Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year

A lot has happened since I last posted, and here it is - 2015.

We had a lovely, quiet Christmas Day.  We enjoyed our semi-annual beef tenderloin for dinner with my parents.

My brother and his family joined us after Christmas.  We had a very nice visit!

L turned 9 years old!  She requested a Tres Leches cake for her birthday.  She will have a party with her friends sometime this month.

We also visited the Natural History Museum at her request.

We invited the girls' friend over for a movie marathon, culminating in watching the ball drop in New York at midnight on New Year's Eve.

Today is the day where we finish up the being lazy bit, and transition into the back to school and activities bit.  We have had such a nice time being home, and without any deadlines.  JP was off work all but 1 day of the girls' vacation!  We did a lot of fun and relaxing things.  JP and I also cut and stacked a bunch of wood for the wood burner, hoping to keep ahead of the game this year.  I exercised about half of the days, which is something that I have NOT done in the past.

As I am slowly starting to take down the Christmas decorations (saving the tree for tomorrow when the girls are not around), I have been thinking about this whole, big year that stretches in front of me.  While I am not big on making New Year's Resolutions that I am sure to not keep, I have wondered what will be different this year.

Will this be the year that I finally finish reading "A Team of Rivals", or get on Facebook?  What will evolve from the 2 partial jobs that I am currently working?  Is it this year that we finally add more animals to Poplar Ridge farm, or actually harvest fruit from our puny orchard?

Above all, I hope this is the year when I can finally tame the yelling, and bring more peace to our family.  It's a huge job, but I think I'm up for the challenge!

Happy New Year to all of you!

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