Saturday, December 31, 2011

A laugh, a smile, and a hearty THANK YOU in the form of a free book...

It's been an awesome year. When I was a kid, I never understood when the "old folks" said that as you get older, time slips away before you know it. I understand fully now because I can't figure out how I happened to land on December 31, 2011 so quickly. I blinked and the year was gone. For this end of year post, I thought I'd leave you with a few pictures of how we laughed our year to a close. I hope they give you a smile too.

Oh! And the "thank you" I mentioned in the title. This year I took part in the Long and Short Reviews: Stuff Your Stocking Blogfest. Commenters were entered to win an advanced reading copy of ETERNITY'S MARK. http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/2011/12/stuff-your-stocking-blogfest-maeve.html If you happen to leave a comment on this post - I'll add your name to the pot. I'll draw the winner's name tonight right before 2012 makes its grand appearance.

Happy New Year, my friends. May 2012 be filled with good things for us all and the strength to defeat anything bad that might decide to nip at our heels.

Blessings to all,
Maeve
The cookie chefs. Cornflake cookies are sticky - but good!
Just squeeze it. Really. It'll be funny.

Of all the gifts the child received, the whoopie cushion was her favorite.
Oldest daughter & her new fiance. She's grown quite sassy since receiving that ring!

Youngest daughter LOVED her Thundercat's sword.

I'm proud to say I have my own personal elf. Life just doesn't get any better!

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  2. Hi Maeve I loved the pictures too cute. I would love to be in the drawing.

    Thank you for the cute giveaway. I mess up my post had to repost

    Babs
    Bhitwr at gmail dot com
    Babs Book Bistro

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  3. Happy New Year Babs! My family is just a tad crazy but we have such a good time. I've added you to the drawing - good luck!

    :-)

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  4. Great pictures! Love the elf ears - wherever did you get them?
    Joe Rinaldo
    rinald47@gmail.com

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  5. LOL! I'm not sure where my daughters found those ears, Joe. They're both pretty talented when it comes to finding items that'll cause a giggle. :-)

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  6. I want to be a fly on the wall at your house for Christmas next year - pretty please. What a wonderful and jovial family you have, Maeve. It delighted me to see your photos. Thanks for sharing. Anbd, yes, hubby does look adorable showing off his new ears. How nice! ;)

    Best of luck to you and yours for the new year. I know it's going to be a busy and interesting for me. I can't wait...

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  7. Yes, Paisley, my family is a bunch of nuts and I wouldn't have them any other way. And of course, you're welcome to peep in on the hilarity any time you like. Happy New Year to you, my friend! Here's to an exciting 2012!!

    :-)

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  8. Looks like great fun. My oldest son would have loved a Thundercats sword.

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  9. We had a ball, Susan! My youngest daughter has been a Thundercats fan since they first came out when she was five years old. She's now thirty and I don't think her love for them has diminished one bit. :-)

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  10. I truly enjoyed the pictures and thanks for sharing. The elf ears are so adorable. Engagement rings can give a little spunk in case you never knew before. ha ha The pictures shows a lovely family and that is so important. susan Leech please enter my name in the drawing. Happy New Year 2012. garysue@dejazzd.com

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  11. Happy New Year, Susan! I hope 2012 brings only good things to us all!

    :-)

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  12. What a cute little chef :) I've never made cornflka cookies but I've made chocolate chip drop cookies and the smell of them baking is delicious! Happy New Year :)


    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Yum! Chocolate chip drop cookies sound good. I bet they DO make fill the house with a mouth-watering aroma. Happy New Year, Na!

    :-)

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  14. Family fun is what life is all about! Loved the pictures!
    May you have a Happy and Safe New Year!
    Phoenix
    PhoenixCarvelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Happy New Year to you too, Phoenix!! :-)

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  16. Happy New Year, Cathy M.!! And Congratulations!! You're the winner of the advanced reading copy of ETERNITY'S MARK. I hope you enjoy it and may 2012 bring you nothing but good things! :-)

    All my best,
    Maeve

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  17. Happy New Year, Maeve! Beautiful pics ---loved them! PLEASE do enter me in the drawing and THANKS!

    Hugs, Kari Thomas,
    www.authorkari.com
    authorkari@yahoo.com

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  18. Happy New Year Kari! May 2012 bring you the best of everything. I'm sorry to tell you that this drawing has already closed but I promise there'll be more chances to win ETERNITY'S MARK as we draw closer to release day. I've made a note on my calendar and I'll get your name in the next go round.

    All my best to you and yours!
    Maeve

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  19. Loved the pics Maeve. What kid wouldn't love a whoopie cushion? lol

    Sorry I missed the drawing.

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  20. I think your name was in there, Calisa from your comment on the LASR blog. Don't worry. I'm gonna have several giveaways going on in the next few months. Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Happy New Year!

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