Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

It always amazes me how many memories I make from December to January. I seem to rack up a whole list of experiences with friends and family I don't get to see very often and these experiences last me through a whole year of up and downs. The most exciting experience of late has been hanging out with my brother and sister and their significant others. It seems only yesterday that we were kids and now suddenly we've transitioned into adults. We all bring our husbands, boyfriends, and girlfriends to experience the Christmas we experienced as children and get to interact on a level that's still new to us. I'm sure that as we all start to have children, it will be a completely new experience, but for now I'm truly content in our relationship.
Additionally during this season, because I am blessed in a job that allows me to experience excitement through 32 pairs of eyes, it all seems to get more and more exciting: the twinkling lights, the christmas tree, decorating the home, eating dinner, opening presents with my family, the food, and ALL the smiles. The highlight of December for me was having Mr. Howard come and make gingerbread houses, 3d snowflakes, and edible snowmen with my class. To see how excited they are, makes it all worthwhile and getting to share that with him was a first this year (If his ears & throat ever recover, perhaps I can convince him to do it again next year).
A close second was realizing that it was going to be our first Christmas as husband and wife and getting to start a new tradition. It was nice to have a fresh start on our relationship. Having been together since high school, we didn't really pay any attention to traditions or rituals that we did early on. So this year, we really thought about traditions we could start and continue, perhaps including our children some day.

It's been such a wonderful year and I can't wait to see what next year brings with work, love, family, and friends.
One of the reasons we started this blog was so that we could document everything and sort of "slow down" time or at least allow us to look back at it whenever we wanted. Whatever you need to do to slow down and appreciate your life and the little experiences that make it up (for those are the things that we always forget), I challenge you to make THAT your New Years Resolution.

2 comments:

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I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but yours looks like worthwhile. I will join you in your quest to slow down and enjoy life. Here's hoping we can actually do it!

LittleDreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It may have taken me 5 days to finally get around to saying it, but I agree with your resolution and think it's a very worthwhile endeavor. Now, as for the 5 day wait...it looks like I'm going to have to try harder!!! Happy New Year!!!

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