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Friday, December 18, 2009

The Marmelade Gypsy is Two Today!

(Now at Chopsticks and String: Holiday Survival Guide, Part Four -- Tradition or Not: Thoughts on grieving and challenging circumstances at the holidays)

Today's holiday images reflect the fairy tale land of my family room tree, with its Giant Gingerman at the top.


In a way, the past two years have been magical for me -- but in a different way.


You see, today is my second blogaversary, and I just wanted to thank all of you who have popped in over the past two years and have stuck around for being wonderful blog friends!


I had no idea that when I started "The Gypsy" two years ago, I would not only find a personal outlet for sharing my world with others, but make amazing friends and experience great opportunities as well.

Friends. Isn't that a wonderful word? Most of us have never met, yet I feel as though we know one another well and I cherish that.

You have been there with words of support when things in my world seemed a little bleak.

Your kind words have made me smile, sometimes with joy and at times, with the gentle comfort of being wrapped in a warm, fleecy blanket, cared for and loved.

You have inspired me with your creative ideas, terrific recipes, amazing photography and wonderful art.

Your lives make me smile, as I hear of your children, your travels, your homes and your pets.

I'm always excited when you leave a comment and I look forward to my visits to your blogs!

So, thank you!

All comments entered on this particular post will be entered into a drawing for something I haven't had the time to determine! So, it's a surprise! But it's also a way to say thank you for being there and for sharing your lives with me.I will draw on New Year's Day and notify/post the winner!

(Don't forget to visit Chopsticks and String for my holiday survival guide!)

9 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful post.... and your tree looks amazing! Congrats on two years. I need to have a giveaway, too...... I may copy your idea.

Pam Aries said...

I a mglad you did sart a blog. It has been a pleasure and I especially loved all your blogs on France! It isalways great to know a fellow 'gypsy' !!

Annie said...

Happy Blogiversary. I can't believe we've been chatting for almost two years. COOL!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous twinkly photos and warm fuzzy words to go with!
Happy Happy 2nd Blogaversary to you Dear Jeanie!!!
and surprises are always fun :)
Here's to lots more creativity, fun and sharing in the years to come!
oxoo

BONNIE K said...

Happy Blogaversary! And THANK YOU for introducing me to blogdom!

beth said...

sorry...but I had to laugh at that first picture !!!

umm....it's a bit obscene, don't you think :) hee hee

last minute lynn said...

I have really enjoyed your blog. Your photos are fantastic and I loved hearing about your travels. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Joanne Huffman said...

belated happy blogaverssary!

qugrainne.com said...

Happy Blogaversary Jeanie. A job well done and so obviously from the heart. :)
Thank you!

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