Barefoot by the Sea: Reflecting.....

Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy New Year!

After a bit of a break, I am back.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.....hard to believe it's over.  We had a great time these past few weeks and (as usual) the special time seemed to fly by even quicker than in the year's past.  I soaked it all in....every giggle, smile, grab of the gift, sweet singing voices, exhausted meltdowns (yes, even those).  This past week in particular has been a time of reflection and preperation for the upcoming year.  I thought a lot about 2011 and all the sweet gifts it brought and look forward to this new year.  I can hardly believe it's first baby turns EIGHT (yes, eight!  I cringe as I write that) and my "baby" turns four. 

Time keeps on moving....

I have a lot of goals for 2012....not "resolutions" in particular but new plans, dreams, hopes.  I also strive to be a better listener, more patient and understanding.  I also want to remember how lucky we are and how lucky I am.  These tender sweet days, when my family is together, healthy and happy.  These are the sweetest moments.  I hope 2012 continues to be this special and sweet. 
"We could never have guessed
We were already blessed
where we are..."
- James Taylor


  1. What great things to focus on! We set "goals" too instead of resolutions. May this be a great year for you and your family (including your beautiful girls!)

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  2. Goals...yes...I have some of those :-) Now, if I can just figure out the steps to achieve such things!

  3. Love your blog Jessica! So glad you stopped by! Love your family pics- just precious! I'm happily following you back!


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