Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Our Last Post

I've missed our last two posts, for a good reason. We've just returned from our family trip to Ireland for Christmas. I'll come back later and post about some of our trip later, but for now I'll give you a few pictures of the holidays. 

For us, this time of year is not just Christmas and New Years, but it is our anniversary and both of our daughter's birthdays. Suffice it to say that December is a crazy month typically for us. This year we spent Kate's birthday in Dublin, and she and Anne shared a local favorite from a cupcake shop to celebrate. So for my 'togetherness' prompt from Sally I have a birthday celebration in Ireland.

As for saying goodbye, I will say that I am not much for big goodbyes, or send offs. I'd rather think about it as a continuum and what comes next. So as we started the year with the holidays, we end this part of the journey with the holidays. This is a view from the top of a popular shopping center in the heart of Dublin. They really do this time of year in style! But I really don't feel like this is goodbye. We have been on a journey together for a year and I've met many new friends along the way that I hope to continue to blog with in the future. So to you I say Happy New year and see you soon!


If you'd like to see my 'year in review' I've got all my photos on a pinterest board!

18 comments:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, a trip to Ireland! That is wonderful. I can't wait to see/read more about it, and the fun you had.

Have a wonderful New Year! Peace, joy and good health to all of you!

Patty Woodland said...

What a wonderful way to end your year.
Happy New Year!

LoriF said...

I've really, really enjoyed your year in pictures, Cynthia...esp your NYC pix...so good to "meet" you, see you in 2014 hopefully!

Annette said...

It sounds like December is one big celebration in your household!
Life got in the way of Focus on Life for me, but I'm hoping to jump back in in the new year. I sure enjoyed your photos! Have a happy and blessed new year!

BeadedTail said...

Celebrating in Ireland sounds fabulous! Hope you and your family have a Happy and healthy New Year!

Maryanne said...

Happy New Year, Cynthia! It sounds like your family had a wonderful holiday in Ireland. Have a wonderful new year!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Glad you are home safe, Cynthia... Blessings for 2014!

Shel said...

Oh, Ireland - it's on my bucket list! I cannot wait to see more of your photos! You have packed a lot into December Cynthia and it looks like you had a fun-filled month - the pic of the girls and their cupcakes is very cute! And the shopping center looks fab! How festive. Happy New Year to you and yours!! Wishing you happiness and fun in 2014!

Caron Michelle said...

Happy New Year - what a fabulous start!

Claudia Aguilar said...

Yay for your month of celebration! Happy New year!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy New Year ;o) What a beautiful trip you had ;o)

Claire said...

I don't know how I missed this, so I'm so glad you left a comment on my old blog, and are following the new thank you!
Wishing you a wonderful 2014, may it be filled with love and inspiration x

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy New Year Cynthia! I can't wait to see the photos from your trip! My girlfriend and I visited Ireland in our early 30s. It is such a beautiful place! I hope the girls had a blast for their birthdays and that your anniversary was perfect. :)

Duni said...

How wonderful to be celebrating Christmas, Anniversaries and Birthdays in Dublin! The shopping mall looks very festive. Sounds like you all had a fabulous time :)

Mary K. McGraw said...

How exciting to go to Ireland and celebrate Holidays and birthdays. I am sure your daughters will always remember this event.

Happy New Year!

Introverted Art said...

Happy new year!!!!!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

That does look like a gorgeous mall! I'm looking forward to your holiday posts! I hope you're enjoying the beginnings of a beautiful new year :)

Memories for Life said...

You sure have a busy December! But all great things to celebrate :) And how fun to celebrate them in Ireland this year!

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