Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tears & New Year's

I cried Christmas morning.
I did. Sweet, happy tears.
Somewhere between childhood and now, I have morphed into my Nana Midge.
She always cried when she got gifts. 
I cried when I got my daughter's handmade gift from school.
I teared up when I got my sweeeeeet caran d'ache crayons 
and PITT pens. (Yiipppeee!)
But, I felt like bawling my eyes out when I opened my new 
Canon 50mm 1.8 lens.

I, no...I adore this lens.
It is amazing. :)

Some pictures from Christmas...

A sweet handmade ornament
A new bike
Baby Alive
Walking off the goodies
My sis in law & brother having some fun
Our sweet dog resting after lots of excitement  

Ahhh, the wonder of Christmas
I must have missed the "make a face" cue.

It is now the last day of 2011.
Crazy. Where did that year go?
There have been many ups & downs this past year. 
The same for you I am sure.
All I know is that I am looking forward to the new year ahead.
It is new and so full of possibilities.
There are so many things to look forward to and embrace with arms wide open.
Let's run into 2012 feeling brave and ready to grab every opportunity, shall we?
 I hope you have a spectacular New Year's!
One of the paintings I made for gifts. :)


  1. I cried, too. And now I am again. Happy, wonderful New Year to you! Kathy

  2. What a beautiful post and photos! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  3. Wow! A new lens for the new year! I hope yout new gadget will inspire you to produce more crafts and of course share it with us! Happy New year my friend!

  4. Awe, what a sweet post! AND you got the crayons! YEAH!!! YOUR husband got the hint . . . (can you hear my feet stomping!?)
    Happy New Year sweet friend! xoxoxo

  5. I cried alot of happy tears at Christmas, too :) Blessed, Happy New Year to you!

  6. What wonderful gifts!! Oooh, I would love that lens, too!! That's awesome!
    Your photos look great, btw, as does your whole blog! Happy New Year!

  7. I LOVE my 1.8!!! THis will be such a great lens for you! And I just scrolled down and read about your bday! Happy one to you. You are 41 years young! That is what I'm saying! ...and we have more in common than I thought. I still have a young one at home, 2 too, and I am embarking back on a vegan diet now! Yes indeedy, we have children, youth, art, and veganess! We rock!

  8. Happy new year Sadie!!!
    You know, it was also my Anniversary! I was born on December 22 also and I just turned 42. I am French so excuse me for bad English writing.

  9. Great pics!
    Happy New Year to You and Yours!
    Sandra Evertson