Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Sarah says:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Above you can see me at exactly 48 seconds or so after the clock struck midnight here in Belgium and we were whisked into 2008! After that we headed to De Kreun in Kortrijk for a New Year's party. I was asleep by 5 this morning and up again at noon.
Above you can see our yearly New Year guest Dirk today in 2008 and us together below exactly a year ago on the 1st of January 2007! As you can see, it was very sunny here last year! Not this year!
Below you can see Heidi exactly a year ago today on the 1st of January 2007! If you click here, you can also see Yma and Nico a year ago today. Not sure and quite doubt that we'll see a photo of Heidi on here today from today but oh well - we had her yesterday and she's starting to feel better, which is the most important thing!
There below you can see Heidi and me together two years ago after the clocks struck 12 on the 1st of January 2006! My how we have both changed! Click here to see more about that year!
Below is my one fireworks photo of 2008 from our living room window! Last night we had a little show and once again at midnight, my kid ate a pancake. This morning she read us her New Year's poem, which is always heartwarming. We really hope 2008 is another good year for her! You just can't help but be afraid sometimes when things feel right and good. You know that in one minute things can go from good to bad and bad to good. It's a pity that those sorts of worries can make you feel bad about feeling good... I guess it's called paranoia!And below you can see our yearly 1st of January breakfast spread of french toast made by my mom. This year, thanks to the Little House on the Prairie cookbook she brought us, we had late 1800s cornmeal mush just like the Ingalls used to do! Yummy stuff! I can't wait to dive into this cook book! Anyone interested in coming over for a Little House on the Prairie food night, let me know!
And to take us into the New Year, I'll let my friends from Little house give some things to think about:
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!
~Michael Landon - Pa Ingalls

We who live in quiet places have the opportunity to become acquainted with ourselves, to think our own thoughts, and live our own lives.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

...but, at long last, I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all...I believe we would be happier to go back to simpler living and more direct thinking. It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest and living close to nature. There are no hothouse blossoms that can compare in beauty and fragrance with my bouquet of wild flowers.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
I'd add: Live well and be well in 2008 people and spend time doing stuff that matters with people that matter and not wasting time and thoughts on all the stuff that doesn't mean squat. Consume less -- because we don't need half the things we think we do.
By 2009, I hope my family life is just like it is now. I hope I am singing again and on stage. I hope my work life is successful and feels good and challenging. I hope health abounds. I hope all the people who mean the world to me have more joy than pain. Simplicity is what I am after this year...

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