I am welcoming a New Year. 2012 is going to be full of good things, experiences and lots of growing
up...between the kids and Carl, there's a lot of growing to be done. This year I am going to simply enjoy
my children instead of mourning the fact that they are no longer babies. I definitely miss my babies but to
be able to experience their life with them and to help them become their best is exciting and I'm going to
enjoy it! I'm not going to sit around and be sad and mopey (it's not really in my nature to do that but kids can
do crazy things to your mind!).
This year Josh will be starting school, Annabelle will go to middle school, Stephen will be baptized and Emily
is going to be over a decade old...There's going to be a lot happening here at the Haslem household and we
are going to love every minute of it. Except for our trials, which we will hopefully have the patience and the
faith and the perseverance to rise above and become better because of them.
Like I said, there will be lots of growing!
To celebrate the good year to come, tonight we are having a Par~Tay!
We have planned our menu with each person suggesting items.
This is what we've come up with:
Ice Cream Cones
Italian Cheese Dip
Little Weenies in Barbecue Sauce
Jalepeano Poppers wrapped in bacon
We plan on playing Uno, Catch Phrase, sing some Karaoke and probably play a few of our "homemade"
We wish you all a very happy New Year! And a great New Years celebration!
(we had an unusually warm day on Friday...and then it snowed!)