new year, new blog, clean baby

as the title suggests, i’m launching a new blog. And this is it. Welcome. And in good time, too… in time to welcome in a new year as we wander out of the last one. Which was a big one in our family – my son graduated from university, & as one of my daughters walked into marriage the other walked into toddler-hood. Milestones. I had a full busy year, with work & family life, & always trying to find that sweet spot of balance between the two. An on-going learning, i am discovering. I met the most amazing people in 2010, shared in very heartfelt wedding celebrations, hung out with families, many on their hornby holidays – some whom i have the pleasure of getting together with year after year & some delightful new faces – we had a trip to europe (photos to come) to introduce tess & i to marc’s extended family, & a trip to the dominican to celebrate frannie & dan’s wedding. Visits to vancouver & victoria, to friends & family, a beautiful summer with late afternoons & evenings spent on the beach watching the wonder & delight of tess discovering her world, another incredible hornby festival (photos to come) hanging out taking in fabulous music at olsen’s farm, & all of it filled with so much love, support & happiness that i wonder, how did i get so lucky? Blessings all.

so what to post first? I’ve been gathering together some highlights from 2010 & thought i’d start there. But then today happened. And tess had a lovely long soak in the kitchen sink. And it all looked so just right – our old cabin kitchen, the light from a rainy-day window, a sweet, soggy baby. So here’s a taste of tess as we sail into 2011. Thank you for stopping by!