Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Sunday, January 1, 2012

....ummmm, so....

It's been awhile. It's been a long while. A very long while. Since October 10th while. Sorry. There's not much I can say except that life got busy. Too busy, too crazy and something needed to go. It was this blog. To everyone who supported me and read my writing since I started this little endeavour I am sorry and I am going to to try and do better.

I am not sad that I didn't write during this time, I am proud that I recognized the need to let something go so I could do a good job as a mom, as a wife and as a teacher. But now I am ready to be back and trying to do something for me again. I am not promising miracles. I am not promising everyday but I am promising to try harder.

I read an interesting post today and it got me thinking about how I build some more time into my life for blogging here...have you ever heard of One Little Word? I love this idea...love it. I think my friend Brian will be over the moon for it as well.

I have decided that my one little word is going to be...

REFLECT

My baby is 7 days away from turning one year old. I feel like it is going by so fast and I don't want to miss a minute of it. She starts at day care on her first birthday and obviously for the first time since she was born she won't be spending all of her days with my husband or I.

I want to pay attention and be aware and love every moment while we are in it instead of rushing through to the next milestone. So 2012 will be the year of REFLECTION.

....and hopefully more blogging too!

Here's some highlights from our holidays:


Door wreath made by my husband!


Grapevine tree made by my mom.



Avery first Christmas present opening


I love her face here


The best part of the night was the LED flashlight...go figure!


Christmas morning, hanging hour with the puppy.

Dance and Wiggle puppy!

Daddy hugs


Frosty the Snowman jogging suit


More puppy love...Avery is big into hugging these days. I love it!




Big girl lunch!!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and all the best in 2012.

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Last Words...

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe