Monday, January 3, 2011

long time, no post

This is the farm where we spent New Years.

Happy New Year to you all!

I have been out of pocket, hence no posting.

During the month of December we traveled A LOT.

a lot, a lot.

We're glad to be home.

We were able to see so many wonderful family members and friends but little man doesn't sleep all that great "on the road" and we got to share an airplane row with a dog (not in it's carrier under the seat like it was supposed to be, and not a helper dog either) and experience the joys of airport security and lots of driving, etc., etc.

We are road weary but counting our blessings for sure.

Good things: laughing with family, remembering a life well-lived, comforting one another, celebrating together, good food, the Boxing Day party, the food at the Boxing Day party, getting to experience David's first live marimba performance with him, seeing David take down slices of freshly fried country ham, attending a wedding, hiking in the majesty of God's creation, giving and receiving gifts, Hampton Inns, incredible hospitality of friends, nibbling party treats brought home to the Mama who stayed in the hotel to put the baby to bed, king-sized beds, New Mexican food, cousins, friends who are so glad to see you and have you that they want to cry, kids growing up, David learning to crawl, people who have known you your whole life, "welcome backs", worshipping through song, and on and on. It was a Merry Christmas indeed and a blessed season.

Here we go getting into the swing of things in a new month, new year and new decade.


photo by Adrian


Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Your blessings list makes me smile! Happy New Year, my friend. Now go catch that crawling baby!

Melissa Jackson said...

I love your list of blessings! It's so good to have time to reflect on all that we have been blessed with. I'm glad that you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends and that you're now back home safely. It's always nice to get home!

Deborah said...

So good to catch up with your holiday festivites. I am trying to get my blog-posts caught up, but with about 250 pictures over the last two weeks, it is hard to whittle them down!!

Jessica H said...

I hear ya! I didn't post it on my blog because I put it on Facebook but I traveled 6,700 miles between Dec 10th and Dec 31st. :( So much so that now the month was more a blur of travel than any particular good memories. :(

Karen said...

Welcome home and I can't wait to join you there.

Micaela said...

Kelly! I love your blog! It was SO wonderful to see you again and to meet your precious little man. I've been missing you already! :( But I am so glad to be able to get little updates on your beautiful blog!! :)