Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas


Since my husband and I celebrate Christmas in Colorado at both my son and daughter's homes, and here in New York at our home and with my extended family, Christmas really does seem to last 12 days for us, if not more!  This week we will be celebrating with friends, so the festivities continue.  There will be more good food, good times, and good cheer!


I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas, and I look forward to seeing all your celebrations on your blogs.  As we look forward to the beginning of 2012, I wish you health, happiness and prosperity in the new year!


"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

 ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce



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40 comments:

annie said...

I hope you had a wonderful time with your family.
May it continue all year long.
Hugs

Marilyn said...

Christmas is a time for family so E-N-J-O-Y ! !
My Wish for you & yours is Good Health & Happiness for the New Year !!
Marilyn

Riet said...

What a beautiful collage dear Pat/ I love it. Your grandsons are beautiful and what a treat to be able to be visiting them round Christmas.
Have a happy week nearer to the New Year,
Hugs from Riet

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love that quote! Sounds like you're having a great Christmas Pat-enjoy:@)

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat! You sitting with your adorable grandsons is the best!! Second is the one of your smiling hubby! LOL! Awwww what an adorable montage of festive fun and treats! Yay!

Yes, of course the celebrations continue!! We all must see 2012 in a most hopeful positive spirit!! Yay!!

Happy Christmas and Happy 2012 to you and your family!! Take care
x

Yvette said...

Sounds like you'll be spending January recuperating from all the Merry-Making, Pat. HA! Love it. LOVED your Christmas mosaic, too.

I'm wishing you and your wonderful family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Kathleen said...

Pat, I just read on a blog that the gal has taken down all her decos and put them away! WHAT! This is Christmas week, a time to visit and celebrate. I am glad you will be doing that too! We leave ours till Little Christmas, and this year maybe till Ukrainian Christmas. How about you?
I love your collage, looks like good times. Except for the trip to ER for little gson, it was a wonderful day!

Lovella ♥ said...

Hi Pat! Oh that mosaic looks so festive and the food looks scrumptious. So fun to see your little guy there and your smiling face as well.
Enjoy the rest of your festivities.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I'll bet you had a blast with the babies!

Happy New Years!

Willow said...

Such cute boys!

Happy New Year!

diane b said...

Nothing better than stretching out the celebrations. It seems silly to do all the preparation and decoration just for one day. Continue having fun. It must have been great in Colorado with family. Love your collage.

Barbara F. said...

I love the photo collage and the quote. Happy healthy New Year to you and your family. xo

Theanne and Baron said...

Love the collage...I enjoyed Christmas Eve spending the night with Son and DIL so I'd be there when the g'kids got up! Christmas morning I had to use the "ladies room" and bless goodness if they didn't get to the living room before I did! But it was all good...took close to 400 photos during the entire day...lots of fun and memories!

Carol said...

Looks like a grand time :) The boys are adorable! You are having very merry days! The desserts look amazing! Love those nutter butter Santa's!
Happy healthy New Year. All good things to you and yours.

Sue said...

Oh Pat, you are having such a fun time with friends & family! You are truly blessed, my friend. The grandsons are adorable. Here's to another wonderful year for you!
Hugs, Sue

camp and cottage living said...

Pat
That's great, just wonderful to have so many friends and family that the celebrating isn't over in one day. Have fun!
Happy New Year to you!

Farmchick said...

Wonderful pictures here Pat. I do hope you enjoyed Christmas with your family and enjoy it with your friends this week as well.

guild-rez said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your loved ones!!
Wishing you and your family
a very Happy New Year.
It is finally snowing in Guildwood.
Take care,
Gisela.

Sarah said...

Pat, those two little guys are precious. What fun to share Christmas with them!. Enjoy your continues celebrations. ~ Sarah

Vee said...

Ohhh, I see some very cute ideas in that mosaic as well as some cute grandparents and some cute grands and even a cute lobster or two. Merry on!

Betsy said...

Aw, have a wonderful week of continued celebrations!

Ginny said...

U hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend with your family!!!

Claudia said...

I could live inside your mosaic. We continue the celebration through Epiphany. In a sense you are honoring Christmas every day in your heart - Dickens would be so pleased.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

KEEP ON celebrating, Pat!! blessings to you and yours... love the quote!! tanna

Gracie said...

I guess the first good proposition you have for the New Year is going on a diet? After all those celebrations..... Just kidding, it's my top priority every year and guess what? Not sticking to it once!

Sheila said...

Your Christmas collage is wonderful. I like the New Year's quotation you chose for this post. You are so right, pat! Each day is a gift and filled with opportunity and choices. All the best to you and your family for the New Year!

podso said...

Wonderful quote to look to the new year. Your photo collage tells a lot about happy times. We too are continuing the celebration as more arrive from out of town for through New Years' Eve! Happy memories forming!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It sounds like you had many wonderful celebrations this Christmas. I love the 'open book' quote...as we get ready to begin writing the first chapter of 2012. Happy New Year to you, Pat!

Pondside said...

What fun you must have had! It looks like a wonderful celebration.
2012 is, indeed, a new slate!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You have so much to celebrate and so much to look forward to this year! Wishes for all good things in 2012!
♥, Susan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love the quote for New Year's day! Happy holidays my friend! Spending time with family is very special! ♥♥♥

steviewren said...

Celebrate for as long as you can! Your collage says, "yummy food and darling children" to me.

nanny said...

What a great collage!

I hope you have a fun week and Happy New Year!

I look forward to a wonderful 2012!

Vicki/Jake said...

Love that quote! Have a wonderfilled New Year wherever you are:)

Jacqueline said...

Such a great way to represent all of the Christmas fun in a beautiful collage! Have a great New Year.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful and full celebration of the holiday you have! Enjoy all the fun!

betsy said...

Beautiful pictures and a lovely family. It must take you a month to wind down- Happy New Year to You from Nashville!

LDH said...

Festive and fun photo mosaic! Love the quote too. I think I will print it out and tape to the fridge.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Those boys are adorable Pat! Looks like you had the best of times with them. Have a Healthy and Very Happy New Year Pat!
xox

Annesphamily said...

I know you had a beautiful celebration with your family! How blessed you are to celebrate with some many who love you!