Thursday, December 30, 2010

I love Christmas for so many reasons. I love having an excuse to feel like a kid again. I love hanging out with my family and repeating every year the traditions that my parents started when my sister and I were young (waking each other up, coffee brewing, fire crackling, taking our time unwrapping gifts and sharing stories). My most recent love is watching my little baby niece, Edith Jane, on Christmas morning. I never thought my heart could feel so full but she is so amazing to me. I love how everything is fantastic to her...that is until it is not and for a two year you never know...but even her tantrums are cute (sorry my sister I am sure you could do with fewer of these ;)). My heart feels even more full when I think about next Christmas when there will be a new addition to our clan, EWC. But most of all I love spending time with the love of my life looking at our Christmas tree and talking about how the year has been good to us.

So as 2010 draws to a close I remember that time is fleeting. I remind myself how important it is to worry less and to love more. And most importantly I remind myself to be thankful for another year on this earth to love and to be loved. Happy 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I am in the year end blahsville. Christmas is over, no New Years plans on the horizon, and a belly that is screaming for some peace on earth!!! I am always a mix of emotions this time of year as it feels like such a bitter sweet time. While on one hand it is inspiring (fingers crossed Z and I will attempt to tile our back splash ;)), it is also very solemn and quiet. There is time to reflect on the year. Was I the best I could be? Mediocre would be pushing it. I have found, while reflecting on the past year/couple of years, that I really have lived my life in a constant state of instant gratification. I realized when the lovely ladies I work with talked about their Christmas charity that it would be the first time I had given financially all year. I know better than that but I always manage to get caught up in how much I need that or how much I need this. It really can be exhausting. So as I cruise or waddle into 2011 this is the thought that I am carrying with me..."It is a year to give."

For today that is all I got. I am sure I will figure the rest out as January unfolds. I hope your holidays were grand. Happy Christmas/2011!!