Happy New Year! Nice to see you on the other side...did you have a magical NYE? I'm a fan I must say - any holiday that revolves around eating, drinking, and dancing is good in my book...we took the girls on a lantern lit hike, roasted some s'mores, noshed on crab legs at my sis-n-laws, quaffed some champagne and the cousins jumped & twirled in a surprise snowstorm with snowflakes as big as their hands - mind you we were home by 9:30...
traditionally I'm not much of a resolutions kind of girl...something about rules & expectations has never been my cup of tea...and I think especially with young children you need to go easy on yourself (my husband would probably say I'm too easy) but flexibility and spontaneity are welcome attributes in my book! I think the theme of the past few years has been to take a deep breath when I'm frustrated about not doing something on my agenda and say (as the lovely Trina just reminded me) "There's always next year..." Like the fact that I just sold my ticket to ALT because Miss Lou doesn't like her mama to be away for more than a couple of hours...I'm still feeling a little sick about missing out on the fun but...there's always next year...so this year I intend to work less and mommy more...whew!
and if I manage to cook more,
drink champagne out of vintage coupes (I'm on the hunt after coveting my sisnlaws),
break out the candelabra once a week (I just bought this and Lila declared our Christmas Eve candlelit feast - "The fanciest meal ever!")
make it to London for our 10 year anniversary sans kiddos (reservations set - places to go? stay?)
revive my vegetable garden
and sneak in more dates with the Mr
and more brunches with my friends
it will be icing on the cake!
Speaking of work - fall/winter collections have been marked down AND you can take an extra 20% off any order over $150 using "LASTCALL" at checkout...