Monday, December 31, 2012

Ring in the New Year

I can remember a time when 2013 seemed decades away. Now it is upon us, and I couldn't be more excited.  So many wonderful things going on!  As the New Year comes, it is always fun to look back on old memories.  One of my favorite New Year memories is a lovely, romantic one.

December 31st, years ago beneath the soft light of falling snow, close to the hour of midnight, the love of my life knelt before me, asking if I would spend the rest of my life with him.  He promised so many things that evening  ...to share in the laughter of our children, dance with me in our kitchen and make me smile everyday.

He does all of that and more.

'Le Gra Go Deo'  - With Love Forever, my dear husband.


In honor of romance, I'm sharing a few of my favorite books with you.  Check below to enter to win!

Be sure to leave a comment with your e-mail to be entered in the GRAND prize drawing!!

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May you have a blessed New Year!  I'd love to hear one of your memories of years gone by.


May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

All the Best,
Rionna

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89 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and Happy New Year.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  2. Thank you for the chance!

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  3. Happy New Year!

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    1. Wishing you a healthy and splendid New Year, Mimi!

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  4. :) Happy new year!

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    1. :) Great name! Happy New Year to you, Rhianna.

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  5. Happy New Year!
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    1. Thank you, Susan. May you have a wonderful New Year!

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  6. Happy New Year!
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    1. Happy New Year to you! May you have a splendid weekend.

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  7. Thanks for the great hop.
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  8. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
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  9. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year.
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    1. I am happy to provide a great beginning to your New Year! Best wishes :)

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  10. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
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  11. Thanks for the fun and Happy 2013!
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  12. Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year. I hope you have a great year :)

    Thanks again!

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    1. Best of luck, Sandra! You are very welcome for the chance to win. May you have a lovely weekend and a great New Year!

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  13. Happy New Year to you too :)

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  14. Thanks for being part of the hop and sharing such a sweet story... Happy New Years

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Jeanette! Thank you for participating in the hop and enjoying the sweet story. :)

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  15. played games
    happy new year! Thanks
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    going to try to lose weight this year

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    1. May you have a happy and splendid New Year! Best of luck with the weight loss! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. I remember one year we stayed home on new years eve and the little ones were sick. We were watching movies as we took turns seeing to their needs. Right before the new year..he looked at me and said he would rather be there with me cooling down our feverish kids than anywhere else.
    Hope this year is better he passed away last year
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    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing. May you have a love-filled New Year!

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  17. I really hope one day my boyfriend will propose like that!
    Happy New Year!
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    1. Wishing you a Happy New Year, Alice. Thank you for stopping by!

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  18. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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    1. You are very welcome for the awesome giveaway, Cassandra! Best of luck in 2013.

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  19. Thanks for being part of the Hop!

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  20. No Resolutions or traditions for me this year, Hubby and I stayed at home this year, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us - LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside - LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

    Happy New Year

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Ronda! May your New Year continue to be filled with love.

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  21. to exercise more
    Happy new year!
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  22. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! I'm going to lose 25 # and read 52 + books this year.

    Judy
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    1. Happy New Year to you! Thank you for stopping by and best of luck with the resolutions. :)

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  23. 1 memory of new years past always comes to mind for me is staying up all night with my family watching Chiller theater (scary movies) all night long. 1 main goal for me this coming year is to finally finish my first novel :D Happy New Year
    Missie Jones
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    1. Best of luck completing your first novel, Missie! Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by.

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  24. Happy 2013,thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. You are very welcome, Sherry! Best of luck and may you have a lovely New Year.

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  25. For me 2013 is a time to begin anew and just improve myself. My top 3 goals are:
    1. Laugh more.
    2. Love more.
    3. Read more.
    Happy New Year.
    Mel
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    1. Admirable goals, Mel! Best wishes for the New Year. Thank you for stopping by!

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  26. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

    Jennifer Rote
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    1. Wishing you the best of luck in becoming more active in 2013! May your New Year be filled with happiness.

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  27. Happy New Year!

    My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin.

    ~*Drea*~
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  28. Happy New Year! My fond memories of New Years are simply being home with family and playing games or watching movies late into the night and then watching the clock tick down to a new year.

    Erin
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  29. My favorite NYE memory from my childhood was setting off fireworks with my friends.
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  30. I don't have any special NYE memories.

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  31. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
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  32. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
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  33. Happy New Year!!

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  34. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
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  35. Have a great new year! Greetings from northern Europe! :)

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! This year I plan to make a big dent in my TBR list! And Love's Justice is one of the books on it!

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  37. Happy New Year!
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  38. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Happy 2013!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

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  39. I hope your year is filled with lots of love and success.
    Happy New Year
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  40. Happy New years to all
    Happy Reading…
    Happy Writing…
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  41. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy New Year!
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  42. Happy New Year, and thank you so much for participating in this hop!! BTW, your New Year's Eve memory was so sweet. :)
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    1. Thank you for participating, Toni! I am glad you enjoyed my New Year's Eve memory. :) May your New Year be graced with romance and mystery.

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  43. happy new year.
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  44. Happy New Year to you!
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  45. Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
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    1. Happy New Year! You are very welcome for the awesome hop experience. May your 2013 be graced with romance and mystery.

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  46. thanks for the hop
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  47. Happy New Year
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  48. Happy New Year!

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  49. Happy New Year

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    Michele

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  50. j.lennidorner@facebook.com

    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

    A fun new year memory I have is of spending the 2000 celebration with a bunch of computer programmers and their friends and family. We each had special crystal glasses that had 2000 carved out as the stem. Our glasses toasted 30 seconds before midnight. Then the programmers all took to the keyboards and hoovered… waiting to see if Y2K was averted. Yay! It was. LOL.

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    1. Thank you for sharing one of your New Year memories! I am sure your programmer friends were much relieved when the ball dropped and Y2K was averted. May you have a splendid 2013!

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway!

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