Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Beginnings

                  

I'm not sure if I'll have time later so I decided to update my poor little old journal that I tend to ignore.

I think that New Year's Eve is a bridge for each and every one of us.  We reflect upon the old year and have many hopes and dreams for the new year approaching.

This past year has brought many, many blessings my way.  I got a promotion after years of frustration.  I met a JLand friend, my dear friend, Penny, and attended an inspirational concert with her.  I met many new JLand friends (--->waving to Jackie) with whom I have soooooo much in common with.  I also have met even more wonderful friends through my graphics journal.  Each and every one of you mean the world to me.  I hate to single any one of you out. 

To ALL my JLand friends, may you bring the new year in safely.  May your dreams come true in 2007.  May we each hear the music that plays in our hearts and souls and dance to it.  And...may we never give up our hopes, desires and dreams.  Every morning that we wake up brings the promise of a new day......

LOL...off topic but yesterday was a good day.  My oldest daughter, Becky, came for a visit.  We had some wonderful mother/daughter bonding and picture taking.  Thought I would share some pictures of my "other" princess.

          

                  

                  

 ROFL...can ya tell I love my new car and, no, I'm  not drunk although what a face I'm making.

           

My Dreamsicle collection is below.  They aren't expensive or anything special.  The one at the very bottom on the left that is off white is the original which started my collection.  My beloved father bought it three weeks before he died in Sept. 1994 and actually wrapped it and made sure my mom knew where he put it.  He had no idea that on 9-24-94 he was going to suffer a massive heart attack.  He did know that he was the only one who ever bought me a Christmas present at that time.  Love you, Daddy!  You've made me the person I am today with your unconditional love.

 

Love & Hugs to All!  CHRIS

22 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I love your collection and I know it means a lot to you. What a pretty girl you daughter is.  Love you leaning on the car.  I value all my J-Land friends as well. I hope for much better health in 2007.  I wish you a very happy New Year.  May it bring all you wish it to and more.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

sugarsweet056 said...

Just wanted to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! ;)
Lovely pics. {{{ }}}
Hugs & blessings to you & yours,
 Sugar

candlejmr said...

Your daughter is gorgeous and your collection is priceless!

Happy New Year and may 2007 bring you nothing but happiness!

((HUGS))
Jeanne

jckfrstross said...

Happy New Year :)

Deb

siennastarr said...

Awwww......love the pics... especially of you, and you and your daughter together!  Priceless!!  
As Jeanne (Candljmr) says in her journal... This is going to be The Year of the Jlander!!  The blessings are going to reign down upon on is 2007!  :)  

Thank you for your friendship, Chris!  

Happy, Blessed New Year!!!!

Love you
jackie

helloimkara said...

What great pictures. That was so sweet of your Daddy! What a lovely collection.

Happy New Year!

Kara

lisa41076 said...

Chris, Wishing you a great "2007" You are one of the wonderful J-land friends I have met this year, your other daughter is beautiful too !!!!!!!!!!! Love Your Angels, Hugs Lisa

my78novata said...

Hey you look all cool on the hood of taht car so are you gonna do white snakes song and dance on the hood of your car lol ????? GO ahead do a video forus lol your daughter is beautiful and the dog looks very sweet. Happy new year

penniepooh said...

Chris, Your sidebar looks great as always!
I`m so happy that we got to meet this summer. I had so much fun meeting you and I was so happy and peaceful that night at the concert.  :)  We will have to get together again sometime.
Loved the pics of you and Becky. I noticed Grizzly made his way in, too! lol
Big hugs and Happy New Year!
Penny

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Love the pics...!
Wishing you only the best in 07'
Happy New Year Chris!!!
Hugs..
~Terri~

astoriasand said...

Just catching up Chris before I go out at 9pm for my New Years Eve bash. Lovely pictures you have entered.It is so nice to see who we read about.Love the teddy graphic and your Dreamsicles I have the one with two hearts saying thinking of you a large one holding flowers and the one with a signpost saying birds bees and butterflies.Guess my son knows I love gardening too LOL!! What lovely words you wrote of your father.Take care have a great NEW YEARS EVE all the very best to you and yours.God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Chris, it's been so nice meeting you too! I'm hoping this year all your problems will be sorted and you get to enjoy 2007. Talking of hearing music that plays in our hearts, did Steve send you those Average White Band tracks he promised me he would? Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

lanurseprn said...

Hi Chris.  These are great pictures!!  You and your daughter look soooo pretty!  I like your collection. I've got only one of those angels.  They are cute, huh?  I hope the New Year is a good one for you.  Let's hope it's a good one for us all.
Pam

xxroxymamaxx said...

Happy New Year Chris!  Love the pics.  : )  Love and hugs, Shelly

imgr8phil said...

I like that pictures of you and your daughter.  I hope your New Year will be the best ever and that 2007 will bring you much joy and happiness.

Phil

queeniemart said...

those Dreamsicles are so cute!! I love the pics of you and Becky. You are beautiful and so is she. I love seeing pics of you. I pray that this new year is a blessing for all of us.
I love you,
lisa

raeganfay said...

Happy New Year... as I say that it's only 11:23pm New Years Eve here... but hey I'm use to Eastern Time Zone in US.. and they already ran in the new Year LOL

CeCe Beth  http://journals.aol.com/raeganfay/nowhere-usa/
My Writings  

ally123130585918 said...

Chris lovely pictures thanks for sharing them with us ~ I hope you have a wonderful New Year and all your hopes and dreams come true ~ Ally
http://journals.aol.co.uk/ally123130585918/Lifewithally

mrsm711 said...

Great Pics.  Beautiful Daughter!   Nice car too.  :)  I have dreamsicles too.  There are 4 of them on my dresser.   One is a clock.  
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Your dad sounds like an awesome person.  And you daughter is lovely as always!  Love the pix of you...it is always nice to see the face you hear in your head as you read their lives..Hugs,and GBU, TerryAnn

rebuketheworld said...

Hey Jlander, hoping all for you too. I think your dreamsicle collection is awesome. I am afraid to do such things. I can't take care of anything, lol. I would be a wreck. And when you mentioned the last gift your amazing father bought you, I teared up big time.

Your daughter is beautiful. Great photos. Love all that green. You looking all that, in your photo missy. ~Raven

princesssaurora said...

I love the pics of you!!  And your girls... so pretty!

be well,
Dawn