Friday, December 30, 2016

My Favorite Picture of the Month - December from Happy Mom

Hello and Happy New Year!  December sure seemed to fly by, and here we are, embarking on a brand New Year.  I hope and pray that 2017 brings abundant blessings and much love to all!

For the Swap-bot swap "Favorite Picture - December," I've selected a few from my trip up to Connecticut and a few from Christmas.  I hope you like them.

I seem to have terrible luck when it comes to travel.  I was booked from Richmond to Dulles to Hartford, but got rebooked when my Richmond-Dulles flight was delayed and I would have missed the connection.  Instead, I went to Newark and would have arrived in Hartford at 4 instead of 2.  However, the flight from Newark was delayed several times, and to avoid being stuck in Newark overnight and missing the meeting in CT, I picked up a rental car at Newark and drove to Wallingford.  It was rush hour by the time I hit the George Washington Bridge, but I made it to CT by 7 PM, and was glad I got there in one piece!  The flight from Newark did make it, but it would have been after 11 PM when I got to the hotel.
Driving from Newark to Wallingford

Girl and her dog at the airport
The trip home was much less stressful, and it was good to be here.  I spent the rest of the month wrapping up as much as I could for this year's sales and finished with a great month!  

Here are some pictures from our Christmas.  My daughter is our tree decorator and she always does a beautiful job.  "Santa" was good to us this year, as you can see.

Lots of gifts!
My amazing kids 

My son came home for the holidays from Tennessee with plans to purchase a new car while he's here.  We got him squared away on Christmas Eve, and then my husband decided to trade in his car too.  He got his new car the day after Christmas.  Our driveway looks like a Honda dealership!

Michael's new ride
Jacob's new ride

My daughter started her new job on December 27th and really seems to like it.  She has her own cubicle and is so happy to be out of retail! 

Callie's Cubicle

Lastly, we went to dinner at Tazza Kitchen and snapped a group selfie on the way out.  

Johnson Family, December 2016

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few photos from this past month, and that your year was a good one.  There is so much to be thankful for and so many things to look forward to -- I wish you a cozy Winter, early Spring and many happy days ahead!

Friday, December 2, 2016

My Favorite Photo of the Month - November - from Happy Mom

Hello Swappers & Friends!  

Here are a few of my favorite photos from November.  

I so enjoy sharing them with you -- Even if you're not assigned to send your photos to me for the swap, I love receiving them.  It's so nice to get a glimpse of life around the world!  Thanks for sharing, and if we are partners on Swap-bot, thanks for posting a rating for me.  
A butterfly landed on my finger
These first few photos were taken on a road trip to Georgia.  A group on online friends were getting together in Atlanta to visit with one member who was visiting the US from Australia.  We went hiking, ate lunch and dinner together and had such a perfect weekend!  We've been online friends for years, and a few have met in person before, but for the most part, this was a first for most of us!
View from the mountaintop


Working Moms online group

These next photos are just some shots I took showing the different faces of fall.

Very foggy morning
The sun illuminated the leaves 


Finally started seeing some colors!
 Our Thanksgiving meal was delicious, and I was especially proud of my low carb pumpkin cheesecake with real whipped cream.  I changed my diet early in the month, and I'm eating high protein, low carb.  So far, so good.  I've lost 10 pounds - and have 20 to go!

My last offering this month is a graphic I found online.  I've been frustrated with the negativity and divisiveness after the presidential election, and I like the reminder from Galatians about how we act when filled with the Holy Spirit:

That's it for this month -- Thanks for taking a look 
at my photos and have a wonderful Christmas!