Happy Everything!

I know, Christmas is on Tuesday but I figured I wouldn’t post for a few days and wanted to wish those of you who celebrate it a Merry Christmas. AND I wanted to share our holiday photos since our cards have been in the mail and are making it to our friends.
Holiday 2018
This was the main photo we used this year on a card that says ‘Happy Everything!’ We have friends of all faiths who celebrate so many things that I don’t like to leave anyone out, so I feel like Happy Everything covers it all. LOL. This year I wanted to knit Kendell a vest but it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to so I just let it go, it’s okay for everything to not go as planned. I’m wearing my Rosemont cardigan and I used the Periwinkle Sheep Intent yarn from that cardigan to knit Cher a Sparkle pullover. And I used the Sparkle pattern for Jellybean’s but with the fun variegated yarn from my stash. Here are a few of the other great photos from that same day. And for those who are wondering, I take the photos myself with my DSLR camera on a tripod with a remote control in my kitchen. That’s where the big teal wall is in my house and there’s a big sliding glass door that gives off so much light it’s a great place to take photos.
Holiday 2018
Kendell was trying to get a picture with both dogs and Jellybean kept running to me so she was a bit of blur in the photos and it made him laugh. His laugher and Cher’s seriousness just cracks me up. This one is definitely getting printed and put on my desk at work.
Holiday 2018
And Cher always looks like a tiny hostage. LOL But she is super loved, I promise. We know as she gets older her patience with these things is very short so she was only tortured for a few minutes.
Us
2018 had some ups and downs like any year but for the most part it was a good year. I’ve had so many big changes and at the end of this year I’m feeling so much happier and lighter than I ever imagined. I’m looking forward to 2019 and what new things it has to offer. And next week, I’ll do a few of my favorite things I made this year posts just to recap my year of making. Merry Christmas!

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28 thoughts on “Happy Everything!

  1. Thank you so much for all the posts you’ve made this year. You and the dogs and the knitting are just awesome. Happy Everything to you too and very best wishes for 2019!

  2. Dana, I love your pictures and your beautiful family. That last picture is especially sweet- you look like you really know each other and lean into that for support. Happy everything to you, and thank you for always being a bright place in the world. I can’t wait to see what you do in 2019.

  3. Merry Christmas! Lovely pictures. Thanks for your encouragement and motivation throughout the year. My wish for you all is a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

  4. Happy, happy, Merry, merry, Joy, joy to you and all your loved ones😁 You do look happy and content. You bring such light and joy to others with your posts. Thank you for sharing and best wishes for the New Year!!!.

  5. Thank you for all the good energy and inspiration! Happy Everything for you all!!!
    It’s 3 p.m. in São Paulo right now and we have 31 degrees Celsius! Do you want some warm weather?

  6. Joyful wishes back to you and yours, Dana! Your glowing smile has kept me going through some tough times this year, not to mention your encouragement to tackle new things. (Tecumseh is my favorite sweater!) But that last pic of you and Kendell says it all: peace and love give inner strength. Wishing you both many more years to celebrate Everything.

  7. Love all the photos. Your comment about the “little hostage” made me laugh out loud! I have a dog who always looks exactly like that every time I take her picture. Merry Christmas right back at you and a wonderful 2019.

  8. Your pictures turned out great – you are such a cute family!!! I have really enjoyed your blog and want you to know that you brighten my day when I read it. Your love for “life in color” is so inspiring! I hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you.

  9. What a great photo of the family. The sweaters look great! Have a Very Merry Christmas and a blessed New year👏🏼

  10. Merry Christmas and happy everything to you, too! You bring a lot of happiness to others all year long. You and your husband look like such a sweet, happy couple. Thanks for your recent posts during a busy season – the nutcracker, slippers and all of the sweaters are so great. I would love to see your knitting in action – I bet your hands are just a blur, lol.

  11. Happy Everything to you and yours! The pics are all wonderful. You have one of the most uplifting blogs – always come away feeling happy. Thank you!

  12. You are a beautiful couple and family. Your pups make me smile every time! Happy Everything to you too!

  13. You’re a beautiful couple and the dogs are adorbs too! I enjoy your blog, keep it coming and Happy New Year too!

  14. Happy everything to you, too! Your blog inspires me to try new things and knit for the joy of it. Can’t wait to see what’s to come. 🙂

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