Happy Valentine’s Day!
We had a blast celebrating New Year’s at our humble home. Two of my dear husband’s co-employees and their families came over to celebrate with us. They bought fireworks and we had fun shooting fireworks in a cold New Year’s Eve. The kids had fun dancing with Just Dance on Wii U. We’re supposed to do Just Sing Karaoke too, but for some reason the CD didn’t play.
It was a great New Year’s celebration. We missed a few family and friends but they were sick and my brother-in-law and his wife already had a commitment ahead of time.
Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the best of 2017.
Happy Holidays, everyone! How are you doing? Are you starting to relax now from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and decorating? Whether you are hosting a party or not, it feels nice to see our homes all decked up for the Holidays.
Speaking about shopping, I tried very hard not to spend too much on home decorations this year. I had so much Christmas decorations from the past 8 years, and honestly I am not ready to get rid of them. Anyway, I would like to share some holiday cheer from my home to yours. I am not very good at home decorating but I did my best. 🙂
Now this big flower arrangement was quite expensive because it was priced $20 at a local garage sale. I bargained for half the price but the seller’s lowest price was $15. I bought it anyway because I really, really liked it. It looked taller on the round oriental vase.
Do you enjoy decorating for the Holidays? I do. As soon as the stores put their Holiday decorations on discounted sale, my family, friends and I buy whatever we can find that we like. Most of my Christmas decorations and pieces were more than 5 years old. These poinsettia placemats were given to me by my mother-in-law. Aren’t they pretty? The table runner was from Ross.
The centerpieces were bought from a on online local garage sale.
candle holder – $.50
crystal vase – $5
crystal candy dish – $3
colored balls and fillers – $2
This mesh Christmas wreath was also given by my mother-in-law two years ago. She won this at a raffle (door prize) at a Christmas Party with her group of friends.
I am so feeling festive now. I love Christmas season. How about you?
K’s school had a Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday. The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lunch first at 10:15 A.M. My darling daughter was very happy and excited because there were so many parents, grandparents, and guardians came to join at lunch.
After lunch I walked K to her classroom and saw their turkey arts and crafts displayed on the wall in the hallway. It was a family project to disguise the turkey. In the picture below, K was pointing to her turkey in disguise as a Japanese girl.
It’s pretty nice to be able to join my child in school’s events and special occasions. She feels happy and confident. I feel the same, too.
I am also glad that many parents, grandparents, and guardians join their students in this special holiday and keeps the tradition going forever.
K and cousin A were awarded for their good performance in the nine weeks of school on Veterans Day. Wow. Their in school for over two months now, and they are learning each and every day. We are very proud of our little students for achieving the 7 Habits awards. Think Win-Win. Sharpen The Saw.
Way to go, girls!