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There are more Holiday Handmades to come next week, but I wanted to pause today to wish you a Happy New Year!
I love New Years so very much - the chance to reflect and ruminate on both what has been and what will be. And an evening spent most definitely in the right now. 2009 has been a full year for us - up and down all over the place as life should be, and as I'm certain it has been for each of you too. I want to thank you for joining me here in the adventures of 2009. I thank you for the time you spend here - I am inspired, energized, deeply touched, and supported by you doing so! I am very much looking forward to another year together.
Tonight, as has come to be our tradition, we'll celebrate with good food, games, stories and little children trying (quite seriously) to stay up as late as they can. For a couple of years now, the kids have led a New Years Eve effort to document the year in lists. They compile first a list of everyone's 'favorites' - books, movies, meals, etc. And then comes the list of the the years' highlights.
Last year's list has been on the refrigerator since last New Years Eve, and it has brought a smile to my face in so many ways so many times. "What Was Great about Two Thousand and Eight" is my most treasured record of the year in our family.
Happy New Year!