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Sunday, January 6, 2013

It's inevitable...

all good things must come to an end and I, for one, am not ready.  Tomorrow the Boyen Bunch returns to school, after a much deserved break.  I know they aren't ready either.  Savannah is not looking forward to waking up early, Bailey is not interested in the huge amounts of homework that will be dumped on him and the little ones, well for them and myself it's all of it! The hustle and bustle of the school week is by far worse than the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season!   This last week at home has been pure, boring, bliss.  I feel a bit guilty about the lack of anything we did or didn't do, as the case may be.  I want to capture this feeling of calm and bottle it up for the weeks to come.  And that is just what I am going to try to do...look at the work week in a different light.  To try to not think of it as busy.  To try to keep the hustle and bustle and rushing OUT of our daily lives.  To take deep breaths in the hurried moments and bring in the calm. 

There a "new thing" in resolutions flying around the Internet/blog world.  Not that new really because I've been doing it for at least two years now.  It's the Word of the Year, where you choose a word that gives mindful purpose to your living over the year 2013.  I've selected my word or my word may have selected me...it's COURAGE.  This can be looked at in a variety of ways.  Am I afraid to face things?...not really, OK sometimes.  But I am fearful of letting go, giving up control, letting things just be.  So... I want to have the courage to attempt the things I haven't in the past, like writing a book, or organizing the bedroom closets (OK maybe those are scary!!!).  I just want to focus on the courage to tackle the things in my life that I may be avoiding.  Last year wasn't the greatest year ever, but it certainly wasn't the worst.  Looking back, I did accomplish some things and had the courage to overcome big issues.  But that courage didn't come until half way through the year.  I want to keep the flow of courage and give up the resistance.  Resistance is what holds us back from success (well duh?!).  We have to give into the flow of life, have the courage to ride those waves, where ever they may take us.  Holding back merely holds us back, from what we are truly suppose to accomplish in life.  My word of the year...courage

I need a bit of courage to face tomorrow...the return of the "real world and real life".  These two week as have been a true blessing.

Some moments from this week...



A brief snow flurry Thursday morning...

Gymnastics Thursday night!  I was able to snap a shot of both girls at once!
Friday night family fun!




Get 'em Bailey!

Cheese!


Saturday we headed over to Market Days in Old Towne Helotes!  Checking out the little koi pond and Lorelei made a friend.

Savannah bought herself a new crochet hat!

We took a quick trip to Target for some organizing gear.  Lorelei noticed her long shadow!

I'm going to try my best to post every Sunday...we'll see how well that goes!  Have a great and courageous week!



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