The year has started off well, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, I rang in the new year at home, with my loved ones. Usually, I'm out at some party or another, totally dressed up, but this year, it was the complete opposite, and it was totally awesome. Drinks, great food, more food, more drinks, card games and me in my lulu's - seriously?
Christmas was filled with wonderful moments and new memories.
It was joyful, festive and happy. For me, it is all about family, and our special traditions. My children are so fortunate to spend almost every day with their grandparents and great-grandparents, and to see old Greek traditions carried on to my boys is very heart-warming. Christmas at my parents house is always so much fun, and of course, a little crazy, too!
Family and good friends and parties and a surprise visit from an out-of-town best friend, a completely unexpected visit that had a bunch of us girls squealing with delight outside my house on December 26th, made this holiday season even more fabulous.
I drank a lot of wine in December, and I liked it. I must remember to keep that up in 2011!
My goals for this year? I have quite a few, actually. It's not like I really stick to resolutions, but it's kind of nice to start the year confident and on a positive note, you know? There is a lot I want to learn this year, so much I want to do with my family, and goals I'm determined to achieve, both at work and in my personal life.
As each year passes, my confidence as a mother grows. My boys are my life. They completely fascinate me, make me laugh, and leave me in awe daily at how smart they are. It's the small things, really, that I love the most. Homework with my five year old, reading books with my almost three year old, and making new memories while on vacation.
I started dieting again, as is my tradition every January, because I'm going to be in a bikini at the end of the month. Diet and exericise! I'll be breaking a sweat in Body Pump tomorrow, and I cannot wait. I NEED the exercise after weeks of terrible (but oh-so-good!) eating.
In a few weeks, we'll be on the beach in south Florida, and I cannot wait to inhale the ocean air again, find rocks and shells with my children, and totally relax. My boys are over the moon with happiness, too.
2011 is sure to be filled with lots of love,
some emotional breakdowns,
and lots of happy memories.
2011 is going to be an awesome year. I am very excited! I am blessed and thankful for my family and for all my amazing friends - thank you. I hope this year is going to be amazing for you all, too.