Happy New Year 2016

So, Christmas is over and we all scramble to take down the Christmas decorations.  I usually feel sad to see the decorations go, but I am back in New England and our first snow arrived today.  This always makes me scramble to take down the outside decorations before they are frozen in place until March.

Just in case you have chilly weather where you are, here's a nice warm fire.  I don't have a fireplace in my bedroom. So I often bring my laptop in my bedroom and put this on, while I read.

There will be lots of fun things coming up for us in 2016.  My third grandchild is due early May, so I'll be planning a baby shower.  We don't know whether it's a girl or a boy, Sarah and Mike want to be surprised.

Speaking of March, I am thinking that March works best for a baby shower, since Sarah is due in early May.  Yet, it can be very snowy in March.  Here's hoping that we have another stretch of mild weather like we enjoyed this December. I took the photo of the icicles last February.

And so the winter begins, with lots of snow.  There will be snowmen to build and...
pretty scenes to memorize.
The year 2016 will be filled with lots of blessings.

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

P.S. I went to see STAR WARS with Sarah and Mike.  Loved it so much.  They took me to a newly renovated theater nearby that has assigned seating, and the most comfortable reclining leather seats ever.  I remember seeing the original in Manhattan in 1977 at the Loews Astor Theatre.  One of the largest screens to see the amazing first Star Wars.  I lived in New York then, and my friend Rachel and I became Star Wars buddies and saw all their movies together.

Here's a photo of my friend Joyce's Christmas gift to them.  Baby Star Wars toys.  How cute is that?

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on anther new baby---last time I visited you had the first! Sorry I haven't gotten by...time is fleeting.

Just getting a little snow and slush here in Chicago. Looks like it will be another mild winter. No complaints but it makes for a wonky spring and my tulips and daffodils don't do well. Still, better weather for those who have to drive in wretched weather.

Good luck with the shower. Having one Sunday for our niece.

Love ya,

Jane x

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

Love your idea of using the fireplace on the computer in a room that has no real fireplace!!

I still have our Christmas decor up and will till after this weekend. I get it up so close to Christmas I just love these days to enjoy it when things have slowed down.

Congrats on grandbaby #3 !!! Our #3 is having his tonsils out this morning.....so #1 and #2 spent the night with us. They are still asleep so I am sneaking in a bit of computer time :)

Happy New Year , Karen. I'm praying '16 will be a much better one than '15 has been......for us personally and for our nation .


Anonymous said...

Watching Star Wars on my to do list. Son and daughter said it was great. She watched it here before the wedding, and in NYC on New Year's Eve where they went for their honeymoon... a la An Affair to Remember. :)
Exciting time for all of you. Wishing you many blessings. I like the surprise element too.