Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is a wonderful, productive, peaceful year for all.
The always-inspiring SouleMama is sharing photos of 2015 today, one photo for each month of her year, and I really enjoyed seeing the year distilled that way, so here are a dozen photos from our 2015. Some have been shared here on my blog before. Each one represents in some way the month in which I took it. We had a good year, for the most part. There were difficult times, such as the LB's surgery and recovery, but there were lots of good times too. We learned and grew together. Ours is a house of love.
We've had a calm and quiet holiday season, capped off with a stay-at-home New Year's Eve. Last night, we watched movies, ate party foods and toasted the New Year at 7 in the evening with glasses of Orangina. Later in the evening, the Bear and I saw fireworks up the arroyo without even having to leave our couch in the family room. We were in bed by 10, and up early to take down the Christmas tree and get the house back into order. It's neat and tidy now. I always breathe a little sigh of relief when Christmas has been put away for another year. It's lovely to have the tree up and the house decorated, but it feels good to get back to normal at the New Year. I enjoy January and February very much; they feel like a fresh start and are my favorite stretch of the winter season.
If you've just landed here at Thistlebear, I'd like to say hello and welcome! I hope you'll enjoy your visits. You can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram. I'd love to connect with you there as well. My Winter Project Link Party for January will be live on Sunday; I hope you'll join in!