Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas! If that doesn't work, then Happy Holidays!

From my newly renovated home (well, not quite finished) to yours I wish you the very best of this holiday season.

My daughter and I have had a photo with Santa every year since she was a wee tyke and this year was no exception - yes, she’s a sport as it’s me that’s in need of my yearly Santa fix.

So… here we are!



In this photo I want you to see, and feel, the happiness and joy we are sending all of you. 

Be at peace, smile, and know that all you really have is the minute you are living in right now. So, stop fretting and enjoy it - it will be gone in a blink.

Make happy memories - be kind to each other - and above all be kind to yourself.


Merry Christmas!


Jenny

26 comments:

  1. So wonderful to hear an update from you Jenny. A massive Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family, I really hope that 2014 is as good a year as this one has been and that you get the renovations successfully completed, I know you've been at it a long time but it's going to be more than worth it at the finish!

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    1. First off… Merry Christmas Matthew - may it be your best yet!
      Second… it will be hard for 2014 to surpass the epic-ness of this year, but I'm sure it will be equally awesome, particularly when ALL the renovations are done.

      And last, but not least, know that you've been a major contributor to my state of happiness with your enthusiasm, support and endless kind words - for that, Matthew, I am deeply humbled and most grateful.

      With smiles and cyber hugs, Jenny.

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  2. Happy, Merry and all that stuff, to you and yours.

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    1. Happy, Happy, Merry, Merry - yup, it's fun to double it up and have twice as much! :) :)
      Merry Christmas, Happy Whisk! I wish you a wonderful one!

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  3. Merry Christmas! Jenny to you and your family. Traditions are nice.

    We have just enough snow to add that bit of seasonal flavor don't we? Take care but have fun, too.

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    1. Right back at you, D.G. - I hope you and your family are together and enjoying the beauty of this season. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays! Sending many smiles :)

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    1. Liebe Claudia - Frohes Weihnachtsfest! All the best to you and your family.
      And, many smiles coming right back your way! :) :)

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  5. Happy Holidays, it has sure been a year...

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    1. Hasn't it though, Jeremy. Double WOW!
      I hope you and your family enjoy yourselves and find peace and joy in the process. :)

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  6. Merry Christmas Jenny! How sweet that you and your daughter do this every year. My 22 year old son and I were at the mall a couple of days ago and I suggested a photo with Santa for old time sake. He laughed at me.

    So your house is all finished? I looked back at your posts...you have been one busy woman! Congratulations on all your hard work!

    Have a happy New Year too!!!!

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    1. Ha, ha - Lisa, the last thing a son wants to do, at 22, is check in with Santa. As it is my daughter humours me, although secretly I think she has as much fun with the visit as I do.

      One day I might post all twenty-six photos - it's funny seeing the growth of one's child… and subsequent "changes" that I've gone through as well.

      My house is relatively finished outside save the railings and gutter systems… and the landscaping. But inside it's a different story! Though everything is functional it is hilarious seeing the state of my walls. Oh well… it is all part of my journey.

      As always, thank you for dropping in to visit. I hope to be more active out here in Bloggerville now that the stress of beating the weather elements has been dealt with. Inside is a little easier that way!

      Are you snowed in there, by you? If I'm not mistaken I think you get a fair bit of the white stuff - if so, enjoy it for me! Ours came and went within a couple of days.

      Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
      With hugs and smiles, Jenny.

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  7. What a beautiful photo, Jenny. Thanks for the blessings and here's wishing all the same right back at you.

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    1. Thank you, Karen - the camera is good to me and my offspring! hehehe

      I count myself blessed with having connected with you out here in Bloggerville and look forward to being more of a presence as my renovations wind down, both here and in the comment sections of the wonderful bloggers I've met.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours - and a very happy New Year.
      With smiles and hugs, Jenny.

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  8. Lovely words for us to reflect on, and what a super photo of you and your daughter with Father Christmas. Good to see you here today by the way. Wishing you and your family a very happy and joyful Christmas.

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    1. What a cute avatar photo, Diane - very festive. I knew you'd appreciate those few words as you do live by them yourself - I feel that every time I visit your blog - you seem very present and that's the only place to be.

      Merry Christmas, Diane, and a happy, healthy New Year.
      With hugs and happy thoughts, Jenny.

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  9. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, dear

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    1. Hi Dezzie - the best Christmas present was seeing your cute avatar here…
      it's after the fact but I hope your Christmas was Merry and your Holidays Happy - with warm, fuzzy hugs and lots of good cheer, Jenny. :)

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  10. Merry Christmas my friend!
    Santa still runs from me after that Walmart incident but oh well!

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    1. Hello my dear friend with a good aim! Glad you had such fun out on the range - and hopefully a roast made it to the table during this festive time!
      Ah… Santa and Walmart in the same sentence, now that's incident worthy!!

      I hope you and your family had a wonderful, peaceful, happy time over Christmas and may it all continue as we head into the New Year.

      With smiles, cheers, and lots of happy thoughts, Jenny.

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  11. I do see happiness and joy, Jenny! I love this picture. And, I love that you guys still go see Santa every year. Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Dear Elsie, Thank you for stopping by and adding to my feeling of happiness and joy - it's blogging friends like you that make posting the pleasure it is.

      I wish you and your family all the best - I hope Christmas was Merry and now as the New Year approaches I wish you peace and goodwill as you head into 2014.

      With hugs and love, Jenny.

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  12. Hi Jenny - love the photo .. and your yearly Santa fix .. seems a good way for him to inspect your 'new' home to see what else is needed and he can help with - lovely photo of you both ..

    Have a lovely 2014 - in a 'new' home ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary - so good to see you here! If only Santa could finish the rest of the project I'd be in heaven - alas, it will fall to me and my brother to hunker down and get to it once this festive time is over.

      I wish you the very best, Hilary, for 2014 - with smiles, hugs and good cheer!
      Hugs, Jenny.

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  13. Merry Christmas, Jenny. I hope the coming year is good to you.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth - and right back at you. May you and yours find peace, joy, happiness and love waiting for you in 2014. Hugs, Jenny.

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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