Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Review

~January through December 2013 left to right~

If I could choose only one photo, it would be the Christmas tree and books. I think. 

Yes, those are killer icicles. That photo was taken yesterday. We're in an active storm pattern.

Now without explanation, I have selected my "favorite" post of each month. I have flip-flopped a few times, but a gal must carry on so I'll let these speak for themselves. Feel no compulsion to visit them. This is more of a documenting thing.

January~The Gold Tack
February~The Footprints Tell the Story
March~Fake Ballerinas
April~So Much Depends
May~Odd Little Jumbled Thoughts 
June~Some Levity Please
July~Enchanted Garden Meets Twilight Zone
August~Border Skirmish
September~Happy
October~A Vulture Story and More
November~Lovely November Mornings
December~Some Thoughts on Christmas

This final day of 2013 is a good one to thank you very much for visiting me. There are many wonderful blogs in Blogdom and I am incredibly honored that you find your way to this little spot. I love you for it.

Have a Very Happy and Safe New Year's Eve!

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50 comments:

  1. Wishing you too Vee a happy and safe New Years! We have been experiencing some bitter cold temps here, but the grands still managed to stay outside and play when they were here visiting.

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  2. What a great idea, to make a photo collage of the passing year! Such a fun way to document what your year was like! And your photos are beautiful as well - they tell a story all their own, I'm sure. Hope you have a wonderful "bringing in" this evening! Happy New Year!

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  3. Love all the photos, Vee. Happy New Year to you. Blessings

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  4. I had intended to take some time to visit blogs during Christmas and wish everyone a merry one. Then, "it" got away from me. I refuse to let another day pass without making sure I send HAPPY NEW YEAR wishes to the invisible friends who live in my computer.

    I love your collage and I actually remembered some of those just by the name of the post. (Which means I'm either really creepy or some kind of genius. And I'm not a genius...)

    I am looking forward to this next year and have plans for more balance in my life. (That would be a hint as to my word of the year and other such nonsense that I feel the need to do as a new year begins.)

    Hope 2014 brings you many adventures!

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  5. I have enjoyed everyone of your posts this year Vee. Wishing you a fabulous 2014!

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  6. Happy New Year Vee - I love all your posts and am so honoured that you visit my wee one. I know what you mean about the killer icicles - it's crazy over here too.

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  7. Enjoyed your photo montage of the year. Happy Happy New Year! (Where did 2013 go?)

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  8. Yours is one of my very favorite blogs to visit Vee, so I thank you for bringing a smile to my heart via Blogsville. Wishing you and yours a happy New Year full of good health, His richest blessings, and true joy that comes only from a closeness with our mighty God! HUGS

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  9. Love your collage, Vee. Those icicles... wow, killer describes them very well. Haven't seen anything like it since my Michigan days.
    I was drawn to the photo of the little white church with the backdrop of a clear blue sky. So pretty.
    Great idea to document the year with favorite posts and photos. Your posts are always like a gift to me.

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  10. We are in the middle of storms too, but not ice but rains and floods. Nice collage.

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  11. The photo collage is a wonderful idea. I love your blog Vee and I try never to miss it.
    It is bitter cold here this morning.

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  12. Happy New Year to you and all your family, Vee! You blog is so very much worth visiting! I wouldn't miss a day.

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  13. Vee how did you choose a favorite post--they are all so good which is why so many of us don't miss coming by your place. You have a nice set of pictures and I think I would agree with you on the favorite--such a lovely, cozy photo. All the best to you in the new year!

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  14. Love your collage, Vee! I enjoy visiting your blog each day. Wishing you the very best in the new year!

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  15. Just ran across your blog from one of my followers and really enjoyed the warm and positive posts. We live in the Midwest and have had our share of ice too, an ice storm hit last weekend during our choir performance-really hurt the numbers that came to see us perform. Love your collage of pics from 2013 and will enjoy reading some of your previous posts.
    Ann

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  16. That's a lot of work to go through past posts and link your monthly favourites for us, but then that's just so like you. Your personality and interesting posts are what drew me to your blog in the first place Vee and I myself am honoured that you take the time to visit my little place in blogdom. It's been an incredible year of sharing friendship, sadness but also happy times with blogging friends.
    I especially love the granny group who get to know more about each other by showing our precious grandchildren and talking about things we can all relate to. Even our digestive issues? LOL
    Wishing you and yours a happy new year.
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  17. This is a great post. I told myself I needed to go back over the year of posts...because I think I would process this past year more. Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for allowing me to visit and glean from your wisdom and life.
    Happy New Year

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  18. Happy New Year, Vee! And, wow...you are right about those icicles! Deadly looking things! Thank you so much for your positve posts and for being so welcoming to me since I started blogging. I always look forward to your next post and of course, your wonderful Note Card Parties! Blessings be upon you in the new year! :)

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  19. Blessings to you and yours in the new year, Vee. I adore your blog/photos. I'm thankful for your friendship thru blogging. May God bless.

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    1. And to you, my friend! Hope that you'll not stay away any longer than you must. Blogdom is a wonderful get-away...a haven, a support. Happy New Year...

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  20. I enjoyed going back to some of those old posts - love your story writing, and some of the laughs from reading them.

    I truly enjoy your blog and your friendship, Vee. Thank you for visiting me so regularly- you are the best.

    My best to you and yours this new year. Hugs.

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  21. Love you Vee and your friendship! It's a delight to my soul. I love the photo of the tree and books too. Two of my favorite things in all the world.

    I am going to go back and check out your posts, bit by bit. I like your writing.

    Happy New Year to you and John.

    Deanna

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  22. It's fun making a collage of the year isn't it? I just did mine and loved seeing all the photos I had forgotten and the past posts too! I'm glad I found your blog, it's a happy point in my day:>) Happy New Year to you and yours Vee!

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  23. My first comment was eaten in cyber space. I like this idea of revisiting the year. Maybe while I sit and watch the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl game I'll crank out something similar...maybe.
    It's been a pleasure visiting you in 2013 and I'm looking forward to 2014. Those icicles are amazing. I was wondering how you were faring in this latest blast to hit your region.
    Blessings in the New Year, Vee!

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  24. It's always a pleasure to visit you, so welcoming. I am excited what each New Year can bring. Best wishes in the coming New Year.

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  25. A great review!
    I have enjoyed visiting your blog in 2013 Vee!
    You always have something interesting to say and I love the photos you take around your home – especially the window ones - you're a dab hand at those!
    You’ve introduced me to Note Cards and now I put more thought into the images I take.
    I think of the blog world as a kind of neighborhood, where we all meet up and ‘chew the fat’, airing our views and swapping stories in a neighborly fun way!

    Wishing you, John and all your family good health, abounding happiness and JOY and may your dreams be fulfilled in 2014 dear Vee.
    BIG HUGS
    Shane

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  26. I've enjoyed your posts so much, Vee, and your thoughtful comments on my own blog. Your note card party is one of blogging's highlights and I've met many wonderful people through that.

    I pray that you and John will have a wonderful 2014, filled with God's good gifts.

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  27. That's a lovely collage, and meaningful. I appreciate the time and thought you put into your blog posts.
    Vee, you have a blessed new year!!

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  28. And I feel incredibly blessed to be welcomed back here on a regular basis. Thank-you for the open door and the welcome mat at 'your haven' here in blogdom. I also feel incredibly blessed to have walked through that door and spent face-to-face time with you in your cozy home this summer. It was most special to meet you and John in August...to hear your New England accents...to be recipients of your hospitality...and to leave with such good memories. Maybe one day we can reciprocate!

    Be sure to stay away from those icicles. They look dangerous!

    Blessings to you both in the new year!
    Love, Judy

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  29. We've had a good year my friend and been very blessed. I've enjoyed the note card party and made new blog friends, too. Thanks for everything....and for being my blog buddy! Happy New Year to you and John! Warm hugs, Diane

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  30. Vee, Wishing you many wishes for blessing in 2014.

    Happy New Year....

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  31. I always enjoy stopping by for a visit each day. Thank You for being my friend.
    A very Happy New Year to you and John. I wish you much happiness, good health, and contentment. Lots of sunshine too. : )

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  32. I love your photo collage...and I am sure to be back to read some of your favorite posts. I think that it is fascinating to look back over a year and see more of the "big picture"!

    Blessings to you in this new year!

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  33. Happy New Year to you, Vee. I have enjoyed getting to know you this year. Many blessings to you and John & family- xo Diana

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  34. Happy New Year Vee! Love the photo collage as well. Stay safe, healthy and warm! It is fun to find new friends in blog land !

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  35. Happy New Year Vee! You have a special gift of creativity!

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  36. Lovely collage!

    That wreath!! Happy New Year Vee and Family!

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  37. Your blog is just beautiful, and I love the photo-collage.

    Happy New Year! x

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  38. I love your collage for the year Vee. Isn't it difficult to choose photos of special moments and events?? I also like your latest post for New Years and the beautiful scripture you quoted. Are you in the throws of the storm there? I think it's going to miss us this time, thankfully. Although it's very cold here at -16C (2 F) and windy but the sun is shining. Many blessings to you and John for 2014. Hugs, Pam

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    1. Yes, it appears that we'll get nailed. I am actually hoping so as both boys could use more recuperation time before returning to school. So glad that you'll miss out! It's always fun to see those further south get hit when we don't, anyway. =D

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    2. Forgot to add that it was -16F this morning...brrrrrriiiskkk!

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  39. A lovely year review, Vee. Wishing you a Happy New Year from cold snowy New Brunswick. We have three feet of snow and minus 25C last night, supposed to be -27C tonight- that's -16.5F. I know you've had the same storms and power outages, but hope it's a bit warmer for you...

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  40. It has been a delight to visit you and peek in on your world!

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  41. P.S. And Happy New Year to you! (I was going to comment on your other post, but you have it closed.) I'll join you in that toast for prosperity and health in 2014!

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  42. Happy New Year Vee, to you and John. It's been a delight visiting you in 2013, looking forward to many more!

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  43. Happy New Year Vee! I am so glad you keep me in your thoughts. I love seeing your comments come through on my blog! I love your tree/books photo, too!

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  44. Happy New Year dear Vee. I wish you and your family much joy this coming year.

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  45. Happy 2014!

    I could never narrow down each month to one photo --it would be an impossible task, especially this year, as so many photos were of grandchildren--how to pick just one! :)

    Stay safe and warm in the next snow storm coming your way, Vee. My younger brother in Massachusetts told me they are expecting 14 inches!

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