Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a White...New Year

Since it is the end of the year, I really considered posting some big, long, retrospective. I also thought about linking to my favorite posts for the year. However, there is so much going on, and so much has happened this year, that I just can't find the energy to be all emotional like that. I love that having a blog means I don't have to try and remember everything all at once at year's end. I also credit all of you with being smart enough to go look at my archives if you think there is something you missed, or use the Blogger search bar at the top of the page to find it.

So, since I am choosing to opt out of the year-end reminiscing (not that I have a problem with that-I think it is great, just not for me this year), I still wanted to close on a happy note. Today was a terrific day, and I hope that next year will contain a few more days like it. Nothing special, just spending time enjoying Joel and the kids. We did a little shopping (a lot of good days for me include a trip to Target) lunch out-compliments of a gift card (I love it when someone else pays!), lounging this afternoon with Joel, the kids playing in the snow, a tasty dinner and finally some family time together this evening cuddled on the sofa watching a movie. No stress, no pressure, nothing fancy. Just the way I like it. I know that the new year will hold a lot of changes for our family, but I am thankful for today.

The kids were delirious to see the snow once they woke up from rest time! It was getting dark quickly but they were not going to miss the chance to frolic.

Carson doing his "cheese" face. Love his pink cheeks!

The only kind of angel he will ever be. ;) Taking his cue from Josie.

Jocelyn's snow angel. Kind of hard to see, but she did a really great job.

The making of the snow angel. She has been longing to do this, and it was the first thing she did when she went outside!
I hope your New Year is full of simple pleasures, family time, love and a few surprises. But most of all I hope it finds us all right in the middle of God's will. Happy New Year!


  1. Awww, snow days! We're enjoying them here as well, but it's bitter cold, so the trips outside are short and sweet :)

  2. Oh how cute!! =) I am hoping the snow will still be around tomorrow so my boys can go out and play. It will be fun to video N's first time in the snow. =)

    Wishing today was restful and relaxful (if that was even a word), but it was filled with catching up and preparing for company tonight. Maybe this next year will be less busy?!?!

    Happy New Year!

    ~ Jen

  3. Looks like fun! We were driving home from AZ in that!!

    Glad you had a great Christmas & New Year's!!



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