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Happy New Year to you and yours!

As I have been thinking about the new year-
and wishes, hopes and dreams
I am also reflecting on the past year
some hard things happened in 2010... but also so many fantastic things, too.

It was filled with so much happiness, laughs and love...
and I am feeling so blessed for all the wonderful,
precious moments & memories
of 2010.

Sharing just a few

After counting down, Cullan got his braces off

Ansley wrote her first book
about a magical, beautiful wolf.

My oldest son graduated high school

My brother Evan moved home to California this year &
our family gathered for a fun reunion get-together during the summer

So enjoyed seeing Placido Domingo performing Cyrano with my husband
& introducing my daughter and sister
to opera with Madama Butterfly

Had so much fun on a fantastic trip with my favorite girls...
my daughter Ansley and sister Taylor!

Meeting one of my personal and design idols
Miss Rachel Ashwell!

Spending lot's of time with my Family...


and laughing...

and relaxing at our favorite beach.

and, of course,
starting this blog and meeting all of you!
Thank you for being so welcoming & supportive
to me in this blogging community!

Looking forward to 2011!
Wishing for a healthy, happy, dream come true year~
filled with many, many wonderful moments and happiness for us all!


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  1. You had a very blessed year! I am so jealous that you got to meet Rachel Ashwell, lucky duck! I am so happy that I found your blog because I absolutely love it!

    I hope you and your have a happy and healthy 2011!

    Ricki Jill

  2. Hi Courtney

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    warm hugs from Brazil

  3. Nice review of your 2010 year! And, as you know, I love, love your style. I appreciate your kindness and friendship and wish you are happy and fulfilling New Year!

  4. Happy New Year Snorts!! This year our girls trip will be even more awesome! And another trip to the opera definitely needs to happen, with our fash this time too! (see how i said "our" instead of "my" now that you've been adopted hehe) Love You and Miss you already!

  5. What a lovely year in review. I hope you have a happy New Year Courtney and that 2011 brings you only joy ♥ Tricia

  6. You've had quite a year! Always enjoy looking at your pictures. It's been fun following you and I'm looking forward to 2011.

    Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

    xx ~Michelle

  7. You have truly had a blessed and eventful year! May 2011 be just as kind and more fruitful for you and your family!
    Thanks for sharing your life and happenings with us, looking forward to what your future holds.


  8. Happy New Year Courtney!
    You have had a wonderful last year, so busy:-)
    I hope the new year brings you much happiness:-) I have so enjoyed you and your blog!
    Hugs to you..

  9. Hi Courtney, I just stopped by to say a big thank you for your kind support on my little blog this year. It is so sweet of you to always comment on my posts. And I'm flattered you have taken notice, xoxo tami

  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Your photos depict a year full of happy, smiling faces! Hope 2011 brings the same! xox

  11. Happy New Year Courtney!! I wish you all the best~*~I just wish you lived in Seattle too so we could go to fleamarkets together!!;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  12. Happy New Year Courtney! Thanks for stopping by- I have to tell you that I check out Rachel's latest book at the library all the time!! (I just need to go buy it...) this is sounding familiar, so if I'm repeating myself, sorry! I think of you and Miss Shabby Chic every time! ;)
    Best wishes for a great 2011!

  13. What a great year in review! Loving your blog.

  14. Happy New Year, Courtney! So many wonderful events throughout 2010! I look forward to braces coming off child #4 in 2011. 4 children/4 sets of is indeed something to celebrate! For parents as well as the child!
    Also, looking forward to more of your beautiful designs this year!

  15. Sounds like you had a wonderful year! Hope you have a wonderful 2011.

  16. Courtney, You have had an incredible year! I loved getting to know you better.

  17. Hi Courtney - wishing you a wonderful 2011 as well! I'm glad you finally received "le box" from moi.