Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, December 31, 2022

To The Close of 2022 and Critters on Saturday

 Hello to all dear friends and family! 


post brings good cheer and wishes to you all for a new joyous and prosperous new year ahead!

"The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes."

G.K. Chesterton

My daughter's kitties!

Let your spirit soar! Go for the unreachable!

Hope and Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, 

Whispering 'it will be happier' Alfred Lord Tennyson and everything you've ever hoped for if you just believe it to be so.

"Really guys, are you serious?!"

Yes... yes, we are. My youngest son's dog Rusty! 

Athena is playing with the cat's toy!

"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page books. Write a good one." Brad Paisley

My grand pups are going to be ringing in the new year with us!

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."

Oprah Winfrey

My youngest son and Bugs!

"I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written." Juansen Dizon

Athena's first encounter with the white stuff. Yes, indeed Alabama got snow again!

You don't always need to understand your journey in life- just live in the moment before you.

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being." Albert Schweitzer

Or when we change up the things we do, even like driving home a new way. 

Of course, we all know Snowmen have more patience than people sometimes, that's why we love them so much!

Hanging with my Gnomes, as they gather around the birdhouse built by my son, Dan.

"Every experience no matter how bad it seems holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it." Buddha

"Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!" T.A. Barron 

I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for following along with me again this past year, and for letting me into your lives as well. Here's to another wonderful a year ahead for us all.

Take good care of you.


Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for a year of quirky fun, critters and other blessings.
I hope this coming year (which has already landed here) is truly wonderful for you and yours.

Adam Jones said...

A lovely collection of photos. Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen,
What a wonderful post for the New Year! I love all the cute dogs and kitty photos. Cute shot of the elf hanging upside down in the snow. The gnomes are and decorations are cute too. Have fun with the grand-dogs. Great photos of you and your family. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I wish you and yours all the best in 2023, a happy and healthy New Year! PS, thank you for all your comments and links this past year.

21 Wits said...

Thank you so much may you have a joyful and blessed 2023 and here’s to more quirky and delightful adventures ahead for us all! Hugs always take care!

21 Wits said...

Thank you and Happy Exciting Adventures for you too in 2023!

21 Wits said...

Thank you Eileen I look forward to all of sharing bits and pieces of our new 2023 adventures ahead!

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

Happy New Year! Love the picture of your son with his dog. It appears to be a happy home with lots of books and dogs!

RedPat said...

Happy New Year to you and your family and critters, Karen!

Cloudia said...

You bless us 🙏🏽