Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Good Morning everyone!  Happy New Year to one and all!  Here's wishing all of you and your families a very blessed 2014!

First I would like to share the current Color Me Scrappy challenge with you as follows:
Their color palette:

and  fabulous sketch:

 . . . and here is my take:

I found an old photo of Katie from her very first Christmas way back when.  She got an Army cheelearder outfit from her Uncle Jim that year, and here she is sporting in while sitting by the Christmas tree!  Such a cutie pie she was!!!  

Here are some close ups:

And I would also like to share some December photos with you:

After a snow storm:
Doesn't it look like our loved ones in Heaven are looking down on us here?

And here is the nearby farm:

At the Fearless Fire Company:

Anne with Santa:

Owen and Santa:

Logan and Santa:

 Patty with Logan while decorating their Santa hats:

And Aunt Karen enjoying the crafts, too!

At my mom's house decorating gingerbread houses:

We missed my mom this year.  She fell and broke her hip just before Christmas and is going through rehab:

Get well soon NANA!!!

And here is one of my favorite photos from Christmas morning!  As you can see, Santa arrived big time at our home!  We feel very blessed to have such a wonderful home, tree, gifts, and and best of all, time to share with one another!!!

I will show you more photos from Christmas day later!  For right now, I want to wish each and every one of you much joy in the coming new year.  And lots of HEALTH, too! (Go Karen!!!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.


  1. Loving the photos!! So fun!!! And love love love your lo!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the tree and the Santa!! Happy New Year!!!

  2. Happy New Year, Sharon! I wish much happiness and great blessings this year! Your tree is so lovely and it looks like everyone had a great time preparing for the day, which is what makes so many lovely memories. Have a wonderful year!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas photos with us. Your first page of 2014 is beautiful. Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2014 filled with peace, joy and love.

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend!

  5. Loved all your holiday photos, thanks so much for sharing them. Your project is just precious. Love the colors and all the goodies!

  6. Beautiful family, fun activities! I love the pics of decorating the gingerbread house. Enjoy seeing the snow photos- lots of sunshine, swaying palms and warm temps here. Hard to feel like winter, or Christmas for that matter, when the sun is beaming and we are wearing shorts! lol. Nice color scheme for the LO. Your page is sweet. Happy New Year, Sharon. :)

  7. Happy New Year to you, too! Your festivities look like so much fun- my kiddo didn't want to do a g'bread house this year and it made me sort of sad.
    Love the LO- it really fits the color scheme and the stitching just makes it!

  8. Happy New Year Sharon! Beautiful photos of the snow. Love Annie and the gingerbread house and of course Katie's first Christmas.

  9. Firstly Happy New Year.. and your photos of the land blanketed in snow is really good for me as I sit here in front of my fan with a heat wave over our land and the weather man is saying it is going to be worse tomorrow then today!! Love that pretty color combo too, and your layout is gorgeous.. how precious is that photo.. very cute.. love your tree.. and your Christmas looks like a wonderful blessed time.. as it should be.. God is good!! Take care in your snow!!

  10. Wow! What fabulous photo's and I love your Christmas morning one. Hope your mum recovers quickly from her fall and a Happy New Year to your wonderful family. xx

  11. Firstly, gorgeous page Sharon! Absolutely love the paper choices and that you used a black and white photo! Just fabulous! Then secondly, your pics from Christmas as just super! Love the snow one's too...your photo's are divine! Lastly, wishing you a super 2014, may you and your family be blessed with health, happiness and prosperity! xx

  12. Fantastic layout! You nailed the color combo! Love the tree.

  13. Hi sharon,

    Wish you and your wonderful family a happy new year with many health and happyness.
    your winter Lo its soooo Awesome,Looove the santa and decor,the snow picture its beautifully,especalliy for the winter storm,wish you all the best.

    Lovely greetings Jeannette

  14. Happy New Year Sharon! Thanks for being such a special and positive light in this world! Your scrapbook page and photos are beautiful!

  15. Happy New Year, Sharon and your family! Beautiful layout, photos, and memories!!

  16. Looks like you had a great Christmas! Sorry to hear about your mom, though. Hope that her recovery goes well.

    Your layout is so cute, and I love the wavy stitched borders.

    Happy New Year!

  17. I'm so sorry to hear that your Mom fell! Mine is rehabbing from knee surgery. I'll keep your Mom in my prayers. Your winter/Christmas photos are incredible... That last one of the tree is completely lovely. Happy New Year!

  18. Your layout is beautiful - the colours are stunning!! And that heavenly photo is incredible! :)

  19. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I love visiting your blog to :). Wishing you a fabulous 2014!

  20. Love your LO, and the photos are wonderful. Great how you caught the sun's rays coming down! Glad you had such a good time with your family. Happy and healthy New Year to you all, hugs, Valerie

  21. Love that layout and of course, that adorable photo! Such great colors .. love them! Your family photos are all amazing! Makes me want a Christmas re-do! LOL Hope you have a fabulous New Year!

  22. HAPPY NEW YEAR SHARON!! WOW, so much to love in this post, thanks for sharing all the lovely fun pictures from your family time and gorgeous tree! Sharon that first one out in the snow is stunning, it is like heaven looking down at us. How pretty all your snow looks too, we just got it for 3 days too. Now the cold weather is going to get reallllly cold though.

    I LOOOOOVE that layout, the colors and all that you did really make it gorgeous and fun!! Just shows Christmas layouts can be any color and still work. LOVE IT!!

    Hugs and prayers for your family, hope your mom has a speedy recovery. Sending you the same wishes for this new year dear friend!!
    love and hugs dawn

  23. What a fun and cheery page, I love the colors and glittery element.
    WOnderful photos you shared too, awesome scene! Happy 2014 to you and yours!

  24. Happy 2014!
    Love your fabulous layout and those family photos. Hope your mom gets better soon!

  25. Oh, that color palette! Your layout uses the colors beautifully and your photos are beautiful. I love your nature shots and of course the ones with Santa :)
    Happy New Year to you! xoxo

  26. Fantastic take on the sketch. LOVE all your photo's and the snow ones WOW. Hope you Mum is better. Wishing you a wonderful New Year
    Mary x

  27. Great word for 2014 and what a powerful one. Love your reasoning behind it. Lovely layout and such a beautiful tree. Happy New year to you!

  28. oh goodness...i am so behind. lol Great word, great layout...gorgeous photos.


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