Reflecting and thinking and cherishing my life is what the past 24 hours have been filled with.
We headed out before daylight yesterday to drop S2 & D2B2 off at the airport for their return to Seattle and were back home not much past sunrise.
They were here for about 5 days & we packed a LOT of family time into that space. This mama had a great fix of her kids and I am holding onto each & every moment in my heart until we are all back together again in May for a wedding!
I've spent some time this morning looking back over this past year ~~~
JANUARY - MARCH
In a word - snow.
We had so much snow - and cold. Several snow days gave me time to create and play.
There was also the chance to make and ass, I mean ride a donkey in a charity event at school in February.
APRIL - JUNEApril was a month of travel.
We headed out to Seattle to see and experience the life of S2 & D2B2. We were not disappointed, until we had to board the plane home & leave them behind. It's always bittersweet.
The end of the month was my yearly senior class trip to Florida. It was hot. It was very hot, but after the winter we lived through - none of us complained, but embraced it & loved every minute of it.
June finally started bringing on warmer temps & LtWD & I were finally able to make it to our favorite summer spot ~~ the dock.
JULY - SEPTEMBERBaseball games, summer park concerts, days at the dock and weddings. Lots & lots of weddings in August.
The opportunity to meet 2 fellow bloggers in real life & spend some quality time together exploring a favorite west Michigan beach community.
S2 & D2B2 in town for one of the above weddings and family time. They came back in September for a wedding planning weekend as well.
Back to school - for my 16th year! Hard to believe I've been at school for this long, but I still enjoy what I do & the kids I work with. God has continued to bless me in my work. Oh, and getting my "back to school" pic on the local news brought me my 5 minutes of fame too.
OCTOBER - DECEMBERCrisp fall days, bringing a beautiful landscapes and opportunities and for some family shots.
Apple picking, a new grand niece, headbands & dinner out with the college freshman niece, football games with the marching band, tree lighting ceremonies in the city park, sickness - I've had my FILL of sickness this past year, and time for more family.
Yep - I'll say it's been a very good year. The love, the laughter, the life that surrounds me makes my heart happy over & over & over.
As we say goodbye to yet another year, I look forward to the new that awaits us in 2015.
I will continue with my "Feet First" meme, hoping you will join me on the 1st of every month on Instagram! Take a shot or 2 or 3 or more of where you find your feet planted on that 1st day of every month and tag them #feetfirst2015 on Instagram. You can find me @pattilin60, along with the faithful followers who joined me this past year in this journey.
I've also chosen my "one little word" for 2015 ~ "be". To "be" in the moment, to "be" content, to "be" a better me. I'm choosing to work harder in 2015 to just "be" in the moment, every single one of them, to find joy, peace, love and to learn from that moment.
I hope you have a wonderful New Year as well and I look forward to spending time with you right here, in My Happy Place.