Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years!

Happy New Years!!

New Years in our home, cannot pass by
with out a platter of Portzelky, or Olliebollen.
It's fun to see who comes around looking for that
special deep fried batter glazed with icing sugar.
You cannot begin to count the calories today.

The sad part of eating these,
is that we all agree....that this is the final end of
our Festive season and we all look forward to
healthy food alternatives in the New Year.
Or do we?
Who knows how long that will last?

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.

The fresh snowfall over the past days,
has reminded me that we have a clean slate
on which to write our hopes and dreams.

I rarely set too many goals for myself,
as I prefer to pamper myself with words like,
"I am working on this..."
Less time on energy and things.
More time on energy and people.

Again, as some of us try to reach our goals,
or accomplishments, some of us may not.

Cherish the happy times.
Reflect upon what really counts.
Remember how others have enriched your life.
Contemplate on what brings you true joy and peace,
which causes me to think of my family and friends.
Take time to recognize and enjoy each and every blessing.

All of life's best rewards and greatest satisfactions,
come from people like YOU!

So regardless whether you set your goals or not,

I'm still wishing You a Happy New Year!


  1. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you and your family.

  2. Your home looks beautiful covered in snow!

    Happy New Year!

  3. I love your philosophy, Marg... you expressed it so well!
    I wish you a wonderfully blessed New Year!!!

  4. Happy New Years Marg. I am envious of your Olibolen. I drove everywhere today to get the pre-made mix, none to be had. I was even trying to purchase freshly made at Hofstede's. They already had too many orders. Needless to say, I still haven't had any luck. I guess tommorrow will have to be my first attempt ever making from scratch.

  5. Thanks for being my first New Year Greeter! I hope you had a nice evening-we did. We spent it with two of my sisters and their families.
    Oh, and I did bang on the pans!
    Happy New Year!

    Thanks for your friendship!

  6. Your home looks fabulous with a coat of snow!! :0)
    Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Marg!

    Your home in that photo looks like it is in a enchanting Christmas card! I also love your new blog header!

    Lovely thoughts you shared with us today..I agree so much with less energy spent on things and more on people.

    Happy New Year! Many new blessings in 2010!

  8. What a gorgeous picture of your home lit up in the snow! And your year end treat reminds me of what funnel cakes taste like.

    Happy New Year and God bless you and your wonderful family!

  9. Thank you, Marg. I love the picture!! Happy New year to you!

  10. Great snow pic's, Marg! I'm all for spending more time on relationships...and less on stuff. Looking forward to whatever the New Year may hold for us...always treasure the time spent together!

    Happy New Year!

  11. That snow is awesome. I just don't see that in Southern California. I've been enjoying the straggling Autumn leaves that are still falling.

    You are right about people. I am learning, also, that relationships are the most satisfying and deeply joyful treasures in life.

    You're home looks beautiful draped in the snow!

  12. Oh your place is so pretty in the snow. .we only had rain here. .so sad.
    I love that you have your priorities all settled for the new year. . .I want to focus my energy on people too.
    Happy New Year Marg.

  13. and a very Happy New Year to you too!

  14. Happy New Year to you and your family, Marg!

  15. Beautiful New Year sentiments and Great advice, Marg!
    Your house is MAGNIFICENT! I love the brightness of snow...
    Many blessings to you and your family~ Maria

  16. oops...that last comment from (Rachael) was me, Maria ;o)
    My daughter was visiting and I didn't noticed that she was still signed in to her account~

  17. Happy New Year ! My resolution is to be a better blogger - and to stay connected to my blogging friends. Life has been a tad hectic but I 'think' I have regained control - HA ! Just wanted you to know I have been thinking of you! Take care.

  18. Your house is gorgeous in the snow and I like you header road picture too. May blessings abound in the New Year!
    (and I thought to myself may the blessing count for the year be higher than calorie counts of all the delicious holiday food I've consumed!)

  19. Marg, thank you for the inspiration. I really enjoyed this post.

    The picture in the snow is gorgeous.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  20. Great priorities there Marg..I am working on the same.


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