It is pouring rain. I’ve been watching LOST re-runs, drinking tea, and snuggling on the couch. I have been so horrible at keeping up with my blogging. Something I hope to rectify in this new year.

2015 is over. I do wonder if there will ever be a year where I get to the end and think man, that was a great year! Instead of, that year was hard and I’m glad it’s over because maybe next year will be better. But it never is. Oh well, here’s to hoping 2016 is a better year. And part of it is my own fault. I know I need to make it better. I need to make the choice to be happy, to make better choices, to better myself and choose things that will make me feel useful and productive. As Ann Voskamp says, “Rejoicing in the Lord happens while we still struggle in the now. Struggling and rejoicing are not to chronological steps, one following the other, but two concurrent movements, one fluid with the other.”

We had Christmas at my parent’s house here in Asheville. Pete is now living in the area and Kim & her husband, Colton and their daughter, Elouise joined us as well. It was a small group, but we had a great time. We are definitely enjoying the North Carolina winters. It is so much milder than NY.


Elouise was nappy when we took this picture. Also Kim had her baby yesterday so we are happy to welcome Adaline into our family. She is a snuggly little bundle of cuteness.

Just a quick update for everyone. Did anyone make new years resolutions? I didn’t, but I’d love to hear yours!