Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas rush is through....

Grandpa and Kinsley
Grandpa with Tristan and Avery
I hope all had a very " Merry little Christmas ",we did and a new tradition was started by my oldest, we celebrated part of our Christmas day with her family, at her home as opposed to just staying at our home with them coming over.
As is with many extended families, our sweet grandie Kinsley has 3 sets of doting grandparents ( actually it's 4 sets but that's another story... ), we all have to learn to bend or run the risk of breaking...we chose to bend.
Different isn't always bad... just different and that was what it felt like, somehow not quite right but not bad. I knew change was coming and I didn't want it to, you know how sometimes we don't like to change the "status quo" but in doing so, I felt like I "grew up" a little bit...I still feel a little melancholy, especially at this time of year, when things are already stressed and you crave just a bit of familiarity / sanity,( that's why the holidays are not my favorite time of year ) I guess I'm a creature of habit in certain things?
But different can be good...if you let it be...


The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Love the PJs! I'm glad you made it through the Holiday more to go! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Flora said...

Thank you , and I hope your new years is a good one too!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Flora..We are creatures of habit :)..It is very hard to bend sometimes, even though we know it is for the good :)..Having extended families and accomodating all is very difficult,I know :)..
Happy New Year To You!

Flora said...

hey Candy, I guess I'd be hard pressed to find someone who isn't part of an extended family anymore,
It's still good to know I'm not alone.
You have a Happy New Year too!!!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Greetings Flora,
I am so tickled to read how your holiday was spent. It is a good thing to be flexible - actually, I would prefer to be that rather than brittle and unmoving. Life IS full of change; attitude is the biggest part of flexibility, don't you think?
Love the pics of your grands and your own Santie is a charmer.
Blessings to you, dear one.
Happy New Year.

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

~Happy New Year Flora~
Is that handsome fellow who looks like Santa, your husband?~
~Yes~ things were a little different around here too~
~But~lovely all the same~
Blessings to you & yours this coming New Year!~

Flora said...

Hello Amy!!! Yes that is my very own, year round santa!Thank you for stopping by and for the blessings,Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful new year too!
Blessings, Flora

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Lovely post and bending is a very good way to be.

I wish you all the best in the coming New Year and look forward to seeing your new work!!


Flora said...

Laurie, how nice of you to come over for a visit!! I am a stubborn soul, so bending was an extremely hard thing for me to do, but it is good to teach an old dog new tricks. Hope you have a great year too,I never tire of seeing your delightful creations!!!

pinkglitterfae said...

thank goodness the holidays are over. I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year! May the coming year be the best ever.

Ayala Art said...

Flora, great pictures! I have not seen you in a while, but I keep an eye in your blog. My best wishes for you and your loved ones for 2009!

Flora said...

Pinkglitterfae,DITTO!!!Same to you and yours, my dear!

Flora said...

Ayala Art,
Hello there lady!!!!Yes it has been a long time!!!!I too check in on yours often!!, I hope yours is a wonderful new year too!

Dianie said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you a DE Vine 2009'


Flora said...

Thank you and right back atcha!!!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!!

Huckleberry Arts said...

How wonderful!! oh they are so beautiful!!!

Wanted to drop in and wish you all the Very Best for the New Year may it be filled with memorable moments and family and friends!

Flora said...

Hey Annette!!!
Thanks for the visit sweetie!!!
Same to you for the best that the year can offer you and yours!!

Lance said...

He Flora, nice pics! I have something for you on my blog.

Susie McMahon said...

Oh Ooops! I was sending you a Fabulous Blog award, but I see your 'no tagging' thingy, so I'll send it to someone else. Fabulous Blog, anyway, Flora. have a great 2009!


Flora said...

Oh Susie ,I appreciate it anyway!!!
Thank you for thinking of me!!

Five Roses-Prim and Pretty said...

Hi Flora, I have left you a friendship award on my blog, I hope you like it, Hugs Kirrily

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

You're not alone Flora :)..It is trying & frustrating at best sometimes!

CCs Whimsies said...

Happy New Year's Flora!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope to get to know you better in the coming year as I find my way back to my art! Much happiness to come your way........ Christy

Flora said...

I think the hardest part is the initial step Candy, then things aren't as daunting as they first least for me it was.

Flora said...

I hope all is well and I will look forward to the same,have a wonderful new year!!!

~M. said...

In the midst of a so-far sleepless night, browsing through blogs in an attempt to lull my lids closed, I found yours and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your dolls!

Flora said...

Well Melissa I'm glad I didn't lull you to sleep!!!Thank you for the sweet comment!, Please come back often!!

Flora said...

Blondie, Lisa, Lance and Kirrily,
I did it again...(that sounds strangely familiar?)I missed some post and neglected to answer, I'm soooo sorry!!! Thanks to all of y'all for visiting with me and for the tags and sweet comments!!

Chicken Lips said...

Grandpa makes a PERFECT Santa! I'll bet the kids had a great time. Hope you have a wonderful and creative 2009!

Flora said...

Oh yes he does Mr.Lips, He knows he's the best Santa around..a legend in his own mind I tell ya!!!
He is such a kid at Christmas time,I made him his santa suit about 9 yrs ago and he usually carries candy canes to give out to the kids, where ever he goes! His zz top beard is grown all year, then a day or two after the holidays he chops it off! He is in his element when Christmas comes around!!

Tracy Nuskey Dodson said...

Oh how I love babies in sleepers! I miss them so. I'm not too big on change either but it's change or be left behind:)
Happy New Year to you Flora!

Flora said...

ME TOO!!!!, I'm kinda partial to these little sweeties in sleepers! Yes I figured the change part

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Tristan and Avery, oh my God, how adorable. Absolutely precious!!!

Flora said...

Thank you so much , yes ALL 3 of my grandies are very precious indeed!!!!