HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


2011 has come to a close and we are entering a brand New Year. It seems to have gone by so quickly, hasn’t it?¬†Autumn and I would like to wish you all a wonderful 2012…Happy New Year everyone! Sure wish we could hand out those noise makers, confetti, or something. ūüėČ ¬†May you find this year to be the happiest, brightest and best ever. So many good wishes for¬†it be filled with good health, much joy and just everything your heart desires.This blog has been one of the happiest experiences of 2011 for us twinnies…Thank you all for making it so! Whatever way¬†you celebrate, have fun and be safe and we are sending hugs and smiles! ~~Autumn and Gabby~~

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The Day the Feathers Flew ~ by Gabby Angel


I was finishing making my bed, fluffing up the pillows. When out of nowhere this hilarious memory just popped into my head. As always, my mind is a mystery even to me! It seems almost anything can kick¬†up memories and thoughts.¬†Have any of you ever had a¬†pillow fight? Hopefully you all answered yes, they can be some¬† real fun can’t they?

The memory that had me laughing was one of Autumn and I at a much younger age. Of course we are too mature now to think of such things. The time period this happened we were maybe ten years old. It was us twinnies and two younger sisters, who started it? Well, the younger sisters of course.

OK, I confess it was Autumn and I. We shared a bedroom the twinnie and I and we had just finished making our beds this particular morning. All nice and tidy they were, too. When in walked the two younger sisters, wanting to show us their dolls and how pretty they had fixed their hair. Well, we twinnies could be nice after all. We gave the little sisters compliments on a good job, and yes their dolls looked very pretty, too.

We¬†were¬†ready to send them on their way after a few minutes. That wasn’t going to happen, the¬†little sisters had sat down on our beds. Oh no, they were settling in and this just wasn’t going to do. So, we tried¬†nicely asking them to leave…that wasn’t working. Next thing Autumn and I knew those little sisters started jumping on our beds. This was forbidden in our house, by the way…One of the rules. Trying to be good big sisters, we told them to stop it or we would go fetch Dad or Mom. This made both of them giggle, that just struck Autumn and I the wrong way. So, what were we to do? Each of us picked up a pillow and gave a litter sister who was jumping on our bed a gentle¬†little whack.

These girls were younger, wouldn’t you think they would just give up and retreat? No, that wasn’t happening, they each grabbed the remaining two¬†pillows. Those little sisters turned on us! They were now giving us little whacks back and soon all pillows were flying wildly. You might have guessed, yes they were feather pillows! Before we knew it one of the pillows split open and feathers were now flying all over the place. We were all giggling up a storm, it was kind of funny to see. Feathers just floating here, there and everywhere.¬†Did we think Dad and Mom wouldn’t hear all this commotion or what?

Dad and Mom came running up the steps and they weren’t laughing either. They looked at all of us, their 4¬†darling daughters and we all froze in place. We were all in some trouble, we got quite the lecture. Then we all had to pitch in cleaning up the feathers, not a fun job either I have to say. All the while Dad and Mom supervised, until every last feather was picked up. Autumn and I were in the most trouble, we were the oldest after all. We did confess we started in, we were also honest I need to add in our defense. Our punishment was the worst in our eyes. Spending the day being nice to the little sisters and hanging out with them the whole day. It was a Saturday, too and there went any plans we had!

The surprise was…We all got along, had a fun day actually. Little sisters could be nice to hang out with after all. It was the last pillow fight in our house, too I need to add! Hope this brought anyone reading this some childhood pillow fights of your own and maybe a smile or two.

A New Year Wish ~ By Autumn Sunshine


A wish for this new year

that all you hold so dear

will shine bright and strong

and you will be right where you belong

my love and I begin with a wish so true

that  those who love, do

keep the love so bright

hold on to the lovely light

that dances all around

the love that can be found

at our home we have that always …

Don’t let go,make this year the best

put your love to the test

don’t rest

until you know you can

Spread the love all across the land

If you love a lot

you will not

fail the test of time

make the New Year shine

and refine

the love

My darling man and I wish you all

Happiness and not one fall …

Time is Marching On… ~By Gabby Angel


We are so close to the New Year, time to say goodbye to 2011. A few short days and we will¬† be saying hello to 2012…Time really does march on. Whether we are ready for it or not, you can’t slow down, go back or change time. It has me thinking of¬† one thing as the New Year¬† is so¬†close to being ushered on in. First, I am pondering the whole subject of¬† New Year’s resolutions…Why does anyone make them? Does anyone ever keep them?

Some people really do make a resolution, then get sad and discouraged when they don’t or can’t keep it. Well, you know what I am saying, right? Perhaps there really are some people who have the discipline to keep a resolution. You know the usual ones like lose weight, eat heathy, quit a bad habit, etc. Some people set goals,¬†which is a good thing.¬†The problem is¬†some of¬†these¬†may become impossible to keep, for one reason or another.

I personally haven’t made a New Year’s resolution since 1999…What was it you ask? My husband Dave had been diagnosed with bone marrow¬†cancer,¬†Multiple Myeloma almost 7 months to day of January 1st. So my resolution (and his, too) was to look forward to the approaching¬†bone marrow transplant, which would buy Dave some more time. That we would make 1999 and the years that followed really count. Dave¬†had finished the chemotherapy, we were both very hopeful and things looked good. So we resolved to make 1999 a new start, and live each and every day the best, the happiest and to really mean something. Not take anything for granted, each other (not that we ever did)¬†or any of our loved ones.¬†We did silly things,¬†fun things, things that would make good memories and¬†I am not kidding…We lived and loved, our way through each passing day. It stayed pretty much that way, well until Dave lost the battle on May 30th of 2003. I won’t go into the details, they aren’t the issue¬†and I don’t want to make this sad. I have written about Dave in other posts, so if you are interested you can read those.

The point that I am making, the 1999 New Year’s resolution was good and we kept rolling with that one. That was the most important¬† New Year’s resolution of my life and I don’t choose to make another one. Nothing else will ever be that earthshattering or life changing, at least not to me. There is nothing else in the big picture for me¬†that is cause for a New Year’s resolution. That’s me, we all are very different. It just put things into a prospective for me personally. If you choose to make your own New’s Year’s resolution, go for it I say. These are my own¬†thoughts only and my own personal ponderings about New Year’s resolutions.

I am curious though, who really is making a New Year’s resolution? If¬†so, please do feel free to share. Also maybe if you would like, share your own thoughts or ponderings about the whole New Year’s resolution thing. I have asked Autumn, she isn’t making one. As we agreed, all we can say is…We will keep being the happiest and best we can be!

Heavenly Falls ~ by Autumn Sunshine


The name is called Heavenly Falls

The birds sing their beautiful calls

the flowers bloom so bright

all is airy and light

The magic lives

and seems to give

the very place a shine

of gold and silver so fine

Those that visit stop and wonder

if that one noise is thunder …

hmmm, they say

and doesn’t seem to sound that way

So rumor has it’s a bowling game

and not so very tame

it’s the magic, the fairies and all

the angels, too

love Heavenly Falls

the place is so grand

and a pair of unicorns stand

or sometimes they dance

and prance

it’s a unicorn romance ūüėČ

a lovely stop in the forest, it’s so

all that visit will always know

that no matter what goes

the magic will grow

and show

you how to smile …

The Day After Christmas…Gabby Angel


Who is out there shopping? It happens, December 26th all the Christmas items and more are on sale! This is another one I could never understand. Who wants to go out shopping the day after Christmas? Many people do, all the years of retail and later retail management taught me well.

Lots and lots of people just cannot tolerate passing up a good sale! I am¬† not finding fault, honestly I am not. It’s just the usual wondering and¬†ponderings. I remember¬†while we were busy marking down the Christmas merchandise, we were also¬†busily putting out Valentine’s Day items.

Then, of course you hear the complaints of…But Christmas is just over. Why are we seeing Valentine’s Day things? That’s the magic world of retail, that’s the way it goes. Like I said, this one¬†just something that crossed my mind.I know certain people in my own family that will be out there, too…Not Autumn or me! We are sensible, we will be doing the usual holiday things.

The question for the day is…Will you be out¬†and about¬†shopping today? Come on, you can share with us…The twinnie and I would love to know, as always. Some of you will need to¬†be back¬†to work. Others will be enjoying this holiday time in your very¬†own way, so¬†which will you be doing?¬†We won’t be judging, you know us twinnies better than that!

Oops, on second thought…If you are indeed shopping you can’t answer this question. Maybe the temptation¬†to find a good sale will be calling? That’s means¬†¬†you won’t be reading this, well that’s OK…Let us know when you return from that fun shopping! ūüėČ ūüôā

A lot of Love ~ By Autumn Sunshine


We have a lovely romance

that wasn’t by chance

a time for many a dance

We have so much

and such

a lot of love to spare

lots of love to share

We dare …

Every day and in every way

we always say

I love you

it’s so true

and we know we do

have so much to be thankful for

Who could ask for more?

Take the time

to show your love

take a walk and look at the stars above

they twinkle and shine

like they know a rhyme

maybe they do …