Every New Years morning my Husband and myself take a walk on the beach. What a great tradition!
The new year is just around the corner, it’s a time to look forward. It’s time to dream. To dream that as the new year dawns, our lives will be better than the year before. There are moments that we all believe that the future is a future of hope. The beginning of a new year is one of those moments. For me I am hopeful and excited about the coming year, and about the many years ahead of me. I see where I want my life to go and where I want to be. Perhaps some would say some of my dreams are pipe dreams, but I don’t see it that way. They are my hopes for the future. Those pipe dreams are just a reason to dig deeper and fight harder to make my dreams reality and to believe that anything is possible. Because it is! So as this 2011 is winding down and 2012 is starting a new, know that you can make your dreams come true, dream big!
I have always loved my Mom so very much, but I am realizing as I get older, what an amazing and wonderful person my Mother is. Besides being my mom, she is also one of my best friends. The support and love she has given to me my whole life truly a blessing. She has been there to support me through the worst times in my life and through the best. When I was a poor example of a human being, she still loved me. She was able to see the person I could and would become. My Mom never faltered on her love for me. She is a wonderful example of how I want to be seen by my children.
We decorated outside and in today. Oh how I love this time of year.
It’s kind of funny, I thought when we moved here and it was going to be just my husband and myself that I would feel I was missing something. I thought how can getting ready for Christmas be as exciting as my childhood Christmases or all those years preparing Christmas for my children. But I realized that I get so much joy from this time of year. Our home is small and the kids are gone, but I still feel the same excitement for getting the house ready for the holidays, the decorating, the baking, the Christmas music, etc.
I do miss the Christmases of my childhood. The anticipation of the unknown and what that special day would bring. I don’t remember every Christmas. I don’t recall if I got all the presents I wanted, the years have faded the details but the lights, the smells, and the warmth of family and how my parents always made the holiday (every holiday) something special.
I hope my children will look back on there childhood with the fond memories of how their parents worked so hard to make it special for them.
So here we are back to the present, I love where we live and our little home looks beautiful dressed in her holiday best!!
So today my husband and I went surf fishing. We didn’t catch anything but it was a lot of fun. I didn’t last as long as my husband it was getting a bit to cold for me after the sun started to set. But the sky was amazing, the clouds looked fake. I hope I never get to the point where I don’t appreciate the beautify this world has to offer.
So we picked up our Christmas tree, some pine garland, and pulled out the Christmas stuff. Tomorrow will be decorating day! I can’t wait! I love this time of year! Even with no little ones running around the house waiting on Santa’s visit, the joy and excitement still there for me. How can you not love the beauty of the lights and the smell of pine that lingers in the house. Tomorrow I’ll add some pictures.
But I will have to run to the mainland again because the light (the old ones) only half are working on each string. I spent almost an hour testing and replacing bulbs with no avail. It’s part of the Christmas experience! LOL
I also picked up some jiggle bells on velcro, we put them on Emma’s collar. Oh she is so cute and the bells don’t phase her. She is jiggling all over the place.