Monday, December 31, 2012

WISHING YOU A GLAD NEW YEAR IN 2013

                                                       A GLAD NEW YEAR

Where did the year go? Guess I say that every year.  Each year brings its own share of joys and sorrows and each year I look forward to beginning again, starting anew, and attempting to make the new year better than the last. I hope that in the past year I've learned from my mistakes, grown through the trials, allowed God to turn the bad into good in my life, and  have turned my problems into opportunities. I know that I've been blessed beyond measure and I'm grateful for having another year in which to look forward with new goals and new plans and new opportunities. 

We're ringing in the New Year spending a quiet evening with kids and  grandkids around a warm fire ( it's going to be VERY cold outside ) and eating hearty bowls of  homemade lentil soup and homemade bean and ham soup. Some of the heartier ones will attend a local hockey game after our meal. Then we'll play some board games while snacking on treats  and roasting marshmallows in the fireplace and making s'mores.  At midnight we'll ring in the New Year of 2013 with non-alcoholic "wine".  

Somewhere in the evening we'll make time to reflect and pray as a family asking God to lead us in the New Year and thanking Him for all of our blessings in 2012.

Thank you to all my blogging friends who have joined  me along on this blogging journey. I'm having great fun and hope to learn more about how to make my blog an enjoyable "read" in the days ahead. May you enjoy a blessed and "glad" New Year in 2013! 

12 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Your home is as pretty as a postcard.

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  2. How wonderful to be near family and have this special time to celebrate together. Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year to you! I'm so glad we connected this year.

    Blessings,
    Meredith

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  4. Happy New Year! Thanks for the kind comment and for stopping by.

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  5. Happy New year! I love the antique postcard. I am planning lentil tomorrow with some hame leftovers...if there are any! LOL!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Ruth

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  6. I love hearing how you and your family spent New Years Eve.....enjoying soup, the warm fire and praying together for the New Year! So many families don't pray together....Blessings to you for 2013! Roxie

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  7. Great post. Great way to begin the New Year.
    Blessings,
    Sherry

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  8. This sounds like a fun way to begin the new year. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family.
    Happy New Year to you!!

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  9. Thanks for popping in!! We "heart" following you as well :) Wishing you all the best in 2013!
    Karla & Karrie

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  10. Happy New Year and Country Blessings!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  11. Sandy - I have just added your blog to my Grow Your Blog party - so you are all set - updates are on my blog - see you on the 19th
    Vicki

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  12. Thanks for popping by last week Sandy :) Wishing you a lovely 2013 as well!! Love the idea of your workshop...sounds like a fun time....we'll try to join you if we can...like this week's assignment already!!

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