It's here, 2012, the year of change and much happiness.
After a wonderful evening at our friends Matt and Sally's house - kids swimming, playing on the jumping castle and us adults sharing a few drinks and dining on prawns, lamb, tasty salads etc, I actually managed to get a restful night with no fireworks or party animals waking me up. Phew!
Then today started out exactly how I wanted it too, the sun shining, balmy weather, and two happy kids.
I took them to the beach and park for an early morning play, then the rest of the day was spent indoors. Way too hot outside, we would have all gotten fried to a crisp. So, instead, we wrestled, did puzzles, played trains, sang songs - anything that basically kept us cool.
I haven't set any new year's resolutions, I don't want to put additional pressure onto myself.
Although, I can tell you that I just want to be the best person I can be, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen with (even if I do have teeny tiny one's), ooze confidence, support those who need me, laugh, love, dream, run, dance, sing - I just want to be ME!
A wonderful start to what is going to be an amazing year.
Did your year start out the way you wanted it too?