We welcomed 2011 with many of the family traditions we have established over the past several years.
We put up our New Year's tree, wore paper crowns, tooted on horns, drank sparkling cider and played In a Pickle - our new favorite game. We rang in the New Year at 9:30 pm and everyone was tucked into bed by ten.
On New Year's morning we ate carrot cake for breakfast - for a sweet, bountiful and joyous year. This symbalism only makes sense if eating carrot cake brings you joy - like it does me!
After some confetti popping, we headed out into our woods...
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau
we helped one another reach new heights.
Thank you so much for sticking by me through all these kiddo centric posts. This past summer I stepped away from the computer for a while in an attempt to be sure that I could continue blogging and still be fully present for my family. The only thing I was able to conclude with certainty was that I missed all of you and this supportive community. When I chose to return I knew that my space here could no longer be solely about sewing and knitting. This space must be where I tell my story, express my thoughts, capture the everyday, celebrate accomplishments, and simply share our life and play.
Thank you for visiting, for sharing, for your support - I hope you choose to continue on this journey with me in 2011. I wish you and your families peace and joy and light in this New Year.
Having said all that I actually sewed something - and will share as soon as I take some photos.