Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!

My Grandsons

Are these not the two most adorable Santa's helpers that you've ever seen? When I saw this photo of my grandsons on Christmas Eve I missed them more than ever! I am so excited to know I'll be sharing Christmas with them and a new grand baby next year!  In the meantime, I am chest deep in moving boxes and doing last minute packing.

Please forgive me if I am late visiting your blogs and returning comments. My time online has been very limited and will become even more so as we get closer to our move date soon after the new year. We will be arriving in Colorado just in time for my daughter's baby shower, so between that, and unpacking and buying necessities for our new home, I'll be pretty busy there for a time. As soon as everything settles down I'll be back to visiting more regularly and catching up on all I missed.

My church's Nativity

Thank you all for your wonderful Christmas wishes on my prior post where I was enjoying my last sights of Christmas in New York City for awhile.  I hope you also had a very happy and blessed Christmas!

Dinner at the beautifully decorated Rolf's German Restaurant in Manhattan

My husband and I have been enjoying some last get together lunches and dinners with friends and co-workers as we say *goodbye for now* to them.  Moving can be bittersweet that way, but it is exciting to know we will be together as a family with our son and daughter and their families again, and able to enjoy and learn more about our new state. 


Leaving Brooklyn? Yes I am, in 2013! 
Living in Colorado will be a happy and exciting new adventure in my life. New York will always be my second home, so I'll still be blogging about it from time to time, as well as what is going on in "Colorful Colorado." I hope you will always find my blog an interesting and welcoming place!
As Father Time turns the year from 2012 to 2013,
 I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!
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54 comments:

Snap said...

Many Happy New Year wishes to you. Enjoy your new adventure. Exciting times ahead!

ellen b. said...

Happy New Year to you too, Pat. May God bless you with a smooth trip to Colorado. Love the photo of the grandsons...too sweet! God bless!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I am so thrilled for you and your upcoming move! Have a wonderful New Year!

Betsy Adams said...

Happy New Year... I will keep you all in my prayers as you move to Colorado in 2013...

2013 will be a very special year for you --and the family. I know you will be thrilled to be closer to the grandchildren.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your elves are adorable Pat. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year at your new home in Colorado.
Sam

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love your little Christmas helpers! Wishing you all the best for a wonderful adventure in Colorado! Happy New Year!

Regina said...

Beautiful post!
Happy New Year!

xo

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This will be a busy and exciting time, Pat! I can't wait to see Colorado through your lens :)

Happy New Year to you!

Barbara F. said...

Best of luck to you and Vinnie, looking forward to seeing Colorado through your eyes and camera's lens! I will miss my Brooklyn blogging buddy though, sad we never did get to have a cup of coffee. xo

Nellie said...

Happy New Year to you, Pat! The new year will have lots of new adventures for you!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm smiling at the sign about leaving Brooklyn. :) Enjoy your last days there knowing...'the best is yet to come'!

Vee said...

You are so going to miss NYC even as you embrace Colorado. I'm praying for a smooth transition for you. It's good to know that you can go back again to visit. Now THAT will be an interesting post...where would you like most to go upon returning to New York? Those grandboys of yours are adorable...yes, soo very cute and I can't get over how big they've grown. The excitement of a new baby must be tugging pretty strong, too. Ahhhh...it's all joy.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very exciting times for you indeed Pat! Wishing you a smooth move and all the best in 2013-enjoy:@)

Jo May said...

Adorable Grands..hey Pat hopes and prayers for safe move.You must have sold your home?

Quick question,what is that Pier 17? I see it on TV and photo's,is it a shopping center or industry??

Safe travels my friend,can't wait to see the "new blog" in Colorado!
~Jo @ LoblollyLane

Carol Z said...

It would be hard not to want to spend time with those two cuties! Best wishes as you pack and get ready to move. I will happily be following your blog as you begin your Colorado adventures. So glad we got to meet!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Pat, Yep, those are two mighty sweet Santa helpers and I know you must miss them as i do mine. He was here for Christmas and I enjoyed being with him only to miss more when they leave. Best of luck on the move, and look forward to your new location posts in the new year.
Blessings to you and yours in 2013......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh Pat - I'll bet you're just counting the hours to be near your little Santa's helpers. They are just too cute for words. I'll miss having you not far away, but I look forward to your new posts and I'm so happy for you and Vinny.

nanny said...

Happy New Year to you Pat.
You will have a fabulous 2013 with your sweet grandchildren.......

eileeninmd said...

Pat, I am so happy and excited for you! I know you will be very happy being so close to your grandchildren! I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'll be thinking of you as you pack and move to Colorado and say good bye for now to New York City. I wish you and your family all the best for the New Year. Blessings to you. Hugs, Pamela

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, those boys are adorable! Isn't it nice that with all the changes, you blog will stay the same?

ARLENE said...

Your grandsons are beautiful, Pat. I wish you all the best in your move. How wonderful that you'll be able to spend more time with your family! Truly, a happy new year.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

God speed on your packing and move. I know what you mean about bittersweet good bye for now but with FB, email, twitter etc no one needs to be more than one second away. And all those cool electronic tricks can't replace the ability to wrap one 's arms around family.

steviewren said...

Pat, your grandsons are adorable.

I'm so excited for you about your move. Good luck with the packing, moving and selling!

Happy New Year!

Kris said...

Pat,
Best of luck with the rest of the packing and the move Pat. I know you are eager to be settled in, and enjoying your family!!! Thinking of you.
XO Kris

Sarah said...

So excited for you, Pat. Those boys are the cutest.
Happy New Year........Happy Packing.........Sarah

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You will be so happy to be closer to those adorable little grands. Hope your move goes smoothly. Happy New Year!!

camp and cottage living said...

Pat
I know your blog will be interesting no matter where you live! I'm looking forward to hearing all about Colorado. I'm sure it will be hard to leave NY, but I'd move too if I could be close to all of my g'children.
BTW, the wee elves are adorable!

RoeH said...

You'll love Colorado. I sometimes with that we'd stayed there. But that's another world for me. Where in CO will you be living?

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!!! It's actually happening!! You are moving!! Hello colourful Colorado!! Awwww I am so so so so so happy for you!

Your grandsons are too cute for words!! Utterly adorable!

I wish you a safe journey, a pleasant and stress free move and a bountiful and wonderful 2013 for you and your amazing family!! Take care
x

Tracy said...

Too cute those Santa's Little Helpers of yours, Pat! ;o) LOVE, JOY & PEACE in 2013 to you & yours! Here's to happiness in your new adventures in a new state. May all go well with the move. And may living among your family all gathered be a sweet new chapter too. We look forward to your posts from Colorado! :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Riet said...

Happy New Year with lots of love and health to you and yours too dear Pat. I hope you have a wonderful New Years eve.
Riet

Dianne said...

the grandkids are gorgeous!!

I love the Brooklyn sign, every time I see it I smile

restaurant decor is stunning, so much purple!! love purple

Happy New Year

backroadjournal said...

Wishing you and your family all the best in the New Year. It should be exciting in your new home and I look forward to your posts from there. Have a safe journey.

Pondside said...

Happy New Year, Pat! I can imagine just how hectic things are for you right now, but I'm sure the anticipation of seeing your grandchildren and children is carrying you through all the stress of leaving. The little fellows are adorable!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Happy New Year Pat! I think 2013 will be an incredible year for you! All the best with the move, I am sure you can't wait to see your grandkids more often!

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

Oh, how precious! Love, love, love those adorable faces and cute outfits. So dear! I'm sure you are just thrilled the time is nearly here, despite the work ahead. Good luck with it all. And HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!! May 2013 bring you and your family blessings galore! ♥

Claudia said...

Gorgeous! All. It's so exciting and I don't think one ever leaves Brooklyn. It will be in your heart. But onward to Santa's Helpers. Lots of love waiting for you in 2013! Enjoy the possibilities!

Ola said...

they are both very cute!
Happy New Year!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are going to LOVE being close to those grandbabies, Pat!! wishing you a smooth and uneventful move!! blessings and happy new year! Tanna

annie said...

Happy New Year Pat

Yvette said...

The new year will be a thrilling adventure for you, Pat! Have a VERY HAPPY ONE, as I know you will with your growing family. Lots of new experiences, lots of excitement. God Bless.

podso said...

Pat, I know you have mixed emotions about the coming month, but I'm guessing the excitement of being with family trumps the sadness of leaving NYC. Hope all goes very smoothly with the move and that you feel at home quickly. Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

Happy New Year Pat! You`ll love Colorado! Very cute babies!!

Lorrie Orr said...

Happy New Year, Pat. It's going to be filled with lots of new adventures for you and your husband. I hope all the tiny and big details of moving fall into line as they should, and that settling into life in Colorado will be a pleasure for you. Moving is never easy, is it?

Take all the time you need to get settled. We'll be waiting here whenever you are ready.

diane b said...

Happy new Year. Your grandsons look so cute in their sits. You are lucky to be moving closer to them. I'll be looking forward to your Colorado posts in 2013.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Happy New Year Pat. I look forward to learning about your new state Colorado.

Cathy said...

Happy New Year to you as well, Pat. You have a very busy and exciting year ahead and it will be wonderful when you can spend all special occasions with your family. I agree, you have 2 very adorable little helpers.

GailO said...

Your grandsons are absolutely adorable!

Happy New Year Pat! May all your dreams come true!

Sheila said...

The best of luck to you and your husband as you move to your new home in Colorado! Your grandchildren's lives will be much fuller having their grandparents closely and of course you two will reap the benefits of being close to your family. May luck love and laughter be yours in Colorado! Happy New Year!

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy new year Pat, hope you have a safe trip. Those childred are precious. God Bless.
yvonne

Cindy said...

How wonderful that you will be near your children and those adorable grandsons. I'm very happy for you. And how wonderful that you will be living in such a beautiful state. I'm sure New York has it's beauties too, but I love Colorado.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Pat,

I am so excited for you. I love moving as you know. Colorado sounds so wonderful, and how nice that you will be close to family.

I can't wait to read your blog as you discover and write about the wonderful area and points of interest.

I think moving is a wonderful experience. A brand new chapter in your book.

Happy New Year. Good luck with the move.

Karen

Annesphamily said...

You have the most amazing life! A bounty of beautiful blessings and I know your holidays were Merry and bright even though you were transitioning from one way of life to another! 2013 will be filled with much wonder and love for you and yours. God Bless and Happy 2013 and a very late Merry Christmas to all of you !