Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bring It On!

Decorations all down.


Treats all eaten.


Presents all opened.


Traditions observed.


Another quiet and relaxing Christmas is over.


Bring on the New Year!


Are you ready for it?




44 comments:

Our photos said...

The cat photo is so lovely!

Maggid said...

What a complete Joy I've found - here at your blog.

Yeppers, I'm ready for a New Year . . . I hope YOURS is Stellar.

Brian said...

Looking good Banjo! Yep, after the year we've had we are ready for a new one!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! love the socks!

Lin said...

It's all down already?! Seems like we just got ours up!

Happy New Year, Catherine!

Sylvia said...

Looks like you all had a great Christmas, Catherine !
Love the 'sock' tradition and Banjo has such cute toys ... :-)
And yes, I'm ready for the new Year !
Hugs,
Sylvia

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Everyone looks happy and you sure need socks for keeping you warm and toasty!
Banjo looks happy with his two adornments.
Hugs and Happy 2014 to you!
Mariette

Mary said...

Aw! I love the photo of beautiful Banjo! :). And socks. I got some too. I think i'm ready for the New Year. Maybe.. :D. But ready or not... !

Terri Buster said...

Love the socks! Your cat looks pretty calm about the coming new year. I'm ready too....I think!

Penny said...

I love your pictures. They always make me smile. I still have all my decorations up and they will stay up until after New Year's and then the clean up is quick and painful. 50 days until my cruise! Happy New Year!

BeadedTail said...

Nope, not ready for it but like you say, bring it on! Your holidays look lovely and of course Banjo is as adorable as ever!

Carolynn Anctil said...

Honestly...? No. Normally, I look forward to the fresh start that a new year represents. This year, I'm oddly reluctant to enter 2014. I feel like Linus with his blanket. *grin*

I love your spunk though! Must be the new socks. *wink*

Happy New Year!!

Carolynn

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you had lovely Christmas. Banjo I love the decoations on your cat tree. Hope that the New year will bring lots of great things. Banjo hugs a good, sending you some. :)

Eileen said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. Santa socks are a tradition here too!

But you are way ahead of me. The tree and decorations will stay up until after the first week in January (another family tradition plus I'm lazy!)

Looking forward to the New Year! Stay warm.

troutbirder said...

Indeed we are. And it's a first ever snowbird outing was south for us. I've finally given in to the notion that life here on the Minnesota Tundra may be getting a bit harsh for us aged retirees.

Fuzzy Tales said...

I love socks for Christmas. Seriously. The warm, thermal kind that keep my feet warm in my big, clunky boots. :-)

I don't know that I'm ready for 2014, but I'll be "armed" with all those wonderful words from the comments on my post. Including the "naughty" ones. LOL.

Happy New Year, Catherine. I wish you Joy, I wish you laughter and light-heartedness...and I wish you a significant lottery win. :-D

SweetMarie said...

my boys got new underwear! lol Lovely pics! I'm ready for 2014, bring it on!!
hugs,
Marie

Ann said...

wow, you've got your decorations down already?
I'm ready for the New Year.
Hope yours gets off to a great start

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My two kitties are scrolling down your blog posts and lovin' every minute!!!

Love the pink heel/toed socks!!

Happy New Year.

Linda R said...

Yep, I'm ready... Bring it on...

Love the socks. :)

Hugs~

It's me said...

Yeah ready !!!...love your socks !!!..love from me...x !

Munir said...

Looks like someone is ready for the New Year. Glad that your Christmas was nice and peaceful.

Katnip Lounge said...

Here's to 2014! And may it be MUCH better than 2013.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I am ready for a new year to begin! This past one hasn't been the best, so I'm hoping 2014 will be a better one, or at least not any worse! :-)

Linens and Royals said...

What!!! No socks for Banjo??
Happy 2014, hope it's a good one. xx

The Chair Speaks said...

We love Banjo's picture! Purrs!
Season's greetings and best wishes for the New Year!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Actually I'm more then ready for a better year for everyone....

Seems like we all are.

Jen

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...your newest follower!!
And I'll grab your url so I can add your blog to my reading blog list on my sidebar.

:o)

Tamago said...

What lovely photos! I can easily see you had wonderful Christmas :-) Now New Year is coming,,,so fast! I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful 2014 xoxo

Vanessa Morgan said...

Fantastic photos. Have a lovely Sunday.

God's Little People said...

Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas - I like the lovely sense of your Christmases. I can't believe how long time it's been since my last visit here - I hope you and Banjo are well and enjoying life.
XOX Joan

catskillblogger said...

I always liked keeping decorations up until the New Year...especially if you only get the tree up a few days before Christmas, like we did.

Alice Marie said...

We are SO ready! I love that even the cat tree got decorations!!! Two paws up to you!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings.

I wish you a happy New Year.

Becca said...

Oo I love getting socks for Christmas! Big, thick, warm wool socks from REI! Happy New Year! Yea…ready or not…I'll be asleep I'm sure before midnight! LOL

Susan said...

How fun! And NO I'm not ready for the new year.

hula-la said...

Oh my this made me laugh! That's all I asked for this Christmas...warm wooly socks...MATCHING!!! For everyone knows that I don't always where matching socks. There is a treasure trove of mismatched socks in this homestead. We all where boots, so you can't really tell that we don't match. Whatever. Sock Santa was good this year! Aloha and HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS.

Our photos said...

We wish you a pleasant year change
Until next year
RW & SK

Angel Blue said...

Happy New Year

Betsy Adams said...

Happy 2014 to you and yours. My wish for you is a year full of lots of JOY, PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS.

Love the sock photos. We always get slippers every Christmas... ha...
Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Betsy

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

We loved the picture of Banjo surveying his kingdom =)
Mom likes the socks!
Have a great New Year.
Signed,
the kitty brats

Clooney said...

We love your little owl decoration, it is just so sweet! Happy New Year to you Banjo and Catherine! May 2014 bring you health, joy, love, prosperity, peace and possibility!

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!!
xoxo

Jaime said...

Oh, I'm ready. I'm especially ready to get back to some healthy eating after all that sugar... but... I have to ask.. what is in that photo up there???? Is that some sort of delicious mouth watering homemade cinnamon bun thing with a cinnamony sticky layer of icing on top???? Oh my god that looks good!!!!

Yes. Back to healthy eating. Just as soon as all the chocolate has left my kitchen.

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