We've just come home from our friends' New Year's Eve party (celebrated the East Coast's countdown, which is the only way for us West Coasters to do it with our kids) and the boys came home and immediately passed out. "Mama, 2009 was a good year, I gotta say." Mateo declared as I tucked him in. "But I know 2010 is going to be crazy!" A mischievous smile spread across his face. 

2009 was a good year, difficult at times, glorious at others, just as life is and should be. There were so many adventures, so many questions, so many meals, so many full, full days, that it all really went by so fast. I'd like to hope that 2010 will be a slower one, but it's not shaping up to be so. Most ominously, is our new home that is waiting to be built, and that will (hopefully) be completed this year. And of course there are two boys who insist on us showing them as much of the world as we possibly can. "What are we doing next?" is their daily mantra. 

At this moment, I feel very full with gratitude for this little family of mine. Sometimes it's hard for me to believe that I've been this blessed to have three enormously precious beings to surround me and love me. Every day really is a gift for me, and I can only imagine 2010 as a year of more abundance.