It means, let's get our baths early, then pull up a seat in the front yard and watch the neighbors put on an epic fireworks display!
It means we get to start our new year together! And that's just exactly how I would want it.
So, with that... have you decided on your word for the year? I have. I struggled with it!
First, I just knew it was going to be BUILD. Then, I really wanted PLAN. I even sat down and started a list of all the things I was PLANning in 2012. As I worked on that list, I realized that was really not what I was seeking at all.
What I really want to see more of is....
I'll tell you in a minute. Now, I will continue the story of our fancy schmancy New Year's Eve celebration. As you may remember, this is Jake's birthday . As far as my kids are concerned, that is why everyone is sending up fireworks and celebrating.
I just love it that they think that!
So, we did like we always do. We got our balloons ready. And Ellie kept telling me she wanted a "word".
I thought maybe she wanted to pray over them. But, finally I realized she wanted to WRITE a word on it. So, I gave her that opportunity. In fact, I let Gabs get after it too.Wait! Ellie wasn't quite done. She also needed to add a little color!
There! That oughta do it!
Gabs had already streaked outside to let hers go. At least her feet are warm.
Next up... Ellie Sue.
And so we let them send our balloons too. Daddy had gone by MMPT to use our helium tank to make four balloons, one for each of us to send.
This was a message from Daddy to Jake.
Gabbi Girl prepares for round two.
Jake, wherever you are and whatever you are doing... I hope you know for SURE that we have never and never will forget you! You are always going to be a four year old to us, because I have no idea how to imagine you as a 10 year old. WOW!!
You'd actually have some of your "big teeth" by now. Something you never got to experience.
But your picture was all over our Christmas tree. Your photos dot our home. Your memory is all over our lives.
And like that... the fourth and final balloon was launched to you.
Your MO has a big 2012 planned! I have always sort of done things on a whim. Always last minute. Never any real specificity to my daily routines. ANd now with little girls who rely on me to teach them about life, and how to maximize it... well, I have finally figured out what I hope to see more of in 2012.
More on how/ why and what I intend to create ORDER in tomorrow. Are you ready to share your word?! Just think of what's been on your mind lately. What you've been wishing you coudl do more. How you want to feel? What has to happen to feel that way?! Choose your verb!! Then, live it out in 2012!!
Happy New Year, y'all!!