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A holiday greeting to your house...from ours---

I'll be on a blogging hiatus. Will return in about a week's time. There will be all the dismantling of the holiday decorations and cleaning the house [we'll be getting our carpeting shampooed also while this is going on and moving furniture, etc.], then putting everything back to normal again for another year until next Thanksgiving rolls around. Hope your holiday season is filled with joy and happiness, love and laughter!!


AFTER tomorrow, I will begin my 6th year of blogging in this venue. Hootin' Anni came into existence on Dec. 25, 2006.


  1. Hi honey thanks for the beautiful Christmas card!
    I too want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Wow you have been blogging a long time. Congrats on so many years.
    Hope we continue to keep in touch this coming year

  2. Hi Anni, enjoy you time off and don't work too hard with that moving and cleaning. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas and happy blogversary, Anni! I will miss you!

  4. Anonymous12/24/2011

    Liebe Anni,

    ich wünsche dir und deinen Lieben wundervolle und besinnliche Weihnachten.

    Herzlichst ♥ Marianne

  5. Merry Christmas and happy bloggoversary!
    Enjoy your break - I'm taking one this week too.

  6. Merry Christmas, Anni! I just LOVE your new header, and thanks for the neat Christmas card. I do hope you have a great holiday season, and I'm grateful that I found YOU this year. Merry Christmas! :-)

  7. I had to laugh reading what you will be doing next week! It sounds like our week (except the carpet shampoo! Hopeing to get undecorated and back to normal by next friday! Hubs n I are getting ready to head down south for the winter! We wish you n yours a Blessed Christmas filled with the same as your card!

  8. I almost forgot to say Happy 6 yr Blogoversary! Keep up the good work...I enjoy blogging with you!

  9. Merry Christmas!
    I probably won't be on tomorrow as I'll be busy with family all day but I'll most likely be back on Monday....I'll miss you.
    Mama Bear

  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Five years blogging! Keep on trucking!

  11. Enjoy your blogging holiday!

    Have a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas, Dear One.

    Gentle hugs,

  12. You began 6 months and a day before me. It's been a fun journey. I know you have 10 times as many posts as I do in that time!

    Have a blessed celebration of our Lord's birth.

    Hope you have time to stop over and visit before you go away for a week!

  13. Oops - I was wrong. I am six months ahead of you - and you're still way ahead of my in numbers!!

  14. Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.

  15. Merry Christmas! See you when you get back!

  16. Beautiful card my friend. Merry Christmas, and happy blog-a-versary. I love you.

  17. Enjoy your holiday, Anni! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  18. I get tired just thinking about all the clean up and Dept. 56 village to pack away once again. I may keep that up a while as it isn't particularly Christmas as it is winter. Just putting off the inevitable.....ha! Still haven't put away the gifts but will do that today while the Hubs is out taking boxes to the dumpster.....recycle bin....I should say. I need some shampooing too, send you guy my way! ha! If I could have my wish I would do the whole weekend over again to relive the fun and joys of Christmas!

  19. Happy New Year Anni and happy 6th year of blogging I'm in awe!!
    Since you are on break I won't post a TTS this week
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  20. Anni, I hope you and Bud had a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your blogging break.


  21. Anni, I hope you and Bud had a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your blogging break.


  22. Hi Anni! Your new background is beautiful, first of all. I enjoyed catching up on all your posts on this page just now. I've been thinking about the State Farm phone number ... maybe they think we will just give up and look in the phone book for a local State Farm agent?

    Happy New Year to you and Bud! BTW, next week we will be in San Antonio to watch Tyler play in the Army All-American game (he is a QB for the West).

    Take care, and keep up the great work.

  23. Anni, Enjoy your "rest from blogging"--we'll all look forward to your return. Happy New Year, my friend. Mickie :)

  24. Sweet Anni
    First off. I hope you and your family have had, and will have some wonderful holydays.
    Thank you ever so much for putting pictures of my gift on your blog, that was so kind and thoughtful of you, and nearly made me blush.
    I hope you will take it easy when packing "Christmas" away-
    BTW- your Danish language was perfect, where did you learn that,I wonder?
    So here goes= Du er den bedste og jeg elsker dig min ven igen og igen!! knus Mutti

  25. Happy New Year to you and yours, Anni!! may 2012 be a happy and healthy year.
    And congrats on your blogaversary :-)