Sunday, December 26, 2010


the morning after
The morning after Christmas! Nothing that I have to do today..
just relaxing.. and puttering and doing whatever I feel like doing.
my baby!!
I havent had a day like that in quite awhile! We had a wonderful christmas. We host Christmas eve here for our closest friends and their families and its always a comfy cosy evening of laughter and fun. Not to mention huge amounts of great food!
tony vanessa and tony
Christmas morning, all the kids came and we had a great time opening gifts. I love to spoil them all and try to give them more then they ever could want. And they always do the same for us. They are very good at taking care of their mommy and spoiling her! We really have been blessed with loving and thoughtful children.
And of course this year we had our first grand child to celebrate! He is sooooo freaken precious!! I just can hardly stand it! I just want to squeeze him to pieces!!! and I literally have to keep myself from doing so! but do you know that feeling?? And I cant kiss him enough.. I think I could almost suck his little face off!! (hmmm.. I wonder if that baby is safe with me?!!! lol!)
And.. i really dont care to share him with anyone else.. but I've been a good girl and Im trying not to hog the baby... really.. Im trying. I think the baby is coming here for new years eve and spending the night with us. heehee.... then I can hog him!
So anyways, I had gotten so far behind in blog land before christmas.. I had hosted a cup of joy swap and never really collected all the pics of the things that people sent each other.. I feel a little bad that I slacked a bit on that swap. but at this point.. I'm moving on and not going back to try to catch up. Catching up is a little stressful for me. I feel like Im rushing rushing rushing and I HATE that feeling.
torry, torry and beth
Christmas afternoon we headed to the city to my MIL's house, where she had cooked a pork loin and a turkey with all kinds of great side dishes and pies! I'm so not kidding when I tell you that my pants are way too tight today! Ive done nothing but eat everything in sight for the last month! I will continue to indulge myself for the rest of the week.. but as of jan 1... its back to serious weight loss business!!
granpa and torry
I hope that everyone had a delightful holiday and I'm sorry I didnt get to do a "wishing you a merry Christmas" post. There was just no time for it. But I have a feeling that everyone had a day. I'm now looking forward to working on some other projects that have been dancing in my head waiting for me to finish all those bear orders and the swaps. All of which I love to do.. but I'm now looking forward to creating for myself a bit! I have a santa and reindeer dancing around in my brain, as well as a certain snowperson! I also bought all the stuff to make a christmas top hat, which didnt get done and I want to make a little shadow box of baby torrys fisrt christmas, and a new years creation of some sort! Plus, I never got my christmas cards written and mailed out, so Im thinking about making up some happy new year cards and sending them out instead!
OK.. so obviously, I probably wont get all of that done in a week.. but I'm going to try!
the princess!
All the kittens are gone. the last two went on Christmas eve. Frannie and figgy are missing them I'm sure.. but they are loving my new bedding and that big foofy soft comforter! doesnt Frannie look like a princess! and Figgy is her pillow! lol!
figgy is frannies pillow!
OK.. i'm off to play at my craft table now!
see yas later!


Debby said...

Don't even worry about what didn't get done. You had a great Christmas and a beautiful new baby to play with. I will send you a picture of what I received soon. It is on my blog as well. It was a fun swap. (((((HUGS))))

Sandy said...

You look like your Christmas was filled with love , love and more love! How perfect! And that grandson of yours is so cute, I can see why you want to smooch his face off! LOL I agree with you, let's move forward....thank you for your wonderful post filled with caring and good thoughts! See you again soon! Sandy

Mica said...

Merry Christmas Vivvy!!!! And a happy New Year ahead...Love,Mica

Maija said...

It looks like a joyous holiday Viv! I am so glad you are happy and enjoying life, as you should!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you! What a great Christmas present!


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you! What a great Christmas present!


Sabii Wabii said...

That cute little baby has his very own Santa!
Merry Christmas Viv.

Diane said...

Beautiful Holiday with your "New" grand~ Great stuff Viv!Happy New Year too~

Kai said...

WHEW! I was having Viv withdrawal symptoms! For REAL! You have your Bloggy friends SO SPOILED because you always have such fun posts! Now! That baby! O.M.G.!!!! Could he BE any more adorable? Heck, I wannna squeeze him, TOO! Your family makes me so happy, Viv! I used to fantasize about growing up in a family like yours. It's WONDERFUL! LOVE YOU, and just allow yourself to chill! You deserve some play time!

Cindy Marquis said...

What a sweet baby! So happy for you. I know what you mean about wanting to eat him up - I felt that way about my own babies, and now we are having a grandchild in June that I can hardly wait to eat up! Looking forward to seeing all your new ideas for the coming year. Yours is one of the first blogs I go to in the morning.

Nancy said...

Viv, your new grandson IS "freakin" cute! I have my two grandsons here for Christmas and we have definitely done our share of kissing, hugging, wrestling and chasing!!! I have the bruises to prove it!! Happy that you had such a wonderful holiday.
XO Nancy

kathy said...

Yes with a Grandbaby --hours seem like minutes -- and we never get enough of them --but like you have to share him-- HUGS to you !!!
KAthy - ga ♥

Julie said...

Awwee - sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I enjoy your blog so much Viv.. thank you! Hey - wanted to ask you if you were able to use the wool I sent you to make one of those little wool animals that you make - like the little lamb you made me? I am not sure it it was the right kind - but if so, I wanted to try to do it myself.. nothing too complicated .. but fun to say that I did it with the wool from our sheep!

Happy New Year too!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Viv. Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for lifting Kym up in your prayers. I haven't heard another word from her since she emailed me and I'm really worried about her.

All your Christmas photos are great. You're family looks so happy and so loving. Enjoy that precious little one every single moment you get.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Creative Breathing said...

Vivian, Christmas day looks so wonderful at your house! That darn baby is just the cutest ever! Everyone seems to be enjoying the "new addition". Christmas wishes to you and your loved ones! Elizabeth

Rosabears said...

Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today.
I wish you and your family a great 2011.
Hugs Marja.

Lydia said...

And a Merry Christmas to you too, Viv!

Oh, my, how gorgeously adorable is your new little member of your family! Oh, lucky you to be blessed with a little angel.

We changed Christmas around a bit, and are muddling through. Thank you for stopping by and keeping in touch.:)...and Happy New Year to you also!

xo Lydia