Friday, December 30, 2011

what a year.

what a wonderfully blissful, challenging, frightening, calming, rewarding year.

we welcomed beautiful, bright baby luke.
cheered on jack as he became a proud big brother.
celebrated accomplishments; my husband’s amazing sports marketing campaign. my ebook. magazine features. a natural birth.  first year of preschool.

we weathered a few storms together.
the health of our boys....countless doctor appointments and hours of worry.
gob-smacked by the cancer diagnosis for one of my very best friends.
a fair amount of personal heartache and disappointment.

and for it all, i am so thankful.
so instead of the post with quick tips and insights i drafted,
i’d like to just soak in these last moments of what has become a truly magical and inspiring year.

{a thousand thank yous to my friend, dawn, for capturing this moment in time for us}


Kristin said...

what a beautiful picture. happy new year!

Joy said...

Absolutely beautiful! We're soaking it all in here too... just relaxing and looking forward to what wonderful things the new year will bring!

Big hugs to you (you know that I'm such a hugger!) and Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

I hope you won't take this the wrong way, but I just want to nibble those baby toes! Such a sweet picture! Best wishes in 2012!

Dotty said...

Beautiful picture of your gorgeous boys. Wishing you a wonderful year full of blessings in all shapes and sizes x

cakegirl said...

Too, too precious!

Isa Maria said...

This post is so beautiful. Life is always full of ups and downs but one constant is the love we have for our little ones. Your boys are adorable and I'm so thankful to have connected with you this year. Happy New Year xx

Elizabeth Howard said...

Finally catching up with my blogs... and this is an absolutely gorgeous picture!