Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Years Day


We went to Virginia to spend new years with my sister and her family. We all had a really fun time. The kids played lots of Wii with their cousins...there was lots of goofing around and lots of yummy food at our new years eve party. On New Years day we all went to a local park attraction near their house called Great Falls. There has recently been lots of snow so the falls were huge and roaring. The trails were a little muddy but we had a fun time anyway. The kids always love to scramble around on the rocks, and when you add puddles to this you have created a special kind of heaven for a 5 year old little boy. This collage thing is new to me, and it is so much fun, but i promise i am going to try not to over use it. :o)

I can hardly believe that one whole year has gone by. The kids have grown and changed so much...we have settled in a little more where we are living now. I have no idea what this year has in store but i am holding out hope that it is all going to be good and that we can make just what we want out of anything. I am making no resolutions this year...i don't usually. It just feels too mush like i am setting myself up for failure in the event that i don't do exactly what i had set my mind to....instead i am going to have goals. Personal goals, crafty goals, parenting goals...wife goals, house goals... all the while planning ahead for change and knowing that they are just goals and it is ok if they change with me as this year carries on and changes around me. Change is not something i have ever been good at. And more than likely i will share some of those goals in this blog as the year goes on.

Thank you to everyone who comes by and reads. It has been exciting to meet new people here as well as reconnect and keep up with old friends. Happy 2010!!!!

**this evening i stumbled on mosaic mondays...so i thought i would go ahead and link up. I know it is not monday but that seems not to be an issue. Go and check out more mosaics at Little Red House.
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16 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

Welcome Home!! We missed you. I like the collage too...so many pictures in only 1. Hi Kids!!

Colleen said...

Love the pictures. I'll have to check out mosaic monday. Maybe I can make that one of my new years goals. It's certainly an easy one!

aviewfromme said...

Wow that water looks wild. Pictures look like a fun time was had. ~Jeanne

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love those mosaics...neat!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi Leslie-- so glad you could join us.

You did a very nice job and from the little bit of your blog I was able to review -- I am going to have to post fast and go back and read a bit more.

Stop by if you get a chance--
TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Regina said...

Beautiful Mosaic! Happy New Year.

Diann said...

Looks like it was a fun trip!

eileeninmd said...

Hi, I loved your mosaic from Great G+Falls. I've been there many times both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the Potomac. It looks like your family had a great time.

Rosa said...

Very pretty. Love your Mosaic.

Golden West said...

Nice!

Lori E said...

There is nothing wrong with using lots of mosaics. It makes a post with a lot of picture load faster. Plus we can just click on them to make them bigger. They usually tell a story and I like them.
I think every kid should get sopping wet and cold in a mucky forest at some point in their childhood. It builds character and is darned fun.

Dishesdone said...

Looks like a grand time for New Years! Enjoyed your mosaic :)

Ebie said...

Happy New Year Leslie! I love your photos, and how you incorporate the greens with your snow!

Welcome to Mosaic Monday, you will enjoy and love the presentation of others, and I enjoyed this meme too!

Happy blogging in 2010!

LDH said...

This is really a lovely mosaic! Each shot is great!

I also wanted to comment on the beautiful silhouette given to you by your sister. It is just perfect! How thoughtful!

Nice visiting with your this evening!
Kindly, ldh

Carol said...

Great mosaic! Have a happy week!

Mary said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun, and your photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your special day at MM. :)

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