Happy New Year

Wow, it has again been awhile. I have many journal entries with this sentance as well....trend maybe? No, life has just been extremely busy. I thought I would share the story of our little tree with you. This December has been on of the busiest, stressful and blessed of any I can remember. I had two classes instead of my usual one and I was working a few extra evenings a week in addition to my day job. Getting homework done became a challenge and everything else, like getting a Christmas tree, was just not happening. So about two weeks into the month, my children were getting very tree antsy. One night Lilli came bursting into the house, bubbling with excitement. She had found us a tree. She and her friend spotted it all alone at the side of the road. They put it in the backseat and brought it home. Now my first thought was how some poor family had lost their tree on their way home. Not knowing what to do, its not like you can put up “lost tree” signs. We decided to keep it. It looks narrower then it actually is because it is weighted down with ornaments. Each year on Christmas Eve, I give everyone a new ornament so that when they have a home of their own they will have these keepsakes. This is what my mother did for us and I have many of mine. However, between all of the, “made at school” ornaments and their own it is laden with memories.

I hope that you all have a Happy New Year and that it brings more joy and creative energy then the one before. I hope to be inspired to resume posting and that some of you return. Thanks to those of you who have checked in in the last few months.

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Happy New Year!!
Felicia said…
What a wonderful surprise to find on the side of the road. Finding that tree was destiny! And my favorite Christmas trees are always those that I filled with sentimental ornaments.

Hope things slow down for you a bit in the new year and you're able to take time for yourself :) Happiest of New Years!
Leigh Ann said…
So great to see you kicking off the New Year with us in blogland.

Cheers! LA
Sarah and Jack said…
Nice to see you again! Happy New year.
linda t said…
What a sweet story Natasha.
Hey I've missed you... so good to catch up.
A very peaceful 2008 to you and your family!
Dee Light said…
Love the story of your tree!!!

I too give my children an ornament every year. I will be so happy that they will have ornaments with sentimental value when they are grown.

Try to take a break when you can!!
SierraMoon said…
hey Natasha !!!! what a cool new layout you have, I love it !!!
Happy new year !
Get back in touch when you can, I've been missing you !
I've not been blogging much lately either...
Your MCIs are out in the mail - just so that you know... - wishing you MORE of everything (that includes time for yourself !) in 2008 !
((big hugs))