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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year


 New Years Wishes from Sunny San Diego!
 What a special time this is for our family. Yesterday I flew to San Diego for the birth of our son and dil's first child.
                   I loved living in San Diego for many years! It's still our home away from home.
Looking north to Point Loma and the mouth of San Diego Harbor...
Feeling the sand between my toes and relishing the sweet smell of salt air. 
Looking south....Can you see Tijuana, Mexico in the distance?
We had lunch at The Fish Market on San Diego Bay. The USS Midway which is now a Naval Museum is located next door.
I loved Bob Hope for the sacrifice he made every Christmas
 visiting the troops who were in harms way. 
When my husband was deployed to the Persian Gulf 
Bob Hope was seen in a red Santa suit riding in a helicopter high above the ships
waving and wishing them all a Merry Christmas.
When our grandbaby arrives I will be posting the photos.
                                               Blessings, my dear blogging friends and family!
                                                                    Carolynn  xoxo

"Where can I go from your spirit?
  Where can I flee from your presence?
  If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
  If I make my bed on the depths, you are there.
  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, 
  if I settle on the far side of the sea,
  even there our hand will guide me,
  your right hand will hold me fast."
           Psalm 139:7-10

This coming week I will be linking with many of my favorite blogs to join in their parties and giveaways.
I invite you to visit my sidebar and link to these lovely blogs.


Dorthe said...

Happy New Year dear Carolynn ,what a beautiful occation, to start the new year with, -and such a fantastic place.
Hugs and a happy birth of your grandchild.

vivian said...

Happy new Year.. what a perfect way to start your new year out! Enjoy the weather, the beach and the BABY when it comes!

Crafty in the Med said...

How exciting for you Carolynn waiting for little one to arrive!!!
What a New Year gift!

Happy New Year Carolynn...wishing you peace and happiness.

Amanda xx

Kathleen Grace said...

Ahhh, what a gorgeous way to bring in the new year! Soak up some sunshine for me ok?

Happy New Year Carolynn!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh how warm and wonderful, looks so beautiful......Enjoy my friend....Blessings Francine.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful hotel. Congratulations on grandchild.

Happy New Year,

LV said...

What a glorious occasion getting to visit a place you love, and being a grandmother. That is the best ever. You will cherish every moment.

FoundAChristianBlog said...

A new Grandbaby! How perfect! And psalm 139 is the Psalm for this event! Blessings on you, the parents, and your grandbaby! In Christ, Faith

ImagiMeri said...

What a lovely post! I love San Diego, pretty there. Congratulations on your newest family member, and I can't wait to see piccy's.


Paula said...

Dearest Carolynn, I am so happy you are safely in San Diego! It is gorgeous there and I enjoyed all of your lovely photos and words! I am sure your are enjoying that sunny weather and being with your dear son and sweet daughter in love! I am so excited you will soon have a precious grand baby! I pray all goes well my darling adopted momma! Thank you for visiting me and for your kind words! You are a dear heart and I love you so much! I will continue to pray. Please keep me posted! I am so happy for all of you! Love the verse you shared... beautiful! Love you, your girlie, Paula xoxo

Kris said...

Enjoy your time in So. Cal!!! Can't wait to see pics of the baby!
xo Kris

Jann Olson said...

Happy New Year to you my dear friend! Can't wait for the baby to come. I'm sure mama and daddy are very anxious. I love San Diego. Hubby and I have eaten at the Fish Market and toured the USS Midway. Enjoy your stay and come home with a tan.

Poppy said...

Hi Carolynn,

Happy New Year to you! All the very best in health and happiness to you and your growing family.

Your lovely blog has kept me company many an afternoon, especially when I need a little bit of extra North American nostalgia and charm!

Poppy xo

sherry said...

How Very Very Special!!!Enjoy grandchildren are such a precious Gift from God!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What an exciting time for you!

Bob Hope was a great man. He did so much for the troops! I can just see him in a helicopter with a Santa hat on!

Enjoy your stay in San Diego, the beach looks wonderful (and warm)! Looking forward to seeing the grandbaby photos.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy New Year Miz Caroline! What a nice way to start a year, with a new life. Wonderful photos of CA, have a great time!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so excited FOR you- I can't wait to hear all about the new grandbaby. Blessings- xo Diana

Marla and Steve said...

Congratulations on the upcoming birth! Love those grandbabies.

I love that hotel and haven't been there since I was a teen. San Diego is such a treasure. So much to do.

Old Time Cindy said...

Congrats are in order for becoming a grandmother soon. Keep us updated! Country blessings for the new year!
Farmhouse hugs,

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new addition to the family, can't wait to hear all about it...suek

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you are thrilled to be there! Enjoy your week! What a joy to be looking forward to a precious baby! Sweet hugs!

donna said...

What a beautiful beach. I remember loving the beach when we visited San Diego. Happy Birthday to your son. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your new grandbaby.

Teresa said...

I got to visit San Diego one time with my hubby. We had a blast. Praying for a safe birth. Grands are so special. I have 2 grand boys.

Elena said...

Hi Carolynn, Your photos are so beautiful. I lived in Oceanside for 16 years and went to San Diego many, many times. I have so many lovely memories there. My husband proposed to me on the Tamarack Beach in Carlsbad at sunset and we were married the next year in Oceanside. We had many fun dates in San Diego.. the opera, the zoo and many other places :) Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to hearing about your new grandbaby!

Bohemian777 said...

Hey Sweet Girl...
I am SO with you in heart as you enjoy your winter break in San Diego... Wow, blissful memories for me with that January sunshine and spirit filling surf!
I adore your Chenille Cottage blog and look forward to seeing "you" in my mailbox each month or so...
Enjoy your day and enjoy lovin' on your precious children...

Sherry said...

What a neat visit to this area! Thank for taking us! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

chris mckinley said...

Have a great time welcoming your new grand baby! San Diego is a second home for me Dad grew up in La Jolla his family owned the La Jolla General Market, I spent summers in Del Mar with one grandma and my other set of grandparents lived in Point Loma along with my aunt and uncle. Praying for a healthy baby! Can't wait to see photos


craftyles said...

It sounds like such a wonderful time in San Diego. I love Bob Hope too and remember all the Tv specials he had on. Can't wait to see the new Grand baby, when it gets here. Have fun!

Susy said...

What fun to visit the Del AND have a grandbaby. You know how to live it up (: Happy New Year!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Your pictures as very cheering right now. Sun, water, shorts... and then a new grandbaby soon.

Visiting from Claudia's Mockingbird Hill Cottage.

DEBRA said...

Oh you must be so excited! Can't wait to see the baby! :)

Diane said...

Congrats on your new grandbaby. I have an old postcard of that hotel-- pretty spectacular!

Claudia said...

Congratulations on the birth of your grandchild! You know I love SD, I lived there for 8 years and my husband is there right now! I'm jealous of that beautiful weather!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carolynn! Haven't seen you all year teehee ;) Hope you had a lovely NYE.
Many congrats on the birth of your son and DIL's first child! How exciting. I'm so glad you were able to go visit and share your joy with them.
Oh! And I adore the Hotel del Coronado - I stayed there for a few days many years ago (28 years ago???). So much fun.
Happy happy 2013 to you and yours!

The Farmers Daughter said...

So that's where you are! Hope those baby photos come soon!
Blessings from the Farmhouse,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh congratulations on the impending arrival of a Grandchild!!!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Have a wonderful time!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful way to start out a new year. The birth of a new grandchild!

Sandy said...

Congrats on the upcoming birth of your grandchild! Oh how I would love to have some warm weather right now. It snowed this evening and we already have a couple of inches on the ground from last week!

Balisha said...

What an exciting time for you. A new baby on the way. Congratulations.

Carol said...

Your miniature quilts are absolutely precious. I'll bet you've made a really nice one for that new grand baby!

Jody and Stan said...

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful quilts at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Can't wait to hear all about the baby! Congrats!


Amy said...

Psalm 139 is my favorite! Thanks for sharing it.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Popping back through, realized the post I commented on was not the one linked to the party - seeing this brought back MANY memories. I grew up there many, many moons ago...loved the beach. Thank you for the memories,