Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

It's hard to believe that it's already January 1, 2017. Ours came in pretty quiet for us but it was pretty noisy outside. Fireworks going off all around us.  Poor Lilley was traumatized by all the fireworks. If David was in his office she was under his desk or she was up next to me on the couch. 
Warning Photo heavy post.
I hope everyone stayed safe and your 2017 is the best ever.
I had one glitch before Christmas Day. Won't go into details but I'm hoping things will calm down and work out. But other than that Christmas was pretty awesome.
For Pamela we helped her pay for a desk set she found on pinterest.
She found this along with the building instructions. All we needed was someone to build it. That was a fun experience. NOT! I found a guy in Magnolia who gave me a quote and said he could build it by Christmas and then 2 weeks later he went silent. Thank goodness I hadn't given him any money yet. He wouldn't return my messages on Facebook, text messages or phone calls. What the hell?! I even posted a comment on his Facebook about his lack of  communication. Others comments and two days later he said he'd call tomorrow.... Is it tomorrow yet?  People.
Then in causal conversation Pamela mentioned to her landscape guy about needing some furniture built and he told her he builds furniture. Wow. What luck! 
So she sent me Colby's number. I gave him a call and he got back with me next day with a quote and said he would have it done by Christmas. And he was the one. Colby did an awesome job. We picked it up and delivered it to Pamela's house in Bryan. She was thrilled. Now she can unload the last of her boxes.
We started Christmas a little early to celebrate David's birthday on the 22nd. Pamela and I took him to Carraba's for dinner and drinks. David's a Christmas baby. We had some yummy food, drinks and laughs.
Then Christmas Eve we went to Mom and Joe's and for Christmas everyone came to our house for dinner. 
Here's a few pictures of our family time.
Shelby, Kendall, their mom Lynn and Pamela

My nephew Kevin with Pamela and Shelby

It's dinner time. Ham ready and David is carving the turkey.
caught me with my mouth full and Glenda piecing
Mom and Joe relaxing after dinner

Glenda caught a picture with one brother - Gary
Happy Birthday David.  Our Christmas Baby.
Lilley isn't sure what to think of all the paper and boxes everywhere. She's ready for her present though.  A special bone and cookie treats.
     Check out my new RTIC mug Pamela bought me. She even had a special decal made for it.  Love it. A sewing machine. Too awesome 

I had hoped to post this New Years Eve and like usually it didn't happen. So instead it's my first post of 2017.

Hope Santa was good to everyone. I must have been good because he brought me all kinds of goodies.

So until next time....May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.



Linda said...

Loved seeing all these happy pictures of smiling people!! You are starting off the year with smiles all around!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carla. Sounds like you have a good Christmas. Happy Birthday to David and the girls in your family certainly have beautiful eyes..Happy New Year..Judy