Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

Can you believe that we just said goodbye to not just another year, but another decade? How can it be 2011? Wasn't everyone just freaking out about Y2K?

Last night, for the first time in all the years Michael and I have been together, we actually had big plans for New Year's Eve. It was quite exciting! We and two other couples who are very good friends of ours got all dolled up, piled into a limo ( a limo!) and went to dinner at one of Michael's and my favorite restaurants, Orange Hill Restaurant.









The restaurant sits high on a hill, and the view is amazing. We started out having cocktails on the patio, sitting around one of the fire pits. It was chilly!



Sitting down to dinner -


A lemon drop for me, of course.


Dessert. Isn't that clever?


Back on the patio, where we toasted, kissed, etc., etc. at the stroke of midnight.


On the way home, back in the limo (those are Michael's and my tootsies).


It was a super fun night!

I have to say, I have not been as eager to see the end of 2010 like I was 2009. This past year was a wonderful year for our family, and I am filled with gratitude for our health and happiness, among other things.

But there's no stopping the march of time. Here we are, and already the first day of 2011 is fading into night. I'm not super big on making New Years' resolutions . . . but I do have hopes for the coming year, and things I'd like to strive for:

. . . to be healthy by whatever means necessary
. . . to reflect and be grateful regularly
. . . patience
. . . to nurture the relationships in my life, including those with my husband, my kids, and my friends
. . . to live more frugally (now that we sent 2010 out with a big, expensive bang!)

Happy New Year!

2 comments:

christina said...

WHAT CUTE FEET YOU HAVE! HOPE 2011 IS FILLED WITH HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY! I ENJOY READING ABOUT YOU GUYS AND WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A GLIMPSE INTO YOUR WORLD!

julie buck said...

you all are an inspiring couple! all the best to you and yours!