It's been very quiet here on my blog this last month barely managing a couple of posts for December.
I hit a wall early this month and found I just could not get past it.
Each time I went in the craft room to make a card I just felt overwhelmed. Maybe because I had coloured so much and made so many backgrounds and diecuts and it looked like Christmas wonderland but I think more likely it was just a reaction to how life has changed over the last 12 months.
Life has been a little harder this year and I began to feel that the joy had been taken from it.
Then we welcomed our wonderful new grandson in October and the downward spiral came to a stop.
Koby at 9 weeks.
I couldn't resist adding this one, he is only 3 weeks here
but looks so funny in his old mans hat.
Dale, Elysha and Aaron
Mason, Keegan, Koby & Sophie
Christmas eve was an amazing fun filled night.
I wish all my kids and grandchildren could be there and mum and dad but I am learning to take what I can get and enjoy every minute of it. And I wish they had called me in when they took this photo so I could insist the girls be in it too.
Keegan is my oldest grandchild and at 16 is now the tallest in the family. This Christmas he came to stay for the week before and it was lovely to have him there, cooking with me, shopping, chatting and spending quality time with John. He and Elysha have a bond that is amazing to see.
Sophie joined little Nippers this year and dances and sings her way through
the day. But best of all she loves crafting, card making and got her first craft bag full of
goodies for Christmas and listened attentively to every direction on how to clean stamps
etc. She gazes at my craft room with stars in her eyes but is now happy that she has
her own stuff.
I love this photo because it catches Mason perfectly. My little monkey
I look after him during the week and we love racing cars and trains
and have found we love using the racing track that spits the cars out at a rapid
speed especially if we can get 5 or 6 cars going at the same time
causing a lot of noise, crashes and cheering from us and makes us feel good.
Then theres trips to the park, TV time and snuggles, lots of snuggles.
I only have one more year then he will be off to school.
Jake is now 11 years old and has slowed down a bit.
Signs of arthritis in the back legs and some days are not so great.
He not only goes to visit at Elysha's different programs putting up with being patted and cuddled by all there, but now also visits with mum and dad at the Nursing home and patiently sits and gets patted by anyone who stops by. He makes a lot of people very happy. He makes us very happy.
Well not card related but some happy snaps I hope you enjoyed.
See you in the New Year