Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A New Year

2008.

Goodbye.
Where did you go so fast?
My kids grew inches before my eyes.
I have a kid in jr. high. Wasn't I just in jr. high?
My baby's in kindergarten. She's not a baby. Wouldn't mind a baby, but it's not going to happen.
Another year of the ponytail. Someday I'll win this fight.
Some hard lessons were learned.
Lot's of laughter, usually at Mike's expense.
Nothing was more fun than watching the kids do what they love.
Blessed  in so many ways that we wouldn't normally think of as blessings.
A lot of projects left undone.
A lot more on my list of things to do.
Grateful for friends in my life that make me smile and feel loved.
Grateful for family that I take for granted.
Grateful for a new year to try and do better, feel better about me, be nicer, more patient and loving. More sympathetic, not good at this one. A new year to look forward to. 

We rang in the new year at home pretty quitely except for the singing and dancing from Kristin and Michaela. They sang a rendition of Bleeding Love that had the dogs in the neighborhood howling.
Mike made Cajun shrimp pasta and then we just ate way too many treats.
After that there was a lot of boxing on the wii. Amy got into it a little too much.
Reagen knocked Jeff out in round two.

Nana supplied the firecrackers so we ended the night with a bang!

5 comments:

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I rang in the New Year fast asleep in my bed!! haha :) Scott was gone taking pictures at an event or I might have stayed up with him. haha :) Good ol' Nana for supplying the fire crackers!

Chris & Chelsea Lewis said...

Looks like it was fun!

Hey, I'd have shared those brownies, but SOMEONE had a whole bunch of days off work!!! :) Hmm, who did that anyways?

And I have a reason why I can't post my big basket... promise not to tell? Wait. I can't tell you on here, this is public!

I guess you'll have to find out later. :D

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is I AM SOOOO SORE TODAY! My next big purchase is going to be a Wii!!! Thanks for the fun night and awsome dinner.

Amy

Adrian said...

How fun. I think we need a Wii!!

snakeriverwalton said...

we need a wii too. Maybe you could bring it scrapping.