Life, I am the New Year

Life I am the new year ~ Happy New Year!!!
I thought this poem was absolutely beautiful & I wanted to share it with all of you.
Please have an absolutely fantastic New Years Eve full of cheer & joy BUT in the end, please make the right choice and drive sober and safely. I want to hear all of your dreams come true over the next year and making the wrong choice behind the wheel tonight can take that all away from you!
God Bless each and everyone of you for playing part in the 2009 chapter of my life.
Love and Blessings,
Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out with more determination.
All the good that you tried for and didn't achieve
is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have --
these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said, "behold, I make all things new."
I am the new year.
-- Author Unknown

Happy New Years Eve!!!!!

New Year's Eve in Vegas is an entirely different world than in Buffalo, NY.
Everything is open and to all Vegans, it's just another night.
Therefore, of course I had to work. Which I really didn't mind. On NYS Eve, we make an insane amount of money and we get to go home laughing at the people who came to Vegas and acted nothing like they would have back home!! I served the crew from the country band Big n Rich and had an awesome time!! I am blessed to bring in the new year at a job I love - with co-workers I love! The only downfall was that I was not with the hubby BUT we did fully celebrate the night prior so it was okay.
Brittany, Adrianna and I


Merry Christmas!


Winter Lights Festival @ Springs Preserve

Doug and I had a great time at Springs Preserve Winter Lights Festival.
We ran our errands & on the way home, we made an "On the Fly" decision to stop in @ Springs Preserve Winter Lights Festival. (Thank goodness that it has been in the 60's lately because Doug was only wearing a t-shirt) LOL.....
It was really a nice display of Christmas Lights spread out over the 180 acres of preserve. I absolutely LOVED the decorated Cactus plants!!! SO PRETTY! we stopped at Kris Kringles Cocoa Shop for some delic hot chocolate and enjoyed all of the holiday cheer! I would suggest any family bring their children. So much for the kiddos to do!


Baby it's COLD outside....Listen to the RAIN!

What a strange day here in Vegas! Last nights weather forecast called for rain today. Rain all day. When Doug and I woke this morning, the sun was shinning and no sign of rain - then 45 minutes later, the down pour began! The sky was black and the rain was incredibly loud! Usually the rain in Vegas last a few minutes and the sun is back out again. Today - it actually lasted ALL DAY! The winter weather seemed to arrive quickly this year..........it will be gone that quickly too. 3 weeks of real cold days is all we really get. When I say really cold, I mean 40 degrees highs! Coming from Buffalo, I can't believe that I can even call that "really" cold!!!