Saturday, December 24, 2011

~MERRY CHRISTMAS from Rebecca 2011~

~MY BELOVED IS MINE~

Dear Friends in Blogland~

With a full and grateful heart my family and I would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas.  I'm sooo looking forward to spending more time with my children, my Miss K and my Mr. AGPMan as we celebrate together the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

This year has literally flown by for us and in just a few days we will welcome another New Year.  Before I sign off for 2011 I want to take just a few moments to thank you once again for the friendships and kindnesses you've blessed me with over the past twelve months.  I'm more grateful than I can say for your listening ear as I've shared with you the good and not-so-good in my life.
~WHAT WE DO BEST~
(LAUGHING)

I will remember 2011 as a year of change and new beginnings.  My Mr. AGPMan continues working on his degree program and come November he will graduate and complete an education goal he set for himself many, many moons ago.  The hours of classwork and study-time have been grueling and difficult at best to travel through for both of us.  But, just as we have faced all the challenges since marrying in 1978, we are focused on finishing the course and collecting our prize...  I've been so thankful for God's peace during these past several months and blessed to be given such an awesome man to love.

I continue to love my work and towards the end of the year found some renewed joy in my painting and handwork.  I'm looking forward to tackling the Photoshop Software Program given to me earlier this year, even though I must admit I'm a tiny bit scared.  I'm no computer guru, mind you!  But, at the same time I consider myself a risk-taker...  I don't want to reach the end of my life and wish I'd tried new things...

My Father's health has remained about the same although my FIL's condition has drastically declined.  My aging Momma continues to press on and I'm thankful she is doing as well as she is.  We do not know what the New Year will bring, we are only praying for God's grace, love and peace to carry us as it always has...

My children are doing great and my little Miss K (who is nine now) is thriving.  They remain my greatest earthly joy.  (I'm secretly hoping another sweet little grandbaby will make their way into our hearts in the near future...but that's a BIG God-thing!)

Just like last year I'll be taking at least the next ten to fourteen days off to enjoy my home, family and to recoup a bit from a busy, busy year.  I'm more than tired and need some time to gather up a few loose ends and just enjoy my life while doing a little LESS...

Thank you again for your faith in me and my work and for sharing your hearts and lives with me in return.
Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year.
I wish for you good things.
Only good things.

(HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!
We are celebrating and honoring you!)

Love to you...
 (and my Mr. AGPMan, too!)

37 comments:

Stella said...

Merry Christmas. Peace, joy and laughter to you and yours. Stella

Les Trois Jardins said...

'Vrolijk Kerstfeest' Rebecca, for you and your wonderful family.
Love from Holland,
Jacoba

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for your lovely post ;) :) I'll keep your fmaily in my prayers. The pics of you and your hubby are really sweet. You make a good-looking couple. I have Photoshop CS3...or whatever it's called...the full program..and I'm no genius either. It's fun to just get in there and experiment :) :)

Happy CHRISTmas to you and your family. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Merry Christmas, Rebecca. Hope it is everything you want it to be. And I wish you love and peace in the coming new year. So glad to have you as a friend.
Brenda

Coopy said...

May you and your family enjoy the Holiday Season in full with Christ in Heart & God ever mindful, Blessings to you all. Tammy

NanaNor's said...

Dear Rebecca, It has been such a joy to get to know you more this year and I look forward to spending more time here in the New Year. Wishing you and yours a most blessed Christmas and Joyous New Year. Enjoy your time off.
Love, Noreen

Grannys Attic said...

May your Christmas be filled with lots of love and blessing. Hope your big wish comes true next year and new grandbaby would be so exciting! Merry Christmas, Vicky

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful Christmas letter to all of us, Rebecca. I have come to know, and love, you through your blog here. I wish I had met you years ago. Blessings to you and your hubby and all your family. I am saying a prayer for the aging ones in your life because I know how hard that can be...and even more so at this special time of year. God bless & Merry Christmas- xo Diana

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Got your Merry Christmas pillow out again today... it is such a treasure and always will be.
Love to you dear friend,

Mariette

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca! I hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL Christmas!
Hugs. Karen

sissie said...

Rebecca,
I wish for you a loving and beautiful Christmas.

hugs
Sissie

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! sandie

Gert said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca..I pray you will enjoy your holiday..

Blessings,
Gert

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Wishing you, dear friend, and your family, the Merriest of Christmas, and a Joyeous, Blessed, Safe & Happiest of New Year ♥

See you in 2012! :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh you two are so cute!!! Have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

Kerri said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca! I wish you a blessed day with your family.

xoxo
Kerri

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca!

Rest and enjoy this glorious season-

Laura
White Spray Paint

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Merry Christmas sweet Rebecca. I am wishing you and your family nothing but joy and happiness.
Hugs, Sue

Shirley said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca to you and your family. The year has been full of many different things this year, but we all with the help of god made it through whatever has been thrown our way. You and your hubby make a wonderful looking couple. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your family. Your Missouri Friend.

Maria said...

Merry Christmas dear ♥
Rejoice! Rejoice!

stefanie said...

wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Teresa said...

Merry, Merry Christmas! We wish you and your family the best in life. I have really enjoyed your blog. You have a great way of inviting us into your life. And what a wonderful life it is! I know that there are hard times also, but you have such an inspiring strength! As you go through this break we wish you a time of reflection and rest. I can't wait to see you in the new year. Hugs, Teresa

Sezoentje-Sonja said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, love from Belgium,
Sonja

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Talk to you when you get back! Merry Christmas! and you have the best pictures with your hubby!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Wishing you and your family and Merry Christmas!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Jan M said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy this special season and time with family. May the new year bring all your heart desires, and much more.

Sherri B. said...

A very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your sweet Hubby! xo

Theresa said...

Merry Christmas dear friend! I pray that you and your family enjoy your time together! BIG HUGS and many blessings!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Wishing you joy SWEET Rebecca...

xoxo
Spencer

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I hope your Christmas was everything bright and beautiful, Rebecca! I share with you in wishing our Lord a Happy Birthday.

My beautiful little cross stitched Christmas tree pillow is out on my couch..and as always looks beautiful.
I am looking forward to another lovely year visiting you and watching you work magic!
You and your AGPman are such an adorable couple. It is great to see two people who are truely in love! What a blessed thing that is.
Love,
Mona

Atelier de Charo said...

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad!

Big hugs
Charo

Ginger said...

Thank you for this lovely post and thank you for all the beauty you create. Tammy loved the heart ornament I ordered from you. Have a great time off, you deserve it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year sweet friend.
XO
Ginger

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I hope your Christmas was a wonderful and blessed one. Thanks for sharing your life with us Rebecca. We know the challenges of caring for aging parents, as my hubby's 90 year old Mother is declining. But still the family cares for her and their father in their own home. Blessing to you and yours in the coming year.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for this lovely post and your beautiful blog filled with eye candy throughout the year. It's a sweet place to come and be filled with loveliness and sweet sentiments.
From my heart to yours~ Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you and your family!

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Gert said...

Oh Rebecca, what a lovely post! You have such an eloquent way with words! And in my opinion you have the most beautiful blog out here in blogland!! smile...

Blessings to you and yours my friend!
Gerto

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great pics of the two of you!
Hope you had a great Christmas!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Rebecca, what a special and loving post. You are an inspiration! You and your Mr. AGPMan are just such a precious and great looking couple! Thank you so much for sharing. Your blog is amazing! I just need to start a regular blogging reading schedule so not to miss your superb posts! In 2012, that's one goal!

Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Nancy

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