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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Wish

Tonight our family will welcome in the new year with a table laden with what my Grandpa Ingalls called “pickens”. We will have shrimp cocktail, crudités, yummy cheeses, meats and sparkling cranberry cider.  Oh and the boy requested bagels bites. (smile) So much for classy eats.

I don’t make resolutions, but I do believe in wishes. Top on my list this year? I hope that I will always be open to situations in which I can be a blessing to others. (The video is a bit dark, but the message is bright.)

Later on our family loaded up in the car to go view all 7,500 luminaries in the neighborhood and it appeared that Rudi the dachshund was the most excited. Please pardon our snorting and obnoxious laughter.

I am thrilled to begin a new year and hope that it will be filled with friends, family, health and happiness for everyone.



cityfarmer said...

right back at ya, dear new friend.

guess I'd better start gathering our pickens!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Happy New Year Laura!
Thank you for your friendship this past year!

The Pennington Point said...

Happy New Year to you too. You're a doll! Lisa~

Really Rainey said...

Looks beautiful! Have a safe and warm New Year's eve!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey Doll,
"Happy New Year!"
Have A Fabulous 2011!

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

I hope you have wonderful happenings in your life in the new year Laura. You've had so many great things occuring in your life in 2010, and I hope those things continue to get bigger and better.

Happy New Year!

Bloggymom said...

Love your dog going for a ride with you. Our dog loves doing that as well. Happy New Year!!

E. Charlotte said...

Oh, the luminaries made me teary! How beautiful, and what a wonderful thing to do! :) I wish you a very Happy 2011, full of all your dearest wishes.

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy New Year dear friend!

Susan and Bentley

Mimi said...

May 2011 grant all your wishes!!!
Let this new year bring out your inner sparkle and shine!!

The Boston Lady said...

Best Wishes to The Decor family - even those who laugh in such a way.... Your posts always make me feel something, this time it was happiness. And bagel bites are NOT elegant? Pshaw.

Karena said...

Laura you are too wonderful!! Thank you for so much encouragement and your friendship!

Happy New Years!

Art by Karena

Blondie's Journal said...

Your menu sounds delicious. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2011!


Terri said...

How fun to hear your voice! Happy New Year! Ashley and I are looking forward to healthy lives this year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those videos are soooooooooooooooo fun!! What a great thing to do!! Happy New Year!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Johanna said...

your table looks scrumtious.
I wish you a very Happy New Year full of Health, Luck and Joy.
Greetings, Johanna

Liz said...

That's about the sweetest thing ever!
You are such an over the top girl! And I mean that in the bestest possible way. :)

Happy New Year!


Linda said...

That could have easily been my wish (the luminarias) but I know that no one on our street would have done this. Still.... I have to remember for next Christmas that I want to set out luminarias, lighting the way for the Christ child. I have such fond memories of this tradition from a family that was dear to me in my youth and for all these many years, I've said that I want to start this tradition. It's sooo lovely.

Anyway... I enjoyed your delightful videos and I'm with you - I don't make resolutions. But I like wishing... :)

Blessings to you and yours,

Shirley said...

Laura, what a wonderful way to add a touch of light to the holiday season. Thanks for sharing the video's and wonderful words to go with it.
Happy New Year!

Marydon said...
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Marydon said...

Happy New Year! sweet Laura ~ Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule & studies to share with me precious moments of togetherness that I shall treasure forever. You have been one delightful joy in my life ... I am SOOOO blessed to have met you in person. (Do you think I was distracted, so sorry, Laura!)

TTFN ~ Hugs & love,

PS I don't have your address, but know that the 'salts' are fabulous! Thank you ..

Creative Breathing said...

Dear Laura, Wishing you all good things in this New Year! You have such a lovely personality that shines through your words and images you share here. Elizabeth

April said...

Happy New Year, Laura!
My kids wanted bagel bites too!