December was rough- leaky roof, laptop incident, minor car accident, sickness, birthdays, holidays, etc., etc.! I didn't get a chance to post much!
I love the peace and calm of January after an always-chaotic (and delightfully celebratory) December. Things I'm particularly looking forward to in the coming months of 2010:
-a special January birthday for my sweetie
-helping design my sister's nursery (yay!!)
-Valentine's for the preschool set
-a birthday party for Hank. 2!
I try to avoid it, but I'm making some New Year's resolutions. In addition to being generally a better person, eating better, blah, blah, blah, my design and party-related resolutions include:
- a makeover for the boys' room. My challenge includes designing around my son's FAVORITE blanket (see above). It is a quilt my mom make three decades ago and wouldn't be my first choice for a color palette. But I love a challenge! And the greens are great!
- being realistic about my children's birthday parties. I love planning them, but always end up rushing around at the end making sure everything is perfect. And it never is. And I'm always sorta disappointed. You'd think I'd learn! (My guess is this will be on next year's list as well.)
- finally committing to painting my house (inside). I've lived here for almost 4 years and have aimed to paint each of those years. While I've been deciding on colors, the walls just get grimier and grimier. No flat paint with these kids!
- Turning my disaster bedroom construction site into a lovely new restful sanctuary!
What are your design/hosting resolutions?