Happy New Year!
The holidays are over and part of me is sad at how fast it all went by, and part of me is relieved it's over. The bustle and chaos of trying to visit with family and friends is now settling down, but I feel like it all zoomed by so quick that I never really had a chance to enjoy it thoroughly. It's probably just my disorganization that made it so crazy, maybe next year I'll get the hang of it? (Well, most likely it'll be worse, as I'll be the mother of 2! Ha!)
Lila was as always, a source of joy through it all! She was happy and energetic and amazingly tolerant through it all! Of course, she doesn't really understand the point of it, but I'll tell ya... she got the hang of opening presents!!! Probably just should have wrapped up some empty boxes, she just loved taking the wrapping paper off! Typical kid!
New Year's this year was low key for our family, but enjoyable nonetheless! We spent time with our wonderful neighbors and Lila and I called it a night around 9:30. I put her to bed, did a little journaling, had a glass of sparkling juice and snuggled up in bed. Ryan stayed up to ring in the new year, but was home by about 12:15! We're wild huh?
The weekend has been a good one. It's the first full weekend Ryan and I have spent at home since the beginning of November and it's been productive and fun! We've thus far managed to tackle a handful of household projects, have a nice dinner at Cheesecake Factory (yum), and even go see a movie! Today is more work around the house, but we've been able to sit on the couch, enjoy a cup of joe, and sift through the paper. Lila is down for her morning nap, and I'm gearing up to give the house a good clean now that the Christmas stuff is put away (in neatly organized bins on our newly built shelves... thank you Barb and Rich!!)
I hope the New Year finds you well (and warm). I'm so excited for everything in store for us this year, I believe we have lots to look forward to!