Saturday, December 31, 2011

Moving Slowly into the New Year


Although we haven't seen a glimpse of snow this winter, we continue feeding the fire, making it warm and toasty inside.  So much so that it's been quite the enticement to stay home and snuggle in every day.


And since Christmas morning that's pretty much the scene around here.  Fire going, bed head, jammies, new toys spread throughout the house and new games being played together.


Our holidays have been filled with little surprises and special moments seen through the eyes and wonderment of our children.  Making us feel young again.  Reminding us of the important things in life.  Gently forcing two busy parents to stop.  Get on the floor.  Play. Be messy.  Stop worrying, because there's nothing to worry about.  











And if that smile doesn't pretty much say it all, I don't know what does.  When you take the time to be together, to really, truly be together - enjoying the moment that is now - well, joy, bliss, happiness and contentment will make you shine.


Today is a gift.  Just as YOU are a gift.  Today and every day, YOU are a gift in this world.  Shine like the brightest star, because the world needs you.  Take time today to reflect on this past year and celebrate the one yet to come.  Slow down just a little more and feel the fire inside and all around you.   Now, more than ever before, is the time to embrace this moment, and LIVE slowly, fully, boldly and freely.

Happy NEW Year! 

Your Personal Reflection:  In what ways will you slow down today as you celebrate the start of this new year?


  1. What complete bliss. And what a blessing to be able to spend this glorious time together. What more, really, can you ask for? Cozy, comfy time together. What else in life really matters?

    All the best to you in 2012!!!

  2. happy new year! loved seeing all the fun you've all been having. your little baby isn't a little baby anymore! hello toddler and turning into a boy! : ) so cute to see them enjoying christmas aftermath together with their mom and dad. your home looks very warm and cozy.

  3. I love these pictures. Happy New Year!!!


Thanks for sharing!