Friday, December 31, 2010

My year in review.....2010


Jan brought lots and lots of snow...which I love. We no sooner cleaned up from one and then another hit! My kind of winter.
And on Jan 7th my mom celebrated 5 years cancer free!


I attended my first arena footbal game and was able to score nice tickets to the CAA Tournament!
I also had my 500th blog post!


Spring brought a lot of family gatherings and a very special trip to the beach....where our daughter became engaged!


These 2 months brought a few beach trips, canning a lot of tomatoes, cook outs, new camera lens and sadly, the return of cancer for my mom.


We celebrated our daughter's engagement with a big ole engagement party.
Johnny's sisters from Georgia and Texas came into town and we all traveled to the beach after the party!


I really started booking lots of photo sessions in 2010 with Sept Oct and Nov being my busiest months. I also did my very first doggie photo shoot!


We got our new puppy......Miss Bella Boo!!


and as always celebrating a wonderful Christmas season with our family and friends.

It's been a great year with a lot of life's usual ups and downs but we got through it.
I feel so very blessed to have my family, friends, job and health. Life is good in so many ways and I really look forward to 2011.

We'll have a wedding and lots of fun times. And we'll all continue to pray for my mom's continued improvements!!

Lots of love to all of my friends out in blog land!!
I so enjoy keeping up with all of you and especially hearing from you. And you know me....I'll just be enjoying life!!



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tacky lights......

Johnny and I went riding around last Thursday looking at lights
these are from the neighborhood beside our's

at least Johnny doesn't go this crazy with our lights...yet


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bella's first Christmas......

Our new pup Bella Boo enjoyed her first Christmas
she didn't quite understand the unwrapping of gifts like Chrissy girl does
but she sure did enjoy getting a new bed for Christmas
here she is enjoying it.......


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010....

We had so much fun on Christmas!!

The fun started with Christmas and friends over for dinner

And then Christmas morning..........up at 5:20 am!! yes, 5:20!
Now, my kids are grown...they are 28, 23 and 22 yrs old
Nicole is 28 and no longer lives at home
Jacquelyn is 23 and no longer lives at home but did spend the night on
Christmas eve
Our son Jake, he is the youngest at 22 and is still home with us
and he is the one that walked into our bedroom Christmas morning at 5:20 and said to me........"Mom, I can't help it, I can't sleep. Can we get up now"


Johnny said he thought once they grew up we would be able to sleep in some on Christmas morning. Guess he's wrong on that.

But it was lots of fun and we're still enjoying it! We all got lots of electronics and here we are all sitting around Christmas night, watching the Dallas game and playing with our new stuff.


Monday, December 27, 2010


We were warned all week of an upcoming East Coast snow storm
but then on Friday, our dreams of a white Christmas was gone
they changed the forecast!
nothing....maybe a dusting but no storm

Then on Christmas eve when I went to bed at 11:00, I turned the news on
and everything had changed........totally changed
we were sitting pretty for a snow storm heading up the coast

all major news reporting were giving out 3 different forecast
no one could agree
then on Christmas day it came together and started to snow!
so beautiful

as of Sunday we had 4 inches on the ground and so beautiful to wake up to
Bella Boo has really enjoyed it
she uses her face as a plow
I forgot to put hair conditioner on her and the snow balls clung to her so bad it took us about 30 min to get her cleaned up


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010...the aftermath.....

 My house is a mess
every available floor space is stacked with opened gifts

But I will try to stifle the neat freak part of me and enjoy just one more day of relaxing, playing, eating and drinking coffee all day

But tomorrow........the clean up begins!!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas......

and Happy New Year!
I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a year filled with the love and happiness that is the magic of Christmas


Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas eve....

there's magic in our home on Christmas eve

I hope it's in your home too!

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone from The Delaney family!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010


I bet he's hoping Santa brings him some more games.....


Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I don't usually make too many cookies at Christmas
mostly just making candies
But we love these little cookies
they look like little snowballs
some call them Russian Tea cookies..
I'm not sure what they are called but they sure are good!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Maddox, our 5 year old grandson....the love of our life
so precious and really growing up!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Bella Boo........

I think Bella Boo belongs in the circus......

the amazing flying dog


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Christmas lights look prettier in the snow.......


Saturday, December 18, 2010


People that know me and blog friends who have followed me know that I LOVE SNOW!!!
Love it.........I turn 10 yrs old when it snows!
and Thursday, we got some snow!!
not much....only 2 inches at my house but whatever, it was snow and it was beautiful. So many times it snows at night in Virginia and we never get to see it falling but not snowed all day!
I worked from home so I sat at the kitchen table facing the french doors so that's all I looked at all day!

Chrissy girl normally loves the snow but she had been sick the night before so she just didn't want to be bothered with it.
But little Bella Boo had never seen snow so she was loving it.
she would look up to the sky and squint her eyes as the snow fell on her face.

haha...look at Chrissy girl......she knows it's smart to stay by the fire!!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Dec 17th....

oops....looks like someone shot Johnny's fake deer.....


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas treats.....

Every year I make goodies to give to friends and neighbors
this year is no different.......well, except that I usually have Jacquelyn and/or Jake to help me. They haven't been over to help this year....yet!

here is one of my favorites......Buckeyes!!

here they are ready to put the toothpicks in and put in the freezer for a little while. And see that awesome red candlestick it! Found it at
Home Goods.

and now they have been dipped and are ready to wrap in candy wrappers.

all ready to be packaged and given as gifts!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dec 15th...

We are expecting snow tomorrow........

again, more snow!

woo hoo!!


Doggie haircuts....

Both Chrissy and Bella Boo are now all ready for christmas with their new haircuts!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More decorations.....

Just some pictures from around the house of our Christmas decorations......