Thursday, January 3, 2013


          Happy  2013  to all of you .
    I am sorry there is not anything  new here. Christmas time is always  busy,  and keep in mind  that I have  three family birthdays in December all before Christmas .  But this  year  my family was  so sick  two to three weeks  before Christmas, so I helped watch their children,  did shopping when I could ~  Then the Friday before I was hit hard and fast, I was so sick it scared me.  My daughters were amazing  with their  help and we were able to have and enjoy Christmas on Christmas day .
   I did not make any Christmas cards, I did no  Christmas baking   and my youngest daughter did almost all of my wrapping while my  oldest daughter  was out shopping for me and  picking up medicine.  .  Plus we had a storm  the Thursday before, were with out power just a few  hours .
   So I think it is safe to say it was the most different Christmas  I have ever had ~   but it was White  Christmas : )
 The LOVE of FAMILY was still here and in abundance .
    The night we put my tree up , we found I needed new lights ~ of course~ I was so sad that I could not get it  decorated ~ My youngest grandson  did this on  his own, came and gave me a hug  and said  " it is ok gramma,  we will get it done  "
   I am so blessed

  Here is  another  picture  after  my tree was  decorated  and gifts  were  under it ...It looks a little different  huh ?  : )

  New Years  day we carried on  with  our tradition of 15  years  at least,  to start the New Year as a family. We were all together  New Years Eve as well,  party hats, noise makes ,yummy snacks  and happy  kids ~  Sisters  that enjoyed each others company  and a son in law that  tried to  keep us all happy...A perfect  picture to add to my memories .
    New Years Day  other family  members  came, we  shared good food,  and time with each other  I got to see my great nephew I  have only seen once or twice  so far,   we played games,  and it was a great way to start the New Year...We hope the rest of the year  follows suit.
   I do not  make  make  resolutions,  I just try to decide  on some thing  I need to work on  within  my self... And it is easier  to  try  to accomplish it usually  ...  This year I want to  see  what I am doing  that I can better~  I know to be HAPPY  that one must be honest with them self  so  I am searching to see what I am hiding behind...  I  know  can reach a higher level of  HAPPINESS  and help others in someway too .
 Well at least I hope I can : )

  I wish you all  ONLY  good things for this year...Especially those that  make you happy ~  Family  makes me  happy  , and seeing them happy  is even better ~
                  But most of all  May 2013 be BLESSED for all of us


  1. Happy New Year to you Soni. I know things were a bit difficult this year, but you stay smiling and upbeat through all the trials. You are an inspiration to me and others.

    1. Thank you Maggie ~ I try ... This year was hard in so many ways... But I made a vow to not let anyone or anything take away my JOY : )

      and I want to be more like you ! structured with my crafting and expand my abilities,I want to learn new techniques, and get back to my scrapbooking
      I want to be more independent and ABLE ...
      So you are an inspiration to me as well

  2. Happy new year, Sonja! May 2013 be a year filled with blessing and love. Trust that the Lord has a special plan for you .... because he does. You are such a blessing to all you meet - in real life or onliine. :) Love you, my friend.

    1. Thank you Shell,for such kind words... My friends and Family are what keep me going...
      God keeps supplying me with all ~ so I just keep on enjoy, learning , living and saying thank you ...

  3. Soni, What a beautiful post! I love that you start the year with your family. So sorry to hear that you were sick over the holidays! That is never fun! Your tree turned out beautiful and I see my favorite "Mouse" in that picture also:-) Take care!

    1. Oh Brenda there are MANY Mickey Mouses here, at Christmas time I have that animated one and three stuffed dressed for Christma and on every day there are so many Mickeys and other Mickey related toys 15 month old grand daughter loves him yippee
      thanks for stopping by

  4. What a very sweet and touching post. Your tree and room looked beautiful and I'm so glad that you were surrounded by those you love so much. I hope your 2013 is an awesome one. Hugs, Curt

    1. Well hello, and I am so happy to see that you stopped by ... Thank you and yes I am hoping 2013 can and will be a great year too ~ I know we are all ready for that ...
      I send hugs right back to you !~ and I will stop in to visit you in a few days ... any new pics of the boys?

  5. Happy New Year, Soni!
    I miss being apart of your family during the holidays. But I know you are surrounded with love.

    Here's to 2013... May it be a little less crazy, a lot less challenged and full of blessings!