Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some Thoughts From Nana.....and Happy New Year!!!

Hi everybody and a very Happy New Year to one and all. I know our friends in some parts of the world are already on to 2010, and some of us are fast approaching the celebrating. Hard to believe we are to 2010.

The Xmas holidays were wonderful for our family. Little Polka Dot is so much fun and so darn cute...sorry, again, can't help myself. A while back on his own he started calling Mr. Polka Dot ..Papa. How cute. His mom and dad thought we were teaching him that and we thought they were, but he just figured that out on his own. Now he has picked my name....Nana...I LOVE IT, and the fact that he choose it makes it even better. He could frankly call me anything, but Nana it is! Here he is at our family Xmas party on Aunt Jane's carousel horse with Papa helping. Such a happy guy!! We had lots of great family time this year and feel lucky to be close enough to have time with everyone. My daughter in laws family had their annual tamale making party....SO MUCH FUN, and in the words of her mom, what is talked about at the tamale making party stays at the tamale making party!!!! Because our girl had to work on Xmas day we decided to drive out and have dinner with her and her boyfriend and his family.....FUN, and a great Italian dinner. Christmas day was spent at our house with Mr. Polka Dots family joining us and then the BIG SURPISE.........our girl drove here after work anyway. She made us cry happy tears!!! The day was perfect!!! Tamales, taquittos, chile casserole, beans, fruit salad and my daughter in laws AMAZING Brownie Balls..... totally amazing!!!! My sister in laws helping me to pull it all together...so lucky to have them both!!!

Our girl came home for a gingerbread making party the week before Christmas with her high school friends, and Little Polka Dot and his mom...again FUN, and yummy all rolled together. Years ago we were given this wonderful gingerbread house mold from Williams Sanoma and it makes the perfect size house. Fun that the girls wanted to do it again this year...just like old times. They are such good friends, and so fun they included Little Dot and his mommy. The tradition lives on :-)!!!

Miss Geranium sent me the most wonderful box of Xmas goodies. I had decided to try one of the biscuits, but the tin was filled to the brim with more wonderful Xmas goodies. She spoiled me!! Then I got this wonderful "Random Act of Christmas Cheer" from Nanette. So sweet, and the fabrics are just amazing. I can't wait to find the perfect project to use them in.

On the quilt front.......well I did get all the rows together on my camp quilt, and one of the side borders added. As you can see by the fold marks it's been tucked away for a bit of time. I'm thinking I will work on the other borders tonight while I watch the New Years Eve celebrating on TV...yes I know it sounds like a wild old time, but I'll try really hard to control myself. Mr. Polka Dot will be at the blanket show long before midnight for sure!!!! Here's some mini quilts that I put the binding on yesterday for a friend. I LOVE THESE BABIES......think they need to go on the to do list...boy that list is long!

This seems to be the time of year to make resolutions. I am not doing it this year because I don't seem to follow through. I just am going to reflect on the great year we have had as a family and we are all looking forward to our new little guy due in about 4 weeks....so exciting!!! This has been a year of change, and one think I have learned for sure is that change is good...very, very, very good!!! Thanks for a wonderful year of blogging and bloggy friendships and my best wishes for a Happy New Year to all of you!!

14 comments:

Darlene said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.

We're Nana and Papa, too. Wouldn't have it any other way :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year (Aunt) Cheryl! Looking forward to lots more good times in 2010 with you and all the dots--XOXOJoanna (Great Aunt dot)

Janet said...

It's amazing how much things change at the holidays when we become Grammie/Nana !

Happy New Year wishes going your way!

Morah said...

Seems like a great review! Happy New Year to you!

QuiltSue said...

Happy New Year to you and all your dotty people!

Lorraine said...

Happy New Year to your and your family......It doesn't seem like any time at all and you were counting down to little Polka Dot's birth...and now look at him....and another little dot on the way!! Have a great 2010!

Dandelion Quilts said...

He is too cute, Nana. Oh, you can just see how much fun he is. It sounds like you had a wonderful family holiday. :) I hope that this new year continues to bring you much joy and happiness.

Kris said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy New Year my BFF!! You have been busy this holiday season. Wow it made me tired just reading it all.
Love those little mini quilts you did the binding on. I think I'm going to be whipping out some mini's this year. I love them.
Nana and Papa............so cute!!!

clare's craftroom said...

Happy New Year Nana !

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year!

searchfamilies said...

Happy New Year
Hugs Janice

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is fun to catch up with you. Looks like you fared ok through the holidays. I like being nanny and pa. This grandparent thing is growing on me. Happy New Year my friend.

Carol said...

Cheryl I'm so happy to hear that this has been such a wonderful year for you! I knew it would be! Life is soooooooooooo good!