Monday, December 29, 2008

Sweet Memories

"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth." -- Diane Ackerman, "A Natural History of the Senses"

Here's to a year of simple celebrations, sweet memories and the smell of freshly-baked cupcakes wafting through the house. To treasuring little moments, rejoicing in victories, and saying I'm sorry. To living fully, loving deeply and laughing often. To thanking God for family, friends and those we hold dear. And to making the every day special.

And to doing it all again next year.


(Check out Cindy at My Romantic Home for more 2008 Year in Review Photos!)

24 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Love the "barbie" cake! I had one of those as a child and then had it done for my girls..so cute!

Sweet memories they are!
-sandy toes

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thank you for joining in! I've loved reading your blog throughout 2008 and I'm looking forward to 2009. I feel like I'm watching your children grow before my eyes through your blog! You are such an inspiration to so many!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely and wonderfully cozy year you had!

Suzy said...

And making every day special - nicely said. That is the most important to enjoy much more the moments. I love your collage, so delicious. I am really looking forward to another year of great everyday special adventures with you.

May your 2009 be filled with health and love and may all you dreams come true.

Love, Suzy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Wow Melissa! Those are some beautiful cakes. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

desiree said...

Those cakes are too beautiful to cut! What a delicious year you've had. Happy new year.

Adriana Ortiz said...

Thank you for the pictures and the recipes!!Your blog is lovely.

Happy 2009!
Adriana

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your sweet creations are awesome, I can almost smell them.

Emmy said...

Your blog is like a breath of fresh air that has never been inhaled before.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Beautiful. Here's to living, loving, laughing AND eating :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

And you do it so well, Melissa. Here's to you and your talents, as done unto the Lord and used for the best audience possible... your loved ones. And of course, your friends and your blogger fans love it, too!

XO,

Sheila

Really Rainey said...

WHat a deliciously beautiful blog!
Happy New Year
~Rainey

Maison Douce said...

What beautiful cakes!! Love the montage! Have a wonderful new year!
Isabel

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, you are fabulous at cake decorating! I hope you post tutorials from time to time!

debi said...

Wow, did you make all those beautiful cakes? Very talented!
Happy New Year!
Debi

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I loved all your pictures.....You did have a great year....your children are beautiful....
Happy Holidays,
Mo :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

Hummm, I can smell all of those! Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

What sweet and wise words. Happy New Year, dear one!

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

What beautiful photographs of treasured things and moments! I think you should consider renaming your blog to "A LOT of Loveliness." Happy New Year! ~Arleen

Christie said...

simply amazing!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Those cakes are amazing, thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

Our Back Porch said...

Yummy and lovely!
Thanks for sharing.

New Year's Blessings,
Rebecca

Miss Sandy said...

WOW, it looks like you had a delicious year! The cakes are wonderful! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Year!

rosabeer said...

Beautiful colorful photos. Those cakes are great.
Happy New Year.

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