We had a lovely Christmas. We ate to much, and laughed a little more that usual. We stayed up late spending time with family. It was perfect. Now all the kiddos have a cruddy cold that is making it's way around the family. I am just glad that everyone felt pretty good Christmas Day.
Christmas morning, notice that only the top half of the tree is still decorated.
Now it is time to put the tree and decorations away. I usually wait until the new year to take it all down. This year I am itching to have my house back to normal.
Speaking of the new year it is time to figure out what the new word for 2012 will be. I don't set resolutions for myself in the new year. I like to come up with a word for the year that I can keep in the back of my mind in everything I do. This way I can work on several area of my life while working toward a common goal.
Last year my word was TIME. Then end of 2010 and into 2011 were hard times for our family. We all need TIME to adjust and grow.
It has been good for all of us to think more about how we use our TIME and to work harder at giving TIME to others. I also started this blog as a way of giving more TIME to myself. So I could have a space (even if it is cyber space) that is just mine. Crafting, sewing, crocheting, blogging, and photography have become the outlets that allow me to feel like I can give so much of my TIME to everyone else that needs it. TIME has been a good word for 2011. But a new year means a new word.
To those of you who have stuck with me through my rambling, more personal than usual post. I thank you. If you scrolled through looking for photos, here are the top 10 most viewed post of 2011. Not surprising some of the most popular posts were some of my favorites too.
Cake Mix Cookies *Holiday Edition*
Crochet Snowflake Pattern
Dry Your Own Herbs
A Handmade non-breakable Christmas~Pinterest Edition
Fun in the Sun Activity Table
Back to School Headbands
Chunky Winter Scarves. *Giveaway*
I know I have said it before, but thank you for making this year so wonderful. I look forward to next year and what it holds.
Thanks for stoppin' by and hangin' out.