Happy 2005 everyone! I decided to put two pictures in this installment of "Up Close With Val". I haven't had this contest in two weeks because of busy-ness and the holidays so I decided to do the two pictures. Hope you have fun! My New Year's Eve was fun and spent with family and friends having a nice get-together. All is well in my home. I am feeling very grateful at this time! God bless you all! Here are the pictures. Leave your guess(es) in the comment's section or send me an email and I will let you know if you are correct. I will post the first guesser of each picture tomorrow. Have a good day!