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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

inside lights, outside branches

"My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus Christ. For everybody ought to know about him."
Charles Dickens

Merry Christmas, dear friends!
I'll be back Tuesday with a festive Creative Tuesday drawing.
In the meantime, I hope to visit all of you with the best of
Christmas wishes and some holiday kisses.

xxoo

78 comments:

  1. Great photo, Dickens rocks, and I'll take as many kisses as I can get... by the way.

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  2. Merry Christmas! What a beautiful photo!

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  3. Merry Christmas, dear Silver. My Christmas wish is that you'd change that avatar to the real you in the shades. :) I hope the real Santa brings you something wonderful! I love Dickens, and I know you do, too! A kiss? Okay. Even old grumpy you deserves a kiss at Christmastime. :) x

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  4. Merry Christmas, Marina~ I'm happy to have found your beautiful blog just recently! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas there in So Cal. :)

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  5. "My Christmas wish is that you'd change that avatar to the real you in the shades."

    Sorry, doll, not gonna happen. Are you expecting miracles because it's Christmas?

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  6. Merry Christmas Betsy, have a nice and beautiful Christmas:)

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  7. awww...thanks, Silver! :)

    See...all that sugar must have worked!

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  8. You, too, Gloria~ I hope your Christmas is a happy one!

    Your name is even festive!

    Glooooooria, in excelsis deo! :)

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and your Five Men, Betsy!

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  10. What are you talking about?!?

    [Silver Fox looks at avatar]

    Holy...!!!

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  11. Thanks Betsy I love Dickens too:)

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  12. Silver ~ hahahaha! That was funny! Guess I was on the 'good girl list' and got my wish! I was sining "Santa, Baby" earlier today! ha.

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  13. Jill ~ thank you! Merry Christmas to you, too! xo

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  14. beautiful quote! Merry Christmas dear Betsy...many Blessings to you and your family.

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  15. merry christmas to you and your family, see you at creative tuesday!

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  16. jojo and laurie ~ Merry Christmas, girls. Hope you both have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  17. I didn't think the good girls sang "Santa Baby!"

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  18. "Sining" Santa Baby
    Oh that just sounds so wrong, maybe?..hahaha
    Still haven't got the presents wrapped yet either you say
    Maybe you need some funky wrapping paper your way
    It's just so fun to use
    Although to some their eyes it could abuse
    Merry Christmas too
    And you can come for a view
    But the cat won't have any slobber
    Anyone tries and he, literally, raises his paw and gets ready to clobber..haha

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  19. have a lovely christmas with your family betsy...see you tuesday...smiles...

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  20. Pat ~ can't believe the grammar nazi let that typo get by unaddressed!
    Oh, you do have some crazy wrapping paper I must confess!
    Sure made my eyes go wide
    when I saw it, but took it in stride.
    Was mild compared to the gift anyway
    So what else can I say! ha.
    Orlin wouldn't take a Christmas kiss?
    No mistletoe and only a hiss? ha.

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  21. Merry Christmas, Martha!~ I hope you have a relaxing, peaceful and happy weekend. :)

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  22. Don't think I didn't see that! The Grammar Nazi gave you a free pass for the holiday.

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  23. Merry Christmas, dear Farmchick! :)

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  24. Merry Christmas Becky! I love the photo and the quote!

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  25. haha see the wrapping paper was just a prelude to the main event
    Knew you wouldn't get bent..haha
    Nope, you even motion towards him
    And things start to get grim

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  26. Pat

    prelude to the main event? Oh dear!

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  27. Merry Christmas, Mari! You have a new grandbaby to enjoy this Christmas! How fun!

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  28. Betsy, I hope you and your Five Men have a great Christmas.

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  29. Merry Cheistmas, Betsy!
    Love the song 'Santa Baby' : )

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  30. Merry Christmas, Cat! Oh good...someone else who loves that song! lol...it gets stuck in my head. Last Christmas I sang it the whole month of December! ha.

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  31. Merry Christmas Kathy...and you, too, Christine! Hope you girls have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!

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  33. Thank you, Martha! The same to you...have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  34. Hi Betsy....Love that photo.

    Love the quote...Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

    I thought of you today as I took my Toffee Candy disaster and turned it into a Toffee Coffee Cake w/drizzle, of course.

    I finished my Tuesday creation today and will be ready to post on Tuesday too.

    Merry Christmas to you and your five men ~ Sending Love.

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  35. Lovely quote! Merry Christmas Betsy!! May all your Christmas wishes come true. :) I'm happy so happy--it's snowing here. :)

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  36. Wanda ~ I got your sweet card and note today. Thank you so much. You look fabulous, dear. :) Oh..sorry about your toffee disaster but glad you turned it into something else. ha. Merry Christmas! xo

    ps I haven't even thought about my CT drawing yet!

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  37. Rebecca ~ I just checked our weather...no snow for us! :(

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  38. Wishing you and yours the BEST of Christmases dear Betsy !
    I look forward to more visiting back and forth in the New Year...
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  39. Merry Christmas Betsy to you and your five men. I know it will be filled with love and laughter.

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  40. Happy happy happy Christmas to you and your amazing family!!

    Take care
    x

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  41. Great photo - I was wondering how you got the tree to sparkle... reflections, clever! Wishing you and your five men a very happy Christmas, Betsy.

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  42. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year dear Betsy, enjoy the time off with your 5 great men.;) I will so with some great men of mine, particularly one.;)
    xoxo

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  43. Dez ~ Merry Christmas to you, too! xo

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  44. a very merry Christmas Betsy to you and your family!

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  45. Merry Christmas, Birdie! I'm so glad you're back to blogging! :)

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  46. Merry Christmas to you and your family from A Lady's Life

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  47. Merry Christmas Betsy & Family X

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  48. tony ~ Merry, merry to you, too! xo

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  49. Love the photo!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Betsy!

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  50. Thanks, Yuji! And Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family, too!

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  51. Merry Christmas betsy to you and your family:)

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  52. Thank you, Gloria..you are so sweet! xo

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  53. Merry Christmas, dear Betsy, and to all your five men... may 2012 be a splendid one for you. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself on your blog, it's always a thoughtful and delightful place to be. xoxo

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  54. Aw, thank you, G ~ you are such a sweet dear. :)

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  55. Happy Christmas, Betsy, and may you have a great 2012 ~ Eddie

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  56. Eddie ~ merry christmas, dear...and to your lovely wife, too! xo

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  57. Merry Christmas Betsy,thanks for dropping in on me !

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  58. Thanks for your friendship and visits to my blog, Betsy! I always enjoy my visits here.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  59. Hi Betsy,

    Merry Christmas to you and your Five Men. I hope you have a blessed and relaxing day of peace and joy.

    God bless.

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  60. the life of christ is the life of this world, no different today than 2,000 years ago. he spoke of injustice and was murdered for it. the greatest story every told. still.

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  61. Ed ~ so very true. But the best part of the story is why he came ...the gift of eternal life...and that's the best part of the best story! :) Merry Christmas!

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  62. Merry Christmas, Mole! xo

    and you, too, Mrs U! :)

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  63. Merry Christmas Betsy... give that handsome crew of yours some huge Christmas hugs from LadyCat and I. xoxo

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  64. Merry, Merry Christmas, Betsy to you and your Men!! blessings ~ tanna

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  65. Such beautiful words from Mr. Dickens. I hope Christmas Day with all your darlings was wonderful Betsy. Any suggestions for creative use of the left- overs would greatly received! Thank you for another year of your bloggie friendship, I value it more than you know.
    Love Millie x

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  66. Best wishes for the Holidays!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  67. And a wonderful relaxing holiday to you too! What a sweet photo with those inside light and outside branches. Lovely!

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  68. this is a really wonderful christmas like photo. Great job on that. It looks like its decorated with lights, no? Of course, you knew that-thus chose it. lol.

    Yes, keep up the sugar. that grouchy santa mgiht jsut melt! :)


    Hope yours was good too, dear Betsy.

    Btw, I actualyl have never liked dickens. LOl.

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  69. Mmm ~ no worries...Dickens probably wouldn't have liked you either! (ducks...lol...)

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