Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve!

Well, as much as I do not like to wish my life away, I am pretty glad that 2012 is almost over.  This has not been the best year for us.

I am looking forward to 2013 and praying for a better year!  Since it is New Year's Eve, I am wondering if you have any New Year's traditions?

I have been making a vision board for the last 4 years.  I just enjoy making it and then looking back on it and seeing what I have been able to accomplish.  I usually get mine made a couple of days before the year ends, but I haven't started on 2013 yet.  I may be making it on New Year's Day.

We also always eat black eyed peas on New Years Day.  This is a tradition that has been done for as long as I can remember.  Black eyed peas are supposed to bring luck in the new year!

I have a couple of friends that shared their traditions and I am thinking that they may become tradtions in our family too.

God box - write down your worries, stressors or just your prayers and put them in a pretty box or jar.  Turn them over to God and let it go!

Bayberry taper candle -  burning a bayberry taper candle on New Year's Day until it burns out.  "A bayberry candle burned to the socket brings health to the home and wealth to the pocket."

Things to do jar - write down 12 things you want to do in 2013 and put them in a jar.  Each month draw one out and go and make it happen!  I love this idea!

This year we are going out to eat with friends and then over to a party at another friends house.  We are going to have so much fun!

Do you have a New Year's Tradition?  I'd love to hear what it is. 

Happy New Year's Eve - Celebrate and have fun, but be safe!  Don't drink and drive, please!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yep, I'm still alive!!

It's been a while since I've blogged.  WAHHHH!

Not sure why, just didn't have a lot to say and we've been super busy!  Not that  it is any excuse, but I am here today!

I'm really starting to look foward to Christmas.  I finally have all my decorations up and now comes the hard part - wrapping!  I used to use the cute Christmas paper and would love to get the kiddie stuff for the kids.  But several years ago I went with brown paper and pretty bows.  I think it looks so pretty under the tree.  I'm not the best wrapper in the world and it just takes so darned long!   That is on my schedule for today and tomorrow - hopefully I'll get everything done.  Wish me luck!

Yesterday Mads and I went over to visit Olivia and Julie and decorate cookies!  We had a blast and the girls enjoyed it for a while.... then they were bored with it.  You know, they are 3!!  Julie and I finished them up and we had just as much fun!

Other than that, life is pretty good.  Friends, family and fun has been going on!  Oh and the pelicans were at the lake for a couple of weeks!  They are so pretty!