Monday, January 2, 2012

Miscellany Monday

The first Monday and second day of a new year. WOW! It's really just now hitting me that 2012 has arrived.  I've been so busy this past week making Christmas memories that I didn't really have time to think about itSince I have not blogged since last Monday, I'm going to share a few of my Christmas memories with you in today's MM.  As always, Carissa is the "hostess with the mostess" every Monday.

A few glimpses.....

Top left to right - our family, our son and daughter, CiCi and Clancy man and CiCi with the first Santa she ever knew

 The kitchen.........

The princess got this kitchen from Santa.  I cannot believe how toys have changed in the past 25 years.  My goodness, this is like the "real McCoy."  So, so cute and I know many enjoyable hours will be spent playing with this.

My Adopted Family...........

 My "adopted" family came over the other day and we had a little Christmas celebration together.  Aren't they just precious!  If you've been reading my blog the past year then you remember seeing the baby when he was a few months old.  He will be a year old in a couple of weeks and he is so cute!  Much to my dismay, they will be moving to the Dallas area when school is out in May.  They are very special to me and I'm going to miss them terribly. 

Davy Crockett.........

 Wanna guess at who this is?  He is so proud of his coon skin hat that Santa left him. Silly boy!

The Jeep........

 Poppa decided that the Grans needed this cute little vehicle to ride when they are here.  Of course, it came in a million pieces and Poppa worked almost 5 hours putting it together and getting all the decals put on it.  It's equipped with seat belts too. ~smile~
They did enjoy it but are still just a tad small for it, but hey, they'll grow into it.  Poppa hunted hard to find one that was a generic color, I thought he did very well.

2012 is here......
I love the "full of promise" and "blank canvas."  The beginning of a new year brings a bit of sadness to me and has for years, but they do bring a fresh start and I love that.  I can't say that I've made a list of resolutions but I can say that I long to grow in my trust and reliance upon God and His plans for my life.  Last year proved to me, once again, of His faithfulness, no matter the circumstance.  I'm going to try harder not to look too far ahead, rather just live each day and trust Him to see me through 2012 just as He did 2011.  Blessings my friends! 

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I always like the blank slate/new beginning of a new year. I like your approach of not looking too far ahead. I am often guilty of that ... worrying and fretting over something that's a good little ways into the future instead of keeping my focus on the here and now. (Besides, what good does it do me to worry and fret? Can I by worrying add a single hour to my life? Matt. 6:27)

    Praying that God will bless your socks off this year!

  2. I am so glad you were busy making new Christmas memories. That is something that no one can take away! I don't think I even told you Happy New Year, but wishing you the very best, and I look forward to blogging with you in 2012.

  3. I LOVE Davy Crockett! Looks like you had a nice holiday. The New Year always brings me a bit of sadness too.
    Enjoy your day!

  4. what precious family pictures! i'm so glad you had a sweet time. those toys are super cool - my kids would love them too. they are still playing non-stop with their new stuff. -it makes a good babysitter. : ) what a pretty adopted family!!!

    happy happy new year! many blessings, my dear!

  5. Really love this post. I almost never comment 'cause I see you or talk on phone to you almost every week, but I do love reading and catching up with what is going on in your world. Love ya, good friend.

  6. You have been one busy lady! Was not aware that your adopted family would be moving to Dallas ....But, a good reason to go to Dallas!

    So happy for your week!

    Never did I imagine that I would be spending Christmas in Bend, Oregon .... so many good memories of our family.


  7. My girls would have been in 7th heaven in that play kitchen. They got a lot of use out of theirs!

    I think the New Year is tinged with sadness..hard to explain but I like your 'resolutions' Happy 2012!

  8. Sounds like a lovely Christmas.
    Love the pictures. Happy New Year!

  9. I definitely am liking the idea of a blank slate this year! - I love the play kitchen. I would have been all over that as a little girl. In fact, I just got rid of the one I had as a little girl this last year when we had the estate sell for my parents. it was all wood and had a fridge, sink, stove and oven.

  10. LOVE that New Year poster - very cool! Love the kitchen too, it's awesome!

  11. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
    As the preacher said yesterday, comparing the light for our path (future) to headlights. 'You're not supposed to be able to see 14 MILES down the road.' ;-) oh, so true!

    Blessings to you this year, dear Lea ~ Your dad looks so good in your recent photos!


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