Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

2010 was a fabulous year for our family. Everyone was healthy, we got to travel, Charlie continued to do well at work and we decided to move back to LA and are moving into a beach house! (A personal dream of mine!) So I hate to see the year come to a close. It really seems like it went by really fast.

I do love a new year, though! There is something about the new year that always makes you feel like you have got a fresh start. I always make resolutions, but hardly ever keep them. That is the great thing about a new year, though, I can be optimistic that this is the year I keep them!

So here are a few:
1. I plan not to worry so much about EVERYTHING. I worry and stress out about everything from major world events to what I am going to cook for dinner, so I plan to try and take things in stride more.

2. I plan to try an appreciate and enjoy the small things in life, but the best things in life. Play more with my kids, take walks on the beach and not just watch them build sand castles but get in there and do it too, appreciate the days we are at home as a family more, and really listen to every little thing my kids talk about and just enjoy family time more.

3. Cook more for my family. I love to eat out WAY too much. Along the same lines, get my kids to try new foods and by the end of the year be eating a least one new, healthy thing!

4. Keep in touch with friends more. As I get older, I realize the value of great friendships more and more. I want to keep in touch, get together more, and stay connected.

5. Pursue doing more of the things I love. Party planning, photography, blogging. Not sure what path I will take, but try to have the courage and discipline to try and make it happen. I have been wanting to start my own party planning business for over 5 years now, so maybe this is my year. Who knows....I will keep you posted.

I wish everyone a prosperous and healthy 2011!

Oh, and GO FROGS!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Time is A-Flyin'

I wish I could be one of those bloggers that blogged everyday, multiple times a day, but alas..I am not. I have so much to write about and I want to write about it all, but I just don't seem to find the time. Right now we have so much going on. Not only is it the holidays and the busiest social time of the year, but we have decided to go ahead and make our move to LA in mid-January. So between Christmas, New Year's and my daughter's birthday party, I have to pack up the house without it looking like I am packing up the house! I am also trying to purge while packing so I don't take a bunch of stuff with us that we don't need.

We are SOOO excited about our place in Hermosa Beach. My husband found it and I am finally going to get to live in a beach house! It has been at the top of my dream/wish list since I can remember and I am thrilled about it. I am so excited to raise my girls at the beach and we can't wait to get out there. I know my girls are excited about being there now, I just hope they don't get bored of it too soon and always love the location as much as we do. Since we are now going to be living that beach lifestyle, I for sure need to go through our stuff and down size. Everything is bigger in Texas and that is no joke.

So topics to look forward to once things get a little more settled:
My brother's wedding
Christmas posts: We have down so much this holiday and have more to come. Rudolph play, the Nutcracker, ICE at the Gaylord Texan, Santa pics, Dallas Symphony Choir, making cookies, last Christmas in our TX house, etc....
TCU and the Rose Bowl (I am not going :( .....but I will blog about it)
Sarah's 7th Birthday: Theme- Around the World
More Ireland/France vacation posts: Donegal (the family emergency we had there), The Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Ferry ride to France, and so much more.....
Our beach house in Hermosa
Remembering our Texas home: It has been such a great home that we custom built back in 2004/2005. We have LOVED living there and will miss it dearly. The more I pack up the house, the more sad I get. What great memories we have!

Those are just some things I plan to write about. Maybe I will be able to sneak a few posts in before we move, just so it isn't February before you hear from me again!
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