You have been exhausting.
I have spent the past twelve months studying you and like a teenager you have grown more contrary with age. You were just, so, difficult. Unpredictable and moody you were so fickle! January through March are just a blur of sleepless nights and frustration.
But you grew up, a bit. You brought new challenges and some great memories this is true. And the ending sure was lovely, Christmas always is. But we are tired, so tired.
So be gentle 2014!
People seem to take New Years very seriously, it’s a big deal! I have been hearing about people’s New Year’s plans for weeks! So as I sit here writing Christmas thank-you cards I’ll ask you to brace yourselves as I say…
We don’t do New Years.
We wouldn’t believe the looks I’ve gotten over the years from that statement. This is so foreign to people! After my numerous regrettable experiences surrounding New Years and Greg’s home-body vibe, neither Greg or myself have any desire to celebrate the New Year in a drunken stupor or setting unattainable goals.
Our family system actually revolves around making goals throughout the year, and celebrating the little things that keep us going. What that looks like is always changing, sometimes it’s monthly goals or a surprise date night, but that excitement is what works for us.
Pictures in no particular order, shall we?