Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cherish is the Word

It's the end of 2011!! Patrick and I spent the day at Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg with Evan and Corinne (while Justin was with friends doing Older Kid Stuff). There was a balloon drop and sparkling apple juice and way more of the under-10 crowd than I've ever been surrounded by on a New Year's Eve before. And it was fun.

Something about New Year's makes people want to make resolutions... promise themselves that next year will be different. Next year will be BETTER...

In 2012, I promise to spend more time with my family.

I know, I know; I spend nearly ALL of my time with my family, so how is it possible for me to spend MORE time with them, right? Well, you'd be surprised how easy it can be for our family to separate into different rooms, doing different activities, moving in different circles and pathways. I want to be spending "time" with them; not moving through time with them nearby.

Time is the most valuable asset we own, and we spend it every second of every day. It's the one asset we cannot "save". I hate to think of all of the moments I've let pass me by without pausing to cherish the people that surround me.
So, in 2012, I vow to cherish my family and friends and be appreciative of the valuable time they are choosing to spend with ME.
I also vow to wear these boots more often. Patrick's eyes bug out whenever I put them on. :)

What are your resolutions for the New Year? Do you believe in resolutions? Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe that the world will end 12/21/12? Do you believe in magic, in a young girl's heart?

This post is sponsored by Trop50 which is a very tasty (I've tried it) orange juice with way less calories and sugar than regular OJ and without any artificial sweeteners. We are also privileged to have received the tickets to Legoland Discovery Center as complimentary passes. We are truly grateful!


Deb said...

"not moving through time with them nearby"

That's brilliant. And perfect.

Kat said...

Hehehe. That last paragraph cracks me up. :)
Sounds like a pretty fun New Years Eve! And YES! I love those boots! So hawt!
I think you have a great resolution to. Right now my kids want to be around me all the time but I know all too soon that will wear off and we will be in our seperate rooms too. When that happens I know I will be vowing to spend more time together too. :)
Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

I don't usually make resolutions because I can never keep them....but I seriously want to lose some weight, so I am "unofficially" making a resolution to lose weight. Sounds cliche, but I gotta do ain't comin' off by itself! :o)

Thriftanista in the City said...

Happy New Year! That party looks like it was a lot of fun.

No. I don't believe the world will end 12 12 12. :)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

We went to a kid countdown thing too - it was cute. Still need to post my pics. ;) I've been thinking about resolutions too - but more so a new word for the year. "Cherish" is a great word.

cute boots btw! Happy 2012! :)

Debbie said...

I love this post Tracey.

I, too, have resolved to spend more quality time with my family. Already we have designated one night a week for puzzles & games.

kailani said...

No resolutions for me. I tried a few times but I tend to forget what they were by mid-March. Happy New Year!

Stephanie Precourt said...

How fun is that! We love the Lego Discovery Center! I keep thinking about the one words that so many are choosing and the only one that comes to mind for me is "quiet." Kind of fitting!


Jennifer said...

Those boots are pretty hot.

Frosted Fingers said...

I love those boots!! Looks like a fun party!

nmaha said...

Happy New Year to you and you're lovely family Tracey. Sounds like a perfect New Year Eve :-)

Since V we spend New Year's with the family as well and it's so much fun without all the stress of dealing with crazy drunken crowds (apart from having 7 kids underfoot).

Hot girl, hot boots :-)

ABAMom said...

"I want to be spending "time" with them; not moving through time with them nearby."

I know exactly what you mean! It may be a little late, but I think this should be our new year's resolution too:)

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