Have you heard that saying before? That January 1st is the first blank page in a new 365 day book?
At this point in my life, I hope so, I really do.
The weekend before New Year’s we spend a lot of time giving the house a really good cleaning and checking off a lot of our to do’s from our list that we never seem to make the effort to do.
The boys washed the screens all over the house and I cleaned the windows from the inside. BTW, window cleaning tip, equal parts rubbing alcohol and water… done!
We also put together the baby’s crib and shampooed the carpet in the entire house. Next time, we’re ripping out the carpet and putting down wood floors! I’m not even joking!
It felt good and it was our way of washing off the old to begin new.
I got to spend some time with my lil guy just me and him. I treated him to his first Icee, and probably his last. Don’t let this photo fool you, he didn’t like it much.
We took in a beautiful sunset right in our yard while I watered the grass.
We spent New Year’s with our friends and my son was so excited to be going to what he called a firework party.
This was the first year he really got into the fireworks and sparklers, usually he keeps to the pop pops and stays away from anything you light on fire.
Great, I think I have myself a fire bug.
Of course as tradition goes, we had mochi soup at midnight.
We had a nice time and I for one am happy to say goodbye to 2012 and look forward to a brighter and different new year in 2013.
I have decided not to make resolutions or a list of goals for this year. We have so much going on and especially with the new baby on the way I don’t want to be tied to a list that I will constantly compare myself to.
Instead the only thing I want to work towards this year is enjoying and loving my family. I will not let myself get pressured to doing certain things by a certain time. I will not pressure myself with the little details. I will let go and let God guide me. My focus is my family and they come first, not making anyone else happy.
Here’s hoping for a better 2013 for my family and all of you!