Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year


My wish for you (and me) ...

Rascal Flatts song "My Wish" ... check it out here on YouTube and the lyrics here.

"... My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish ..."

So, 2012 is here. And this is the year for US, Marty and I and our children, Caitlin and Ciaran. It's for us as a couple, as a family and for us in our farm business. I dont have a word or phrase as such for the year ahead as many people do, neither do I have any NY resolutions, but rather a focus for us, on which our choices and decisions will be based.

Here's to US in 2012!!!

We brought the new year in camping and water skiing at Grabine (Wyangala Dam) with our besties. 3 fabulous days and nights of fun, friendship, laughter, outdoors and NO HASSLES!!! Bliss ...


 We were able to put the camper trailer to proper use (not just the 1 night we put it up for on the way home from having picked it up in Melbourne way back in March!) and had a terrific spot.


And the exciting thing was Ciaran skiing!!! So proud of our little man.


Yes, and Mummy had a go too, manage to get up first go and stay up so that's good enough for me!


Ciaran had another go the next day and got it too. He was a little scared and carried on a treat (while still holding on and skiing beautifully, mind you) and when he came back in and asked what was wrong, he realised that nothing bad happened and it was actually fun! He was so proud of himself though.

Each evening as the sun started to set we'd pack up from down by the water, shower the children, cook a yummy but simple BBQ dinner and salad and then settle in for a few quiet drinks and talk until late. On NYE we got the kids to bed and got the cards out ... and a bottle of Baileys ... and a bottle of Butterscotch Schnapps ... which 4 of us demolished in less than 2 hours!!! We had the giggles up playing cards, we counted down to midnight, hugs and kisses all round then it was back to cards and finally bed.
Gosh it was fun and thankfully no sore heads in the morning.

So that was our short but very sweet little break away.

What did you do? Did you go anywhere? How did you bring in the NY?


6 comments:

Liz Weber said...

Happy New Year Helen, looks like you and your family had a very awesome holiday! I am looking forward to 2012 and sharing it with you!

SkrapPrincess said...

Looks like you all had a great time away, all the best for 2012 and I'll see you on FB and in the Red Earth Scrapping store/forum. :) <3

Mistra Hoolahan said...

That looked like the best fun! We used to go camping/skiing up at Esk when I was little, fun fun memories!

Our NYE was quiet, as the following days... was blissful and just what I needed!

Kate said...

its nice to get away for a few days and not have everyday dramas to deal with. sounds wonderful helen!! xox

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great break away Helen.. We played UNO until midnight- but sadly I was very hungover the next day! Ha! All the best to your beautiful family for positive choices and outcomes for 2012. I haven't chosen my word yet either...???!!!

Penny said...

SO happy for you Helen - what a beautiful start to the year!
We spent NYE by the water too - camped overnight and had a ball fishing, swimming and tubing. Thank goodness for some lovely weather for a change.