Saturday, January 14, 2012

Looking forward

I sit here at my computer, early Saturday morning. The house is dead quiet as all who are in it are still fast asleep. I should be at hockey with Taggart right now, but we woke up to a winter wonderland. Our first snowfall of 2012. Since I was not too sure about driving early this morning in all that snow, I hesitantly woke up Tony and asked if he would go. He worked a very long day yesterday and I knew he needed the sleep, but what are husbands for if not to drive in the snow for you. :)

So as Tag and Tony head to the rink I will finally get in a blog post. But what to post, is the question.
Since I last posted, many things have happened. We celebrated a lovely Christmas and had a great break from work and school. I think it has been one of our nicest and most relaxing Christmas holidays. We spent many days just hanging about the house, playing board games, watching movies and snacking.
We celebrated my Mom's 87th birthday here at our place with family, pizza and cake.
We rang in the New Year with more board games, a movie and of course, more snacks.
Taggart was in a 4 day hockey tournament that got us out of the house for a little while each day.
Tuesday, January 3rd came far too quickly and I was so sad to see everyone go back to work and school. I would have liked to see the holidays last just a little longer.
So I could post all the details of those events with photos and such, but honestly I don't want to. As lovely as it was, it is now the past and we are in a new year and I am looking forward. I feel like I am constantly playing catch-up. Housework, blogging, business stuff, all of it seems to be behind. Who wants to feel behind all the time?
So here's to 2012 and looking what is to come, to not looking back.

But of course, you know I can't post without a photo, so here are three of my favorites.

Mom's birthday at our place. She was feeling quite good and sat at the table with the kids to chat. I want to remember the giggles from all of them, including Mom, when the kids had to constantly remind her that it was her birthday. They thought it was so funny that every time they talked about birthdays, Mom would have again forgotten that we were all here to celebrate hers.
So, okay, I guess that was looking back. But I am a picture-taker and a memory-maker, it's in my nature to look back, to remember.
Is it possible to look back and look forward at the same time? I think so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting in the photos, they are wonderful and a great way for the kids to remember Oma. Lovely how kids see the humour in her not remembering her birthday! Love you, Leni