We celebrated the New Year Eve with:
appetizers and juice in wine glasses
favorite movies and home movies
a roaring fire
dancing to New Years Rockin Eve
toasts to health and happiness and peace
four sweaty kids racing around the living room on a sugar high
shirtless kids crashed out on the floor (and in bed by 9)
kisses at midnight
We celebrated New Years Day with:
large (multiple) cups of coffee
a fresh snowfall blanketing the grass
huge snowflakes whirling in the air
cinnamon rolls for breakfast
playing with LEGOS
a brisk winter walk
a pizza party at our house
a very tense but rewarding Packer game
more skipped naps
time with family
I love New Years. I feel it is important to celebrate it. Celebrate the hope that a new year brings. Celebrate making it through the previous year. Celebrate the triumphs and let go of the sorrows. It is about constantly moving forward. Trying harder. Being better. Doing more. Striving.
So much can happen in a year. Life can really change. It is so exciting to think of all the possibilities for a new year, and yet a little scary as well. You never can tell what will be thrown your way. Good or bad. All you can do is hold on tight, hang on for the ride, and pray for strength to get you through whatever you may face. But no matter what happens you keep going. Another year. Another day. Another chance.
Here's hoping for a peaceful and joyful year, and the strength to get through challenges that will surely come.