Here we are. Reflecting on another year gone by and looking forward to the promise of a new year just around the corner. The past couple of weeks have been a happy wrap up of 2012. Quality time spent with the kids in preparation for the holidays. Celebrating Christmas. Enjoying time with our families. Slowing down, despite the rush, to enjoy the things that really matter. New Years Eve always makes me feel wistful. Reminding me of the relentless march of time... reminding me to treasure every moment. It also inspires a feeling of anticipation.... of new memories waiting to be made... of a fresh new year just waiting to unfold.
We're spending New Year's Eve home this year. It's just us, and it's wonderful. As the kids have grown older, the times that we spend together, all of us together, has become a rare thing, and we've needed this time of re-connection with each other. So we're watching a hockey game, playing video games, snacking on our favourite snacks, and placing bets on who won't make it to midnight.
And whoever's still up will be outside banging pots and pans at midnight.
Happy New Year.