Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS


Okay that's not really our house. But I am as serious as I can be about wishing everyone a blessed Holiday season with the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years celebrations.

There is not room or time to list all the things my blog friends have done to make a difference in my life during 2010. I thank you all and cannot wait to see what we will all do in 2011. See you next year.


With Love from
GRANNY ANNIE

"The true miracle of Christmas is not found in the pageantry of a great Christmas Eve service. The true miracle of Christmas is the truth that God is with us in the dirt and dailyness and in the reality and imperfection of our lives."

J. Mack Strange (Tennessee, USA)

28 comments:

  1. Annie,

    You really shouldn't have told us that wasn't your house.We all would have thought that's what you and Ron were doing for the past week..It's beautiful!!

    So, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family and best wishes for a HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2011.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you, too, Granny Annie. I have enjoyed your blog posts immensely this year and look forward to more in 2011.

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  3. Nancy -- You have brought such joy to me this past year with your wonderful stories and your incredible sense of humor. I treasure our friendship.

    Lynn -- Love your blog and the way you put so many interesting things in three topics of each blog post. It is genius to do that. The best to you and yours now and in the New Year.

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  4. Happy Christmas Granny Annie! I've loved growing to know more about you during this year, and have enjoyed your comments on my blog too.

    Hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.

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  5. Hoping these holidays will be filled with love, family, good food and joy at your house.

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  6. LL Cool Joe -- Thank you. We're hoping most for the "safe part especially with all of our loved ones that will travel. Hope you and yours will be safe as well.

    Tabor -- Thank you. We will have a quiet Christmas at home and we're actually looking forward to it. We've had lots of family celebrations in advance of Christmas plus today we are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary,

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  7. Wow! That is quite the lights display.

    I love reading your blog and will look forward to reading more!

    And happy early anniversary :)

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  8. Riot Kitty -- Michelle, I appreciate your friendship in emails and your delightful posts. I was so sorry to learn of your grandmother's death. That is difficult especially at the holiday season. I only wish all the best for you and yours my dear friend.

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  9. My sentiments exactly, Annie, about my fellow bloggers! And I wish for you and your family the merriest of Christmases!

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  10. kenju -- Back at cha:)

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  11. Have a Joyful week! N fun with the kids-
    n Thanks for your company thru blogging too! The blog experience has been a grand blessing for us.
    2011 is anticipated to be special also- Merry Christmas

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Peace, joy and love on ya.

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  13. Kenju (again) -- Judy my brief response to your comment looks like I have neglected you but you know and I know that I have expressed my joy in knowing you on your blog and on Facebook. You're my forever pal.

    Snaggle Tooth -- Awaiting your next computer photo rendering is always exciting. You truly entertain us with the power of "change". Merry Christmas again:)

    Changes In the wind -- Monica, you are an inspiration to goodness all year round. And you are a wonderful example of patriotism. Keep up the good work and let's keep up our good friendship.

    Cliff -- Your family must be so happy this Christmas season with the true miracle of your daughter's survival. There will be much rejoicing in your house I know. "Peace, love and joy on ya" -- too:)

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  14. Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

    I was reading the post below and it made me laugh
    I have a Hope too, and I hope she'll be as clever as your Hope is :)

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  15. Dianne -- Oh yes I know about your Hope and enjoy watching her grow. She is a cutie patootie and she will have some great stories to tell I am sure. Blessed and Happy Holidays to your and yours.

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  16. So thankful for friends! Merry Christmas!

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  17. rosaria -- I have enjoyed your blog this year and hope to do a better job of commenting in 2011. Merry Christmas to you too:)

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  18. My parents and I just looked through your drawings on Flickr. You are a talented, delightful lady!! Merry Christmas to you and your marvelous family!!!!

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  19. jdjaws -- Thank you for the compliment on my art. Thank you most of all for returning to blog world. It hasn't been the same without you and there is excitement in the air over your return:)Merry Christmas to your and yours.

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  20. Annie, you have been a wonderful inspiration and it has been a pleasure getting to know you through Blogger, e-mails and the art projects. Your friendship and kindness means the world to me. Merry Christmas, Chica! :)

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  21. Lulu -- Such kind words. Thank you and God bless you and yours this Christmas. You have helped make my year 2010 spectacular.

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  22. A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours dear friend. And Happy Anniversary to you and Ron! Thanks for bearing with me through thick and thin...friends like you are few and far between. Here's looking forward to a very prosperous New Year for all of us!

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  23. Bonnie -- And thank you for bearing with me too. We might not always be in touch but we always know we're here for each other. Hope your New Year is full of wonderful.

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  24. A belated Merry Christmas!

    Hey, that's my house! (Just kidding. I wish).

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  25. The Zombieslayer -- Actually that house is the Johnson's house in Broken Arrow, Okla and it was featured in the paper for the annual light tradition. My real house was actually decorated this season with an old busted box spring on the porch.

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  26. Hi Granny Annie ~~ What a beautiful
    house decorated so well.You shouldn't have told us it wasn't yours - we'd never have known. But maybe the true owners would.
    I am surprised that I was able to make that long trip, but so glad I did. It was 3 years since I saw my daughter and her family, and doubt if I could go again.
    It is New Year's Eve here and today has been 40C which is 104 F. Too hot for my liking. Take good care and have a wonderful New Year
    Love, Merle.

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  27. Merle -- Finding your blog was one of the highlights of my 2010:) Wishing you a wonderful New Year too.

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