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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year !!!!

As the year ends I am amazed it went so quickly. Six months of it I was so ill, I didn't even Blog, or create my Pink Pretties. Nonetheless, it has been a Blessed year, full of wonderful Gifts from my Father in Heaven.

A new job for Hubby. Better health for me. Closer ties with Family. New friends and more time with old ones. Yes, this year has been a true Blessing for me. My cup runneth over. :) I picked a few pictures to represent some of my art this year, some of my collecting, and some of my celebrations. First, some of my Art............

My mood was light and whimsical, as reflected in my Art this year. Romantic, Playful and Innocent was what I wanted to reflect . Life can be what you make it. :)

2008 was SO heavy, between my health and Hubby's work situation, I craved the simplicity and cheerfulness that I am used to. I really am quite Simple, Happy Go Lucky and a Half full kind of person. I don't handle being weighted down very well. This year was a step back and Breathe year. Next year, I plan on charging out of the gate like I used to :):):) My collections went from pretty shabby pink roses, to more childlike and whimsical pieces, as my mood has lightened.


Finally, Celebrating the Seasons. Valentines day , Easter and Christmas. I decorated my "Wee Tree" for each change of the Season. ( Well, except Summer :) ) Life and all of its moments were worthy of Celebration this year. The good as well as the not so good. Gratefully, my Not so Goods, turned into Wonderfuls ! Aunt Judy and her BFF Joy, both fought and won breast cancer ! My MS test, came back negative. And all of my Hubby's job No's and Not Now's, turned into the perfect Yes ! God is Good !
But one of the Best part of 2009 for me, was YOU, each of you. Even though my little break turned into six months, you were all here to welcome me back as though I hadn't missed a day. The friendships and wonderful, beautiful women I have "met" online are forever etched into my heart. The love, prayers, cards and support is the greatest treasure to me. I cherish each of you :) Thank you :)

I am having a giveaway on Pink Saturday this week. Both to celebrate the New Year, and this is my 150'th post !! ( 2 years later, I don't talk much, lol ! ) Also, I won a super sweet giveaway from a very special blogger that I want to share :)

Happy New Year !! May 2010 be a coming together for Our Country, our Friends and Families. May we each accomplish what we set out to do, and may each of us end next year, with more people to Love, than last year !!! :):)

Hugs,

Rhea

19 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy New Year Miss Rhea...
I was so tickled to have you stop over from Alaura's blog. I am thrilled that you chose to follow my blog, and I have signed up to follow your's as well. I also have a Pink Saturday post. It is my favorite time of the week.

I want to visit your blog a little longer. I want to read about the health issues that you have had. I love to pray, and always include my blogger friends.

I was so tickled to read about your husband's wonderful job of ministry. God has special plans for him and you my friend too.

Please stay in touch sweetie. I can hardly wait to form another wonderful friendship.

Country hugs, Sherry

Sares said...

What beautiful things you make! Everything is so delicious and delightful. I wish you a very happy new year and hope you have nothing but blessings!

Connie said...

I am so hoping this year is the Year of the Rhea, sweetpea! I'll be speaking to you soon I'm sure. Be good and take good care of yourself, sugar.
xoxoxoxoxoxo,
Connie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Rhea.. I drools at your pictures.. all so pinky and girlie.. and at the same time, I wish you a merry 2010 year for you & family.. may you have great health, life and prosperity.. thanks for sharing.. Happy New Year!
xo
fitty

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year, Rhea!

May God's blessings be upon you as you and your hubby do work in His name.

Can't wait to see all you CREATE this year!

Love to you~

Rebecca

Lori said...

Rhea, i am so happy that things are really looking up for you:) you deserve good things...and to be happy...i hope 2010 is a wonderful year full of blessings and good health for you!!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Happy New Year. Your work is beautiful, indeed. Very light and appealing. I pray that you will have a better 2010 than 2009, health-wise.

Cora said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog spot...I'm so glad you found me because now I have found you! I can find a place here on your blog....love all your beautiful things...yes I do! YOur 2009 sounds like there were struggles that were overcome by answered prayers! Amen! I look forward with you into 2010 to see what it has to offer to both of us! I will be back! Blessings to you and your family:)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy New Year Rhea!!!
God is Good!!! So happy that your year turned around and went so much better.
Just LOVE your little teddy bear and your themed tree is lovely.
Congrat's on your 150th Post!!!
May the New Year bring us all many Blessings.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Happy New Year wishing you health and happiness in 2010!
Diane

Lib said...

HAppy NEw Year! So Happy to hear things are going so much better!:o)
Look forward to another yr. of Friendship!
Blessins',Lib

Marie said...

happy new year...oh how i love your ART!! blessings to you for 2010.
marie

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,
eeeekkk so many fabulous pictures!!!
Happy new year!!
toast to 2010!!!
oxoxoxo,
Jessi

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Sweetie. Love your post!! You WILL have a wonderful year ahead!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now why didn't I think of that.....more people to love!! What a terrific thought, sooo RHEA!!

Happy New Year, dear friend. I'll take one of each of the pretties you've shared ~ I just loooove them all!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

hoganfe said...

Happiest New Year Rhea -wishing you all the very best this year!

xo
mary
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hoganfe said...

Happiest New Year Rhea -wishing you all the very best this year!

xo
mary
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Lee Laurie said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope this turns out to be the best year ever for you!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

vickie said...

Happy New Year Miss Rhea! I've been on vacation, and missed posting on lots of blogs! So happy you had wonderful things happening in the past few months. You go in 2010!