Sunday, December 30, 2018

Out with the Old and In with the New

 


Well, here we are at the end of another
year.
Before we begin the new year, I wanted
to posta bit about our holiday season.

We started on thanksgiving by going to
the Country Club Plaza for the lighting
ceremony.

 
Magic Tree in a neighboring city.

 
Last Sunday, we went to Union Station
in Kansas City to see all the holiday
decorations.

 
Christmas jammies.

 
2018 Presidential ornament. Love these!

 
One of our beautiful parks all lit up!

 
Christmas decorations.

 

 

 

 

 
One of my friends made these signs. You
can't see it too well but the tree has lights
that light up. Going to have a tough time
putting this one away!

 
Had fun with the Jingle Bells this season.

 



Finally, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy
New Year! Looking forward to 2019 and
hoping for great things to come.

Be safe and I'll see you in 2019!



~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Sockings were Hung...

 
 




Twas three days before Christmas and I
am posting!


Stockings are an integral part of Christ-
mas. Where to hang them, how to hang
them, names on them, themes etc.

I found this article with interesting info
in the December '18 issue of Better
Homes and Gardens.

Title of the article:
Throwback 1930 Stockings

The ritual of hanging stockings began
with the tale of St Nick sliding gold coins
down the chimney and into the stockings
of those in need.

In the 1930 issue, regular stockings
were hung on a mantle for the photo-
shoot on stockings but flashy ones were
on the horizon.

Flash forward to today. Stockings come
in many forms on a higher standard than
your everyday stocking.

Where do you hang your stockings?
Are they the same every year?
Do you use themes?
Do you hang stockings for just immediate
family or everyone in your family.

We hang ours from drawer knobs on a side
table in our living room
They are the same (mostly) from year to
year.
Themes not so much.
We just hang stockings for us.

I hope that your stockings are hung by your
chimney with care.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, December 10, 2018

Life of Me

 

This was me last week, going here and
there and it seemed like I was going 
very  FAST! So much went on.

 
Last Tuesday these two celebrated
their 19th anniversary! We had a very
nice dinner at a new to us restaurant.

On Wednesday, Mr. Ken's Dad had heart
surgery. He is a new man now, came
through the surgery with flying colors. He
is home and doing great!
Surgery was the culmination of many weeks
of tests and Dr's visits. A stressful time for
the whole family.
The night of Dad's surgery, Mr. Ken got very
sick and I got sick Thursday. Stayed home
Friday too.
Mr. Ken's was food related  (we think) and
mine was exhaustion.
Saturday was the anniversary of my Mom's
passing. We have missed her for 11 years now.

 
On Sunday, I was feeling better and was
able to start and finish a couple of
Christmas projects.
The pic above is our Advent wreath from
when I was a little girl. I redid the whole
thing, I bought a silver tray for the base
glued the candle holders together for more
stability and changed the greenery a bit.
So very happy with how it turned out. A
bit behind with this but it can still be used.



I wanted a wreath for our door but  wanted
something that would be easy to store or
pack up with the Christmas stuff.
Bought a picture frame with the intention
of painting it red but decided to leave it
brown to match my floral picks, used sand
paper to stress the frame a tiny bit, painted
a wooden L and glued everything on. Pretty
simple but  I like it.

Hope all is well with everyone and I hope we
have a quieter week!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A New Month

 


Hello and happy December!

We have arrived at the last month
of a very fast year---where did it go?
November ended with a blizzard for
us and December began started off
wet and cool.
We have a very busy week ahead of
us. Sunday will be a catch up day,
Monday Ken has a work party, Tues-
day is our anniversary ( more on
Tuesday), Wednesday my father-in-
law will have heart surgery with the
end of the week revolving around
Dad. That's the way to begin a month!




Today we went to Lawrence, Kansas.
We went to the 32nd annual Festival
of Trees. There were approx. 50 trees
and 20 wreaths to look at. Each were
decorated by groups, individuals and
organizations.
The Children's Shelter was the bene-
factor of ticket sales and auction
donations.
Enjoy!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 



These are just some of the many
pictures I took today. For those
who follow me om Facebook,
I'll have a post up tomorrow
with different pictures.

Hope you enjoyed this tour.

~Keep on Dreaming~

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