This new year finds me in Switzerland and here, on January 4yh, still waiting for the grandson to be born. He is taking his time. The youngest grandson asked his mother, “Is that baby going to burst through your human parts?” I think the labor has started but it keeps stalling. So we’ve had Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the grandsons have been happily playing with their new toys.

The boys wanted to make gingerbread men and watched a Martha Stewart DVD to get the recipe. The oldest, a ten year old, wrote it all out. I love the result of his recipe.

The view from the back of my son’s home. It would look like a Christmas card if there were only some snow. It has been raining lightly here today and higher on the mountains you can see a dusting of snow. Maurice says there is a French saying that goes: If you are in the sun on your balcony at Christmas, you will be in front of your Chimney at Easter. That may prove to be true this year.

So I wish for all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Make it a good year. I would like a lot more travel this year myself. I was trying to think of the highlights of 2011 and for me it all involved travel: our trip to Simi in Greece, our road trip through Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and then my trip to England. It was all great. Happy New Year!

8 thoughts to “2012”

  1. Hello and Happy New Year from Zurich – where it is once again raining! I hope you have a wonderful 2012. Looking forward to your photos, glimpses of life in Paris, and of course your travels. Thanks for blogging.

  2. “Is that baby going to burst through your human parts?” LOLOL – Hilarious. Love all the photos (and commentary). Happy New Year! 😉

  3. Thank you for the New Year greetings, Linda, and may the same be true in your life for 2012. Hope that baby arrives soon and safely, bursting through his mother’s human parts as easily as possible!

    What a lovely high up view from your son’s place…

    Glad the gingerbread was tasty…and how delightful the written out recipe from the hand of a 10-year-old!

  4. Happy New Year Linda! I like the recipe with the hints of French (the 4s)! Maybe your grandson is waiting for 1/12/12, although for your sake and mom’s, I hope he gets here sooner 🙂 Your grandchildren sound like such blessings… mine are too! I hope you have a great year of health and travel ahead of you!

  5. You have to save that recipe forever. Things like that are priceless 🙂
    I think the saying is true. Hope it does not prove true this year though.
    The New Year candle is really pretty.

  6. Oh, Linda! Aren’t grandchildren the best? Rod and I got such a laugh out of the “human parts” comment. I, too, hope that daughter-in-law has an easy time with her delivery.

    The recipe is a keeper. My grandson and I also did gingerbread men but he was so proud of his decorating ability that he refused to eat them. (he still has a seriously faded one from last year that is hard as a rock)

    I hope we all have a great year of travel ahead. I know that I certainly will enjoy reading about yours.

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