I usually don’t do New Year’s resolutions and I also don’t usually post at 3:00 on a Friday afternoon, but the family has run into town to pick up a parcel (TRANSFORMERS MONOPOLY) and I’m finished prepping our appetizers for the evening. I’m sitting at the kitchen table and the sun is setting and I just feel like I need to say something about the end of one year and the start of the next one. It seems as though saying nothing is not quite right, you know?

Most of you are probably at parties or spending time with family and may not see this. That’s totally fine. I hope to be engrossed in TRANSFORMERS MONOPOLY within the hour.

I usually do an annual round-up of favorite photos and I usually do so many other things outside of this here space but I’ve gotten tired of the (self-inflicted) guilt of not doing what I “usually” do. I have come a long way these past few months in letting things go, and giving myself permission to let them go without an ounce of guilt. It’s remarkably freeing.

2010 is breathing its last few breaths and 2011 is ready to enter the world with wild abandon, as newborns are wont to do. 2010 was good to me but I have a feeling that 2011 might just blow me away.

Happy New Year, friends. I’ll see you on the other side.


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  1. bethany actually December 31, 2010 4:18 pm edit

    Lookit Emily’s lil’ ponytails! They slay me. Happy New Year, friend!
    .-= bethany actually´s last blog ..Elliora’s home =-.

  2. Mel December 31, 2010 4:32 pm edit

    Happy New Year Ange, have a blast with your game!! We are doing the same tonight, family game night with appy’s, yummmmm.

  3. Domestic Extraordinaire December 31, 2010 5:12 pm edit

    Happy New Year to you as well friend!!
    .-= Domestic Extraordinaire´s last blog ..A Christmas Trip =-.

  4. Hannah December 31, 2010 5:14 pm edit

    Happy New Year to you and your family! Love you!
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Twenty eleven =-.

  5. Danica December 31, 2010 7:36 pm edit

    Happy New Year! My Matthew is out picking up appies and champagne and then we’re off to Liz’s house to par-tay. Enjoy your game.
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..The Year in Review =-.

  6. Heidi F December 31, 2010 10:09 pm edit

    Man your kids are cute! Happy New Year to the whole Dykstra clan!

  7. Mrs. Wilson December 31, 2010 10:26 pm edit

    Happy New Year, my friend. I have to learn how to let myself let things go as well, I’ll let you know how it goes. ;)

    Hope your night was (is) stellar!

  8. Kandi January 1, 2011 1:39 pm edit

    Happy new year!

  9. Victoria January 1, 2011 5:15 pm edit

    Happy New Year :)
    .-= Victoria´s last blog ..All The Best =-.

  10. Colleen January 1, 2011 8:35 pm edit

    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    2011 already feels like it’s going to be a fabulous year.
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..Happy New Year! =-.

  11. Elaine January 3, 2011 11:25 am edit

    Happy New Year to you too Angella! Here’s to a fabulous 2011 ahead! xo
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..I took a lot of pictures last year =-.

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