Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bringing in the New Year... a little late!!

While the rest of the States were in a bitter cold freeze over the holidays, we were fortunate enough to bring in the New Year at Moonstone Beach in California. 

We returned home last weekend after almost three weeks of traveling. We have been dealing with illness in the extended family, and our own little girl had surgery on Thursday (tonsillectomy) and is now doing much better. Due to all these factors, the start of the New Year has been a little weird and tough and this blog has also been neglected.  

On New Years Eve, we had a great visit with close friends. The weather at the beach was so beautiful and sunny that their kids and ours actually waded in the water and ran in the surf. It was a glorious end to the year. Looking at those six kids running in the water, I thought about the future and I realized how much is at stake for our country and for our kids who will inherit it all. My hope is for a future of small steps, wisdom, and restraint. I am especially aware of how things as you know them can change in an instant. I want to remember those kids running barefoot on the beach on the last day of 2008. 

To all my friends, readers, family, and blogger buddies I have met this year... Best wishes for a blessed New Year... a little late!


Joyce said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, too, Laura. <3

It looks like you had a wonderful time, and your friend's blog looks quite interesting.

Thanks for the shared glimpse of a special vacation.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Gorgeous pictures, as usual. Sorry your year got off to a rough start but hoping the rest of it will be smooth sailing for the whole Storytellin' family!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

And same to you. I loved these photos, so perfect for this post!

Joyce said...

I'm just stopping by once again, Laura, to let you know I'm thinking about you, hoping that you and yours are all well.