Thursday, March 5, 2015

One Thousand Gifts


~ Loving my new route that takes me out to far places where the only thing I see are mountains, animals, fields of sage brush and alfalfa and an occasional rumbly tumbly storm.

~ Clouds, clouds and more clouds. I love clouds

~ A quiet day spent doing laundry, reading and basking in the sun

~ Enjoying each month a new family photo on the calendar my son and daughter in law made for me this past Christmas

~ Spending time with my nephew and his family celebrating his daughters 7th birthday and having the opportunity to make her birthday cake

~ Although my great niece has CP, she is one of the most sweetest persons I know (I may be prejudice though lol)

~ Eating fresh sweet and juicy strawberries

~ Gentle touches from my sweet husband (I love this man)

~ Climbing into bed after a long and busy day of spring cleaning before spring

# 165 Spending a wonderful date night with my sweet husband

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

February Date Night

Another successful date night with my baby
The month of February was movie night at home with treats
No dressing up, no fighting crowds, no finding the best seat and... no feet in the back of my chair while trying to watch the movie... Just pure comfort with my baby
Movies: "Taken 2" "Planet of the apes"

I thought "Taken 2" was just as good as "Taken" but I cannot watch any fight scenes... They make me stressed out so I close my eyes... I know kind of weird but that's just me lol

We found a collection of the "Planet of the apes" all the same movie just different years

The first one is from 1968 with Charlton Heston a classic
The second one from 2001 with Mark Wahlberg done well and is my favorite out of the bunch
The third one is from 2011 and mostly done with CGI work and very distracting but still good

But... The best was just spending time with my sweet husband! 
This once a month date night was the best idea and something that my husband looks forward to each month. He loves the idea and gets excited to open the envelop each month seeing what adventure is awaiting us next. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ Animal tracks... these are sweet bunny tracks... Well I think they are?

~ Together time with my sweet husband

~ Hot chicken soup (again) to help sooth a sore throat 

~ On the mend after being sick for 20 days

~ Discovering new science from a new book purchased last week!

~ Missing the wild coyote that ran out in front of my car... Phew!!!

~ Meeting a new co-worker for the first time and really liking her

~ Excitement for our date night this Saturday night

~ Spending time with my niece for her birthday and shopping to boot

~ A Doctor whom I am grateful to have helping me through new issues 

# 155 Finding a love note in my lunch bag sneaked in by my sweet husband,  collected for years

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Joy filled Happiness

Reading on line I stumbled upon this lovely video of Joy! I love it and wanted to share it with everyone! We sure need more of this kind of attitude in our world and lives today. I would happily join in on a flash mob like this one here!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ National monuments to pioneers paving new ways in their time that benefits us in our lives today

~ Having the love of literature enough to write a book for fun

~ Connecting to my ancestors through pictures

~ Thankful that my father in law did not loose his hand in the accident last weekend

~ Grateful for doctors who are experts at stitches

~ Very hot, soothing and comforting chicken soup for my head cold

~ Finally finished trimming all the trees and really looking forwards to fresh apples this spring

~ Dear sweet friends who will pick right up where you left off at, no matter how much time has passed

# 144 A Valentines gift from my sweet husband even though we usually celebrate Valentines day all year long

Joining here with Bron

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A World

A Poem from my daughter... She drew us on the bottom of the picture... Now my treasure
A World

Here, were a mother and a daughter nothing less

A mother and child in a world,

A world that could barely be,

Bothered with mothers and children

Mandy Spell

My sweet baby girl was older than her age, I use to call her my old soul... 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dorothy Fisher

A mother is not a person to lean on 
but a person to make leaning unnecessary
By Dorothy Fisher

Here is my sweet baby boy as a child at one of his school Christmas party's.
This poem fits my son very well... 
I am so proud of him and what he is accomplishing in his life

He is very self sufficient knows how to care for others in his sphere, he lives and loves with special respect and honor to all in his life and still loves his mommy lol My sweet baby boy

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers


I found this article in granny's papers, I never met Jerry Jilck because my grandmother didn't stay with him very long. My grandmother was married to three men. 1. Roy Apedaile, 1. Jerry Jilck and 3. Robert Acree of whom she became a widow from when he passed. Granny outlived all of them and spent many years single afterwards saying that she would never get married again and she didn't. It's pretty cool to see her in the newspaper. She and Jerry were married in April 1944 my mother was about two years old then.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ Preserved history

~ Historical landmarks

~ Sherbet ice cream

~ Brand new socks

~ Local news stations

~ A loving Uncle caring for his wife... my Auntie in her time of need

~ Prescription sun glasses on a sunny day

~ Watching CSI New York with the Love of My Life! (a show we both like)

~ Watching the look on my husbands face as he is scared witless (I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants... a box of cereal fell off the counter upon him unexpectedly... I am laughing still with memory of it)

~ The beauty of a multicolored sunrise

~ Re-reading letters from my family and friends kept for decades

# 135 Hearing a new childhood story from my mother about her childhood I've never heard before

Joining here with Bron

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Grannys Box of Papers



This Sunday I want to share a letter written to me by my grandmother... It is nothing remarkable and is rather mundane to outsiders but to me now a treasure. My grandmother corresponded to all the people in her life that she loved. She would write several times a week to family and friends and you could always count upon hearing from her consistently. That was something I loved about her, her constant affection to her family


Date January ? ( I added the year as she could not remember it) 2006
Dear Eva,
I can't write very good, my hand shakes so bad. But I will write a few lines to you. I miss visiting with you. (She lives with my mother in Nevada and I in California) I hear about you from your mother when you call ( I can no longer speak to her on the phone as she cannot hear well) I guess things are going all right with your family. I started this letter several days ago and put it away while we went to town, I finally am at it again. Irene and Mike and family came over to visit me and gave me a blessing. They stayed for a while it was good to see them. Vickie is my baby sitter when your mom and dad have a chance to get out. (My gran was a independent woman and never needed help from anyone... She did not like to be watched but she was too feeble to be alone) I am glad they have been tied down with me for so long ( I am sure she meant to say "Sad they have been tied down with me for so long" Granny always told my mother to take her to a retirement home so that they did not have to be burdened with her. Mom always said that if she went to a home she would die. She lived many, many years with my parents) Take time to write to me. I love to get letters. They are better than talking. I can remember what is said. I hope you can read this as I can't hardly. Maybe when spring comes you can come over and see us all. Well we're going to the chiropractor in a few minutes, I guess. I thought our appointment was for 1.00 pm oh well! ( at this point she quit writing and went to her appointment) Here it is another day again. Trying to snow a little out there. We just got back a short time ago. Our snow has last for quite some time, as you know it has been quite cold. I hope it dumps snow some more. I was raised in snow country and I just love it. Irene and Mike gave me a Sunday lesson. How nice it was. They started out in singing as we do in church and Irene gave the lesson. I enjoyed it all. Hated to see them go home. Hope you will write to me one of these days. Love to all Granny.

I really learned that being a responsible person from my grandmother meant that I needed to keep up to date with all that was going on in my family and extended family... That way I could offer assistance if needed and comfort those who needed comfort... I can only hope that I live up to her example of charity and service to others in my sphere. 

I sure miss my grandmother... 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

# 123 Right now living and loving life! And.... Really busy this week... weather a little on the cloudy side! Just the way I like it

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

Heaven’s Grocery store
Unknown author
I was walking down life’s highway a long time ago. One day I saw a sign that read heaven’s grocery store. As I got a little closer the door came open wide and when I came to myself I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels. 
They were standing everywhere one handed me a basket and said, “My child shop with care.” Everything a Christian needed was in that grocery store and all you couldn't carry you could come back the next day for more.
First, I got some patience, Love was in the same row. Further down was understanding. You need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith. I just couldn't miss the Holy Ghost, for it was all over the place. 
I stopped to get some strength and courage to help me run this race. By then my basket was getting full, but I remembered I needed some grace. I didn't forget salvation for salvation was free, so I tried to get enough of that to save both you and me. 
Then I started up to the counter to pay my grocery bill, for I thought I had everything to do the masters will.
As I went up the aisle, I saw prayer and I just had to put that in, for I know when I stepped outside, I would run into sin. 
Peace and joy were plentiful, they were last on the shelf. Song and praise were hanging near, so I just helped myself.
Then I said to the angel, “Now, how much do I owe?” he smiled and said, “Just take them everywhere you go.” 
Again, I smiled and said, “How much do I really owe?” he smiled again and said,
“My child Jesus paid your bill a long, long time ago.”
“All things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”

At the bottom of this tale is a message that said it originated from the Netherlands. 

This was from my granny's collection of papers she kept that I inherited when she passed 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ A new fish in our empty fish tank 

~ Enjoying the movement of our new fish

~ Picking a fun name for our new fish... Chester Copper Bottom lol from the movie "Goonies"

~ Starting a new Route at work taking me many miles out of the city

~ Being able to travel long distances again

~ Watching very large mountains covered with snow as I drive by

~ Visiting new clients and getting acquainted

~ Seeing new wild life on my new route and...

~ The joy of seeing brand new calf's running around playing with each other 

# 122 Coming home after a loooooooong day to relax... 12 Hours phew 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

It matters not
By Alice Hensche Mortenson
It matters not if I’ve been hurt it matters not at all, that sometimes from my weary eyes the scalding teardrops fall
What matters most is if I’ve erred and not confessed a sin, and through my lax some needy soul has failed to follow Him
It matters not if cherished friend’s, on whom I’ve leaned in vain, have wounded me by word and deed and left me with my pain.
What matters is – can I forgive again and yet again? It’s not, “Have they been true?” but “Lord have I been true to them?”
Twill matter not when evening comes how rough the road I’ve trod, if only I have talked with Him and led some soul to God.
For when I wake to be like Him who saved me by His grace, earth’s pain will vanish when I catch one glimpse of His dear face

This was from my granny's collection of papers she kept that I inherited when she passed 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Date Night

January date night at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. It was built in the 1960's. I remember as a teenager we would climb upon the roof, it was so close to the ground and way to exciting not to try
January, our first date night of the year. This year for Christmas I made up date nights for my husband and I... One date a month for just the two of us. Heart songs performed by "BYU Young Ambassadors" It was very nice to watch all the dancers on the stage! It brought back memories from the time that my children were in dance and we would go see them...
I knew that going on dates with my husband was going to be a lot of fun and I was not disappointed. My sweet husbands way is to always joke around when pictures are being taken... Tonight was no exception... Its too bad pictures cannot record sound because I am sure that he would have everyone laughing... Pictures are of poor quality but still are great reminders of our first date night this year

Thursday, January 22, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ The beauty of fields of freshly picked produce waiting for pickup and delivery

~ Modern technology capable of producing such quantity's of produce for our consumption

~ Using that produce purchased at a local vendor and turning it into home made soup

~ My first outing since January 2nd

~ Birthdays celebrated with our great niece who turned 6 but seems more like she is 8

~ Being released to drive again

~ My first day back to work in a while

~ Surviving that day well even if a little tired

~ Love given to me by co-workers and clients after my long absence (they made my heart smile)

~ Reading a new mystery book and trying to put it all together myself as it goes along

~ A sisters loving inquiries, always checking, always making sure i'm okay

# 112 Parents who are willing and able to help out at a moments notice

Joining here with  Bron

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

12 Months of Dates

I put these together for my husband this year at Christmas. This month is the beginning... The first date! I am so excited. If you want to see how to make one for yourself just go to pinterest and search 12 months of dating... You will find many results. I made up my own with the help of several sites.



For each month I came up with a different date and purchased some tickets when needed. I also added a brochure if they had one.

My husband loved it! The idea of spending a night once a month out with me or even in... I think he is just as excited as I am. I will be making a journal with what fun we had on each of our date nights into a memory book. So excited lol 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

God Does This
By Lottie Zimmer
He paints the red of the sunset; He crimsons the rambling rose;
He gives sweet scent to the lilac and crystals the fluttering snows;
He gives to the peach its flavor
He gives to the bird its trill
He planned the aurora borealis, and the song of the whippoorwill.
The swordfish deep in the ocean
The wild deer’s timid leap
The golden sands of the desert hot
And the mountain paths so steep
The frail, pink blossoms of April that sprinkle the woodlands low
The pines with their gentle murmur deep green against banks of snow
And the genius and wise of all ages whose inventions have pierced earths gloom
Combined all their skill and power cannot make one hepatica bloom
Cannot paint the soft petals of daisies nor unfold one delicate bud
But God in some dreary old marshland brings fleur-de-lis out of the mud
He uses the same skill always, in whatever his hand has made,
The peacocks tail the butterfly’s wing or violates deep in the shade
The wild plums burst into bloom each spring and each fall great trees turn red
God pity the man who's deaf and blind as to preach that God is dead

This was from my granny's collection of papers she kept that I inherited when she passed 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

DIY Birthday Gift

My great niece turned 6 this week and had a birthday party at Coconut Bowl... It is her favorite place to be... They offer free bowling, all the pizza you can eat, all the drinks you can drink and game tokens to play with. The kids love it
Usually I like to make something personal for everyone's birthdays but this year finds me under the weather so I just gave her money kids love money right. I came across this site that teaches how to make a dollar bill heart, how clever is that! Then I came across this site teaching how to make a hidden treasure bubble gum jar... here is how I did it
You need lots of bubble gum, a glass canning jar and a card stock paper, I used the left over roll from wrapping paper and taped it so it stayed closed at the size I needed.
Insert the card tube into the center of the glass jar
Then just add bubble gum. It took me a couple go's at it because I kept getting gum in the tube but after a bit I figured it out... It just takes some patients
Next I added the hearts, you can use any denomination but I used one dollar bills
I stuffed each heart into the tube
Then completely covered the bills with gum. Try and shake the bottle to settle the gum into place and fill in the gaps. I used a butter knife to slide down the side filling all the holes and then topped off the jar with more gum. Be careful not to move the center tube, the trick is not to see the surprise in the middle
Instead of leaving the lid plain I took some fabric and hot glued it to the lid. Then I glued ribbon around the lid and placed a bow over it... I found a really fun way to make a small bow on Pinterest using a fork! It works really great... I love Pinterest
Here is the finished project. I would have loved to have been gifted this gift as a 6 year old. Bubble gum and money... No better gift!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ Living in a time with medical knowledge able to save lives... Most importantly mine 

~ Emergency rooms to handle vital care to patients when its needed most

~ Doctors who have up to date knowledge to make the right calls

~ Tests that identify the exact problem to assist the Doctors quick and timely actions

~ Proper medications to assist in healing

~ Nurses with tender hands and understanding hearts to assist in the recovery process

~ Medical insurance to help cover a astronomical hospital bill and other costs

~ The humble appreciation of many offering up prayers in my behalf 

~  Being released to go home and recuperate for a time

~ The assistance of disability to cover partial lost wages during recuperation time

~ The show of love and support from very special people to my family and I 

~ Being allowed to continue my life here on earth for now

~ The love of a doting husband and his ability to administer to me when I needed it most

~ Feeling small steps of strength returning slowly back to me

~ Feeling the love of my dogs who missed me and now will not leave my side

~ Being outside for the first time in two weeks

~ Warm sunshine on a cool day radiating down upon my body

~ Breath! although not back to normal is better!

~ Taking time to reassess the path my life has taken, is taking and where it is going

~ Joy in starting my spring cleaning even if it's too early, in short bits with lots of rest on the side

~ Burying my face into a freshly laundered towel hot from the dryer and inhaling

~ Rediscovering green smoothies again and creating some of my own

~ The promise of a storm tomorrow

~ The color RED.... My Grand mama's favorite color... I miss her

~ A hand crocheted afghan my Nana crocheted herself passed down to me

~ Aunties who love me! and I love them very much

#100 The gift of being allowed to live for another day

Joining with Bron here

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

By David C.

The Average Military Man
The average age of the military man is 19 years old. He is a short haired, tight muscled kid who under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man half boy.
Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.
He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his fathers, But he has never collected unemployment either.
He is a recent high school graduate and was probably an average student who pursed some form of sport activities.
Drives a ten year old jalopy and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away.
He listens to rock and roll or hop-hop or jazz or swing and 155mm howitzers.
He is 10 to 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.
He has trouble spelling and letter writing is a pain for him but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark.  He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.
He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march. He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation. But he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self sufficient.
He has two sets of fatigues, he washes one wears the other.
He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals and mend his own clothes and fix his own hurts.
If you’re thirsty he’ll share his water with you and hungry his food. Hell even split his ammunition with you in the midst of a battle when you run low.
He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your life or take it because that is his job.
He will often do twice the work of a civilian draw half the pay and still find ironic humor in it all.
He has seen more suffering and death then he should have in his short lifetime. He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.
He has wept in public and in private for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.
Just as did his father, grandfather and great grandfather he is paying the price for our freedom.
Beardless or not, he is not a boy.
He is the American fighting man that has kept this country free for over 200 years. He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Remember him always for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

I found this in my grandmothers box of papers that I inherited after she passed. Each Sunday I will be sharing them before I pass them onto my other siblings. I do not know who David C. is but the paper is old and browned by age

Friday, January 9, 2015

One Life Given

 One Life Given
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Gasping for air, unfilled lungs
Dizzying ache of an oxygen starved body
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One life
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Brain rationalizing an asthmatic fluke
Doctors don’t know, won’t say, no relief
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One life
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All life ends
A scare, too close, not ready, not now
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One life
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Out of my hands
Still reeling… Unsure… Scared
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One life
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A life between two places
Not wholly in, not wholly out
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One life
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Courage, Resolute, Determined,
Valiantly press forward, onward
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One life 
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Accepted with humility to live again
One life given

A Poem written by Eva Spell all rights reserved 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One Thousand Gifts "A Year in review 2014"

As the old year ends and the new one starts I find myself thinking about what was important to me in 2014. This past year was filled with a large amount of fun and meaning... Here are some highlights from each month...
January
This year January found me wanting to start a new Christmas Tradition. (Here was the last tradition) I wanted to do something in my daughters memory and after much thought I decided upon making blankets for the Children's cancer ward in a local hospital... This activity was such great fun this year with my mother, sisters and friends all coming over to help once a month. Good food, lots of laughter and much sewing went on. My goal was to make twelve gift sets that consisted of a blanket with a matching animal and a book. We made our goal and some! I know these will be much loved by anyone who receives one
February
There were a couple things to pick for February but one of the greatest things about living in Nevada is the abundance of wildlife. Large families of Quail, Lots of rabbits, Wild horses and wild cats... not the alley cat kind either large ones and small you do not want to meet at night. I even passed a bear cub one day although I never seen the mother but you can bet she saw me lol. Reno is a mountain valley desert and one of the most beautiful places on earth. What I like about Nevada is that it has four seasons. The weather is so diverse... there will be rain on one side of the street and sunshine on the other... There is a saying here in Nevada "If you don't like the weather just wait five minutes it will change! And that is so true!!! I love living here
March
Our family is large and that is just the way we like it... We often include friends of no blood relations as family too. Although sometimes there are logistical problems getting everyone here, there or inside places large enough for family gatherings. In March my sister's daughter in law was pregnant with her second child and we had her baby shower at my house! It was tons of fun. So now with the birth of her second child our family now consists of... Starting with our two parents, 8 siblings, 23 grandchildren, 6 great grand children with one more due around July or so and various other friends. That does not seem like much on paper but when we are standing all in one place or... purchasing tickets for a trip or eating dinner out it can seem overwhelmingly large but that is what makes it all the more fun!
April
At Easter time for many years me and the kids have made Easter Egg Dioramas. This year I taught a class to anyone who wanted to make one and it was soooooo much fun! One thing I really enjoy is teaching others how to make things that I love. I just wish now after all these years that I would have taken pictures of all of them. I think it would have been fun to see all the different creations everyone has made.
May
May was mothers day and this year I was here to enjoy it. My sister and I were talking about what to do for her this year. Her idea was to have all of us kids go and spend the day at church with her. I didn't think that everyone would want to do that but they all did with the exception of a couple who lived to far away to get here. My contribution was to make a rose with beads to represent all of us kids, grand kids and great grand kids. I have to say she was very surprised and happy... So was dad
June
In June I was able to spend time with this man whom I love very much. I call him father... We are not blood related but he married my mother and became my father. He was there for us... provided for us, taught us but more importantly loved us like his own children. I never knew what a father should be like until I met him. In June this year we had a BBQ Dinner and had all the kids, grand kids and great grand kids over for dinner that could make it. Like in this picture my father has a way of making everyone laugh or smile! I've always said that he can enter an elevator with a stranger and exit best friends. He knows no stranger and deeply cares for those who he knows. I love him with all my heart this man... My father 
July
As I said earlier wild life here in Nevada is abundant... Especially the wild horses... In July this year we found many horses walking around the neighborhood mostly unafraid of us and just a little timid. This sweet one would come each morning with the others to our front yard to eat apples off our two apple trees! I would get up early to try and catch them at it so that I could sit and watch them in action! This year there were two foals added to the herd and they were so cute... I love horses!
August
This month was hard to pick just one thing to talk about... But this is the biggest change in our lives this year... My husband changed job careers After 40 years of automotive excellence he decided that he had had enough and wanted to seek out new advantages to himself. Although an adjustment financially it has been one of the best choices of his life! I am so happy that he made the change. The other happy event this month was my sons surprise birthday party that my daughter in law created and pulled off with great success. It was so fun to see my husband dressed up as Mario... Lots of fun
September
September brought the culmination of all the hard work toward making this wedding a great one! September promised great weather but as the day approached it turned out to bring icy cold weather, snow and some thunder with rain... We had a fire pit to keep warm by but that did not keep us from having fun... Look at them standing there... what you cannot see is them shaking with cold... Poor things. 
October 
October is one of my favorite months!!! I love it when the weather starts to turn and the leaves change color and the nights start to cool.... aw.... love, love, love it. I attended the hot air balloon races this year and was able to be on the ground in the middle of it all. The picture dose not do it justice. It was thrilling to stand next to this HUGE balloon as it's being inflated and then to watch it take off. Or being in the middle of all the balloons as they take off... Just thrilling
November
Here in November we had Thanksgiving with a special visitor from out of the state, we had all the family together to enjoy all that we are thankful for... some more thankful than others lol. I do not understand why people are never happy with what they have, always wanting more when so many are going without! But this is not the time to visit that... I guess you can say that we are all in different places in life, experiencing different things and dealing with them the best we can. I find that I needed to be more present in life, loosing my daughter changed me and I often am searching for myself.... This book is a great read and I have started my journey of living life fully where I am now. Finding joy in the now and seeing things fresh... Trying to live simple and most of all trying not to have expectations upon myself that are unobtainable. 
December
December brought cooking, secret Santa, Christmas party's, Christmas music, time together, More thankful living, My nieces graduation, snow men, Christmas trees, snow, Christmas itself with the celebration of the birth of Christ, dinner date with my husband, driving around looking at Christmas lights, although having to work on Christmas day I am so very happy to have a job and one that I love to boot. 

2014 for us was a year of many many changes and love and adventures that are memories that will live in our hearts forever. I hope that anyone reading this post will have a great or better new year in 2015... Let's all try to be a little more kind, patient and understanding of others because you will never know what they are going through... Happy 2015 Everyone xxx