nancy, Ashley, and Lacey

Decking the Halls
An unexpected gift ~
gorgeous hand creations from my dear friend, Kasia

A Holiday visit from our Dels
Tonight will be a special evening for us as it has been for the past 6 years... Ron and I will celebrate a New Year's Eve with Debbie and Rick ~ dinner at a hamburger joint, then on to a movie!

So, my wonderful blessed friends and family, I'm sending you all the love and gratitude this ole' heart can manage...thank you for sharing my life with your gift of friendship and love.

May God continue to bless us all and may we make 2014 a spectacular year for all we meet!


Fran. said...

Well Happy New Year to you too Chickie!! 2013 was a crazy year but a good one after all!! I learned a lot!! LOL As always I love your jewelry and style can't wait to see what you rock out in 2014!! I am gonna focus on paying it forward more and being aware of others and try to give them the grace that they deserve. Love ya Dear pretty friend. XOXO Fran.

~*~Patty S said...

and just like that another year has flown by full to the brim with memories...experiences...friendship and L♥ve!

thank you for sharing some of your journey with us dear Karen
here's to a wonderful new year full of fun and creativity!