Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!


From Bella Manor to you!

This year has had its ups and downs for our family, but there is one thing that has been a consistently “Wonderful Ride” for me…….and that is blogging! 

I started this blog on Tuesday, March 10th 2009 and it has been a source of joy and inspiration for me ever since.

All of that is due to you, my fellow bloggers and to those who do not blog but are kind enough to follow my blog.

Every comment that you have made I read at LEAST once if not more.  Every person who decides to follows my blog is appreciated very much.  Both of these things are what inspire me to try my best to provide everyone with interesting photos and (at least) tolerable reading!

I always try to respond to every comment.  I sincerely hope that I have never missed anyone!

What I KNOW that I have been totally and completely lax in, is responding to those of you who have been kind enough to bestow wonderful awards upon me.  I am ashamed of myself for not having followed through on a single one.  It’s not that they were not appreciated or that I was not proud of each and every one of them!  Believe me, I AM!  But….I am just a HUGE procrastinator and am always going to “get to that tomorrow.”  I am so so sorry!

So…….for this reason, I am going to make my blog an award free zone.  I am just not deserving and there are other people who would be thrilled to receive your praise.  :(  that’s me hanging my head in shame! :(

My hope is that 2010 brings wonderful things for everyone, great new inspiration and happiness for all of my blogging friends, and lots and lots of new blogging friends to share all of our adventures with!

To my friends and fellow bloggers who are facing rough and trying times this coming year, I promise you that you are in my thoughts and prayers……..every day.  You WILL endure!

And now I HAVE to go….I have a VERY impatient 11 year old waiting on me to play “Halo 3”  with him!  JEZ!!

Love and Happiness to all of you!



  1. Thank you so much for taking the time writing and taking beautiful photos for your blog.

    I don't know if you remember but this past summer I was so worried about surgery my husband needed for a ruptured cervical disc. You offered prayers for us. Our prayers were answered! He's been recovering remarkably well. There are so many people that suffer with this condition due to the location of the rupture they aren't able to have the surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers!

    This has been a rough year for you and your family, through it all you've been there with your wonderful humor. I know it's been've been in my prayers too.

    Happy New Year! Oh I have to add I LOVE your daughter's home. I hint,hint, look so forward of more photos of her home in 2010 ....and that cutie grandson is a crackup too.

  2. Hi Denise, I so relate to your not being consistent with blogging and saying thankyou for gifts people have given you. I havent recieved any gifts but Im a procrastinator like you. I am not consistant with blogging. I just put up pics of my xmas decor..and kind of disappointed that they dont look like yours and some of the bloggers that I visit. Just wanted to say I will go back to see what more you have posted. Sally

  3. Denise: You have been a blessing to read all year. I pray that God will richly bless you this coming year! Martha

  4. That snowman is adorable! I am a huge procrastinator too which is why, although I do Pink Saturday and White Wednesday, I haven't officially joined the groups. I hate being obligated to anyone or anything. This blogging experience certainly has been an inspiring one. My cousin really had to talk me into it and I was resistant at first, but I am so glad I finally let her talk me into taking the plunge. She told me to give it a month and if I didn't like it, I could quit. That was 6 months ago -- and now I'm hooked! Wishing you all the best for the New Year. Blessings to you and your lovely family. :) Tammy

  5. Love the snowman!!! He is wonderful!! I have so enjoyed your blog this year and I am looking forward to 2010!! It is going to be fantastic....I just know it!
    Happy New Year

  6. Hi Denise!

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year and to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! A huge procrastinator? You would never know!! You get so much accomplished!

  7. Denise,

    Thank you that was a lovely post, wishing you peace and joy in 2010.

    All things nice...

  8. Hi Denise,
    What a gift your friendship has been! I never thought that blogging would be such a wonderful experience as this. If I had known, I'm sure I would have started earlier. You have been an inspiration to me with your strength of character through some difficult times, and through your wonderful creativity that you share in your lovely space here. I can't wait to continue this friendship into this blessing of a new year each of has been given.Have a wonderful New Years Denise.

  9. Denise.... I adore your blog and your last one... I too am a procrastanator.... and your lovely home, words of inspiration and outlook are an inspiration to so many. Girlfriend.... you are a kindred spirit to so many of us that look at old, obsure items as treasures....
    wishing you and your lovely talented family a very Happy and Blessed New Year....
    Rhonda Lou

  10. No need to apologize....I think we all feel like we fall short at blogging at times. None of us want get into this to hurt anyones feelings. I treasure your friendship and if life gets in the way sometimes and you can't respond it's ok.
    Your photos and your wonderful and funny text is what keeps me coming back. You don't put on airs and that's what I love about you!
    Happy 2010!!!!

  11. Denise amor, I wish for you a wonderful New Year filled with much love & laughter and nothing but good things! Thank you for your friendship, your emails and comments have meant the world to me, I left a lil New Years wish for you and all my other wonderful friends on my blog, please visit whenever you have a quiet moment :) Besos, Rose

  12. Just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year filled with laughter, love, good health and abundance!

  13. Hello Denise, wishing you a great New Year, with a lot of great things and pleasure moments.
    Happy New Year!!! here from Perú.

  14. I just found out that Hubby has to work in OKC & I would have loved to come up to visit or meet you. I told you at the Christmas Event that he works up there a lot but, I have to work during the same time he is there. DARN! Maybe sometime when I come up we could meet for lunch! Have a Happy New Year!

  15. Happy Newest Year!! I look forward to another year of reading your bloggie!

  16. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe your blog isn't even a year old! I LOVE, LOVE your blog! Have a wonderful new year. I will be checking in ALL the time!


  17. Happy New Year Denise! ~Enjoy!

    Many heartfelt blessings to you and yours. ~Melissa :)

  18. Your snowman is just perfect! His smile really radiates the photo. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better this year!
    Hope you're having a great start to the New Year!

  19. Happy New Year Denise!! And a huge thank you for being such a wonderful "Blog Friend", your blog is so inspirational, I love visiting. Looking forward to blogging with you in 2010. Hugs, Mandy x


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