Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve (first post)

I made a collage of some pages from the book of Bryce Eleanor's first year that Amelia and Chris gave us for Christmas. I SO love it! (click to enlarge)

The only disappointment at Christmas is that Erin, Mila, and Max were not able to come. Their grandparents from France were visiting Eric, and it was the first time they've met Max. Eric has been generous in sharing the kids with us during their separation over the past year , and Erin was happy to return the favor for one of his parents' rare visits to the states. It sounds as if they all had a wonderful Christmas!

We will going to see them this weekend, and I'm looking forward to that!

I've been working on my plans for the next year and have been reading what several of you have been thinking about. I find it a refreshing activity and love anticipating 2009-- a clean slate, a year full of possibilities, new projects, new experiences.

Reading your views, hopes, and aspirations for the new year always intrigues and inspires me, and the same holds true for this year as well. I'll continue visiting blogs today to see your New Year posts.

This year, I will be trying a new approach. I'm reading a stimulating book that has excited and energized my thinking, and I've spent the last several days formulating my plans. I'll be sharing some of them later today.

:) I feel like a kid on the first day of school--eager but a little on edge as I try to work my intentions into a real strategy for action.


  1. First babies get all the pictures!

    I'll drop by later to see what you have planned. Your sock dolls have been so cute this year that I hope you continue some of them.

  2. The 1st Book of Bryce is a wonderful gift!

    I'm also eager to welcome in 2009 and expecting all kinds of new and wonderful adventures. I'm looking forward to hearing about your plans.

    Happy New Year!!

  3. what a great book. Ive been mulling over my plans for 2009 too. im interested to see what you have planned

  4. Happy New Year! Hope it is a great one for you.
    Judy B

  5. Happy New Year, Jenny! I am curious about the book you are reading that is so stimulating...I could use some of that energy =-) I want to break out of the funk that has had me in its grip for so long and am mulling over some ideas for the new year, too...

  6. Debra - The first ones do get the pictures, don't they? A universal phenomenon!

    Kim - I love being able to flip through from newborn to year old!

    I am amazed at how quickly this year has flown by, and yes, looking forward to all of the new and wonderful adventures to come.

    Paula - The mulling part is such fun, isn't it?

    Judith - Happy New Year to you, too!

  7. Debby - Actually, she wrote the book partly to help get people out of their funks, so maybe it will be useful for you, too. I know it has energized me in a great way.


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