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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Glad it Over!

It's New Years Eve.   Tonight, we will be spending the evening enjoying the company of  family, friends and neighbours.  Lots of great conversation and a feast of delicious Chinese food.  For the finale, a round of spectacular explosions as the fireworks are blasted off at midnight.  The kids love it almost as much as the guys who are setting them off!

The holidays are finally winding down to a close.  I love Christmas and New Years, but I can't say I am not glad to see them sneak out the door.  The excitement and hectic craziness of it all makes me long for normalcy.

The glow from the candles in the window, the glimmering Christmas tree and the soft shimmer of  the garland on the stairs.  These all made me smile the first night I had all the lights out but, in between rounds of gift wrapping, scrubbing walls and floors and running here there and everywhere!

And what a wonderful time we had!  We had a little party for the kids, and you'll never guess who stopped by for a visit!

My awesome cousin Ron was visiting from Houston with my aunt from New York!  We had a fabulous time.  Ron was hoping to get some skiing in.  That didn't quite work out, but instead, we managed to sneak in some sledding and the Two Rivers Wildlife Park.

I had barely enough time to paint some wine glasses which were to be gifts for some of my favorite people :)  I'll post a tutorial if there's interest....leave a comment!

For me, the real finale is not the fireworks but the calm that follows on New Years Day.  Ahhh....peace and quiet!

I will be enjoying it thoroughly, since it will after that that I plan on going full speed ahead with those New Year's Resolutions.  But that's another post!


  1. Happy New Year My Friend ;o) I love your Holiday pictures!!! Your house looks so nice and cozy ;o) I would love to know how to paint the wine glasses ;o) I think it would be cool to see some crows on some glasses ;o) LOL! Hugs and have a great night ;o)

  2. How wonderful it was to see your holiday photos. I, too, am looking forward to a restful and happy New Year! Enjoy the evening!

  3. Happy New Year to you. Your house looks lovely with the tree and lights. Hope you do a tutorial about painting the wine glasses, would love to see it.

  4. Hi Stacy and Happy New Year to you too! Thanks so much! Crows painted on glasses...what an awesome idea!

  5. I hope your New Year was restful and relaxing, Theresa! And I hope 2012 is happy and prosperous for you!

  6. Thank you Ann! I think I will get that tutorial done soon. Have a wonderful New Year in 2012 :)

  7. Love the holiday photos,I would also like to know how to paint glass.Happy New Year!

  8. Hi! Happy new year to you!! It looks like you had a good Christmas, but I'm with you... I like the calm that usually happens after! Here's to a very art-filled, happy, and healthy 2012 for all of us!!



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