Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ode to Joy!

These last couple of weeks of 2011, our days have been filled with 
sweet joy!!  

Celebrating our daughter's engagement and getting in the
thick of it with dress shopping, preparations for her
engagement photo shoot, and of course...

celebrating the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Do you know Him yet? 
{He is sooo amazing!}

If you don't, 2012 presents the perfect opportunity
to at least check out what all the buzz is about...

{His book has been a best seller longer than any other
book ever written!!}

You just might make the greatest discovery of your life!!
{in fact, I'm sure you will!} ☺

Here are some fun photos that capture snippets of our JOY!!

Continuing a tradition Randy's Grandma began, 
each year at Christmas time,
we have a gingerbread cookie decorating party!
I cut free-hand boy and girl shapes, 
and anyone who wants to decorate one can!!
Brittany and John made bride and groom ginger people!!  Too cute!!
Love the hearts for eyes!!  And the ring on her finger!

Me and Maddy stenciled these burlap save-the-date banners!  
Just kind of winged it, and love how they came out!
Love my Cricut machine!

Needless to say, they have opted for a rustic
outdoor wedding, and have secured the perfect venue!
YAY!!  The dress and venue can be checked off the list!!

Brittany's long time friend, Megan, shot the photos!!  Sure love them!!

And just look at this sillyness!!
Hannah dressed up as a Christmas tree!!
Too hilarious!!  She loved it!

The ribbon fell off of her head right as I was snapping the photo!
Doesn't Kris' shirt with Chuck Norris on it look funny in this shot?
Like he is watching over her!!
{the eyes of the ranger are upon you!  LOL!!}

Those eyes are so gorgeous!!
She is 7 months as of yesterday!

 Checking out the bow

And her big sis with one of her presents!

Thank you all for being a part of my journey!
I appreciate each and every one of you, 
and sooo look forward to the New Year
and all the promise it holds!!

I am starting work on revamping the shop,
adding some spring inventory,
and will reopen it on January 9th!!

Hugs and Joy to You!!!


Kasia said...

Oh you guys sure look like youre having fun! What a cute family gathering and CONGRATULATIONS to the young couple! :D


Amy Kinser said...

Hey my sweet friend!!! So great to hear from you and see all of the wonderful photos.

I have to tell you that my son was trying to Christmas shop from your shop for my Christmas gift because he had heard me talk about you so much. He saw that you were on vacation and went to another Etsy but I was so tickled that he thought to try you first. See how much I talk about you and your shop to my family. :)

Take care, my friend. Can't wait to see what you will be doing for the wedding, the shop, and otherwise.

God bless you.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Such sweet family photos! Wishing you a happy new year for 2012.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the photos! What a great idea to send out save the date cards! And the "Christmas Tree" is so adorable!!! Looks like you had a great Christmas!

Debbie said...

Oh Becky, such fun times...the save the date pics are just darling...what a good idea. Looks like you had a great Christmas. The eyes on that little sweetie are just GORGEOUS! HUGS!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Beck, Got to say I love the photos of your girl and her man-so adorable! The baby is so beautiful-can't believe she is 7 mos already! Her eyes are so big and her big sis is growing so quickly too.
Love you my friend, we'll catch up soon.

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Becky, this post was just the most wonderful I've read in a long while! Your invitation to learn of our Savior is just beautiful!

As is the young couple and their save the date photo shoot! This will come up so fast!!

Your little tree is so precious! And, she does have the most beautiful eyes!

Thank you for a wonderful post. I really enjoyed reading it and will probably have this joyous grin on my face the rest of the day!

Blessings for a wonderful Happy New Year!


Jane said...

Love the witness... Oh, is only some who read your blog will be touched...

Love the photos of the happy couple...the grands...the crafts...the cookies. What fun Christmas must be around your home!

Hope we can catch up in the new year... I will be heading your way a bit more often this spring...

Sandi said...

I love this post Becky...it is one of those "why didn't I think of that"!!! I love how you invited everyone to meet our wonderful Savior!! I hope that many do because of this simple , but oh so true post!! Thank you for sharing that!!

Love the save the date photos ...too cute!!!!

Alice said...

becky - do you do special requests for your etsy store? i want a stenciled burlap banner and i want it say " <3 LOVE <3 ". can you make me one of those? and what will it cost? love it! alice

Alice said...

ok. so that didn't work. i want it to have a red heart, then the word LOVE then another red heart :)

Alice said...

and i could use it tomorrow, if i had it :) seriously,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great engagement photo's! I have a vintage inspired wedding next November, hope you will be posting all of your ideas! Your babies are just darling! Yep, i know the Lord!


Elena said...

I loved all the photos. The save the date photos were awesome! Your little granddaughters are so beautiful! Happy New Year. May you New Year be blessed!

Monica said...

so nice to hear from you! And thanks for sharing your zest and all of these lovely shots.
Loved the banner and the save the date pics- just too cute for words!
Monica xo

Miss Gracie's House said...

I am so enjoying my visit here...so glad you found me so that I could find you!
The save the date photos are darling...aren't weddings fun and so different than they used to be (my dd was married a year ago)..check out the posts labeled *wedding* :)
I couldn't find the link for your etsy store...
I'm off to explore your blog some more...THANKS for stopping by!
Blessings to you and your family this new year...

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Becky... your family is just toooo darn cute.........and your big-little one is growing up so fast, isn't she? Still remember your perfectly perfect blog picture of her....

Happy New Year dear one...


PS.......the "Save the Date" pix are the cutest I've EVAH seen....

Sue said...

Becky, I did enjoy these family photos, and the rustic outdoor wedding is my kind of wedding. I just know you are having so much fun helping with the wedding plans.
My best wishes for much happiness to both of them.
Wishing you and your family a very blessed, and Happy New Year.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Miss Becky,
Good to hear from you girlie,
Know you have been a busy girl, and so much fun busyiness too!
The pic came out darling and love your lil pendant sign, so cute!
and Hannah in that tree costume, oh my goodness is she adorable, her lil
eyes just crack me up, she is so bright eyed! Adorable. and of course, so is her big sister, looks like she was happy with her gift.
So glad you are having such a great time with it all,
and Congratulation to yall and to Brittany and John, exciting stuff....
Jim goes back to work on Tuesday,
so hoping to see ya this week sweetie, that would be a joy.
Love ya, Nellie

fairfieldhousenj.com said...


Love that you are still celebrating -- we do through the Epiphany.
Congrats on your beautiful daughter's engagement. What an exciting year you have before you! Your granddaughter is adorable. They grow too fast.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2012!

Love, Deborah

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Loui♥ said...

how have I lost you???
please come visit!!
Miss you!!
warmest hugs!!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year, to you Becky and your family. Sounds like you have had a lovely busy time.
Congratulations to the engagement of the lovely young couple.
Enjoyed seeing all your sweet photographs.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2012, with good health, happiness and many blessings.

vesna said...

Love "save your date banner"!!and photos are so adorable..
Happy New Year!!


Jenni said...

Congratulations to your daughter and future son in law! That is exciting news. :) I think the banner you made turned out amazing! I love the idea of a save the date banner! The pictures are so sweet, too! :)

Happy New Year to you, and I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!

{Beautiful Nest}

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