Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!!

I hope all of you had a great New Year's Eve! Mr. G and I did something the unthinkable...we called our babysitter at 3pm, told her we would pay her for the evening, but she didn't have to watch the kids. We wanted to stay home. I think we made her night and it was the best money we have ever spent. We officially are the parents to a SIX YEAR OLD daughter...I have no clue where the years have gone, but it doesn't feel like our lives have been blessed with her for siz years. We went to Starbuck's yesterday morning and Mini K said, I am one-third of the way to college. That statment hit me as how fast time flies. It goes by even faster if you don't have a plan. So last night we had a different kind of New Year's, one that involved baking cookies, reading stories and I wouldn't change any moment.

I took the last week off from blogging. I needed to re-focus, reflect and think about this new year. I have a lot of plans for the Grove this year: new products, a new website, more shows and more products made by the Grove itself! 2012 is also the year we do our final addition on our house so the past week has been busy with contractor and architect meetings as we are hoping to break ground by the middle of February.

2012 will also be Mini K's first year at Camp Greystone and I cannot thank Hopsy enough for her tips and emails. Mini K wanted to pack the morning of her birthday and is so excited! Baby C will turn 2 and I am sure his boundless energy will turn into double trouble!

Mr. G will no doubt continue his much needed guys weekend and I cannot wait for my January girls weekend.

As for my day job, the presidential primaries are literally around the corner and I am thankful that the American public and NOT the BCS will be making the decisions!

I spent an hour yesterday setting goals, for myself. I am not a resolution person, because I think resolutions tend to come with pressure! 2012 is the year I will keep myself focused and positive every single day! So many of you have done posts about learning to accepting saying YES and I have been so inspired them. I hope 2012 is the year we can all see our lives for the good, see the positive in our friends and family (even when they are driving us crazy) and remember how fast time goes by so remember that the present you might want to rush through will soon be the past!

Happy New Year!!!


Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy 2012! Mini K is going to love camp. Some of my funnest memories from growing up are from summer camp.

Nelle Somerville said...

Oh how wonderful! My mother went to North Caroline, correct? Happy New Year to you.

AnnieMac said...

Your daughter is going to love Greystone! 2012 will be my daughter's 5th summer to attend. As you have already heard, it is a beautiful place and a wonderful experience. Welcome to the Greystone family!


Alexandria Lifestyle said...

Happy New Year! I've enjoyed reading your blog and I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012! (btw I like your new headline font)

Landlocked Mermaid said...

love you sweetie !! Have a Great New Year xoxo