Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

The last day of 2007 was a good one. Yesterday's silver shoe mission was completed at the first place I stopped. My friends threw a great party and Landon slept through the revelry in his pack 'n play in one of their bedrooms (it was so weird to be partying with my classmates and remember there was a baby in the other room- my baby- my baby that would not care if his mommy was hungover, who would want to eat and play at 6am even if his parents went to bed at 3am... it's an incredible transformation when you become a parent and your life no longer revolves around you). This was JP and my seventh New Year's together- it's fun to look back at each year and how they've shaped us. This was the first time we've truly said good riddance to the year before. 2007 had its ups: a joyful pregnancy, five fun weeks in Austin, a great experience at Future Firm, and of course Landon's big debut. But those last 3 months contained the darkest days I've ever experienced; and even though scars remain and the memories will never disappear, it's good to see time pushing us all forward.

The weather has perfectly complemented the ending of what has happened and the hope for what is yet to come. It was grey all day yesterday and the night brought a dusting of pure white snow- everything looks so bright and new. In a few days the snow will be dirty and pushed to the gutters, just like my New Year's resolutions to not get behind in my law reading and go to the gym... But for today, it's almost believable that I could change my procrastinating ways and find an extra hour or two in the day.

I hope 2008 brings you all joy and happiness, as well as loving friends and family to pick you up on the days that lack both. Happy New Year to you.


  1. Happy New Year!

    We went over to our friends' house, and since she runs a daycare out of her home, there was plenty of places for our two kids, their daughter, and their nephew to sleep while we played Catch Phrase until midnight. But the I didn't get to dress up all pretty...wore loungewear (um, sweats).
    Oh, and so jealous of the snow again.

  2. Happy New Year to the whole crew!

  3. The dress looks gorgeous and I hope you got lots of compliments. I really love your comment about how this time last year your baby was just a heartbeat on a sonogram screen. That's where I am now, and reading it makes me realize that next Christmas she's going to be a real person. Scary thoughts!

  4. Your dress looks amazing!
    Happy New Shoes ... I mean New Year!

  5. Umm... I'm very glad you had a wonderful New Year's Eve, and that Landon was so agreeable to letting you party... but hello... we need to see the shoes! heehee
    Happy New Year!