Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year and some Christmas things......

Happy New Year!!! I can't believe that the new year is already upon us and I never did a Christmas post!! Well, here are a few of the things that I was busy with at Christmas-time. I made this little birdhouse (above) and plan to do two more, for a birdhouse village, for next year. It was fun to do. I need some kind of tall box to put them in, so I can create their own little space, with trees, snow, etc.... I already have both the trees and the "snow", I just need some kind of box.

Here is the shoulder bag that I made for Hannah, for Christmas. It has coordinated fabric inside, but I realize now that I didn't get a picture of that.

These are Frosty Brownies..... they're chocolate-minty, inside and out! I told my youngest son and my husband that I wanted to try them out, before I made them for New Year's Eve. When we each had one, I said that I wasn't sure if I'd make them the same way and my son said, "I wouldn't." So, there you go. He prefers regular chocolate brownies to mint ones. Me, too. But, I did like the look of the "frostiness" on top. So, with the regular ones, I frosted them and still put the little candies on them. That was better.
I also made some Chocolate Crinkles that were fabulous!! But, I didn't remember them until 11:30 New Year's Eve, so just kept them for later. They are scrumptious and, if I'm remembering correctly, they're dairy-free. :)

Here's our Christmas tree, Christmas morning, just before we started opening gifts. It was a very nice morning. We went out to Wayne's dad's for dinner, and that was very nice, too.
And, now, a new year is upon us. How did that happen so quickly? Each year truly does go faster than the last. It's really about perception, though. As you go through life, and start feeling your mortality, time seems to go more quickly. What's that line from Bonnie Raitt's, Nick of Time? "Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste." So true.
I need to have some Sweet Dreams and go to was a l-o-o-o-ng night last night!
Happy New Year and sweet dreams to all of you!
~ Teri