Happy New Year!
What a thrill it was to welcome 2011 seeing Aruba lighting up the sky in fireworks. Being just as I remembered it as a child, and it was now so much more as I witnessed my kids' faces light up in disbelief and wonder... "Mama, I like the exploding fireworks e-very-where!!!"
It was an unforgettable night and a wonderful way to bring in the New Year with family, friends, food and song.
I can honestly say that the daze of jet-lag is finally lifting and I able to really start to BE with my loved ones. The boys just cannot get enough from playing with their cousins, outside in the dirt! :)
It has been raining quite a bit of late, so the island is covered in luscious greens, and any chance we get we try to sit outside and enjoy the breezes.
This morning was especially wonderful as the sun came out from behind the clouds, and I rushed out with my camera to spend some time with the hummingbirds and the butterflies. I still cannot find the words to describe the utter joy of just being allowed to share in their goings-on.
As you can imagine, I have not been able to do much stitching as yet, although the itch to stitch is nearly making me crazy! :) ...just as the mosquitos are, actually!
So, receive my best wishes for a Creative New Year, surrounded by all the love and peace your heart can hold!