“i don like-a smack, mom”

it’s already january 8th?!

i feel like it’s been only a few days since i rang in the new year with the mister, the bean & the little one…

yes, can you believe it – against my better judgement both babies were up to witness the new year’s arrival. i think it took like 3 of these last 8 days for them to get somewhat back to normal in regards to bedtime…

we stayed much later than anticipated (by me only apparently) at our friends’ new year’s party…

hubs was happy chattin’ it up with his buddies…isla was just happy…and avey met a boy…and was quite content chasing him around the kitchen & assisting him in rearranging the appetizers…haha

mommy was sick to her stomach, as usual these days, & enjoyed the festivities the best she could while silently cursing the spread of yumminess that was mocking her all night…

anyway, the plan was to be home by 10pm, put the babes to bed & then enjoy the final moments of 2012 with a champagne (pronounced cham-pag-nay) toast & a new year’s smooch. lovely.

the real deal…rolled in at 11:45, decided to welcome 2012 as a fam, complete with the toast (for mom & dad), a glass of maraschino cherry water for avey & some random dancing.

this is where the smacking comes in…

dad decided to engage in the good ole tradition of pot banging with aves…well…

“i don like-a smack, mom! i don like it!”

awww, sweet baby…she didn’t like-a smack this year…maybe next year if we can better prepare her for it. i should probably allow more pot banging on a regular basis…hmmm…

don’t worry, she recovered quickly – she’s a lot like her mom. five more maraschino cherries later & a few more over-the-top dance numbers & she was back to her happy self…just in time for bed!

plans changed, but it was the perfect night.

i think that should be the trend of this year for our family…not exactly what we planned, but rather, the perfect plan for us.

after all…”many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (proverbs 19:21)

not our will, but YOUR’S this year, Lord.

thank you in advance for new mercies every morning & the opportunity to make this year better than the last…

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