Picture Holiday – Day 29

This is without a doubt one my favorite pictures of my family.  I love it so.  My friend Tara did a project last year called six people twelve times and took a picture of her family every month throughout the year.  This picture has inspired me to do the same.

We cracked open a bottle of Martinellis and said goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011.

I love New Years.  I love the promise of a fresh start.  I love the shiny newness of a brand spankin’ new calendar year.  I love that you can leave behind all of the negativity and badness that one year held and start a new one with a brand new outlook.  Every year that I am on this Earth, I learn so much more about myself.  I have learned that change is good and that nothing lasts forever.  Times will change and I will change with it.  I am not the same person that I was this time last year, and I know that I will not be the same person this time next year.  Finally getting to the point to accept and love myself and to welcome new opportunities did not always come easy to me.  Now I welcome it with open arms.  And saying goodbye to the past and welcoming the future has gotten me there.

I hope that all of your dreams come true in 2011.

a toast