Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

NEW YEARS last year

I struggled to find this photo file I had put these in. Don't you hate that? 
Just as I was about to give up I found them. I'm running late so I'll be brief.
We are going to the same party tonight too. I am so looking forward to a night of laughter, great food and drink with dear friends.  Last year we played the game Right, Left Center ( or is it Left Right Center?) like we have played many times before. It takes no skill which is one of the things I love about it. You play with only a few dollars and set of dice.  That was me winning the big jackpot at the end of the night. I had forgotten I had won last year until seeing these photos again. Wonder if I'll be as lucky this time?  Don't want everyone to resent me so maybe I'll have to throw the game. Oh yeah you can't it's just luck. I didn't take the photos hubby did I think? I never looked better. Thanks honey. I wish I was blurry in everyday life. 
The little wooden guy with his pants down is a Caganer. I know what you're thinking? what the heck is that.
All I will say is I never laughed so hard in  my LIFE. 
Do you know the tradition? One the guests at the party lives in Spain and told us of the Catalonian Christmas tradition.
If you want you can read about it HERE 

With that I wish you all a Very Happy New Year 

You make my life a better place and I thank you with all my heart. 


Anne said...

Best wishes to you and your family in the coming year!
Happy New Year!!!!

KarenB said...

Looks like fun! I would've liked a focused picture of you, however. Have a wonderful evening and a Happy New Year!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

That does look fun. The table looks pretty and festive. The stemware is lovely.
Happy New Year!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Wishing you and your family and friends a Happy New Year filled with love and kindness ......... thank you so much for yet another year of blogging friendship Carole and here's to another in 2013. Much love. XXXX

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year to you Carole and so lovely to see a photo of you. The table looks great and can tell that you are having a lot of fun!
Best wishes for good health, happiness, love and oodles of joy for 2013.


Cindy said...

Happy New Year to you! Looks like you are in for a fun night! I LOVE playing left, right, center! So much fun!
Looking forward to seeing what you are up to in the new year! Thanks for letting me tag along with you this past year!

It's me said...

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Bedankt voor je liefde en vriendschap van het afgelopen jaar......

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Thank you for your love and friendship over the past year........

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oldgreymare said... THAT is a tardy post! I love that about you..eventually you get to it...
Worked too hard today to go out with friends so it is jammies and cocoa and a good book. Perfect start to this New Year.
Wishing you the very best one my dear and kiss ole George at midnight. <3

Denise said...

Happy New Year! Have a fun party

Auntie Bliss said...

You silly/blurry girl!! It just dawned on me that maybe lots of people see me blurry which is wonderful!
I'm gonna go read about the Caganer so I can have a good laugh! We stayed home tonight and ate steak :) in our jammies.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy New Year, sweet Carole! I hope you had a wonderful evening at your friend's party. Did the caganar attend again ;-)? I followed your link and read about the tradition. It's really funny.
Have a wonderful 2013, my friend!
Big hugs and lots of love,

trash talk said...

As I live and breathe girl...I am rolling. I could just picture some of the church ladies faces if that showed up in a nativity scene here in the south! What a hoot. I thought at first it was some kind of hunter thingy!
I hope you had a rockin' good time last night and that 2013 is fantastic for you and yours.
P.S. I need to get folks to start using the fuzzy setting on photos of me too!


Hi Carole,
Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments.
Happy New Year!
xo Ingrid

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole,
HAPPY,HAPPY NEW YEAR , and all the best for you.
Hope the party was great again this year, and that you maybe won :-)
that little fellow, is too cute, and the story wonderful!
Hugs,from Dorthe

Bead and Needle said...

Happy New Year, Carole! Sounds like a great party - left some photos of the Christmas display at the Bellagio Atrium on my blog - Year of the Snake display for Chinese New Year coming up in Feb. Wish you were here! XOXO Tanya

Mary Pernula said...

Fun times are ahead of us. Happy New Years Carole! XO MARY

Theresa said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Carole! I just read about that crazy tradition and I'm sure my family would forgo the pickle hidden in the tree for that one! Hilarious! I hope that 2013 is full of love, wonder, and many blessings for you and yours! love, t.xoxoxoxox

okcamp said...

That dinner looks so delicious! Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Oh, such fun! I hope you had a wonderful time this new year's as well!!!
Never heard of a Caganer before. Went and read the article... crazy!!!
Happy New Year, Carole!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Carole ~ I haven't talked to you forever it seems. Just wanted to pop by and say Happy New Year to you and yours. I need to read up on this Caganer thing now ~ you have piqued my interest and I seriously need a good laugh. Dee Xo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

At least your Caganer has gift wrapped his "present". :)

Anne said...

What a wonderful time!! Many blessings to you this year; so happy to have met you through blogging, my Dear!
Anne said...

Hey Carole, Happy new year to you and George!!!! I hope 2013 is a fabulous one for the two of you:)
-Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Happy New Year Carole!

I love "left center right" but we only play with pennies! Have a wonderful 2013 and I will be in touch.

Ciao bella,

Kelly@CCCC said...

Hi! I followed your blog from the Grow Your Own Blog Party at

I love your blog! (And your last name)My maiden name is Maynard and my family is from France, well that's where the genealogy starts! Nice to meet you! Kelly xoxo