Monday, December 29, 2014

Gee, ain't it funny how time slips away?...a look back at 2014

I'm not even going to ask the question.
I already know the answer but I don't quite understand how it happens. talked me into it...I'll ask it:
I mean seriously!
I don't know that I ever remember a year passing by as quickly as this one has...
...and I have heard many others saying the same thing.
How does this strange phenomenon happen?
We all know that there were 365 days in every other year just as there were in 2014.
I knew I could probably rack my brain for eternity and never figure it out,
so I did the next best thing...I Googled it...
...and I wasn't so sure that I liked the answer that I got.
Without getting into the details, because my simple brain just doesn't understand them,
every site that came up basically sang the same song... seems to have something to do with us me getting...older...
...okay...OLD...there, I said it!
An then it hit must be because I turned 60 this!
So, now that I got that out of the way, let me share with you some highlights of my speedy 2014...
...if you care to indulge me.
I'll be following the lead of several others by summing it all up with mosaics.
 So the winter months of 2014 were highlighted by the anticipation of snow...

...and once we got a small taste of it...literally,
I then found myself  swiftly searching for the signs of spring!
And speaking of spring, we gathered at the cabin in March for a combo holiday with the TN bunch.
While the folks here in NC were suffering major power outages due to Ice Storm Ulysses,
we were playing in about 8 inches of snow!

The summer months were all about us enjoying the outdoors.
A trip to Nashville and a much anticipated visit to Carolina Beach with the grandsons...
...and also enjoying the cabin in Fancy Gap all the more...

...knowing that our times there would sadly be coming to an end soon,
and they did just that at the end of September.
The arrival of fall always excites me, as I know it does you...

...the colors, the smells, that chill in the air...we all just LOVE it, don't we?
That brings us to the much anticipated Christmastime...
..which is always so full of activity that it should have it's very own season!

Here are a few glimpses of our Christmas near Nashville with Adam and his sweet family.
They were able to move into their new home just a few days before.

Although it was quite muddy due to rain and the new construction,
it didn't hinder us one bit from riding the Gator through the mountain trails!
Jim and I are looking forward to many things in 2015, one being able to return here in February.
 We will be caring for Parker and Olivia while Mom and Dad enjoy a ten year anniversary getaway!
This place is a photographer's dream and I hope to get some great shots :)
So, these are just a few highlights from my 2014.
I have been thoroughly blessed by so many of your posts this past year
and feel doubly blessed by your friendship and encouragement!

I pray that 2015 is your best year yet!
God Bless you all!

I'm sharing on Judith's Mosaic Monday


  1. I agree that time goes very quickly. It probably is our ages, but maybe it is because we are all so busy. I loved your picture mosaics of the year. It looked like a great year.

  2. Yes I agree 2014 went by real fast and NO we are NOT getting old. lol.

    Happy New Year lady. So glad I got to know a little bit about you. Looking forward to more in 2015.

  3. Isn't it funny how in getting older so much in us slows down, but time begins to fly...
    Many blessings to you sweet friend!

  4. I also thought the 2014 year went by quickly.. I like to think it was because we are busy doing things.not because we are getting older, lol! .I enjoyed your review and lovely photos. I wish you and your family all the best in 2015.. Happy New Year!

  5. you had a good, busy year. :) nice mosaics to remember them at a glance.

  6. I LOVE your pretty mosaics so full of spent time on getting these together for us to enjoy...and I thank you for that.
    And, excuse me for saying this....if you think time passes by quickly at 60, just wait 'till you hit about a moves so fast, you get totally DIZZY. :)
    Ahhhh, but.....AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!!

  7. I enjoyed your year in photos and mosaics. Your photos are always to beautiful. I wish you many blessings for 2015. Enjoy!

  8. You put a lot of work into this post and as usual your photos are beautiful and I love the way you have organized seasonally. Each mosaic tells its story. I'm glad you had a nice Christmas and wishing you all the best in the new year.

  9. Loved seeing all of your gorgeous collages! What a depressing thing to learn...time really does fly the older we get. Yikes! Sounds as if you are looking forward to some fun times in the New Year. A blessed and prosperous New Year!

  10. Gloriously beautiful, Debby. I liked the mosaics very much - each one looked like a postcard! A wonderful story in pictures!

    And, I'm with you, 2014 was one of the longest, and shortest years I've experienced! When I reflect back on my dad dying in early January, it seems like a very long time ago. But, when I look at other events, it seems like it was yesterday. Time is a weird thing - stretchy, elastic, fluid.

    This was also the year that I turned 60 - ugh. And it has *tweaked* my mind - perhaps the first birthday that made me feel old(ish). However, I also found out that getting older can also mean a growing deepness with the Lord. And that is worth every single candle on the birthday cake! (Get the fire extinguishers!)

    Your friendship is a true blessing. Looking forward to sharing our journeys in 2015, friend.


  11. I enjoy your mosaics. You had a lovely year!

  12. This was fun looking back over your year too Debby and it's time consuming making a number of mosaics, isn't it? Much appreciated though, thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.
    All the best in 2015!

  13. I loved looking at your year in mosaics, and that you categorized them according to season. It was great fun seeing the seasons go by, seeing family, seeing beautiful Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful 2015, Debby.

  14. I enjoyed your peek into the past with photos representing 2014! So much happens in a year, doesn't it? I always see God's hand as I look back. And...whew!'re so right about it flying by!

  15. I always enjoy your photography. You see beauty in all things. I love it. Debby, May blessings follow you into the new year.

  16. wow yes! Time definitely passes by quickly and it seems like everything's gone in a flash! However, we are all having a fresh new start in 2015!

    I just love your photos up there and may God bless you and your family in 2015!

  17. A beautiful look back, Debbie. I agree about the fastness of the years and I recall the Scripture that says in the last days the "time will be shortened." I know we still have 24 hours but, by golly, they sure seem to be shortened, don't they?

    Here's wishing you and yours a healthy and prosperous New Year.

  18. My dad always told me that the older you get the faster time goes...and he was right! I can't believe this year is nearly over.
    I enjoyed your beautiful collages, Debbie. Thanks for your visits and comments. I look forward to reading your blog in 2015. Happy New Year!!

  19. Debby,
    This post is so cool! I love the mosaics of your year :) I wish you a very Happy 2015 with much to be thankful for!

  20. Happy new year and may God bless you and your family!!!

  21. Yep, I'm right there with you about time passing quickly. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

  22. You are so right- 2014 just flew by! I hope I can savor each moment of 2015, and slow time down a bit. Happy New Year!

  23. Every year I blink and we are in a new year. I really enjoyed your beautiful mosaics.

  24. HI Debby! Happy New Year to you and yours my friend. I know you will miss your cabin this year, but I have a feeling that God will fill your life and time with wonderful opportunities to appreciate his nature and his people. Can't wait to see what you find!
    It's nice to be back here. Sigh... Have a wonderful week!

  25. Happy New Year! I love your year in pictures. Family is a blessing.


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