Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Wishes


Well, only one more sleep to go and aside from another layer on my ice cream cake for tomorrow's lunch, I'm all set to go. Even though many of you have already signed off for the year, I wanted to wish you all a lovely Christmas - I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with your family and friends, enjoy all the delicious food and receive a nice prezzie or two.

Through blogging, I have connected with so many supportive, kind hearted, beautiful individuals and made some truly wonderful friends who inspire me through blogs of their own each and every day. I appreciate the time you all take to read my posts and leave me comments and would like to say thank you to all who follow and read Homely One.

Warm wishes and big hugs to you all and I'll see you back here soon...



I've been flicking through Christmas photos from the past few years - it's been so nice remembering all the special times spent celebrating. I can't believe how little Grace looked in her Christmas photo from last year and how much she's changed in 12 months!

I've just noticed that this is my 200th post - how lovely it fell on Christmas Eve.

31 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Amanda!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and will do so in 2011.

    That Xmas photo is gorgeous, Abi is screaming in her photo this year, and last. She hates the big jolly man!

    xx

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  2. Sam - last year's Santa experience was very different to this years :) Grace screamed her head off this year and was petrified of Santa!!

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  3. Hi Amanda,
    Merry Christmas - hope you and your family have a lovely day!
    ~Sam

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  4. That is such a cute photo. Merry Christmas Amanda. I hope it's a good one. xx

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  5. Amanda wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, I've really enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to reading more in the New Year.

    Have a lovely break,
    xxMB

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  6. Merry Christmas Amanda! Have a fabulous day and dont forget to take some pics of your icecream cake :) xx

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  7. Merry Christmas, darling! I hope you have a fantastic time with family.

    x

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  8. I hope you and your lovely family have a special Christmas. Thank you for being such a lovely bloggy friend this year, I really appreciate it. Love Sarah x

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  9. Another charming post, my sweet friend. And bravo for the big two-oh-oh! That photo is divine. We've left our run too late this year. I'm not going to stress about it.

    I'm so delighted we've found each other through this charming bloggy caper, Amanda. It makes the world of a SAHM so much fuller, brighter, interesting and connected to the outside world, doesn't it?

    Have a gorgeous and blessed Christmas with your dear ones, Amanda, and a fab break. J x

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I love the santa photo, such a cheeky grin. Deb

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  11. Merry Christmas Amanda, it's been really lovely getting to know you through your blog this year and I'm looking forward to reading more of your little families adventures in 2011!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

    Blessings,
    Christine xx

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  12. Wishing you a wonderful day Amanda with gorgeous grace...your ice cream cake sounds delicious. x

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  13. Have a WONDERFUL Christmas Amanda! It has been lovely getting to know you throughout 2010 and I look forward to catching up with you in 2011. Best Wishes :)Sharyne

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  14. Oh & a great Santa photo too!! You scored big time. Lovely to meet you this year, have a gorgeous break with your family Amanda, love Posie

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  15. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy the time with your family. A big thank you to you for always taking the time to comment, it makes me realise that someone does read my blog :-) See you in blogland next year x

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope you have a fabulous day.

    Lots of love xoxo

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  17. Firstly - your Grace is truly adorable, what a sweet, petite & elfin featured little cherub!

    Enjoy watching her little face in the morning when Santa visits! How beautifully innocent!

    I liked reading that you also are all ready to go for your christmas lunch tomorrow. I want to see pics of your layered ice cream indulgence - bravo - very riske!

    I am just sitting down with a cup of tea and a sweet treat, happy, abeit exhausted, in the knowledge that all of my Christmas cooking has come to a close for the day! Reading your blog about your many, many events that you have hosted over the festive season - I know you get it - the cooking, the cleaning, the organising ...but also the fun.

    I am sorry also Amanda and Paul to hear of the loss in your family too. Hugs xo xo

    Amanda your Christmas presents look devine - you are an inspiration!

    Congratulations on your blogging awards - you deserve every one of them - you are warm and gorgeous and I love to read your sincere, humble and heartwarming posts.

    Merry Christmas Amanda, Paul, Grace and Asha xo
    Tracey xo Off to bed before Santa finds me still up! Merry Christmas

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  18. AMANDA - YOU HAVE 233 FOLLOWERS !!!!!!!!!! GO GIRLfRIEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO XO

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  19. Merry Christmas to you and your family! May it be filled with lots of joy and happiness! Happy New Year too!!

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  20. Amanda, thank you for your friendship through blogging. It is a rewarding part of blogging to find good friends like you! Your comments on my blog always cheer me up. I agree with Tracey that your posts are always sincere, humble and heartwarming! Keep up the work!! Best wishes to you and your family in the new year! Congratulations on the 200th post! Kaho

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  21. Merry Christmas lovely Amanda to you and your family and hope you have a wonderful 2011 x

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  22. Amanda what a doll. Priceless moments in time!

    Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ps I have a giveaway!

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  23. A very merry Christmas to you Amanda, and to your family. I hope it's a fabulous one for all of you and that you have a fun filled 2011.
    Flick xo

    Congrats on the big 200, it's been lovely following you and getting to know you. I look forward to catching up soon x

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  24. hope you had a merry christmas, and have a happy new year:D

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  25. How was your holiday weekend girl?? Can't wait to hear all about it :-)

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  26. Oh and sweetie, have you added your city to Location Central yet? It's where you see who blogs by you. We're all on there!!

    www.LocationCentral.blogspot.com

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  27. Fabulous :)

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hi Amanda, I just wanted to say Happy New Yr to you. You've always been so lovely and supportive since I started blogging, so thank you! Wishing you all the best for any new endeavours in 2011 and a happy new year for you and your family. Sonia :) x

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  29. I'm sorry I'm late:( I hope that you shared a wonderful day with your loved ones and had lots of fun and laughter fill your day. Merry Christmas. I love Grace's first Santa photo, so sweet. xo

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  30. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! It's been so nice getting to know you and your family, even if it is online - it's been lots of fun!

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