Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hey Ya'll !!

Been a bit busy around here since I last posted!! Lots of year end appointments and of course Christmas preparations!
We had a family and friends gathering here at our home to kick off the season. Was so wonderful enjoying the time together! Loads of good food and fun times!  Not a lot of pics to share. Thought I had loaded them up on my PC so deleted them off the camera!!!!!! Santa please bring Lola a new memory function for Christmas!

 We have been busy baking and making candy for our gift boxes. For a few days our home smelled better than any Yankee Candle you could want!
 These are the large containers!
Delicious pound cakes DH makes that are asked for every year. They are wonderful!
 Need to pack up the tins and boxes! We will be delivering most ourselves this year instead of mailing!

Why??? because DH retired on Dec 5th!!
His office group gave him big send off with a yummy pot luck luncheon party! So many folks wishing him well on his new adventure!!
Was so wonderful to see how they all held DH in such high regard! He will be missed by many.
DH and I also celebrated 40 years hanging out together!!! OH MY GOODNESS! Time is moving on for sure!

Needless to say my days are now no longer my own! Having to learn a 'new normal'! ;-)
 DH was always on vacation for 2weeks during this time of year. So after the Christmas and New Year holidays are past... the big change will sink in for sure!!!

Hope to get more pics posted but not sure when that will happen! Crazyville here these days!

So I want to take this time to wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Big Christmas Hugs to all who take the time to read my posts!
I appreciate you all very much!


  1. Ahhh--too bad about losing the photos--
    all this tech stuff can get a bit--ok--alot confusing!!!
    I have done well up to now--
    but been under the weather since Friday really--
    just have some cookies to do--
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  2. Been "hanging out" with my DH for 56 years. We'd lived a "corporate nomad life" after college from the west coast to east coast and neither were living in our hometowns and by then were "empty nesters". We decided to do our individual morning tasks and then get together about 11 AM for coffee and chat about what we had planned for our day/week like errands, quilt group, golf, day trips and more. Both of our kids were married and lived a distance away so after a few years and more grandchildren we eventually decided to downsize and move nearer to them. Lawn mowing could be done in about 20 minutes rather than 2 hours on a ride on and golfing went from occasionally to 3 days a week. Gave me time to quilt, sew more and make new friends. DH does his own laundry (that USMC training), some marketing and cooking. Life is good.

  3. Congratulations to your DH on his retirement and to both of your on your 40 years of hanging out :)

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.

  4. Lovely decorations. The baking looks delicious. Congrats on the retirement. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.


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