Friday, December 05, 2014

Wounded Warriors Project Blog Hop




Christmas is about family, tradition and memories.  Through the years I've kept up with my grandmother's tradition of making Christmas cookies, which I might add I love doing and sharing.


This past year, after being a single parent for 17 years, I met the love of my life and got married three months later.  Now we are making our own traditions and box full of memories.

For the first time in over ten years, I have taken out Christmas decoration, which were packed away with no future to be seen again, expect for being passed on to my kids. But not this year. 
My husband John and I combined our Christmas decorations, decorated all three floors of our townhouse transporting our home into a winter wonderland. My four foot tree is fully decorated in the den and his eight foot tree is in my living room with a collaboration of both our ornaments making for the perfect tree.

We bought new ornament and decoration to make our new memories to go with our new life together. This year my life turned into a real life romance novel, giving hope to all that true romance/love comes when you least expect it.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season full of love and happiness.

A special thank you to our military who fight for our freedom and protect our country.  And to all the Wounded Warriors, there is always a place in my heart for you.  I lost my 20 year old cousin Lance Corporal Robbie Martinez on December 1, 2005 to a roadside bombing. True hero you men and women are.

Help support the Wounded Warrior Project


https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/

For stopping by, I will be giving away copies of your choice.  All you have to do as share with me your favorite Christmas tradition.  Don't forget to leave your name and email address!


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22 comments:

  1. Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause. Military life has been a huge part of my life, from being a military brat until my father retired, meeting and marrying a man in the military, and now our son who has been in since 2001 with 7 deployments, 4 to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan. We know all too well what it is like to have him overseas during the holidays.
    Kathy Watts
    Redrabbitt@aol.com

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  2. I love to decorate, bake cookies, I love everything about Christmas!
    Happy Holidays to you Karen and Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations Karen. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.x

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  4. Warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!

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  5. my favorite Christmas tradition is watching Jim Carrey's The Grinch every year with my family

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  6. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

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  7. How wonderful! My favorite tradition is the candle light service on Christmas Eve.

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  8. My whole family gets together for dinner on Christmas day. This is the only time we are all together. Thank you for this. It is a wonderful cause!

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    1. Sorry forgot this:
      Teresa Richards
      tar7159@sbcglobal.net

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  9. Favorite tradition~ My family gets together and makes homemade Spanish eggnog (family recipe).
    Have a wonderful holiday!
    Evelise

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  10. Christmas is a time for tradition and family. How wonderful to bring in a new, cherished member! Thank you for participating in this worthy effort, and have a wonderful Christmas season!

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  11. How lovely that this year you are making new memories together. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas :-)

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  12. Sounds like you'll have a delightful Christmas holiday -- full of love. My mom always made dozens of cookies at Christmastime, just to have on hand when friends and family dropped by. There were never any leftovers!
    Thanks to you and all the other authors who are participating in the Wounded Warrior Project Blog Hop. I hope it's a spectacular success.

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  13. Have a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for participating in this worthwhile blog hop.

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  14. So glad you took out your xmas decorations!! It's great to read about all your happiness on Facebook. See you soon...

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  15. This is a great thing you all are doing. Happy Holiday's

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  16. Yay for you on enjoying Christmas cookies-- specially the old fashioned ones. I left a ginger cookie recipe on my wounded warrior blog post. As for Christmas tradition-- I'd have to say my favorite is hanging the mistletoe and when I had my beloved husband, getting kissed beneath it. I'm so happy for you this year of celebration, marrying the love of your life. When you have that, you have it all. Have a Merry Christmas and splendid new year. http://flossiebentonrogers.com/blog/

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  17. A wonderful reason to do a hop!
    Congrats to you! Thank you for participating, donating and the great giveaway! My favorite tradition is getting together with family and watching the little ones open their gifts. :)
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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  18. Staying up all night on Christmas Eve cooing, then eating early on Christmas morning.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  19. The winners are: Holly: bookcholicholly@gmail.com
    Danielle: danie_gurl88@yahoo.com
    Teresa: tar7159@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by to share their holiday tradition and memory.

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