Monday, January 07, 2013

Visits From 2012

Hello There Beloved Reader,
How was your weekend? Mine was practically, perfect in every way except one. 
Bah... can't believe I'm gonna say this but the one reason was that one reason that we women face every month. There, I said it and now I'm gonna move on having lost the 2.5 male readers that I have.
See you fella's on the flip side.
It's a bit blustery here today. Branches are falling off of trees around my tree house, and I am "Home Alone" staying inside where it's warm by my cozy fire, drinking coffee and singing praise to the Lover of my Soul.
When it's windy like this I always hear Winnie The Pooh's voice in my head saying,
"Oh bother, it's a bit blustery outside."
And then thinking of Winnie makes me think of his friends and what they would say and well I think I will pair these pics from last year with some favorite quotes from Winnie The Pooh. 
(Emma my oldest with niece Sophia, can you tell they are related, and don't you think that they have kind of a Macaulay Culkin, Home Alone look going on here? )
So it has been said of the Village(that's what we call this place where I live on 5 acres of property with 2 other families) , on more than just one occasion, that it can be like Grand Central Station sometimes.
Personally, I wouldn't want it any other way. 

A full table for Easter. Full tables make me happy. Really, really, happy!

These are gonna be a collection of pictures from all  the visitors that came through here at the Village last year.
These memories with each and everyone of these beloved friends and family memories will fill my days with sunshine as I face the very cold dark days of winter, and I hope that on this Monday morning they put a smile on your face as well.

“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

My Brother Greg, my baby Isaiah and My Giant built me a beautiful log bench that now sits in front of my garden. A treasure to me for all of time.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

Gore Girls  and the Troll bridge, and More cousin time.
Please take note of the Troll and my son Solomon, the boy who doesn't like to be photographed. He found a clever spot to hide this time don't you think?

One of my best sister/friends daughter Samantha and my daughter Emma. The fact that these two girls are friends now, means that Andre and my friendship has out lasted us. Two generations of friends now, that's what I call Beautiful Life. 

“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
Even longer,' Pooh answered.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

Friend Trista and her handsome boys on a college scouting trip. We tried are darnedest to impress those dapper boys to come back to this city. Hope our plan worked.

My sister/friend Christine and me. Even though this picture is fuzzy it brings joy to my heart because it captures the laughter, the pee your pants funny laughter that is always around when Weeny is here. 

Christine and Me at the Chateau Ste. Michelle. So many great memories there. 

My Giant at the End(can you see why I call him a Giant?  He never quite seems to fit in pictures) Cousin Derek, Brother Greg and his girl Tanya. What a fun visit that was. 

We took them to a whiskey joint here, and then my favorite winery The Chateau, where there was yummy tasting going on all around, except of course by the DD. Oh yeah, that's right  I was the DD and of course the documenter/picture taker/camera is always in your face when I am around person.

(The whole Fan-Damily at a Mariners game and at the table)
What a treat it was to have Shawn, Marie, and Jordan come around the 4th of July. 
Have I mentioned that I love baseball?
Have I mentioned I love a full table? 
Have I mentioned that I love my friend Mrs. Marie and could spend buckets of time with her and never have enough?
Ok, well now I did.
 My Momma's visit this past summer. This was outside the zoo in the garden. So many wonderful memories from that trip. It was so great to have her all to myself. And the time went by so fast, when she left everyone here at the Village wanted the resident Gramma to come back. WE all loved having her here, but none more than me. My mom... well she is the bomb-diggity, the beez-neez, the cats meow and all those other fun old sayings that really just mean she is too Awesome, and I want to be just like her when I grow up!

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

And finally my most recent visitor, My friend Tasha. I'm going to be posting a giveaway from yours truly tomorrow and I will be talking more about this here visit so stay tuned.
Thanks for looking back over this year in pictures with me, now it's time to look forward don't cha think?
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for an awesome Giveaway.


Brittany T. said...

what lovely faces and great family and friend memories of last year! I am def soo soo excited for 2013!! I received your beautiful Christmas card/letter and will be writing you back soon, my dear penpal!! :)

shontell said...

A) aa milne's birthday is Friday. Did you plan this? 2) why did you use quotes to say "Home Alone"? Are you lost in an airport? D) where the HELL is our picture together??! I am waiting patiently for our 2012 memories. Cut. Cut.

No(dot dot)el said...

Britt- thank you. I am excited too oh and New Year's that's your fav holiday right? YAY !! For pen pals and YAY!! for beautiful sweet ladies named Britt. I patiently await your return letter.

Oh Queen- My Queen- (A)Of course I planned it!! NOT!! But that's pretty dang cool!! God just wanted to make me look really smart and all together for a minute there. (2) Home Alone quotes well... because I was Home Alone and because I was trying desperately to remember if I had wished my family away the night before? (D) WHoa!! A cuss from the Queen girl you are getting fiesty in your young youthful age... umm our pic is not here cause it was people who came to see me in 2012, I came to see YOU in 2012.... so therefore our pic should be on your blog!! Ru...

shontell said...

What if I visited you in my heart? Is there a pic with my elbow or something? I am posting a blog about you. I am doing it.

kathy @ vodka and soda said...

what wonderful pictures!! and that pic of the wee baby is adorable :)

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