Wednesday, December 29, 2010

looking back at 2010...

As the year draws to a close...I like to look back at the year that was!

January...snow high on the peaks of  'The Four Sisters' but none in the valley.

February ~ The Winter Games 2010

March ~ vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii

 April ~ Tulips of the Valley

May ~ a bumper first crop of grass

June ~ a family picnic at Benanna Lake

July ~ a road trip to Colorado, new Mexico, and Utah.

August ~ farming and taking time to smell the flowers!

September ~ The first 'Mennonite Girls Can Cook' Summit

November ~ beautiful weather and fall leaves that hung on!

December ~ good times with friends and family...often around the table.

Year was a good year.
I am thankful for the many blessings that have been mine to enjoy this past year.  
God is good!

The new year is just around the corner, and I am planning an extended blogging break.  For the first time in three years...I promise you I will not be posting from My Front Porch for at least a month.  Nor will I be visiting you on your front porch...or anywhere else in blogdom.  How's that for resolve?  Fear not...I will be back one day.  And in the can be sure I will think of you all often...and wonder what you are all up to...but I will not peek!   I'll be missing you...all my blogging friends. 
With warmest wishes for 2011!


  1. And you will be missed! God bless you!

  2. Judy I've so enjoyed your December posts. It's wonderful to see a family that celebrates often together and that has so much fun. The smiles on your grand's faces often make my day. Thanks for sharing the special moments with us and enjoy your month off. We've had a busy time entertaining at home over Christmas so I haven't been blogging either. All the best for 2011! It looks like 2010 was a very good year for you and yours.

  3. ' was a very good year...' indeed!
    A blogging break is a very good thing - time to think and breathe and collect new experiences, to challenge one's everyday outlook and come back to the blog refreshed and filled up. Have a good break!

  4. I will really miss you! Your blogs was one of the first I discovered when I started blogging last March. Enjoy your break. I will look forward to your return....and I will be praying for you!

  5. We'll miss you but look forward to your return to blogdom....

  6. An excellent post and summary of your year! Have a fabulous, refreshing break. Have a blessed New Year!

  7. Such a fun filled year for you filled with beauty, love, new adventures and travel. May the same be said this time next year about 2011.
    I am eagerly waiting for the report from your porch after your next adventures. Praying for safety and blessings for you both.

  8. Loved your year of review! Have a wonderful trip, looking forward to your return with lots of photos to share.

    Happy New Year!!

  9. Thanks for taking us back down memory lane...and I'm thankful to know that I could be part of many of those events.
    As always....

  10. 2010 was a wonderful year and I hope 2011 will bring many more blessings, good health and happiness to you and your family, Judy!

    You will be missed but I know you will have a wonderful blog break and be full of wonderful stories and delightful photos when you return.

    God Bless!

  11. I've enjoyed visiting you and getting to know your world. Have a great break. I look forward to see you back again in the new year.
    A very Happy New Year to you and your family

  12. Judy. ..I so enjoyed your peek back at the year. I'm not sure you are allowed to make new year resolutions before the 31st. . .but I guess since you are resolved.. we have no choice.
    Blessings on your extended blogging break. We look forward to you coming back renewed and refreshed.

  13. Great photos of 'looking back', Judy. Have a relaxing break from blogging!

  14. Isn't it neat to go over the year like that? I did that recently too as I was thinking about the last post of the year.
    We'll be missing you.

  15. I have enjoyed re visiting your beautiful photo's...Happy New Year and may you know God's richest blessings throughout 2011

  16. I will totally miss your posts! But as long as you are having an adventure somewhere and living life to the fullest...Woooo Hoooo! See you later!

  17. A beautiful pictoral capure of 2010 highlights! I wish you a wonderful 2011 !
    And you may be gone from blogland but forgotten? never ! smile..
    Enjoy your vacation!!

  18. I've enjoyed following you in your blog posts - I hope you collect lots of material for future posts during your month's hiatus. Looking forward to future posts.

  19. Will be waiting for your wonderful blogging upon your return. Happy New Year and enjoy this break!

  20. Beautiful pictures of month-by-month blessings! It is so good to look back and see the faithfulness of the Lord in our lives. Blessings to you in the New Year as we continue in His strength and grace!

  21. It was a very good year made all the better by the beauty and joy you share with all of us.

    I wish you another wonderful year filled with love.

  22. I must tell you that you are already missed. This look back was fun and brought back some of the fun memories of the beautiful and inspiring posts that I've been privileged to read over the past year.

    As for your extended blog break, I understand it and want you to know we will eagerly welcome you back, when the time is right for you. I find it interesting to miss someone who I've never even met in person, but I do. Enjoy!


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