Happy New Year 2014 - Hope Your Holidays Were Lovely

Happy New Year Y'all!  Hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   So thankful for a wonderful year.  2013 brought lots of travel, fun, fashion, food and as always, family!  I am so thankful for the travel, learning, growth and revelations.  God is faithful and He has made His presence known in our family more than ever this year.

When the year began, goals were set, plans were made, dreams were dreamed.  And God.  God revealed His plan, His way.  And where He has a plan, He makes a way.  You know what, His plan is completely different than our plan.  And His is so much better.

You've seen the fun here from the Krispy Kreme Bloggers Summit to the Shaklee180 Bloggers Journey to Delta Faucet with Southern Living at Taste of Charleston.   It has been a wonderful year and we are so grateful for your company.

So I wanted to share some fun photos from our Holiday Season or those of you not on our Instagram or Facebook.

We Cooked - my Niece and I made my Mother's famous Christmas Candy. :)  It was a lot of work.

It was worth it!  :) Here are the rewards. 

We celebrated with C. Wonder their C. Wonder Holiday Shopping Event!  So fun on 
King Street in Downtown Charleston.  WE had a blast with all the fashion and Mom Fashion finds 
there.  And we LOVED working with the College of Charleston Phi Mu Sorority via Jocelyn! :) 
The Charity for the night was through Phi Mu for the Children's Miracle Network. 

I fell for the C. Wonder Reindeer! :)  He's cute. And Pink! :) 

Underneath the Mistletoe. :)

Then there were Christmas Dates with my Husband where he had his favorite 
Shrimp Poor Boy at Bonefish Grill.  Amazing and always a great time together! 

The Desserts were abundant this Season… 

And my girlfriend's Christmas Party was one of my favorite things. 
I am thankful for friends like Janna!  She makes the best Taco Soup. Orders up 
all kinds of pizza goodness for the children. And we could talk and FB forever. 

Or, my girlfriend, another sweet Southern Girl, Melanie, surprised my with Harry Connick, Jr.'s 
latest CD. "Every Man Should Know."  Just saying, my whole family loves this. This is the 
only CD that made it into the Christmas mix throughout the season … and still going. 

"My Mama told me stories, stories in my head…. we're 'stuck' in the middle, neither young nor old, 
but we're telling the greatest LOVE Story ever told."  This NOLA girl love it and it's an 
ode to Harry and my Father's who worked together in New Orleans. 

We had lots of good family time.  We LOVED travel and food and family fun. And 
Here we are at our local Firebird's Restaurant. A favorite! 

Again here with my Boulder Mountain Man.  (Boulder Mountain Man is distinctly different 
than Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man.  And Boulder Mountain Man was here LONG before
the um - other guy - who is nothing like my Man.) All done. 

Again, here in Charleston at the Battery, a family favorite, for Easter. This was the day 
after our 10K Race as a family in the Cooper River Bridge Run. Celebrate. 

We had a blast at the Boardwalk for a Seafood Lunch with my Niece and her family here 
in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina when we traveled with Holiday Inn Resort Vacations. 

Mom continued to LOVE fashion this year.  

And Crafts lik this one.  We love us a good Pinterest.  And a Happy New Year!  

Then, we found this amazing Jelly Fish off of the North Carolina Coast. And we 
touched it on top and did not get stung. Thanks to our boys reading. :) See, they 
still teach me things! :) 

Happy Times.   We LOVE the Beach...

Mom and Boys Boogie Board, too! :) 

We also LOVE the Rockies! :)  Mountains. 

BBQ and Swimming with the Cousins.  So fun! 

More fun with the Grandparents!  LOVE this view at Auntie's House. 

My Flat Irons! Boulder Front Range. 

Yes, fresh Pineapple Poolside with Cousins.  Rolling Colorado style. 

Family Hike and the Boys got a great pic of Mom and Dad. 

Grandparents, Cousins, Family! 

                                                           Mom gets to relax in the pool!  For a few! :)

Happy New Year and Cheers to 2014!  We're loving her already! 

Warmly,  Carolina Mama 

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