Friday, December 18, 2009

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!....



We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!.......

I really wanted to share with you the story of Reindeer Village and how it got it's name.










And I especially wanted to tell you about the lovely Polish tradition of 'Oplatki'
which is celebrated on Christmas Eve.








I wish I could invite all of you over for some Christmas cookies, coffee, and tea.

I would love to tell you about the 'Candy Cane Christmas' at the local Historical Museum and Village here in our area but instead I have left you with the following video.
The Troy Historical Museum and Village presents a Candy Cane Christmas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNIU7MMD0E

I also wanted to tell you about the funny mishap involving my ginger bread men which happened years ago. It's one that my family will never ever let me forget, but Christmas is upon us, and I wanted to take the remaining time to visit with all of you ♥ Perhaps all of these other things can be shared another year.
I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for being the lovely group of blogger's you are. Each of you is truly an inspiration! All of you speak from the heart and that is a rare and wonderful quality to have. I have enjoyed all of your beautiful blogs and your lovely company these past two years. Thank you so much for the e-mails and heart felt comments you leave here on my blog. You lift me up, make me laugh, and you make our world an all round better place because of your kindness, gentle spirit, and love.
From the bottom of our hearts, my hubby, Charli, and I would like to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Many blessings to you and your families this holiday season and always ♥
With warmest regards, Carol

33 comments:

Michael said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for all the smiles and inspiration you have brought me through your blog. God bless you and your family this Christmas (and always), and I'm looking forward to more in 2010!

Sue said...

All of us, Morgan, Tsar and the 8 Porties and Rob and I wish your family a happy and safe holiday and a wonderful 2010.

I can't wait to hear about the gingerbread men.

Eileen said...

Merry Christmas, Carol!
And a Blessed New Year!

I've enjoyed your blog so much, and Jayden has enjoyed many posts too!
Thanks for sharing your life, your Faith, your crafts, your traditions, and your family with us!
Love to you,
Eileen

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you, Carol, for the many many times you have brought a smile to my face and yes at times tears to my eyes with a heartfelt story. God bless you and your family this Christmas and a very best in the New Year. Looking forward to more great post. Madeline

GrandmaK said...

What a lovely post. And than you for your visit. it was a delight to hear from you! Cathy

Shelley said...

A beautiful and lovely post - just like you!! And now you have me so curious about those gingerbread men and what happened! Scout would also like to wish Charli a very merry Christmas w/ lots of smooches!!

JG said...

This past March I wanted to bake an Irish Soda Bread, but did not have a Good and Raisin filled recipe. I searched in Google, found your recipe and your Blog. My family gobbled the first bread I baked in a flash, so I made another the next day. From time to time I use your recipe. Thank you!

This past year I have enjoyed reading about the fun times you share with your family and reading your comments on my Blog. The holiday table of goodies for your grandchildren was filled with food children always want. It was great!

I hope that you & your family have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Deb said...

Merry Christmas....

shopannies said...

Lovely post and Merry Christmas to you as well. Thanks for visiting my blog today as well

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a lovely way to begin my Christmas week by visiting this wonderful uplifting and always encouraging blog. Your heartfelt sentiments, your vast amount of information, your sensitivity to others and your kindness, makes each visit a special one.

I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas! May the week provide you with moments of real joy and blessing. Please let Charli know he has become a real important part of my visits here.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Merry Christmas to you!!! I love the picture of Charlie and the plastic reindeer on your blog! Cute!

london said...

A beautiful and lovely post thanks to share with us...Merry Christmas and happy new year..To all of you.

All American Packaging said...

The Christmas is a lovely occasion of happiness,peace and harmony.It brings joy,pleasure and togetherness.The food is so scrumptious and tempting.The decoration and arrangement of Christmas is just glittering.

Rose said...

I always enjoy your posts, and especially now with the wonderful Christmas music addtion as I scroll through each of them. Have a very blessed Christmas, and a joyful and prosperous New Year!

inspirações da Jô said...

My dear and loved friend Carol, The days it has been a lot run, but knows that you are a very special friend for me, I never forgot you much less of the sad days which I passed, and you always so present with their words and affection!!!!!!!!!!!! I, want of the bottom of my heart, that her Christmas is surprising, with a lot of love and peace with their family and her sweet Charli!!!!!God bless you!!!!! I love my you flower!!!!!!
Kisses and hugs!!!!!!

SmilingSally said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Carol.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks, Carol! And I return the well wishes and sentiments to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Carol, I feel so fortunate and blessed of God to have met such lovely ladies are yourself. This is my first year of blogging and it really has been such a blessing. Your photos are ever so inviting and I know that you would invite us all into your home! Oh how I would love to meet you and CHARLI! I bet she can't wait to open her little gifts and devour them!

Many blessings and joy to you on this most wonderful occasion! Anita

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Thank you so much for "Charli and Me". Thanks too, for stopping by the Back Porch, Carol.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2010!

Micki said...

What a lovely post and Merry Christmas to you too and a blessed New Year.
Micki

Mary said...

Merry Christmas, Carol! You are such a sweet person, and I so enjoy your blog. I wish you and your family much joy and blessings on Christmas day and into the next year...and beyond! Looking forward to many more visits between our blogs, and seeing more of your beautiful things, and reading your precious stories!

God bless,
Mary

Wanda said...

Carol, your posts are a joy to read and your Blog is a wonderful place to be. I wish to thank you for your blogging friendship at this very busy, but joyful time of the year. I look forward to more stories of family happenings and other holiday traditions in the coming new year. Thank You!
Have a most wonderful Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by again, Carol, to wish you all the joy and love your heart can hold. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours, including that sweet reindeer Charli!

XO,

Sheila :-)

soggibottom said...

What a beautiful posting..



Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Jorgelina said...

The family is the most beautiful present for Christmas. I wish you a Christmas full of love!

Knitty said...

And the merriest of Christmases to you and your family as well, and blessings for a peaceful New Year!

Jerelene said...

Merry Christmas Carol..to you and your family!!
I've enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to getting to know you even better next year :)
It is a blessing to know you...
Merry Christmas.....much love...Jerelene

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

Ho ho ho feliz natal!!!
paz

Barb said...

Hi Carol,

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Loved your post. I haven't been visiting blogs much but I am so glad I stopped by this morning.


big hugs,
Barb

P.s. Tommy says to give Charli an extra goodie from him,

♥ Kathy said...

I love you Carol ♥ I hope you had a beautiful Christmas!

pinta said...

Happy holidays to you, your family and Charli.
Pinta e Uto

Charli and me said...

Whaty a wonderful group of blogger friends you are. Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments you have left here. Tons and tons of blessings are being sent your way for a fabulous New Year ♥

zetor said...

A wonderful post. Hope your Christmas is full of joy.

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