Well hello, 2013! I woke up this morning and it was a brand new year. Did you stay up last night until after midnight celebrating the new year? Are you tired today? Well, I hope you enjoy today off and doing something fun for the new year. Start the year with a bang! We’re enjoying the company of friends today. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013!
I saw this book Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book at Barnes and Noble a while ago and thought it was such a fun idea! It is so simple. For each day of the year, you write one line about that day. It can be what you did, something important or unimportant that happened, your thoughts on life or motherhood, or something funny. Keep this up for five years or more and you can see everything you wrote on that particular day for the many years you kept up with it. And you don’t have to have the book to do this. You can do this on an index card each day and keep them all in a file box. Or get your own little notebook and create a day on each page. It’s also a fun gift idea for moms, especially new moms.
» Tell me… Do you keep a journal? Do you write down thoughts or ideas you have in a special notebook?
Like many of you, our 2012 had many ups and downs. But overall, reflecting on our year, I cannot help but feel so blessed. We may not have much, but we have each other. That’s the important thing right? Here are some highlights from this year…
- Disney World with the in-laws. We found out Nathan’s dad had stage 4 cancer earlier this year. We planned a trip to Disney World with Nathan’s parents after the cancer news as a way for us to spend time together with them and have fun. That we did. We were so glad Nathan’s dad felt well enough from his chemo treatments to party with us for a week. Those memories we will keep forever.
- My grandma visiting from Taiwan. My grandpa passed away January of this year at the age of 101. My grandma had been taking care of him for the past 21 years of his life as he was paralyzed from a car accident. She is an amazing woman and my mom just brought her from Taiwan to the U.S. to spend Christmas with us. It’s so good to see her again.
- Watching my girls grow. I am blessed to be at home with my girls and be involved in their extracurricular and school activities. I know they are growing quickly and every time I look at them, they never cease to amaze me.
- Amazing husband and dad, Nathan. It takes a special husband and dad to live with four girly girls. He does it wonderfully. The girls think the world of their dad. And I love him more than anything.
- A job. Not a day goes by that we are grateful for Nathan and his job. He is such a hard worker and grateful that he is able to provide for our family and allow me to stay home.