Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas


Monday night all of our neighbors joined at the home of Joe and Amy to celebrate the 7th night of Hanukkah along with the Winter Solstice.


Joe shared the story of Hanukkah, Amy shared a beautiful poem and we each lit a candle making a wish.


My wish for you this holiday season is that you are gathered around a table, eating, sharing stories, leaving no one out . . .


35 comments:

The Junque Seeker said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend! Enjoy the holiday week! Hugs, Diane

Susan said...

Beautiful poem. Merry Christmas.

bobbie said...

Hugs ~~~

Junkchiccottage said...

Merry Christmas to you Carol, Steve and Lulu. Wishing all the blessings of the season. Looking forward to many more days of inspiration and friendship shared in the new year to come. Merry Sweet Christmas.
Kris

Canadian Chickadee said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and Happy New Year. I have been enjoying your blogs so much. xoxox

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and merry Christmas!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And from my home, I wish YOU dear Carol, an enchanting night and midnight, then fabulous morning of delights. We are SO THRILLED! Love to you always, Anita

Sam I Am...... said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too! I love the poem...it says it all! Thank you for all you have shared with us this year.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Merry Christmas Carol!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Looking forward to seeing your posts in the new year.

francis said...

🎄. From Holland Wishing you sparkle , Wishing you cheer , for a bright merry christmas and a happy new year ❤️

fiona anderson said...

Merry Christmas to you too Carol xx

Botanic Bleu said...

Carol,
Merry Christmas. May you have a fun-filled joyous time with your loved ones. I love the the greeting card.

Judith

lynn said...

merry, merry christmas, carol!

My thrift store addiction said...

Merry Christmas to you and a New Year filled with peace & joy! Cecilia

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas hugs and sending best wishes to you and your family for a bright New Year!

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May the holidays and the coming year be filled with joy and good health.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I have some time before I head out for dinner at a friend's home and thought I'd do a little catch up with some of your posts. I'm very impressed by the new walking habit. It's been something I've been planning to start (just not as lengthy a time as yours). Merry Christmas to you!

Karen

Palomasea said...

A BEAUTIFUL message, dear Carol!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Blessings and light,
~ Irina

Laurel Stephens said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Carol!

A Joyful Cottage said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day, Carol, and I wish you a happy and healthy New Year. xxx ~ Nancy

Jeanna said...

Hope you are enjoying your holidays. I've so enjoyed following you here and on IG this year. Looking forward to a wonderful 2015!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sounds like the perfect evening, Carol, filled with rich blessings!

Speaking of which, I am a day late, but the sentiment is still the same, Merry Christmas, my friend. I hope you carry the spirit of Christmas with you throughout the year to come!

Lots of love,

Sheila :-)

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday with your friends. Looking forward to following you next year too.

Jann Olson said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas Carol! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
hugs,
Jann

Renee said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration. Sharing.

Happy New Year to you and yours :)

Patty Antle said...

Did Steve draw the Christmas card? It's so pretty. Happy New Year, Carol!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the season. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you're enjoying these last few days of 2014!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Carol!

How I'd love to drop in on your on Wednesday night for that progressive dinner! What a kind invitation and fun idea. We have those here too and it's such fun. We are now having our typical cold weather, but for Christmas, we had no snow and at least 45 degrees, which is warm for us! Today however, it's at least -10 degrees. Now that's the Minnesota we love!

THANK YOU so much for the gorgeous comment you left me. It is wonderful to know that what I write gives someone a feeling, one that they look forward to. That is so special, and it is part of the thrill of writing. But to think I'll be going on seven years is quite remarkable, because it's truly the people who I have come to love. Wishing you lots of love and fun as 2014 unrolls into a new era. BIG HUGS! OH,, I will be contacting you soon for some recommendations for Carmel!! Anita

Ana said...

Hi Carol,
Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family, friends and neighbors this holiday season. Such a lovely tradition and poem your friends shared with you. Getting together and sharing traditions, stories and love is what it's all about. Wishing you a new year filled with much happiness, good health, love and prosperity. Sending you a warm hug. We're expecting a big storm in the next couple of days. Not sure if it is coming from your direction but hope all will be well with you. Be safe.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm dropping by, Carol, to wish you and Steve a Happy New Year!

I hope and pray you are starting to feel better and have had a good rest and wonderful holidays.

I am about to embark on a cleaning project and all sorts of stuff. Nothing fun to catalog, but my new best friends are the thrift store and storage bins! How does one accumulate so much??? More is more is getting to be less. Time to share the bounty! ;

Sending much love to you...

xo

Sheila :-)

P.S. Those adorable stripey elves... is there someone they might be purchased online? I have been smitten. Truly smitten. I know I just said I am clearing out, but I am in LOVE.

My Garden Diaries said...

Merry CHRISTMAS!!! And a Happy New Year to you buddy!!!! I LOVE that poem up there! It is just fantastic!!! I hope that your time with family and friends was just perfect!!! Nicole xoxo

Down by the sea said...

Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best in 2015. Sarah x

Pondside said...

Happy New Year - and thank you for all the lovely posts!