Dec 28, 2016

{Christmas Hodgepodge}


I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday as I did. I just can't hardly believe a brand New Year is almost upon us. 




I love doing Christmas with these girls!
From left to right....oldest daughter, middle daughter and baby daughter.

And there is nothing better than GRANDBABIES! I totally understand the sentence, "I wish I could have had them first". 




These sweet babies not only fill our laps but our HEARTS!







 Nothing like the love of family. We are so very blessed.


Speaking of Christmas, let's have a little Christmas hodgepodge. Inquiring minds want to know.....

1:  Did you receive a gift this year that you will re-gift next year?

2: Did you give a gift this year that you received last year?

3:  On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the Grinch and 10 being the Elf...where would you come in at here with Christmas cheer?

4: What was your favorite food or dessert item you ate during the Christmas holidays at a party, at home or out on the town? 

5: Do you still have your Christmas Tree up?

6: Last one...you fill in the blank.......
I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with
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Here's my answers:
1: Yes
2: Yes
3: LOL! I would say I am a 9! Not exactly like the ELF but I do love Christmas, the lights, the trees, the smells, and well...I just love Christmas. I might could be the Elf's sister. LOL! 
4:Peanut butter balls with chocolate. LOVE THEM! Glad I do not have any in my refrigerator! 
5: No (and it makes me sad) but had to take it down while I had the time.
6:Love, happiness, and health.


Speaking of the New Year...

"What will you do with the year that's so new? The choice is yours---God leaves that to you". 

 Hugs and blessings, Cindy

 

36 comments:

  1. Well...my sweet friend...I will answer these on my blog tomorrow, smiles...you always, always make me smile. A very Merry Belated Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year.

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  2. You have a beautiful family!
    1. No
    2. No
    3. an 8
    4.Tillamook, Peppermint Ice Cream!! So good! It only found on the West and only during the Christmas season. It's gone now until next year. Which is a good thing. Otherwise I'd over do!
    5.No
    6.Health

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  3. 1: Did you receive a gift this year that you will re-gift next year? no

    2: Did you give a gift this year that you received last year? no

    3: On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the Grinch and 10 being the Elf...where would you come in at here with Christmas cheer? 8 or 9

    4: What was your favorite food or dessert item you ate during the Christmas holidays at a party, at home or out on the town? homemade rolls

    5: Do you still have your Christmas Tree up? Absolutely! It's only the 4th Day of Christmas after all.

    6. I wish you a Happy New Year filled with _________ all that God has for you.

    You have a beautiful family! So glad that you had a blessed Christmas!

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  4. You do have a beautiful family Cindy. Answers to your questions: 1: Yes (several) LOL! 2: No 3: 7 (sometimes I let the expectations of others weigh too heavily on me) 4: Hot fudge brownie 5: Yes, I will not take it down till Jan. 2 6: blessings.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Ooh...a hot fudge brownie sounds so good right now!

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  5. Happy New Year to you all, Cindy! I am sure you had a Merry Christmas cause how could you not have with this beautiful family?
    Now to answer your questions: 1. No, I try not to re-gift even if I do not like the gift. I might eventually give it away but not for Christmas, lol. 2. No. 3. I think I am more of an elf. 4. too many to mention, lol. 5. yes 6. I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with peace, happiness, prosperity and health.....Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine . So glad you stopped by .

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  6. What a beautiful family....y'all got some great pics. I wish for 2017 a year filled with less stress. Hope you have a very happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Deb. Hoping the New Year brings all you could hope for and then some.

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  7. What a beautiful family! I certainly enjoyed this visit and all your beauty.

    My Christmas decorations are still up and I will leave them a bit longer than usual this year as I have one more Christmas Friendship Tea party with a sister that couldn't make it sooner. Not a problem with me. :-)

    Bless you~

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    1. Awe Debbie, I love that you are having a Friendship Tea party. How wonderful and I hope that you enjoy.

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  8. What wonderful family photos! I enjoyed your Hodgepodge. My tree will be up until probably the end of January, just to help keep a little extra cheer in a long winter. That first photo: Beauties, all of you. My goodness!! Have a wonderful new year, Cindy. xo

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    1. Thanks so much. Glad you stopped by. Happy New Year!

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  9. Let me see about those Hodge Podge answers:
    1. No
    2. No
    3. Hard to answer. Because of Mom, I would put the Christmas cheer on the low end - not because of the Grinch but so much to be concerned about.
    4. English trifle
    5. Yes
    6. I wish you a Happy New Year filled with Jesus and blessings.

    Love the photos of you and your precious family. Family are indeed special! Have a lovely day.

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    1. Awe I know Melanie that your Christmas holiday has been stressful for you. Praying for a brand new year filled with some joy for you.

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  10. Visiting today from Melanie's page and wishing you a Happy and Blessed New Year. Love seeing your big family and happy faces.
    Linda in Tennessee

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    1. Thanks Linda. So nice to meet you. Happy New Year.

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  11. Lovely photos of you and your family, Cindy. Everything looks perfect! I wish you a happy New Year filled with love and excellent health.

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  12. Your family is beautiful. You always have great group shots.
    To answer your questions, No,No, nine,Rack of lamb,Yes, the tree is still up along with all the decorations and will be up for a while as we are out of town visiting family, filled with the best God has for me.

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  13. You and your girls are so cute! I have 3 daughters as well. And yes, grands are the best!! No regifting, No tree, both went down today. Oh, I have a mini one still in my bedroom and living room. lol! I love toffee and caramels that we made on our baking day. Always glad when they are gone. Hoping for good health and lots of happiness! And love Christmas so at least a 9, maybe a 10. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann . Ooh I love toffee , caramal , and well , I love it all 😂 Happy new year .

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  14. Beautiful photos, Cindy! You and your daughters are gorgeous! You all look radiant! Wishing you all the best for now, 2017 and always. God bless you.

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  15. First of all, you have such a beautiful family!!! Now on to the questions..1. No 2. No 3. 10!!! 4. Tammy's (daughter #2) pumpkin cake. 5. No 6. I wish you a Happy New Year filled with God's blessings!

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  16. Oh such fun to see all those smiling faces, Cindy! What a beautiful family you have. My tree is still up, and tomorrow is my son, Mike's, birthday, and my youngest granddaughter will be spending the night. Happy New Year blessings to you, my friend!

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  17. Our Christmas was very quiet this year. My dear mother was not doing well so we kept it low-key and simple. Plans with kids and grandkids had to sadly be set aside. The day with my dear mom was one I will always treasure. My answers to your questions:
    1. No
    2. No
    3. About an 8 - elfish but not over the top
    4. My favorite dessert was my pumpkin pie (which I totally 'blew' on Thanksgiving!)
    5. Our tree is still up with no idea when it will come down. My dear, little mother needs 24/7 care so my sweetheart and I take turns with her right now. (We hope to have relief help in place within a few days).
    6. God is good! Focusing on His precious gift to us kept our focus on His grace. It was what we needed during some tough days through the season.

    Happy New Year, sweet friend. God has good things planned for this next year. Of that we are certain!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Sweet friend, thanks for stopping by. I know you have your hands full right now. Praying for you.

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  18. Cindy,
    I always enjoy seeing your family!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Here are my answers:
    1. no, we do not give presents anymore
    2. No, as we do not give presents anymore
    3.I am definitely a 9-10 because I LOVE Christmas
    4.Polish nut roll
    S.YES!! Christmas is not over until Epiphany
    6. HOPE
    Stop by to see what my One Little Word is for 2017!!
    Wishing you and your a Happy and a Healthy New Year!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy