Merry Christmas To All My ActiveRain Friends In 2022

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Merry Christmas To All My ActiveRain Friends In 2022.  Christmas has always been a day my wife and I have spent with our two son's, but now that my oldest son moved to Bonney Lake, WA we have had to get a little more creative in celebrating Christmas.

My youngest son alternates between spending Christmas with us, and his wife's parents.  This year is his in-laws turn, so he and his wife spent Christmas Eve with us at my house.  After they arrived we FaceTimed with my oldest son, and my gorgeous granddaughter, Elizabeth.  While FaceTiming we open the Christmas present we sent each other.  This is not the same as all of us being together, but it is still special in a different way.  After FaceTiming we had a special lunch/dinner. This year we had stuffed jumbo shrimp, filet mignon, and twice baked potatoes.

Here in ActiveRain we also have a different kind of relationship, but in many ways it is also a family in its own special way. So I would like to take this time to say thank you to all of you for your support during this past year.  This was a challenging year in many ways, but here on this site we still managed to make it a special year.  ActiveRain is a special community because all of you have made it so.

So in this time and season of joy, I want to say thank you for your friendship, and making me feeling like a part of your lives.  I hope that I have made you feel the same.

I hope this Christmas will be a very joyful and special one.  Merry Christmas To All My ActiveRain Friends In 2022.


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Comments (23)

John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Thank you George Souto Merry Christmas to you and to all ActiveRain friends in 2022.

Dec 25, 2022 04:36 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I am wishing you and your family and loved ones a very blessed Christmas, good health, and cheer. 

Dec 25, 2022 04:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Merry Christmas, George!!! Aren't we lucky to live in an age where we can  "see" our loved ones via Facetime?! !!   You are a wonderful asset to this community. 

Dec 25, 2022 07:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  Merry Christmas to you and your family too, and oh boy every year you post about the Christmas Dinner I still see you with the huge Lobster in your hand:) Endre

Dec 25, 2022 07:13 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello and Merry Christmas, George.  Making moments happen as well as remembering the past is a part of the holiday season.

Dec 25, 2022 08:10 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings this Christmas season.

Dec 26, 2022 12:16 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the wonderful Blog George. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and make it a great week. Bill

Dec 26, 2022 04:47 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. The wonders of technology have allowed us the opportunity to have an Active Rain family. May it continue to expand in the coming year. Enjoy your day.

Dec 26, 2022 05:11 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Good morning George Souto and yes Active Rain is indeed a family where sharing is in abundance. Merry Christmas and wishing you a New Year filled with incredible peace and abundance.

Dec 26, 2022 05:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Merry Christmas wishes to you too (although it is a day late!)

Dec 26, 2022 05:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... all-in-all it sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas weekend. Your friendship here in the Rain is one of the major reasons I stay here in the Rain. Wishing you a wonderful last week of 2022 and a better 2023 to come.

Dec 26, 2022 05:41 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We also have to get creative for our Christmas gatherings since it depends on when my brother that is divorced has the kids, haha.  Today will be our Christmas celebration, although we did have a nice dinner together without one brother and the kids last night.

Dec 26, 2022 06:17 AM
Marcus Anderson - Santa Monica, CA
Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA

Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Have a Happy New Year! George Souto

Dec 26, 2022 02:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, George, and are looking forward to a great New Year.

Dec 26, 2022 05:05 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

George - you has a wonderful Christmas with your family.  Thank yo for sharing with all of us.

Dec 27, 2022 05:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family. Sounds like you had a wonderful time even though you were not all together in person. I bet with this year's weather there were many whose holiday plans were different than expected.

Happy New Year 2023!


Dec 28, 2022 01:47 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Merry Christmas, George Souto!  We do have to get creative as the family grows or moves away.  It sounds like your Christmas was a great success.  I can tell you that you had all my husband's favorite dishes.  Yum YUM!

Dec 28, 2022 02:22 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Thank you for all that you contribute to Active Rain, George Souto 

Happy New Year! May you find happiness, good health and abundance in 2023.

Dec 29, 2022 09:46 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Des Peres, MO

George Souto ,

Merry Christmas to you!  And a very Happy New Year!


Dec 29, 2022 04:20 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, George.

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2022 08:37 AM