Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcoming The New Year

Happy New Years! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe New Years Eve filled with lots of love and laughter. Our's was wonderful and spent at home this year. Chloe went to sleep around 9 pm so Mike and I welcomed the New Year together cuddled up on the couch with a warm blanket and a glass of champagne, it was truly perfect!

With the new year among us I have been reflecting a lot about what this past year has meant for my little family. 2012 was a really big year for us, filled with growth and change and an abundance of blessings and struggles. We watched our little baby blossom into a toddler, Mike got laid off from his job, we took a leap of faith and moved back home to Chicago, Mike got a new job, and for the first time in over five years we have gotten to spend the holidays and birthdays with my side of the family. We have laughed, cried, yelled, fought, loved more times then I can even count, and though there are many things I do regret and care not to remember from this past year I am forever grateful for all the wonderful memories my family and I have made together. 

My hope and wish for 2013 is that together as a family we would grow in love, follow our hearts, and chase after some big dreams.

Once again a very happy New Year dear friends, I truly hope this year is your best one yet!


  1. Sweet picture! It sounds like my NYE was very similar to yours sans baby haha. I love your hope for 2013. Chase those dreams girl! I found you on the GFC blog hop! :) New follower.


    1. Thank you! and thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!

  2. You are the sweetest! I hope that your wish for 2013 comes true for your lovely family. XO!

  3. Wow, it sounds like it was a big year. Happy 2013 x

  4. Happy New Year!

    Here's to all of us in 2013! (:

    P.S. We're having a linkup this weekend and we'd love it if you joined!
    [Link up begins on Thursdays and ends Tuesday of each week. (: ]

  5. What a beautiful wish for the new year! May you and your family be blessed this year with love and happiness!