Thank you everyone who took the time to comment or email me on our
recent loss, it's been rough but we have found comfort in each other
and in the goodness of who grandpa was.


It's been a whirl wind of activity over the past little while.  I wasn't planning on being so absent over the month of December but in hindsight life goes that way I suppose.  I'm just happy to be with you all now and so, better late then never, Happy New Year!  Am I the only one who can't believe how quickly last year passed? 
Someone pinch me please.  My brain isn't quite caught up either, I keep
writing 2009 on cheques and bills.


I'll be spending the remainder of January just easing into this new year which means no new year resolutions for me, I've never been very good at that sort of thing anything.  The implications always feel apologetic, as if something needs to change.  Instead I want to appreciate all of life's experiences, the good and bad, and work through them as they come, with grace.


That doesn't mean we don't have our rituals.  It seems as the holidays crash upon us that I am doing less and less baking for our family during the month of December.  Just as well, holiday sweets are endless everywhere you go.  And then January arrives with her endless days of cold and newness; what better way to kick off the year than with some home baked goodness?


Gingerbread is a big love of ours, yum.  Did I say that loud enough?  YUM!  Bring out the cookie cutters and the kids are more than willing to participate, which makes the baking both fun and uber chaotic.  How could it be any other way?  It's all good. 


I'm sure in the days ahead there will be a few more moments like these in our cozy kitchen.  I do have quite a few cookie monsters you know.  How about you?  How have you eased into the new year? 


  1. i would like to get some help in starting the routine and planning my day with a toddler

  2. Hi Mili, what kind of help did you have in mind?  scheduling? day activities?


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