Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #114, the multi themed link party!
* Home Decor
* Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes
* Theme of the week
Every Fri 7pm to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.
This weekend’s theme – your Christmas stories
We had a really nice Christmas.
A few from my family met up at my sister’s on Christmas eve afternoon,
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then some head to our church for the amazing evening service. As usual, the service was power packed with the most amazing music. I did another photo shoot and was quite pleased with the outcome despite such low light. Thank-you manual settings!
Then we head back to our place for a nice leisurely visit in front of the fireplace.
The food was absolutely abundant! Every square inch of the countertops were stuffed with everything imaginable. We’ve been picking at the leftovers all week. 🙂 We visited with those we haven’t seen in far too long and made some new friends along the way as well. It was a really nice evening.
On Christmas morning, we head to our friend’s for an amazing Christmas turkey lunch. I love watching others’ traditions. Do them enough times and they sort of become your own as well. As kids we didn’t have those cracker package things, but at this home they do and it’s always fun to see what colour paper crown you land with. 🙂
The next day, we laid pretty low. Naps, too much eating, drinking coffee as fluently as breathing air, watching movies, reading magazines… whatever!
And then we started to get a little more productive but not by much. Doctor visits, picking up passport papers to fill out, going to the movies, getting the truck checked out, signing up for cadets, learning new computer software, hitting Starbucks… a real mixed bag of work and pleasure.
I really haven’t felt like blogging this week. Three drafts and not even one of them got posted. Nothing spoke to me except living life and working out some big decisions I’ll share with you soon.
In a nutshell, we enjoyed our season very much. Thank-you so much for your generous friendship and support for everything you see on this blog. I honestly have NO idea what I’d do without such a passionate group. You are just the best!
Here’s to a wonderful New Year and may many new dreams come true for you!
Feel free to share your own Christmas story in this weekend’s 3rd themed linkup!
your 2011 ‘favorites’ – bring your fav DIY, your fav recipe, AND your fav craft/sewing project!
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39 thoughts on “Sat Nite Special link party 114 – featuring your Christmas stories”
Wishing you the VERY best in 2012 Donna! Thanks so much for hosting such a great party!
btw – I read your story about the lost little girl, that is amazing!
Darn noticed the 2011 project wrap up is next week! I put mine up this week! So much for not reading very closely!
Thanks Donna for your great blog!
Happy New year
Your Christmas holiday sounds fantastic – what’s better than time with family and friends! Wishing you a fabulous New Year (check out my favorite New Year cocktail in link #4 of home decor (Good fortune, vintage find, and fab cocktail)! Cheers!
What is UP with inlinkz? Sometimes it takes my thumbnails, sometimes not. Makes me nervous cuz I just signed up with them.
Anyhoo! How are ya! Happy New Year!!! Hey, I linked up MY fav posts – one of which has nothing whatsoever to do with painting, DIY or the like. It’s my what-not-to-do story about when I opened a floral shop. If you need some comic relief, drop by. But I’ll warn ya, it’s a 5-parter! Judging from my comments, you know I can’t say hello in two words *ahem*
Thanks for hosting!
Wishing you a Happy New Year Donna!!! Thanks so much for hosting! 🙂
What a beautiful picture of you and the baby! I was so excited to see the Christmas theme- since we got our puppy, all I want to blog about on my HOUSE blog is the new pup!
Thank you for hosting and Happy New Year!
Kerry at HouseTalkN
Thanks for hosting Donna! Happy New Year! Carrie
Glad to hear you had a great Christmas! Happy New Year my new blogger buddy! when are we gonna get together again??!!
Happy New Year Donna. Thanks for hosting, and all the wonderful inspiration.
Donna, it’s been a blast finding you in 2011 and being WOW’d by your creativity. I’ve learned SO much from you in a very short time. Thank you for doing what you’re doing here and inspiring so many. May 2012 see many of your biggest dreams come true!!!! <3 Christina
You are such a great inspiration Donna. I’m glad you had a nice Christmas and hope your new year is just as wonderful!
Thanks for hosting Donna! How’s your tassimo?? I still have gotten anything! Happy New Year!
Thank you for hosting! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas, here;’s hoping you have a Happy New Year.
Thanks for hosting this! I made a major faux pa that I don’t know how to fix. I should have posted my link in the decorating section. I will try to remove it but I’m not sure I can. Sorry!
.Fixed it! I’m still learning things in blogland 🙂
Thank you for hosting! Tons of great ideas linked.
Thanks for the fun linky Donna. Happy New year to you!
Happy New Year Donna wishing you the best 2012 has to offer.
I have learned ALOT since coming here project galore with the help of DH that is. Here’s to the heath, the hill and the heather, the bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather!
May the honest heart ne’er feel distress
Happy New Year to you and your adorable son! We wish you the very best for 2012. Thank you for hosting us every week!
So glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Donna! So did I…with my little grandson #3 having his first one! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family!…hugs…Debbie