Thursday, December 30, 2010


When our children were young they loved for us to buy Welchs sparkling juice to serve on New Years Eve! We served it up in Princess House hand blown champagne stems!

It is such a lovely memory and one we still treasure although everyone except the two youngest can legally drink some bubbly. We are not much into drinking and still enjoy the sparkling juice along with Martinelli's sparkling apple cider. So I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2011. I enjoy blogging so very much and enjoy knowing so many of you personally. I am always grateful to see new faces come over and join me and I treasure each one of you.
I hope you will stop by Beverly's and thank her for her on going support of Pink Saturday and working so tirelessly for each of us to keep this going. Wish her a Happy New Year too. Then visit some pinkies. I am making a commitment to myself in 2011 to visit more pinkies and I plan to honor our late sweet friend CJ who visited each and every participate during her  Pink Saturday days.
Please visit Sherry and join her giggly fun blog with lots of love and family and wonderful recipes. Sherry is always up to fun so check her blog out today.
I hope the New Year is filled with many blessings for you and your family. Please join me in wishing Jenny and Charlotte and Ginger a Happy New Year! I am posting with Pink Saturday, Spiritual Sunday and Jenny Matlock. Blessings to all!
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1. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
2. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my degrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:25-27
3. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a  future." Jeremiah 29:11
4. Commit to the Lord, whatever you, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3
5.Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21


Terra said...

Happy New Year and I agree it is fun to have Martinelli's sparkling cider to toast with. We did that for Christmas at our house.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy New Year! I enjoy sparkling cider myself.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy New Year Anne Sweetie...
Oh I love that sparkling apple cider. I don't drink so cider is as strong as I get, and it is the best. The grands love it too.

Oh what fun we have had here today. I can't believe it snowed in Phoenix. Unbelievable. Some days you never know what to expect with the weather, but SNOW? Who would have thought?

I have had such a wonderful year blogging with you sweet one. We have shared so many wonderful things together. I can't tell you the times you have picked me up, just when I needed it. Shared with me, just when I needed it, and even said prayers for me, just when I needed them most. Thank you my precious friend. I can't wait to see 2011.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey sweet lady! :) Thanks for your comments on my blog, I appreciate your kind words. :) I enjoyed doing all those projects this past year, but that post kind of made me tired seeing everything I'd done! lol Hope you have a wonderful and Happy New Year my friend! :)
(oh and we used to toast in the new year with sparkling grape juice too...we don't drink alcohol, so it was fun to have a nice substitute!)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

We too used to do the same thing with the Welch's!!
We do not drink at all and used to do that at all family dinners.
Wishing you and your a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Thanks so much for your visits through out the year!


Mollye said...

Hi Honey, What a fun memory. Thank you for sharing and I want to thank you for the Christmas Card and letter. You have been so kind, nuturing and supportive of me the past year and helped me get to a good place in my heart. Love you much, Mollye

GwendolynKay said...

Just want to wish you a very blessed and Happy New Year!

Angela said...

Hey Anne!

I think the sparkling cider is the only way to go! It has been a few years since I've bought any though.

Hope you have a Wonderful New Year!
Happy New Year!

Heather said...

We used to have the sparkling stuff too. Mom would buy it for us kids and she would have us drink out of the wine glasses too. We felt so grown up! I am off to a friend's house for the evening. I hope you have a good night. Happy New Year.

Unknown said...

Hi sweetie ... how much snow did you get? I see Phoenix got a lovely dusting also! Wish we would get some, durnnit!

It has been such an honor & delight to have you as a friend, Anne ...
Thank you for your wonderful friendship, look forward to many wonderful moments with you to come.

I wish you the best of joys, life & loves this New Year.

Happy New Year!
TTFN ~ Hugs & love, Marydon

Char said...

Hi Anne, I agree and you just reminded me I too need to visit more pinkies!!! :)
Happy Pink Saturday to you and a very Happy New Year to you and yours, Char

Olivia said...

Happy New Year to you sweet friend! The bubbly sounds fun! We are trying to stay up tonight! I am already sleepy.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi sweet Anne, so glad you are getting settled in your home, I am still waiting for pictures!

We don't drink but very little and I love sparkling cider also, and in champagne flutes soo fancy!

Thank you for your many many many years of friendship and make 2011 an great one!



Diann said...

Hi Anne!
Just wanted to pop in to wish you and your family a wonderful 2011! I am looking forward to a fun year ahead!

Sue McPeak said...

Happy New Year Anne! I love this post with your sweet words about CJ, Sherry and Beverly! We certainly have some special Pinkies on Pink Saturday. And YOU, are one of the Special Ones. I have so admired YOU with your devotion to your Phamily and Spiritual Power.

Thank you for your always encouraging and timely visits and comments. You make my day so often! I'm looking forward to this years Anne's Phamily Blog!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

that welch's drink is a great memory....and your scriptures so positive and empowering.Happy New Year to you Anne...wishing you His best throughout the new year.

LV said...

I still love grape juice today. We did a lot of pretending back in younger times.

Unknown said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year! I appreciate all your visits and look forward to another wonderful year of blogging with friends! Hugs to you, Marilou

Karen said...

Happy New Year. Those are great verses to consider for 2011

Cathy said...

Hi Anne,

HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR. All my love to you and yours in 2011. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Cathy xo

Anonymous said...

I wish you a very Happy happy New Year Anne and a sweet Pink Saturday (although a bit late). xoxo

Jenny said...

Hi Anne, I want to give you a little tutorial on linking. I am quite late visiting with the holidays and I fear that no-one could get to your link from A-T.

After you write your post, hit publish.

Then, click on the title of the post.

Up in the white bar at the far top of the screen it will display something like this:

This is actually the link to this post.

Copy that link.

When you go to link put your title in the top rectangle.

And paste this URL into the bottom rectangle.

For some reason the URL you are typing in takes everyone to a weird survey site.

If you have any questions with this, please let me know.

I hope this helps.

And now, I am going to read your post!

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful post, Anne.

I've not tried sparking cider but I did have a mixed drink on New Years Eve. It was lemonade mixed with cranberry juice and very, very tasty.

Thank you for being the special lady that you are.

And thank you for linking.

It is always a joy to visit you.

Miss Gracie's House said...

words to inspire and encourage for the new year!

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