Happy New Year

January 3, 2011

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We have all been a little under the weather in our house since Christmas. We have some sort of viral thing making it's way through the family and by New Year's Eve, Pat and I were really starting to feel it.

It was one of the most low key New Year's/Anniversaries we have celebrated, but it was nice to be at home with the kids!

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I pulled out some of our hats, horns, and beads, thinking that the girls would get a kick out of them. Sarah of course loved the loud horns and continued to blow them until we took them away from her and told her she needed to save them until later that night.

Reagan on the other hand, hated the hats and horns, but loved the silver beads!!!

It's funny how the simplest things like, paper, boxes, beads, can amuse a little one for so long.

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2010 was such an amazing year for our family! It is hard to imagine that 2011 could be any better, but I am optimistic that there will be many good things ahead.

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I am not big on resolutions, but I do try to set up goals for myself. Last year a majority of my focus was on our adoption and since that is now officially complete, I have spent the last few weeks trying to change gears and figure out what my focus is going to be for 2011.

Obviously, I am going to continue to concentrate on our new family of five and enjoy every moment, but I need some sort of goal. Something new, something fun, and something that I feel can feel good about.......something that might make a difference!

The last two and a half years, this blog has been my link to a whole new world and it has connected me to many wonderful people and adoption organizations.

It is through one of these connections, that I have found the link to my new direction and new focus for 2011.

The wheels are still turning and there are a few details that need to be ironed out... but as soon as they are, I will be sharing here with you!

Excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this decision!

I love a new challenge and am definitely feeling up to this one:)

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Hope your 2011 is off to a great start!


Everything Beautiful Shay said...

I have a 'feeling' and can't wait to see if I'm right! Praying for you!!!
Blessings and Joy for 2011!!!

psLOVE all your photos!!!

Robin said...

Happy New Year!!

Sorry to hear you guys have not been feeling well. Tyler also has a little bug & it is not any fun :(

Super excited to hear about your news ... don't keep us waiting too long. I'm already itching to know :)


Aleasing said...

Happy New Year to your family as well!!!
That "baby girl" gets more precious with every passing day - what a treat to see her adorable face on our computer screens this morning ^_^
Can not wait to hear about your 2011 PROJECT!!!

Gail said...

First of all, I'm thinking purple may just be your girl's color...though I think she probably looks great in all colors. :)

Can't wait to hear your news, hopefully we'll be hearing soon.

Sorry your family has been a little under the weather.

Here's to wonderful 2011 my friend!!



Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

Can't wait to read more about your new focus!


ellieshine said...

I agree that Reagan looks beautiful in purple! (It's Tia's best color!)

I, like you am having to switch gears after our big moving-half-way-across-the world and house-building in 2010. I'm so excited to hear what your new direction is!!!

(if it has something to do with teaching photography you can count me IN!)

Unknown said...

OK, purple does your girl good!!!!

Gorgeous photos!

Sorry to hear you have all been sick. We were too and thankful it is gone!

Can't wait to hear your exciting news!

Much love!

Love Letters To China said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Hope you're starting to feel better. It's the worst when you're not feeling good and the rest of the house needs your attention.

Can't wait to hear your news. I'm sure it's going to be fantastic!


p.s. OMG Reagan is getting so big! She is so adorable...I just want to pick her up and give her a huge hug. Since I'm so far away, could you give her one for me? :-)

Marla said...

I love that baby in purple, I'm telling you, she's destined to be a TCU Horned Frog and come to college in Fort Worth close to her Aunt Marla.

Can't wait to see what all is in store for the new year! ;)

These Are The Days said...

Feel better, here's to a healthy and happy New Year! She's too precious, did I tell you Soph sucks two fingers too...so cute but it makes funky sores on them.

Denise said...

Can't wait for you to share your awesome news! Hugs to you and feel better~

Patricia said...

Happy New Year!! LOVE your sweet, precious Reagan in that purple outfit! Sorry to hear you've got a little bug, hope you are all feeling better soon. And I too am excited about your "news" for 2011!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy New Year to you! I love stopping by your blog, your photos are amazing.
We had the bug in our house this week, hope you feel better soon!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

It has been a while since dropping by but I do think of you... looks like all is going well... loving the photos... my New Years Resolution is to try and find the time to 'learn' more about the photography etc... still have TONS to learn...

snekcip said...

That "bug" has visited our home as well! Hope you guys are up to par soon and I can't wait to see what new ventures your family will share with us!

3 Peanuts said...

Happy New Year. I hope you feel better soon. And I cannot wait to hear your news.

Jboo said...

Happy New Year to you and your sweet familY! Can't wait to hear your news too! Hope you're all feeling better!


Debbie said...

Lisa, cant wait to hear more!!
How on earth do you find the time to do all you do AND your new venture??
I see Reagans mannerisms so like Gracies!
love Dx

Kelly H-Y said...

Congrats on the adoption ... so exciting! Here's to a great 2011!

Lori said...

Happy New Year and I look forward to hearing about your new focus! Hope you're all feeling better soon!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy New Year! Hope you are all feeling better soon!

Katie said...

Hello! I came across your blog one day because I recently became interested in photography, so I search for other's photography blogs. You are so talented! Do you mind me asking what lens you use? I have a Rebel T1i that I recently got and I shoot with a 50mm 1.8 (fifty nifty). I would love any information you're willing to give! Do you do a lot of editing?

Wanda said...

Hehe...the announcement of your new "venture" just put a big ol' smile on my face - but I ain't tellin'.

Hope the bug leaves your house real soon. Wishing you the very best that the new year can bring, my friend!


Oh, purple and Reagan? Perfect!

Mia_h_n said...

Wow, cliffhanger much?! :) You sure know how to make us come back! Can't wait to hear more.

Sharon said...

I'm very excited about your upcoming news. Happy New Year!

Missy said...

Reagan is a cutie pie in that purple outfit! I could squeeze her, she's so darling! Sorry you guys haven't felt well :( Hope you are back to yourself in no time flat. Can't wait to hear your news...you are always up to something, so I am sure it's something exciting!

DiJo said...

Can't wait to see what you have brewing my friend!! Whatever it is you will raise the bar, and do a fabulous job! If it it involves a fun photo weekend, I want an invite!


Robin said...

So glad you are feeling better. Can't wait to hear what you are up to!!!!!


Mimi said...

Hi Lisa, sorry you've not been well. Some strange bugs have been on the go here in Dublin too.
Reagan looks so adorable in purple, deffo one of her best colours, tho I think she looks adorable in ALL the photos.
You have me really curious now about your new venture. I don't know where you get the time, don't run yourself ragged please!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Excited to hear your news... and to see that sweet baby of yours ring in the "other" new year.

Kim said...

Can't wait to hear what you come up with.
Love you tons..
And love the photos.
Glad you had a great New Years..
Love ya

Shari said...

Happy New Year! Can't wait to see all the joy your family is to experience this year:)

Jo said...

Hope you're all feeling better. We had that in our home over Christmas ~ not fun!

Can't wait to hear about your new adventure.

Much happiness in the New Year ~

Jodee said...

Happy New Year to you too! I hope everyone is feeling better soon. I, too, can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!

Keisha said...

Hope you all are feeling better! Happy New Year to you my friend!

Kim said...

I cannot wait to hear more!
Hope you are all feeling better soon.
Thanks for sharing those precious shots of Reagan!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Tara said...

Lisa, Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story, tara

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lisa! I'm so sorry to hear your family has been under the weather. It so nice to share...but so things not so much, lol! Can't wait to hear your announcement and I hope 2011 will continue to bless you!

Lily Riani said...

I just found your blog am somehow i too felt excited over this entry. i cant wait for you to update. :D

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

i hope you are all feeling better...we've thankfully missed whatever is going around. happy new year :)

Birdie said...

I would love to take one of your classes. I am looking for a camera currently and wanted to make sure I choose one that is great to learn with that will grow with me as I start to get better. Can you recommend one for me to look for. I can not wait to sign up for your class! Your photos move me. My husband and I are starting a surrogacy journey and I want to be able to photo journal the entire process.