Morning Meanderings.. The Countdown is ON!

Good Morning!  How is everyone doing this last day of 2011?

I stayed up WAY too late… I think I went to bed about 1:30 a.m.  I have been reading our January book club pick, Henry’s Sisters… and honestly – I can’t seem to put it down!  I am really excited for this review! 

BUT – put it down I must because it is tradition around here that the first book of the year is a big deal – and every January 1 I finish a book I have been planning and hope it is wonderful to kick off the New Year!  (That book will be revealed tomorrow)

In the meantime, I thought I would post a few of our pics from last weekend for Alyce’s Saturday Snapshot meme.

One of my gifts - this sign says FRIENDS. I love it!


Al (hubby) opening up the boots I picked out for him



Justin opening his "large" gift. The boys always get several smaller priced gifts and then one larger one.


Justin (College Son) loves his new KINDLE!


Brad, (Navy Son) will be here this next weekend (WWWOOOOO HOOOOO!!!) for a couple of weeks.  Our little Christmas tree will remain up so we can do Christmas with him once he gets here… we are thinking maybe next Sunday and hopefully Justin can come back for this too 🙂


One more picture…

Yesterday was our first real snow accumulation of the season. When I was leaving our driveway I thought the tracks looked like two hearts. I like that.


I will probably have three posts today… I need to put up my WHERE Are You Reading map finals for 2011 and I have so many reviews piling up due to my posting about other things… like challenges, and recaps, and “best of’s”…. 😛

28 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings.. The Countdown is ON!

  1. Love the snow hearts. Al and Justin look very happy with their gifts. I hope you got “stuff” you like too, besides the Cricut of course. I don’t know where this year went, but Happy New Year to you and Al and both of the boys.

  2. So happy to hear your son is coming home for a visit! Mine has been here for almost two weeks, I LOVE having him here. He leaves on Jan 2.

    Thanks for sharing part of your life with us. I love getting to know people rather than just reading reviews (builds a connection).

    Have a wonderful new years!

  3. ha, I’ve seen the same hearts at the end of our driveway – but not this year yet. Rain but no snow! Enjoy the second Christmas with your son.

    1. It was just a little snow yesterday Mary – first time it stuck… it was suppose to get up to 40 degrees today which I had hoped would melt it all but currently it it very overcast and I think maybe that will not happen….

  4. I am with you on the staying up too late last night. I was reading a book I’ve been waiting for forever to read and found myself glancing at the clock and it said 4:37 am. Needless to say, I think it will be an early night for me tonight.

    Love the hearts. At first I thought they were drawn on a window, but then realized what they were.

  5. I love the tracks that look like hearts! It looks like you guys had a good Christmas. I like your idea for the first book of the year!

    The server for my site has been down this morning (which is frustrating since I have no control over it). My apologies though! I’m still trying to get around to visit all of the Saturday posts.

  6. Lannie

    Since I love everything hearts, I think your tire tracks are AWESOME!!
    Also wanted to take a minute to say thanks, Sheila, for sharing parts of your life with us…I agree, it’s nice to get to know a “poster” rather than just reading reviews. So for all the hours it takes you, please know that you are appreciated.
    I’m so very glad that I stumbled onto your blog last year at this time!!
    Plus I’ve gotten lots of good book suggestions as well.
    Wishing you all the best in 2012…can’t wait to read all about it!!!

  7. Love those hearts!! Glad you all had such a good Christmas together and home you have a great time when navy son comes home!

    I wish you and your family a very Blessed 2012!

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