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new years day

1.14.2015

Matt and I spent six hours this day de-Christmasing the house. Normally I wait until the following day to tackle this massive project but I had Matt to myself and nowhere to go till dinner so I jumped on it. Plus Matt was really willing to just do all the dirty work for me so one must take advantage. By dinnertime Christmas had fled the building and the two of us were left sore and tired, but content in the bare-ness of our home. Fresh year, fresh start, fresh house. Ecetera.

As in year's past we headed over to my sister's house for dinner, and what a spread it was. She is far braver in the kitchen than I shall ever be. As in, she cooks meat. I don't cook meat. Like ever. Nor do I really eat it but that's a whole other bag of issues.

We lined up all the babies and took more pictures (sick of this yet? I apologize for it will not stop. Ever.) I wore some of my new Christmas gifts, including a mother to my daughter bangle and a new charm for my boy Dom (also included for your viewing pleasure is a cracked and red hand from a helluva lot of hand washing dishes and well.. hands). We attempted a grandchild/grandparent shot and in my opinion, it was rather successful. And broken record here, reporting for duty, but Letty and David and well Dom too if we are being honest, were all sickly this day. Magic immunity pills anyone?















I have said this to many people, but it truly is amazing what can change in a year. For the worse sure, but in our case for so much the better. Last year at this time Beth was newly pregnant and feeling awful. Ashley and I were both wanting a baby but not quite there yet. We had just said another goodbye to a grandparent. Even the difference in my mother is stark. When you're in those moments of wanting or trials it may not seem like there's an end in sight... but looking back it all passed by rather quickly when you think of it. Life moves on and grows and makes those trials a distant memory. I think anyways. So I try and keep that in my back pocket. All days are fleeting. The good and the bad.   


Last year's New Year's Day here.




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13 comments:

  1. what a difference a year makes is right! i remember when you told me about dom and i was all like see - it's all happening :) and your parents look so proud in those photos with all the babies. well, because they ARE :)

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  2. your parents seriously look so happy!!!! great post :)

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  3. Great pictures of all of you! I'm so glad things have turned around and you have all these precious new babies in your family. Wishing you all the best in the coming year :)

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  5. I can't quite put my finger on why but this may be my favorite post on my favorite blog, ever. All the days are fleeting. The good and the bad.

    This needs to be a print in an Etsy shop.

    Also, don't ever stop with the pictures, and I admire your swift de-Christmassing. My Christmas is still shamefully present.

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  6. Oh yeah. Jealous of the fresh house. It's been raining and the boxes are stored separate from the house so we've been like meh when the rain stops. Any excuse.
    A feast dibs good. And a nice new bracelet!

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  7. Look at all those grand babies!! Such a great picture. I happen to own the whole monopoly on grandchildren in my family, so our pictures would be rather boring. LOL. And everyone looks great sick and all! :)

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  8. aww Lena in her high chair! Time is flying! What a year its been for sure...a crazy, exciting one! :)

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  9. aw i think it's gonna be a great year for you guys!! and i feel ya on the handwashing... i can't iiiimagine how much hand washing you must be doing with new baby dom in the house!!! maybe some vaseline on those knuckles at night would be soothing. :)

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  10. Love your perspective here! It is crazy the changes that come with the passing of each year. Yes, they are fleeting. Too much so. Remember when we were young and time went so slow it almost felt like we were standing still. Well, I do for sure. Miss it, a bit.

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  11. What a lovely post hun! It is true, an amazing amount can change in a year. It can be a challenge to appreciate how fast time flies but it so does.

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  12. You look great Laurie! And yes, a lot can change in a year.

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