Yesterday was the perfect start to the New Year. Having gone to Mass the night before, we woke up, had a few popovers and spent the day playing games, doing a little art and watching a movie. And, we didn't forget our black-eyed peas, thank goodness!
I wanted the kids to draw something they hope for for the New Year.
Carter thought of two things: 1) That Mommy and Daddy love each other every day.
And...2) that we count to ten before we get angry (haha!).
Peter hoped for a lot of rain and green grass and trees...
John Paul drew a giant river.
Jeremy wants to focus more on family, reading and exercise...
And, Sophie just wanted lots of pink, and to be right by her daddy.
Gen even participated, as a watcher.
In the end, Peter drew all of his family and wanted to thank God for each one.
We finished off the day with a game of darts...
...some funny little cookies...
and a hearty meal.
Whatever 2017 brings, we're ready for it...hoping to embrace life's blessings in whatever form they come!