Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Projects

Excited is thee word!!!

Excited is the word!! The blogosphere is where I've wanted to be for a while now. I'm just a sharing kind of gal and I like to write. :) Thee Alley Kat blog will have a look of it's own soon. Kind of boring, cookie cutterish right now. Just bear with. The perfect person is on the design job!!

There are many fun blogs I've planned for the coming year, projects to share with you, room remodels to start, parties to plan, a few trips the family and I will highlight in the blog and a few life lessons I've learned from some of the greatest people I've known. It is my hope that you will enjoy what's planned for you!!! No claims of being an expert at anything. I'm a jack of all trades/master of none. Just willing to share my experiences. Hopefully, we'll learn some things together and from each other.

First REAL blog coming in a few days!!! In the meantime, I'm going to share a few photos of some projects from the past year.

Thee Alley Kat

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The After Christmas Blues

Christmas evening after the last party at my grandmother's, my oldest child comes to me and says the same thing he's said since he was four years old. "Mom, it's so sad it's over. All the prep leading up to it and it's gone. I'm sad, Mom." He does. He says this every year. But, he's not alone. Don't we all enjoy the highs from the holidays.

For us, we love making presents, thinking of that special thing that will bring a smile to someone's face, baking cookies and goodies, the homemade family nativity scene and impromptu play honoring Jesus' birth that the youngest kids put together. That's what WE love about the holidays anyway. We make the most of each moment with family and friends counting each blessing along the way. Then, it's over til next year.

But, it doesn't have to be right? Take a little CHRISTmas spirit with you each day throughout the year. Joy!