Here’s To The New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in everything that needs to get done: decorations, travel, parties. But it is also at this time of the year that we take a moment to pause and reflect on the year’s journey. We take stock of the love and good fortune that surrounds us, look over the memories of the last year, and give thanks for all those who helped us to create memories throughout the year.

As we look forward to 2017, a year full of potential and hope, we are grateful that you have chosen us to capture and share your memories and events with us and we look forward to sharing all your future adventures.

Happy New Year!

Happy Holiday Gift Tags



You know that moment when you finally find some time to wrap gift AND find the tape AND find the scissors AND have ENOUGH wrapping paper but then you CAN’T FIND ANY GIFT TAGS? Yeah me too. So a few years ago I either made some or download some from the internet (can’t remember which) and I use them each year. You can download a PDF by clicking on the image of them above. Simply print them to a color printer with mailing address label in them and the work great!  I use 8160 labels that have 30 per sheet in 3 columns and each label is 1″ x 2 5/8″ If the PDF doesn’t work for you let me know and I’ll upload and/or send you a Word document of the same.

Happy Holidays! And Happy Wrapping!! 🙂


Wreaths Across America

This was a very nice ceremony yesterday. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, its easy to forget about those who served our country, past and present. You may say wasn’t veteran’s day just a few weeks ago? Yes it was. What I liked most bout this organization is it encourages the youth to get involved. There were several boy and girl scouts there as well as children of those attended.

Each family/person was given two wreaths. They were asked to go out in the cemetery and find the grave site of a veteran. Then there were asked to clean it off, straighten the flag, and place the wreath. They were encouraged to say a few words thanking them for their service to the country. In many cases, they are the first visitors to the grave site in a year.

Additional photos can be found here

Holiday Struffoli

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This was SO GOOD! My Mom traditionally get this for Christmas and Easter. Its getting harder to find. Thanks to my cousin Joan Harriet for getting it this year.

For those unaware of what this is, its also called honey balls which more accurately describes what it is. This is a close up photo. The balls are only 1/2” or 3/4” max in size. Then a honey mixture is drizzled over them. Yum!

White Christmas


It may not look it here but we did have a white Christmas this year! It started snowing Christmas eve and we had 1.4” of snow. At midnight the snow had stopped but we had over 1” of snow on the ground.

The white Christmas turned green by later in the day. That was OK since so many folk usually travel.

Christmas Thoughts

20121224_210120_LLSI hope everyone had a great Christmas and got everything they wanted.

I was scheduled to usher at my church at the midnight mass. Traditionally we go to the early evening mass and I wasn’t crazy about staying up so late.

But in doing so allowed us to relax after dinner and before going out with a nice glass of wine by the fireplace in front of the Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!