This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011...the ones that got away...A Year In Pictures OR 13 by the dozen!!!

It's New Year's Eve...
for the first time in many years I have my 3 children here with us...including grandchildren!!!
I thought for this post I would put up a photo from each month...
photos that I took and intended to blog but just didn't get to it!!!


January......one evening JoJo and I went out for dinner to Starfish Deli...


February...went up to Canberra and had a ride on the famous Carousel...JoJo's favourite...
Headline of the month...I broke my arm, in 2 places...ouch!!!


March......Mr Armchair one Friday evening made snacks and wine for us...here Brie cheese and garlic and chilli olives...(didn't take me long to get to food ha ha)


Baker's Dozen...sling off my arm, doing physiotherapy and trying to lift the rod up...hard work!!!


Little Ryan staying with us for a week in the school holidays...he is on holiday from Pre-School...


May...went to Moruya and there were hot-rods everywhere...here JoJo's favourite...


June......and here's the girl herself...our good friends Geo and Lloyd stayed at not-too-far-away Mollymook...


July......caught up with my Niece...here I am with Grand-daughter Lidija and Great Niece Grace Eliza...


August......went to Canberra Craft Fair and had to have this kit......a flannel snowman quilt kit...
the plan is to start on my birthday......let's see how we go!!!


September.....back to food......this time Chocolate Mousse for Tracey and John.....


October......Mr Armchair, normally camera shy said 'take a picture of me' while he was cutting down some bouganvillea......


November......back to Starfish Del, it's our Wedding Anniversary......lunch and then off to Twilight the movie...


December......New Year's Eve...
here we all are having late lunch...

What a year......who ever thought this much could happen in a year...
another great year......arm is still mending......
beachwalk today......pink bubbles at the moment......happy conversation around me...
cheeseplate coming...

Happy New Year......
Wishing everybody Peace, Joy and Contentment in the coming year......
let's hope it's a good one with everything happy in this world of ours!!!

Love, Dzintra


15 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy New Year Dzintra...hope 2012 is good to your..nice to have every one with you....enjoy...xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my darling friend.

You are so special to me, Dzintra. To see you and Mr. Armchair and sweet Jojo is a pleasure beyond words. You are so lovely! AND YEAH!!! THAT CAST WENT OFF and you can raise your arm!!!!!

May 2012 be a super year for you all my dearest! YOU ARE WELL AHEAD OF US HERE...your clock is ticking ticking ticking...

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely summary of your year! I love how you look at the bright side of life. Always!
And such a lovely family that makes you happy and smile.
Lots of love to you, my dear and special friend!
xoxoxo

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Although I know your New Year has already started I want to wish you a very happy one...
Those grand-babies sure are sweet.
Wishing you, Hubby and Jojo the best for 2012.
Susan x

Rachaeldaisy said...

Dzintra, So many wonderful photos of happy times!! May 2012 be even more wonderful!! Happy New Year!!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Happy New Year! Dzintra
I guess you are ahead of us for the New Year...we still have about eleven and a half hours to go!
May you have a blessed year ahead of you.
The photos were grand! The chocolate mousse looks divine! And you are so lucky to live near the beach...I miss it so much as we used to live eight miles from Long Beach in California and now we are 100 miles away from any beach!
Do take care and I love your blog!
hugs,
Teresa

Lynn said...

What a happy post, filled with so much love! Happy New Years!

a good yarn said...

Happy New Year Dzintra! May 2012 bring you joy. ann :-)

Fer said...

Happy New Year Dzintra!!

Terry said...

A nice snap shot view of a busy year. Happy new Year. Looking forward to sharing it with you.

Posie Patchwork said...

So many gorgeous events, not including the arm break, that was nasty. What a wonderful adventure your life is, yes, we must catch up next time you're in Canberra. Love Posie

Jeni said...

Happy New Year Dzintra.. my friend ...2012 is going to be a greatttttttttttttt year

Amish Stories said...

I like that car and i look foward to reading your first post for 2012. Richard

Nezzy said...

What a wonderful year you have had! I loved flippin' though your months.

Woohoo...the arm is healed!

God bless you sweetie and have a blessed and beautiful New Year!

Palomasea said...

Dear Dzintra,
How I've missed visiting you!!
Finally am getting back into the routine of things, and so glad about it...
Wishes for a wonderful, happy, healthy New Year to you!
What photos of joy you have here of beautiful you and your family!!
Love the little one asleep under the table:))
A lovely weekend to you, sweet friend,
xoxo,
- Irina

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