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Out of Office Alert: Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends,

May the holidays refresh your spirit and bring you new inspiration and happiness. May the splendor of the season fill your heart with peace. Wishing you the joy of family, the happiness of friends, and the love of Christmas!

Today, I’m unofficially setting up an “Out of Office Alert”. Over the next several days I’ll be enjoying food, family and the festivities of the season – and hope you’ll be doing the same.

Have a wonderful week, and Merry Christmas, all!

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hears the angels’ voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

(Pictured right: Almeida Family Christmas Tree, 2013) 

49 Responses to “Out of Office Alert: Merry Christmas!”

  1. nicolthepickle
    December 24, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Have a great Christmas Lena.
    I hope that you have a wonderful time with friends and family, and that all your chocolate is fresh.

    • Lena
      December 24, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      Same to you Nicoline! Merry Christmas!

  2. Teena in Toronto
    December 24, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Happy holidays!

    • Lena
      December 24, 2013 at 11:14 am #

      Same to you Teena!

  3. Suzanne G
    December 24, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Have a wonderful Christmas. Your tree looks beautiful and I want to let you know I look forward to your blog email each day.

    • Lena
      December 24, 2013 at 11:19 am #

      Thank you so much Suzanne :) Merry Christmas!

  4. Flora M
    December 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Wishes for a warm and wonderful Christmas to you and your family Lena, and best wishes for health and happiness in 2014 !!

    • Lena
      December 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      Thank you Flora, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

  5. Freda Mans
    December 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Happy Christmas!!!

    • Lena
      December 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Thank you Freda, same to you!

  6. loriag
    December 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Merry Christmas and wishing you many blessings and delights.

    • Lena
      December 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Same to you Loria! Merry Christmas!

  7. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    December 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Your tree is very pretty :)

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:23 am #

      Merry Christmas to you too Judy! Best wishes to you and your family!

  8. MrDisco
    December 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Merry Baconmas to all

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:23 am #

      Ha! Same to you!

  9. Heidi C.
    December 24, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! All the best in 2014!

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      Thank you Heidi – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. Brenda Penton
    December 25, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Best wishes in the New Year :)

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      Same to you Brenda! Wishing your a very Merry Christmas!

  11. Soozle
    December 25, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lena! Sending blessing & good wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season!

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      Thank you Soozle, my very best wishes to you and your family as well! Merry Christmas!

  12. Teresa Claire
    December 25, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Merry Christmas, Lena :) I hope that you and your family have a wonderful day :)

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      Merry Christmas Teresa!

  13. Doreen Lamoureux
    December 25, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Merry Christmas :)

    • Lena
      December 25, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      Thank you Doreen, Merry Christmas to you too!

  14. MrDisco
    December 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    That’s a beautiful tree!

  15. Nicole W.
    December 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lena! Hope you have a wonderful holiday :)

    • Lena
      December 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

      Thank you Nicole! Same to you!

  16. Darlene Schuller
    December 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family Lena!! Here’s to a New Year of fun & exciting things! Wishing you lots of love and happiness in this coming year <3

    • Lena
      December 27, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Thank you so much Darlene – wishing you the very best for a wonderful 2014 as well! Much love to you and your family!

  17. Jenny
    December 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Your tree looks amazing! Hope you and your family had an amazing Christmas!

    • Lena
      December 27, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      Thank you Jenny, we did! Wishing you a spectacular 2014!

  18. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    December 27, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Lena. Great Food, Great fun, Great family

    • Lena
      December 27, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      Thank you Chandra! All the best to you and your family!

  19. Tricha
    December 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Merry Christmas Lena, belatedly. Hope you and your family had a lovely one.

    • Lena
      December 28, 2013 at 8:18 am #

      We did, Tricha! Thank you so much – and Happy New Year!

  20. Athena
    December 28, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Good For you! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday and have a Happy New Year!

    • Lena
      January 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      Happy New Year Athena!

  21. Victoria Ess
    December 29, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I hope you had a wonderful holidays and that the ice storm did not put too much of a damper on them!

    • Lena
      January 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

      Thank you Victoria, we were spared, thank goodness!

  22. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    December 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    I just got home yesterday from a long lonnng week at my mother in laws, so so good to be home I went to bed at 5:30 pm and got up at 6:30 am today. happy new years

    • Lena
      January 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      Sounds nice! LOL Happy New Year!

  23. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    January 1, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Happy New Year, I started the year out by banging my pot outside yelling happy new years, just moved her in March so it was a must to show the neighbors how its done. :)

    • Lena
      January 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

      Hahaha LOVE that! I think I saw you say that on Facebook and laughed out loud!

  24. Stephanie LaPlante
    January 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Happy New Year! That’s a gorgeous Christmas tree.

    • Lena
      January 4, 2014 at 9:53 am #

      Happy New Year to you too Stephanie!

  25. rebthecatsitter
    January 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    I hope you had a wonderful Holiday with your family! Cheers!

    • Lena
      January 4, 2014 at 9:54 am #

      Thank you Rebby, we did! Happy New Year!

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