Thursday, January 13, 2011

Parlez-vous fran├žais?

I've been getting all my ducks in a row ..

or put another way -

Crossing my T's and dotting my I's


In reality, it all kinda looks like this:


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I guess when things are meant to me, they just come together. I'm not going to
lie, getting that passport made me feel a little more like a "real" grown-up.
And at the end of the month, I'm going back to school to learn me some more
french.

Im so freakin' excited!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

the old & the new

the old.

2010 is the old. A year we can tuck away into history. A year where the husband and I learned that life after a kid does go on. A year where we learned we really can turn lemons into lemonade when life throws us curve balls. We loved life; we loved our home and everyone around us. We grew, we learned, we laughed and with each smile we helped make way for those extra lines on our face. I learned I love photography, and my blog was born.

We soaked up the sun in Hawaii, and I have the freckles to prove it. Holidays have come and gone. Old and new traditions were celebrated. Holidays and vacations are fabulous and all ….. but sometimes, it’s during the in-between in which we notice what most makes us happy. It’s the craziest weeks with hours of hours of overtime, in which I stop to appreciate the smallest things. Life is funny that way.

Christmas came and went, and too quickly for my liking. I shopped, wrapped, entertained, and spent endless hours in that damn kitchen. And I fit work into all that somewhere. The magic of Christmas lies within the kids though. They walked into my home all crusty eyed Christmas morning with that smile, you know, the kind you can only get on Christmas. Their eyes were all sparkly like with nothing but excitement. Take all that, and add in their day old kool aid smile, and then it’s then and only then you realize it was all worth it.

We laughed, we danced, we ate, and we were just there in the moment.

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And this little one …. took it all in. Alyssa’s first Christmas.

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the new.

2011 is upon us. A new chapter. It’s like a brand new hard cover book full of blank pages just waiting to be written in. It will be a year when I will celebrate all the things I do, rather than the ones I didn’t do. It will be a year where distant far away dreams, really do come true. It will be the year where we celebrate 10 years of marriage.

I found this in a boutique store over the weekend, and it’s so very true and reflects how I want to rule my little world for 2011.

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happy new year.
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