Aaaah, that never gets old! Just don't ask my husband & kids! ;-) (Future Lauren, just in case you're reading this 20 years from now, remember this is a line from an Adele song.) :-)
Happy new year everyone! I hope yall got to enjoy some time away from schedules, school & work and were able to spend your time relaxing with family. We had a nice 2 weeks off...we ate a lot, we visited family, we went to the ballet, waited for Santa & got to bring the new year in together!
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.This is my word for 2016. Courage can be applied to your life in so many ways...as a wife, a mother, decision making, stepping out of your comfort zone, willingness to open your mind to something new, etc. I'm really looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings for our family & how I can become better in every title I hold.
Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the past 2 weeks...
My dad came home from 5 months in Puerto Rico!
All dolled up for The Nutcracker ballet
2 minutes into The Nutcracker & Maggie was OUT!
Meeting the mice (or rats?) after The Nutcracker
Cooking Christmas Eve dinner with my mom & Valerie
Checking Santa's location on NORAD every few minutes
Introducing Moose Watson the Maltipoo
"Santa can bring you LIVE presents?!?!"
(that's what my nephew asked when he saw my girls & Bella got a puppy for Christmas!)
Memaw with 7 of her 8 great-grandchildren on Christmas Day!
Sparklers, poppers & poopy puppies on New Year's Eve!
Cheers to 2016! Let's make it a good one!