Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1,5

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My dear blogging friends, I would like you to know that I am taking a break from publishing posts during the next two weeks. We will have a family gathering here at our house. Three of our five sons will be able to come home for Christmas: Tony and his wife Lisa with our little granddaughter Elizabeth, Michael and his wife Angie, and Stefan. So blogging will have to take a backseat during this joyful event of celebrating Christmas with the family. All the best wishes go out to you for the New Year from Biene and me.

Let there be peace on earth. 

 

 

40 comments

  1. Pit · December 17, 2018

    Dear Peter,
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too. Enjoy the season and the family gathering,
    Oit

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17, 2018

      Thank you, Pit! Best wishes also to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year!

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      • Pit · December 17, 2018

        🙂

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  2. Rashmi Gopal Rao · December 17, 2018

    So nice to hear Peter! Here’s wishing your family and you best wishes for a wonderful new year!!! Hope you have a great year filled with happiness, good health and good luck.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17, 2018

      Thank you for the good wishes, Rashmi! And the same to you. It has been a good year for both of us.

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  3. Pure Glory · December 17, 2018

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Peter and Biene! May your family u enjoy each other and rejoice in the birth of Jesus our Savior, Redeemer and King, be joyous! may his peace and rich blessings be yours. Hazel

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  4. Edda · December 17, 2018

    Lieber Peter und liebe Biene!
    Von Herzen alles,alles Liebe für Euch und Eure Lieben. Wir wünschen Euch wunderschöne Stunden mit Euren Söhnen, Schwiegerkindern und der kleinen, süßen Eliezabeth! Und ein gutes Jahr 2019 für Euch a l l e !!
    Ich habe vor kurzem ein Lied gehört,das ich unvergleichlich schön finde ,vom Text und der Melodie her.Da wir ja in der DDR nie in die Kirche gegangen sind, so ist es dann später nach dem Mauerfall auch nicht anders gewesen . Aber zu Weihnachten,Taufen und ähnlich schönen Anlässen gehen wir natürlich!! Und mir geht eben dieses erwähnte Lied nicht aus dem Kopf, seitdem ich es gehört habe: “Von guten Mächten still und treu umgeben,behütet und getröstet wunderbar,so will ich diese Tage mit Euch leben und mit Euch gehen in ein neues Jahr!” Einfach wunderschön, das anzuhören…
    Wir sind in Gedanken schon auf unserer Kanadareise und unserem Besuch bei Euch!!
    Nochmals alles erdenkliche Gute,auch für alle, die Dir hier immer folgen.😉 Kannst Du ja mal weitergeben eventuell..
    Herzlichst!
    Edda und Dieter

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    • Peter Klopp · December 17, 2018

      Ganz herzlichen Dank, liebe Edda! Ich werde das Lied mal auf YouTube suchen und mir vorspielen lassen. Morgen kommt schon Stefan angeflogen. Da gibt es noch viel zu tun. Sag bitte Dieter, dass ich morgen früh unserer Zeit seine liebe Mail kurz beantworten werde. Wie du weißt, kommt so einiges auf uns zu. Ganz liebe Weihnachtsgrüße von Biene und mir.

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  5. Anonymous · December 17, 2018

    May you and your family have the vey best that the season has to offer. See you in the New Year!

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  6. Ulli · December 17, 2018

    Lieber Peter, wie freudig du klingst! Ich freue mich mit dir und deiner Familie und wünsche euch friedliche und fröhliche Weihnachtstage und einen guten Übergang ins neue Jahr.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Ulli

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  7. Jodi · December 17, 2018

    Enjoy your family time! Merry Christmas to you all!!

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  8. Robert Parker · December 17, 2018

    Best wishes for the New Year, Peter!

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  9. Su Leslie · December 17, 2018

    Wishing you and your family a joy-filled Christmas.
    Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia
    (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year).

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  10. Amy · December 17, 2018

    Wishing you and your family a joyous time together—Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2019!

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  11. crowcanyonjournal · December 17, 2018

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Peter!

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  12. salonuldecreatie · December 17, 2018

    Great way of spending Christmas! Good health to you& your wife and to everyone and may you have a Magical Christmas with great health, laughter, joy and unforgettable moments! It is my favourite holiday and we are also going home to see everyone and make amazing holiday souvenirs!

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  13. Stella, oh, Stella · December 17, 2018

    Dear Biene and Peter, I wish you a wonderful Christmas with your sons and their families and a happy new year, in which the light prevails.

    All the best from Denmark, Birgit

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  14. GP Cox · December 17, 2018

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  15. gkazakou · December 17, 2018

    Merry Christmas, dear Peter! alles Liebe!

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  16. www.corneliaweber-photography.com · December 17, 2018

    Dear Peter, I wish you and your family Frohe Weihnachten, joyous holidays filled with Love and Laughter, may they be memorable moments for you and as well I ” Einen guten Rutsch in’s Neue Jahr, a Happy New Year filled with good Health, Creativity and Love. Yours Cornelia

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    • Peter Klopp · December 18, 2018

      Thank you very very much, dear Cornelia! All the best wishes to you and your family! Frohe Weihnachten!

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  17. Des · December 17, 2018

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your whole family, Peter and Biene! Your blogging friend, Des.

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  18. Sartenada · December 17, 2018

    Enjoy life Peter!

    I wish you and your family also a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  19. travelsandtomes · December 18, 2018

    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas, Peter! (And a much deserved rest!)

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  20. arv! · December 18, 2018

    Enjoy the festivities!

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  21. Ann Coleman · December 18, 2018

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Peter!!!

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  22. Tish Farrell · December 19, 2018

    A very happy festive gathering to you and yours, Peter.

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  23. taphian · December 20, 2018

    Lieber Peter, man muss auch mal eine Pause machen und die Prioritäten setzen. Ich wünsche Dir, Biene und Deinen Kindern/Enkeln auch eine schöne Weihnachtszeit und ein gutes Neues Jahr. Liebe Grüße aus Hamburg Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · December 20, 2018

      Vielen Dank für dein Verständnis, liebe Mitza! Liebe Grüße aus dem schneelosen Fauquier, BC!

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  24. Steve Schwartzman · December 24, 2018

    What? Life taking precedence over blogging? Sounds like a good decision.

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  25. sharonchyy · December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas

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  26. best surprise wish · December 25, 2018

    Really Amazing !!! i would like to add to my bookmark. thank you for sharing !!
    Merry Christmas !!!!

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  27. Sarah · December 26, 2018

    Fröhliche Weihnachten, lieber Peter! Und die besten Wünsche für ein Gesundes und Glückliches Neues Jahr! 😄

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  28. Markus @ POINT BLANK · December 29, 2018

    Lieber Peter und Familie,
    ich hoffe ihr hattet ein schoenes Weihnachtsfest. Ich wuensche nur das Beste fuer 2019 und das alle Traeume wahr werden!
    Liebe Gruesse aus Russland, Markus

    PS: Das Gute daran, dass ich gerade in Russland bin, ist, dass ich Anfang Januar gleich nochmal Weihnachten feiern kann. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · December 29, 2018

      Alles Gute und viel Spass in Russland! Ich habe noch eine Blogpause bis Anfang Januar. Schreibe bald wieder Kommentare. Best wishes for 2019, Markus!

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  29. Tiny · December 29, 2018

    I wish you and your whole family a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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    • Peter Klopp · December 29, 2018

      Thank you, Tiny! Best wishes for 2019! May it be a blessed and happy one for you and your family!

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  30. educated unemployed indian · December 31, 2018

    Wish you a very happy new year 2019 🍰🍺

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  31. Dina · January 7, 2019

    I hope you all had the best of times together. ❤

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