Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello January and Hello 2014

Hello and Happy New Year! How did the big night go for you? Anyone stay awake to ring in the New Year? I actually made it, in fact we all did, YIPPEE!! It was a quiet evening at home, good thing because the snow started that morning and it still hasn't stopped and looks like it will keep going thru tomorrow night. YIKES!! I told Sam he could turn off the snow machine now, haha. I'm sure my dear friend Nancy is loving this and thanking Sam for asking for it. Sorry Nancy, I made him stay inside all day and grounded him from playing out in it just for you!!  Let's not even think of the below temps coming for next week when the kids are due back to school. NO SNOW DAYS ALLOWED!
So the above picture is from NYE and what has become a tradition for about 6 years I want to say. Somehow Sam started it and it stuck. We have fondue about 8 or 9 that night. We use fruit and mini oreos, marshmallows, teddy bears and dip these into chocolate syrup, whip cream or peanut butter. Great way to end the year I think, messy fun and this time Kristin is home to enjoy it too. The rest of the night was spent just hanging out, watching a movie and looking at the last 2 years of Project Life.
Now I'm ready to say.........................
HELLO to snow and more snow
Hello to my OLW class, loving it already
Hello to a surprise class I won, Move More Eat Well by the awesome Cathy Zielske
Hello to a brand new Project Life Album to fill up, have played with it already
Hello to lots of reading and more reading
Hello to Colt turning 3, how did this happen??!!
Hello to getting my house and life more organized
Hello to eating better and exercising
Hello to focusing on my OLW... pray
Hello to a new bible study book on Monday nights
Hello to new projects and ideas
Hello to redoing my our bedroom, much needed
Hello to embracing going to the gym since it's winter
Hello to free time on Thursday nights since Grey's isn't back yet
Hello to brand new adventures
Hello to a new baby boy coming soon for my friend Dawn, YAY
Hello to following all of you in the New Year
Thank you for the time and support you've given me this last year. I'm so thankful and lucky to know each and every one of you. Thank you for being here and inspiring me and enjoying whatever I share here. Couldn't do it without all of you. Hoping you will follow me into 2014. It's going to be Great!
Sorry to be late responding to any of your blogs and emails, haven't had much chances on the computer with the kids being home. Throwing off my whole routine, will back to normal soon.
Take care and see you soon!


  1. Happy New Year dear friend and loved your Hello post. One of my goals this year is to do a Hello every month so give my a shove if I miss one.
    Love your NYE tradition. We did stay up, up till 2am yes even the kids. We had a fun night with friends. Was a very slow day NYD LOL.
    So glad we are doing lots of classes together, it is making it all the more fun.
    Love me :-)

  2. Happy New Year, I love your fondue tradition. Great way to spend an eventing together.
    Looking forward to more of your adventures in 2014! we will for sure be trading some art :-)

  3. Lol I did stay up too. Great to have traditions. Keep up good stuff. Good luck with all your computer stuff.

  4. Wonderful tradition! We do not have one at home, but we do watch Anderson Cooper and Kathy Grafin counting down every year!
    I started PL this year too, and I am excited to document my everyday in 2014!

  5. Hello Dawn! You have an awesome family tradition for New Year's Eve! We always stay home or just go out to a movie with our family that night. My sister and brother=in-law always come over to help celebrate the New Year! I absolutley love the photo and your wonderful tradition! And all of your awesome "Hello's!" Thank you for always being upbeat and optimistic, Dawn! (And I know how kids can "take over" the computer!!!! LOL!) Until next time, have a wonderful week!

  6. Dear Dawn, sorry I missed this post. It was so nice of you to share here about your New Year. Great to see all the children here. Love all your Hellos here. Waiting to see all the new art and pictures of this year from you.