Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ta Da!

Wow, well ... it's another start to another year.
So I thought I better drop in to say hello ...

To be honest, I'm a little sad to see 2013 come to an end.
What an exceptional year it has been for us!!
Personally at least.

Professionally is a whole 'nother kettle of fish 
but honestly, I'm ok with that for now.
There's a new year coming!
And I hope you'll stay tuned.

This is what 2013 brought

January we waited on pins and needles after losing Finn's twin brothers in utero (mid-December) the main goal was to rest, rest and rest.

February started out smooth, hit a bumpy patch and ended ecstatic as we welcomed our little bundle of joy into this big wide world in the wee hours of the 28th day. We had planned to celebrate Saskia & Arne's birthday with cake, but this pretty much topped those plans.

March & April? Well they were tiring, sometimes worrying but wonderful as we watched Finn grow slowly towards his the required take-home weight of 2300grams / 4-1/4 lbs.

May was full. Nine-week-old Finn came home from the hospital, we celebrated part 2 of his christening, papa's birthday and mother's day all the same weekend then we watched the calendar count down to the day he was 'supposed' to arrive.

June, July and August whizzed by in a flurry of summer rain punctuated by an enormous growth spurt and a terrible case of chickenpox. Finn developed sepsis and Momma spent 5 days with him in hospital. 

On August 28th, the day Finn turned 6 months old, we woke up in our new home .. a beautiful little farm on 2-1/2 acres. The potential is immense. The work a little daunting. The peace and quiet breathtaking and inspiring. I promise to tell you more soon.

September was spent getting to know the farm a little better, unpacking and just letting down our hair for awhile.

October and November? Well, honestly, I'm not sure .. I've even checked my Facebook entries, there are *very* few. I do know Finn had his first cold, we took our first studio photos and celebrated his first Thanksgiving with friends. I will also admit I spend a lot of time just watching him grow, play and stretch. He amazes me. Daily. 

December .. wow, another month of celebration. Decorating, baking, visiting and enjoying Finn's first Christmas.

So what are our plans for 2014?

I wish I could tell you
I'm not really sure what they are 

... I'm open to suggestions 
and possibilities ...

I would love to sew, quilt, craft more.
I will put Finn and our family first.

I want to blog, share, converse and connect.

I will enjoy it. To the fullest.
Because this year only comes once.
As does tomorrow.
And I plan to start each new day like it's a new year!

How about you?

I'd love to hear what you have planned ...
Are you choosing one word?

I haven't
I can't
I won't

I am open to everything ...

and in the meantime

we wish you a very very 
Happy New Year

I can't wait to see what 2014 brings ...
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  1. 1 word is America for me...I am planning to go at some time and really looking forward for it, even though it is a big chance it is a year away...

  2. What an amazing year you had with the birth of your son and your new home. I missed reading your posts but knew you were enjoying your son. My plans for the new year are really to continue quilting and to learn free motion quilting.

  3. I love your Christmas card! Did Finn enjoy his first Christmas?


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