Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Year in Review

This year I am picking out some
highlights of 2015  . . .

Beth Moore came to NJ
Had a blessed time with Aunt Rose

Ladies Tea at my Aunts church

Radio City Spring Spectacular
Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars

Girls day out in NYC with in-laws

First warm day of 2015
A walk at the Jersey Shore

Spring has sprung

Liz Curtis Higgs
Keswick Ladies Day Out

Walk on the High Line NYC

My first time at Citifield seeing the Mets

Summer Trip to St Simons Island

Visit with FL Cousins

55th Wedding Anniversary to my dearest friends

Kailyn turns 4

We adopted our boys Sept 5th !

Greenwich CT Food & Wine Festival

Weekend trip to Naples FL

90th Birthday celebration for Mother in Law

Jason Crabb Concert

Christmas Bus Trip NYC

So thankful to the Lord for a blessed 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas 2015

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Christmas 2015
Christmas Eve
Beautiful relaxing day spent
making some crafts.
Are they just too cute?
Got carried away hah
Judah and I before leaving for
Christmas Eve service
Wanted to wear a Christmas
sweater but since it was so darn
hot in NJ I had to compromise
and at least wear my red scarf !
First stop was our traditional
Christmas Eve dinner at the diner.
I always get Greek Salad w/Salmon
So delicious !
Then on to the service at our church
This is my 9th or 10th Christmas at
Maranatha . . .
They always decorate so lovely
Service was wonderful . . .
Wonderful music:
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Light of the Stable
Born Is The King
The First Noel
Christmas Must Be Tonight
Angels We Have Heard On High
Joy to The World
Children Go Where I Send Thee
O Holy Night
Bethlehem/Angels in the Sky
Silent Night
Christmas morning . . .
hubby made me bacon & eggs.
Had a great time with Percy & Judah
it was there first Christmas!
Judah with his new toy from Santa
Percy with his new toy from Santa
My sweet friend Maria sent via US Postal service a
gift to the boys from her dog Myles. HAH
They enjoyed it.
Christmas is making Judah bonkers !
Percy likes his Santa mouse.
Mom was trying to put together their new gift
from Mom and Dad but the boys were quite anxious !
Percy is not sure how to pull the chicken string and
knock the treats out of the hole.
Meanwhile, Judah says, I got this mastered and he did !
Took him a minute to knock out all the treats and they were gone.
Christmas morning is exhausting when you are only
9 & 7 months old hah
My hubby is very observant and always thinking !
He got me a cool women's tool box.
I am the one who builds everything in our family and this
is just the coolest.  All the tools are pink also !
He said, I noticed your tool box is about 20 years old.
( hah it is true had it since I was 20 )
He also got me kitty and westie ice cube trays
And a Dallas Cowboys snuggie.
Hard year for my Cowboys with Tony injured but
looking forward to next season  . . .
Hubby also got me a neat wooden jewelry box of a cat.
It's one of the trick ones where you have to find the key
to open it.  And an adorable piggy bank that when you put
your coin on it a kitty comes out and takes it into the bank.
After opening our presents we headed to Mahopac  NY to
Gary's cousins Steve and Bonny's home.
We had a good time with them and their son Taylor.
He is 7 going on 50, I swear this kid is a riot.
He received a ton of Lego's and he had them built
in about 2 hours.  He did an 800 piece lego by himself
in an hour.  He is a smart kid.
Here he is building his gingerbread house.
Gar's Mom, Aunt Rose and sister Linda were also with us.
Bonny made a delicious ham dinner.
She has just started doing ceramics and made us this
beautiful dish.
Hubby received shoes, Flintstone gym bag
and wallet, I love cats cup and mug.
He enjoyed all his gift also.
We are both looking forward to what
the Lord has planned for us in this
New Year 2016 bring it on !
We don't know what the year will
bring but we know and love the One
who does . . .  ours is just to TRUST !
Proverbs 16:9
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Vacation Week

Using my last vacation days for 2015

Started off Saturday with Christmas Lights
& Holiday sites bus trip in NYC.

These bus trips are such fun. Last year
we took one also.

These lights were beautiful changed colors and
flashed in sync with Christmas songs.

Here I am waiting for my favorite color - PINK

Bloomingdale's Windows:

Barney's Windows - they had a live man making ice
sculptures in the window

Lord & Taylor - these were my favorites

Lord & Taylor had the whole sidewalk lit up with lights
and greenery.  Just beautiful

Here's hubby and I

Empire State Building looking festive

Macy's !

Fordham College had a beautiful nativity.   


I picked up the cute satchel at the outside shops at
Lincoln Center.  Wonderful memories of my Westie.

Sunday we were off to church for 3rd Sunday of advent.
We had a memorial service for this lovely lady who I never
met but had a great deal to do with our church being started
back in the early 60s.  Ma Parker is what our Pastor called her.
She was an amazing women of faith.

Monday was errand and shopping day. Finished up
Christmas shopping.

Also a little crafting

Skipping lunch this week and treating myself.
So I  treated my self to one of these babies:

I know, Dec in NJ and I'm drinking a Coolatta,
but you see it is 65 degrees. YIKES
Where is my winter that I love?

Tuesday - hair appointment

Got my highlights on:

I have been dying my own hair forever.
Wanted a change. This way the greys
won't show so much and so quickly.

Hubby was panic stricken that I was
going to come home a blond bombshell.
Which I have been before hubby.
He is a brunette loving man.
Not easy when you are a blond
loving women hah
This is a pretty good compromise.

Treated my self to this baby:

Wednesday - More shopping

More wrapping:

Christmas cards:

This is our card this year ! 

Loved adding our new kittens.

Treated myself to this baby:

Thursday - Christmas Party at work

I went it to work to enjoy the party and
exchange gifts with my co-workers.
Here's my team:
Margie, Kathy and Cathy

Here are a few more co-workers

I won a mug with candy and hot cocoa.

We had delicious food and a lot of fun.

Friday - my good friend Cindy was
coming down to meet our kitties.
Then we went out for lunch.
This is a great local breakfast/lunch joint.

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This boy finally decided he loves his bed.

The boys enjoying a new gift from my co-worker Kathy.

Little Percy loves to play

Saturday -  up early for errand

Breakfast at our favorite diner

The Yellow Rose

We eat here a lot our waitress brings us
our food before we order. She knows us so well.

More shopping ~ picked up a great deal on some new sketchers.
After all the coupons and discounts final cost $ 25.00

Took a nice nap with my favorite boy
Judah kitty

Sunday - Christmas Program at
church with children.

Then off to NYC

Awesome Gingerbread house

Bryant Park Christmas Tree

Hubby and I at the tree

Skating rink

Window shopping look at these !

Lion at the library ready for Christmas

Carrousel Horses

NYC Transit Museum

NYC is decorated so pretty everywhere

Then a nice dinner at our favorite Vietnamese joint

It has been a wonderful blessed week.

Very thankful and Christmas is just 5 days away !