Christmas This Year


Our Christmas tree, 2014

I have had another busy week at work, thankfully I had a little time to decorate the tree with Valentina... I completed my shopping, now baking and wrapping. I am thinking of begging someone else to do the wrapping as I don't have a fondness for it, I am usually wrapping on Christmas eve. I might actually have it all done by this weekend, that would be great, then I can just relax and enjoy my time off.

I read a couple of blogs that were writing about their goals for 2015, which has inspired me to think about the goals I want to set for myself. I don't care much for New Year's resolutions as I think the day we decided to change a behavior or do something good for ourselves is the right day for us. I also know from past experience that there are going to be many bumps on the road to my goals but it is the road I want to travel, so I will deal with the bumps as they show up.
I wanted to also take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas or any holiday you may observe... I wish you all much joy and happiness. I have been deeply touched by many of you over the last year as I dealt with my world being turned upside down, you reached out and gave me a little hope that one day it wouldn't be so difficult.

I won't be writing again until after Christmas, I want to spend as much time as I can with Valentina making memories, I am excited to see the look on her face when she opens her gifts. I never spend a lot of money but she is one of the most grateful little girls and this year I was able to get a few items she had been hoping for. . .  so I know she will be a little more excited this year.

My tree turned out beautiful after a small mishap... the first time we decorated, it fell over... it's back up though and all redecorated, I will share more of them on my media when Valentina is unwrapping her gifts. I will be back after Christmas but I will be checking in with you all when I can before that...
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  1. I wish maim and family a very happy Christmas and New year too....

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  2. Merry Christmas dear Launna, for both of you! Have a great time with Valentina and see you soon again! xox <3 :)

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  3. Beautiful tree, great job darling!!!
    Christmas is for spending time with the people you cherish, I wish you all the best Launna!!!!

    Kisses, love Paola.
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  4. I wish you the very best and hope you have such beautiful memories with Valentina. What a beautiful picture. I am the same with wrapping but fortunately I pay the people in the shopping centres to wrap mine! (I feel so lazy)

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  5. Wonderful Tree!
    Merry Christmas Launna <3 ,i wish you and Valentina a great Time together!

    much love from Vienna

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  6. Wow!! So beautiful tree dear!!! I wish a Merry Christmas with Valentina and all your family!

    XOXO!

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  7. Such a beautiful Christmas tree, really love the way you decorated it!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

    See you Launna xx

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  8. Merry Christmas, Launna! Thank you for becoming my friend in 2014, and looking forward to 2015!

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  9. It's the time of the year again, huh? Busy busy busy. I used to love wrapping gifts but now I don't know what happened. I seem to lost my interest. Haha. Hope you enjoy your holiday with your loved ones, Launna. Thanks for being a part of my 2014! Here's to more blogging success and wonderful sharing of friendship to us! :)

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  10. Merry Christmas to you too Launna ! May God bless you and grant you every thing you desire for.
    I find gift wrapping to be a difficult task too as I am very precise about tucking in every bit neatly. I usually set aside more time than I need then I feel better that I completed the task within the time limit.

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  11. merry christmas!!! wish u a blissful year ahead

    Have a lovely week ahead
    Stay in touch
    xoxo

    P.s New post in my blog

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  12. Love the tree! I will confess..I've lost one gift card already in my Christmas weekend of busy work. Oh..the stress. So glad you and Valentina are having a wonderful time getting ready for the holdiay!

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  13. Oh no! Sorry about the tree..but it's good that it's now up..and looking beautifully decorated!
    Valentina sounds like such a sweet daughter :)
    Ha ha for me, wrapping's the best part! Of course, I don't always have the time, so I end up hurriedly wrapping things, but it's good practice, I guess.
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! ❤

    much love,
    MJ // www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Launna. I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions but I do try to set goals for the year. However, can’t say I have a very good track record for completing those goals! Still I try, the beginning of a new year always seems hopeful. Pretty Christmas tree and decorations! Love your quote about cherishing. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you, Valentina, and your family!

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  15. Obrigada, Launna! *.*

    Sua árvore ficou linda! Também não ligo muito para metas de Ano Novo... O que importa é ser positivo em todos os dias do ano!

    Ótimo domingo!

    Beijo! ^^

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  16. Your tree looks lovely. I'm sorry it fell over, but I hope you were able to find the humor in the situation. (You know me!)

    I wish you and your family your best most magical Christmas ever, and all the best in the new year.

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  17. Merry Christmas Launna and Valentina! I hope 2015 will be filled with everything wonderful.

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  18. I love how you decorated your tree!! Merry Christmas in advance!!
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  19. Launna, your blog is already successful and you have a lot of followers, but allow mo to give you an award I know you deserve. Please accept the Liebster award here:

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    Happy holidays, dear! :)

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  20. I don't know if I'll be doing any goals for I only have one goal this year and that is to have a job already :( I am frustrated :'(


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  21. That sounds great, your tree looks really good! Have a great time with your daughter, have a merry Christmas!

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  22. I'm gonna be off to Belgium soon, so I'm going to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, Launna! Happy Holidays!

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  23. Hi Launna. Your tree looks beautiful. I wish you a very happy and safe holiday.
    Beautetude

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  24. happy holidays. enjoy your quite time. lots of love xoxo

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  25. I never make any New Year resolutions bt aim to better as a person whether professionally or personally.. loved ur write up.. Happy Holidays xoxo

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  26. Awesome post! That tree is so stunning. Happy Tuesday! :)

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  27. super beautiful tree
    NEW OUTFIT on my blog sweet Launna
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    i wait you
    kiss

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  28. Dear Launna,
    I wish you and Valentina a wonderful Christmas, full of joy and, above all, serenity :)))
    That is what I really need...
    A big kiss from Italy to you both!

    xoxo
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  29. Nice tree Launna. I wish you and Valentina a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015. xo :)

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  30. Ciao Launna, che bello il tuo post natalizio!!!

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  31. Merry Christmas Launna! Are you done with your gift wrappings yet?
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
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  32. Que junto a tus seres queridos pases una feliz Navidad :)

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  33. Have a great Christmas week!
    Kisses, love Paola.
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  34. wow....what a lovely tree....u decorated it well launna....have a great christmas dear...
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  35. Your Tree looks Beautiful and Sparkling..!!
    Merry Christmas to you and family..!!
    Enjoy to the fullest with Valentina.. :-)
    XoXo..

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  36. Merry Christmas! Enjoy this time with your loved ones -- I am taking a break until Friday so that I can spend as much time as possible with them and not behind a computer!
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  37. Glad you got your tree all decorated. Your mishap will likely be one of your fondest memories of this Christmas season! You always remember those fun moments! Have a great Christmas!

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  38. cool
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  39. We had a tree fall over one year, lol. I was sitting on the couch and ornaments started coming off onto the floor one by one. It was a big tree too, so it was a mess. :) Glad you got yours back up. It does look lovely. Merry Christmas to you!

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  40. Schöner Baum :-))

    Mir gefällt dein Blog, folge dir nun auch :) vllt hast du ja auch lust bei mir vorbei schaue? Würde mich freuen :-)

    Liebe grüße
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  41. merry christmas, my dear launna. have a wonderful time with your family and your beloved ones and all the best of luck for your perfect 2015. you will see that everything will be wonderful - the last years were a test. it will all become as you want it to be - i'm very sure of that. thanks for your friendship.

    i heart you, my dear.

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  42. Hi lovely Launna:). I've missed you too:).. I'm doing the same thing, prepared of a Xmas Eve and it's one done:). I am now preparing the food for our Christmas food (tomorrow for us).. Just got done with the wrapped:).. I had the day off for just Christmas stuffs needed.. You're very kind lady I've known too Launna, you also deserves all the wonderful thing in life, may you and Valentina are a really beautiful Christmas. Please relax and enjoy as much as you could Launna. Have a blessed holidays to you and Valentina:).

    Love, hugs and kisses from Tanya and Family!

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  43. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    ≂Angeℒ ica≂

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  44. Merry Christmas to Valentina and You!

    kisses :)

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  45. Merry Christmas launna. enjoy this festive season =) hugs http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  46. Your Christmas tree is so colorful, love it! Hope you have an amazing time with your loved ones!

    Merry Christmas!

    xoxo
    Dascha

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  47. Your tree is lovely! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I am slow about getting around to read blogs this week, but I am trying to catch up now. It seems I am always behind. :) Wishing you much joy.

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  48. Merry Christmas Launna ! I am so glad to read your posts again, even though I am a little late on it due to work and whatnot.

    I also did a little 2015 list and can't wait to read what you want to accomplish next year.

    Sorry to hear about your trees mishap.. hehehe but so glad it is up and can't wait to hear all about your Christmas with Valentina.

    Happy Holidays.
    xx

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  49. BUONE FESTE, carissima LAUNNA, quando entro nel tuo bellissimo blog mi rendi felice!!!

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  50. Sei sempre molto molto brava, mille complimenti!

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  51. INFINITI AUGURI DI OGNI BENE PER UN SERENO 2015!!!

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  52. love it

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  53. Wish you and your family a merry Christmas :)

    See you Launna xx

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  54. Merry christmas.

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  55. Final de ano maravilhoso para voce e familia. Curta e siga o meu canal
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  56. My best wishes for a merry Xmas and a very special New Year, hun! :D
    xxx
    S
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  57. I hope y'all had a great Christmas and that 2015 is the best year yet for you and your family.
    Rick

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  58. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas my dear Launna!!!
    Happy Holidays!
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  59. merry christmas my love! hope you had a great one! sending love from Philippines <3

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  60. Your Christmas tree is gorgeous, Launna, and I hope it was great for you, and I hope that 2015 will be the best year yet. Hugs.

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  61. Dear Launna,
    I hope you and your family had an amazing holiday full of light :)))
    Yesterday It snowed in Milan, the first snow this year and the first one in his life for my baby Raffaele. His eyes were full of joy :)))
    I send you a big hug!

    xoxo
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  62. It's nice that you decorated Christmas tree with Valentina. I will check your media now to see Valentina unwrapping her gifts. Have a great day! xoxo

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  63. Happy Holidays Launna! After reading your post I think I need to set goals for myself for 2015 too!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
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  64. Seasons greetings Launna and a happy new year!

    Steph,
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  65. what a great tree! hope you had a happy and Merry Christmas!!

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  66. Verdade! Aquela camuflagem é muito boa!

    Não sei se vou passar por aqui até o dia 31, então aproveito para te desejar um Feliz Ano Novo!

    Ótimo domingo, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  67. Vengo sempre a trovarti perchè adoro leggere i tuoi testi.

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  68. MILLE AUGURI DI BUONE FESTE:

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  69. I hope you had a Merry Christmas Launna and I wish you the happiest of New Years! Hugs!

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  70. I wish you a Happy and Successful 2015 Launna.:)

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  71. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and I wish you a fantastic new year full of wonderful surprises! :)

    Bella Pummarola

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  72. Such a lovely post, Launna! Hope you had a great time this Christmas and I cordially wish a happy New Year! :)

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  73. Dear Launna, I wish you and Valentina merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015. Thank you for you support.

    Jasmine ♥♥♥

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  74. Ciao Launna!
    Happy Holidays!
    JOY, LOVE & HAPPINESS!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  75. It sounds like you had such a nice time with Valentina and sorry about the tree falling over after you already decorated it! Love how you added the colored lights and the ribbon, it's so bright and cheery. I hope you had a nice Christmas too and I know what you mean about New Year's Resolutions...I think it's good to have goals but it really does need to be the right timing for them, not necessarily the beginning of the year, but I have to admit I'm getting inspired by bloggers to start making a list of mine. :)

    xoDale

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  76. Beautiful tree Launna!! Love how you decorated it <3

    Sending in some holiday cheer!! Wish you a very Happy New Year in advance :)

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  77. Happy holidays, hope you post before the new year! Write out all of what you want to leave in 2014, and what to take to make you stronger for 2015. Out with the old and in with the new, another year strong, another year making things better for ourselves. :) Have a blessed holiday x

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  78. such a pretty christmas tree sweety! I wish you a wonderful new week and hope that all your wishes and dreams for 2015 will come true! <3

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  79. Happy New Years in advance Launna! I wish you loads of happiness and success in all your future endeavours!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
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  80. Desejo para voce que mim segue no blog, fan page, facebook e curte o meu canal, anônimos e amigos eu desejo 2015 com muito SUCESSO, não adianta desejar feliz ano novo se cometermos os mesmos erros do ano velho, que sejamos mais sábios, mais autocríticos e fazer as coisas por merecer, eu desejo para mim e para todos que faz parte do meu dia a dia, Feliz Ano Novo, que este ano seja superado pelo velho em felicidades, amor, esperança, fé, paz e que o ano seguinte seja em dobro, tenha um feliz e prospero ano novo. Que DEUS reine em cada vida e que DEUS seja o primeiro em tudo nas suas vidas.
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  81. The tree looks great! I am sorry to hear it fell over and needed to be redecorated. Hope you didn't lose many ornaments in the fall! :)
    ~Jess

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