Tuesday, January 1, 2013

so long 2012.....hello 2013!

i'm looking forward to 2013
a new year, a new calendar, a fresh start 
out with the old, in with the new

no resolutions for me...how about you?
2012 was a tough year for our family
we endured loss...the kind that leaves your heart broken

and leaves you wondering if the ache that remains

will stay with you forever

you move forward
one day at a time

and find joy and purpose in life again

the littles certainly help me find that joy

and one thing for certain...

they don't allow you to get to swallowed up in the past!



in true littles style
we started out our new year with sledding, hot chocolate & roasting hotdogs on the fire 
this little wasn't too sure about all this
 snow, cold & sometimes the inability to stay upright
the one couldn't get enough of it!
the smile on this ones face tells you she was having a blast!

the deppens in lots & lots of layers
this little guy figured out if you get to the bottom
of the hill & cry...
grampie will carry you up!
we finished up the afternoon by roasting hotdogs on the fire
sides of chips, baked beans, fruit cups & hot chocolate with peppermint sticks
it was a perfect first day of the year


  1. It looks like you're having so much fun in the snow! I love the smiles! Roasted hot dogs and hot cocoa with peppermint sounds so nice! Glad you are staying warm, Katie :)


  2. Happy New Years to you my sweet friend. I was thinking about you the other day and mentally sent you tons of love.
    Your wonderful snowday looks like the best time ever. I miss the snow.
    BTW love the mosiac header.