Saturday, January 1, 2011

...and now it's 1-1-11...

We had a wonderful New Years eve together, giving thanks for all of our blessings this past year and most of all giving thanks for each other! When I look back on 2010 I know it was hard, but above all I feel the love that surrounds this family and that is what matters most to me. We will keep going together into this new year... For some reason probably because the date today is all ones, I feel like it's a fresh beginning and I feel really good about what is to come, even the hard stuff...because it's life and there will be hardships. But I'm not afraid, I'm excited. Which is saying a lot coming from me because I can be a bit of a worrier. {and that is an understatement!}

We spend New Years eve watching the first Narnia movie together and we even ate our dinner while watching, some thing we rarely do and the boys get really excited when it happens. Lala wasn't to in to the movie, but she sure was cute. I'm not sure what I watched more her or the movie.

Then we put a puzzle together, don't let its size fool you, it was hard!

We took lots of silly pictures...

This being one of them...

We took so many we cracked ourselves up! Worse picture ever of me, but look at Spikes face, pure cute! His laugh is so beautiful, it really is!

Had to get a picture of the hubby and I.

Great picture of my boys! By this time the baby girl had tapped out, she put up a good fight though! :)

Watching for fireworks at midnight and drinking our sparkling cider...they all made it this time!

We spent today up here, on the mountain, sledding! It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun although it was pretty cold! We didn't last very long, I think we spent more time driving up there and back then we did actually sledding, but oh well.

Beautiful bundled up baby!

Daddy and Atty going down the hill.

She wasn't so sure about all the white stuff...hard to walk in ya know!

My little bundled up monkey, he was so brave, he even went down the hill on his own after watching Bubu do it. Always wants to be like his big brother...

Even Lala and I took a turn, poor girl ended up with a face full of snow, well we both did, but she took it like a champ!

Here is Bubu and Spike going down with their daddy, so cute!

*Cheering on the boys.*

The rest of the pictures are scenery, it was so absolutely gorgeous out I couldn't help myself and took way to many pictures. Actually the pictures don't even do it justice but I tried.

A wonderful day well spent. A great way to ring in the new year! Time to reflect on the long drive home. I have some big plans {Well not big in the bigger picture, just big in my little world.} and I guess high hopes for this year. I don't like setting myself up for disappointment, but I don't really feel that I am. I mostly want to change the way I look at thing, try to see things form a different angle and get more artistic. Spend more time creating and less time well, cleaning. And even though not a lot has changed or even looks like it will and things are still very stressful around here, I just have this feeling. A feeling of peace. For this very moment at least. And this is the moment that counts. :)

Peace to you and yours!


Lori said...

Looks and sounds perfectly can see the love that surrounds you and your made me smile to read you are not afraid of what is to come in 2011...on the rare occasion that we eat while watching a movie my little's are completely delighted also...they didn't make it to midnight this year though...great photo' those smiles...I cannot help but smile back at them...sledding is so much does seem like we spend more time preparing to sled or go outside then we actually spend outside but we sure do have fun...and those rosey cheeks are so sweet...I pray that much love, peace, hope, joy, adventure, fun, happiness and laughter fills you and your sweet family in 2011...that you have enough of everything you need...I hope you know that in the midst of all the work and the worry and stressing over money or whatever it is,or sick kids or what not, that you will know that what you are doing is so important and life changing for these little people of yours. Bless you...and yours richly. XX

Kat said...

That sounds like a perfect New Year celebration! Everyone looks so happy and are having such a good time. :) I love all the pictures too. I think my favorite is of you and Layla on the hill. The tree is actually sparkling behind you two. Just gorgeous!

I'm feeling pretty optomistic about this year too. Peaceful. It is a wonderful thing, isn't it? :)

Happy New Year!

Brittany said...

:) what a beautiful family!

mommytoalot said...

Awww I love silly pictures!!
Love that you had a wonderful New Years celebration with your beautiful family