Thursday, December 31, 2015

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

I had the loveliest Christmas Day . . . and took almost no pictures. Yay for just being present. Here are a couple of the ones I did manage to take. I know that others who were around took more. I'll get them eventually. Right now, I'm still tripping over train parts and Duplos, so the memories are quite vivid, thankyouverymuch. So, Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

Ready for morning!

Santa brought Minnie's house!

And some "tucks!"

And yesterday's (not)substantial snowfall meant the kids had to play in it.

1/2 inch won't stop them!

Meanwhile, 2016 is about to begin. 

I'm not usually into resolutions, but I'm doing a little goal setting this year anyway. Read more. Write more. Be present more and on my phone less. That may or may not mean I'm around more. I hope it means that I am. 

I, as I always do, jumped on Jennifer Fullwiler's Saint Generator train to select a patron saint for the year. I got Blessed (soon to be Saint) Teresa of Calcutta (i.e. Mother Teresa). Sounds like a good choice to me! :-)

The bigger question, for me, is a word of the year. I didn't do one last year, for whatever reason that I don't recall, but I know that my 2014 word, patience, came back over and over and over again, in so many different aspects of my life. This year, the word that came to mind is boldness. I don't know where that will take me or whether it will look the same in 12 months as it does now, but I'm excited to find out.

Meanwhile, here's my everybody's doing it Instagram #2015bestnine:

Happy New Year! Blessings in 2016! (And, above all, be safe out there tonight!)


  1. May God bless you all with His mercy and protection. Nice blog.

  2. Cute photos :)
    Maria V.


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