Happy New Year My Friends!!!
WOW!!! What a year this has been!!! 2011 will definitely go down as one of the most wonderful and most memorable years I have ever known!!
So many things have happened, both big and small, some good and unfortunately some bad...and all somewhat life changing in one way or another. I have embraced the good, learned from the bad and I am so grateful to so many of you and in so many ways that I don't even know how or where to begin to express my gratitude!!!
I want to thank you all so much for your friendships, kindness, and support. I have made hundreds of new friends and met thousands of new customers...some in person, others through emails, letters, or phone conversations, and I am so grateful for each one of you!!!
Thank you all who have visited me on my Picture trail and on this blog. Thank you all who have ordered from me on up-date nights and for making my "first" book, "AN EARLY CHRISTMAS" such an overwhelming and huge success!!! I am humbled beyond words and I owe it all to ALL of you!!!
I especially want to thank all of the wonderful homeowners who agreed to be in my book!! They welcomed me, a virtual unknown, into their homes to do the photography. I entered as a stranger, but was was met with open arms and gracious hospitality and I left feeling like an old friend!!
Darlene and Steve, Bert and Barbara, Joan, Randee and John, Art and Stephanie, Thom, Jim and Paula, David and Bonnie, Jim and Barbara, Wayne and Shari, Ron and Kathy, Paul and Terri, Russ and Jan...your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten!!! And...a very special thank you to my sweet Hannah...I couldn't have done it without you!!!
So...as we say Good-Bye to 2011...and Hello to 2012...I want to thank you all once again for making this one of the most WONDERFUL and MEMORABLE years of my life!!!
The pictures above and below were taken on the morning of December 24th...I finally got my "Christmas Snow"...and just in time too!!!
Just one more thing that I was so very thankful for in 2011!!!
Wishing you ALL a VERY SAFE, HAPPY, HEALTHY, and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!