Can you believe it is 2009?
2008 was quite a memorable year: My children each one year older, Scott and I married 1 year longer, and we've had visits from Great Aunts, Grandma's and Nana's and even Great-Grandma's.
All 5 of us are looking forward to all the New Year brings. Ahead of us, we have performances in "Oliver", dance recitals, cheer competitions, and lots of soccer.
As the weather begins to warm (and trust me even 0 will be warm compared to the 20-30 degrees below that we've seen lately) we will spend more time at the beach collecting rocks, playing in the sand and making fires to cook out by, getting ourselves in-gear running and practicing some footwork with a soccer ball and just being busy! It's what we do and we love it.
The Eve of the New Year was filled with silliness and belly laughs, and all around good fun. Here are a few highlights, moments that make my heart swell and things that make me smile. (And you too, I hope)
FAMILY WHO'S FUN
AND MORE GOOD FRIENDS
AND EVEN MORE GOOD FRIENDS
GIFTS FROM FRIENDS
YOUTH & ENERGY
BANANA SPLITS TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO LEFT US TOO SOON
SILLY STRING ON GOOD FRIENDS
NEW YEAR'S LOVE FOR MOM & DAD
SLUMBER OF WISHFUL DREAMS FOR THE COMING YEAR