Sunday, January 1, 2012

My gift to you

Another Christmas has come and gone. There resides a few forlorn presents underneath the Christmas tree, the tree that comes down tomorrow.  Bits of tissue paper are scattered in various places throughout my house, red and gold ribbons are showing signs of limpness, the once shiny colored balls are dull and are showing signs of misplacement. Even though its time to pack up all Christmasy things until next year, still we are feeling the signs of sadness now that Christmas is finally over.

 How marvelous the New Year has  arrived with its arrival of multifarious expectations, like a mass of confetti floating wildly around us!

But I have one last gift to give. A list of blogging friends garnered that have touched my life in some way. 

(The order is entirely random).

Hill Upon Hill
A Different Drum
Wayside Wanderer
Gladsome Lights
Stitching Under the Oaks
Ribbons of Light
Gypsy Slow Down
Firefly Cottage
By the Sea
the Buttr'y and Bookr'y
No Spring Chicken
Pieces of Sunshine
The Gracious Gourmand

(There are a few others that no longer blog not listed obviously, but I do miss them.)  So on this new year, situate yourself comfortable-like, grab a mug of hot tea or cocoa, and visit  some of these lovely sites and get to know these woman. They are each a gift to me and I desired to share them with you.

And because what is a post without a photo I may ask?
The "photographer" was set upon a litte shelf on the wall and set on auto.


~Karen~ said...

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family, Cathy!
I've enjoyed back reading here, and so glad you reached out to check on me.
Thank you.
I will be checking out your gift soon.

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh wow, what a lovely gift, I hope that I can visit with these lovely women before I go overseas, if not; something to look forward to on our return. I too was sad (with our family) to pack away the Christmas decorations, the joy and happiness that that Season reminds us of. I am thankful for seasons though, as we greet the new one with anticipation.

Blessings to your dear family in 2012.

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful family, Cathy, and I enjoyed reading your description of the season. I am opening your gift and appreciate your kind words, too. I have enjoyed the peek into your life and pray you have a very happy and blessed New Year. ~Leslie

The dB family said...

A very Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!! That is a lovely photo! You have a great photographer ;o)!

Thank you for the gift! I see we have very similar taste :o). You always inspire me!


The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

What a LOVELY Family!!!
And a dear suprise to see the Butt'ry here too!!
Your posts have touched me too my FRIEND!!
Lots and Lots of LOVE, Linnie

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