Sunday, January 9, 2011

To resolve......

Resolve: verb \ri-ˈzälv -- to make a firm decision about or to reach a conclusion.

Hmmmmmm.........can you hear me drumming my fingers on the table?

It's that time of year again and I've got nuttin' --no decisions, no conclusions. I'm just not really a resolution kinda girl. So, I've decided that I'm going into 2011 with an attitude of "better"! I want to be a better mother, a better wife, a better friend, better at organization, cooking, exercising -- you get the idea, right?

So throughout 2011, you will see posts documenting my path on bettering myself. I'm excited about this, really!

Now to recap our wonderful holidays! I'll first point out that I was unhappy with the short holiday season. I felt like I had just decorated when the time came to pack it all away again. But we managed to pack lots of fun, family and love into the season and that's all that matters!

We hosted a party and as always, not many pictures. I kinda get carried away with the fun of it all. But here's the staple group pic of all of the lovely ladies... (Yes, I'm sportin' some Mrs. Clause style stockings...I ain't skeered!)


And we had a neat little "hot-potato style" ornament exchange for the kids. They had a blast!


My treat for my friends was a cream cheese pound cake with some homemade cinnamon honey butter. It was so yummy, if I do say so myself. I finished them off with a pretty little spreader.


My precious little family before we set off to the Christmas Eve service.


Lily Clare's catch on Christmas morning.


Sam's collection.


Some Christmas morning love....


And one of the best parts of Christmas Day! SNOW!




We went to the Nights of Magical Lights at Lake Lanier. By far, Sponge Bob was the kids favorite!


At the end of the drive, a carnival awaited us...


complete with hot chocolate!


We spent New Year's weekend on Lookout Mountain and enjoyed some hiking,




some beautiful views,


and some family love at midnight!


Ready to be better~
Laurie

3 comments:

Tiffany Anne said...

Golly I wish we lived closer!!! I'd be intruding for sure!!! Your house is gorgeous, and I want what Lily got for Christmas!!! Good luck with bettering!

Tracey said...

you are blessed!!!

The Hill Family said...

i heart the Moore's. so stinkin' cute.