January 1, 2009

{ ENJOY }

Geesh. I didn't really mean to go this long without posting but, our nice relaxing Christmas break has turned out to be very busy. Fun, but busy. Happy New Year! We had a nice quiet night here at home. We played games, watched movies & ate junk food. I wanted to make it a little bit special for our kids so, I found this cute idea on the Joys of Home blog. She decorates a tree for New Years. What? A theme tree? I'm all over that.

I found this little white tree at Walmart, on sale for $4.44 & I got the silver disco ball & star ornmaments for $3 at Target. Gotta' love those after Christmas bargains.

I grabbed a package of Happy New Year horns & hats to add to the tree.

It's a little boring on it's own so, we added color on the dinner table. I will have fun looking for a few more things to add to the tree next year but, it turned out very fun & it cost only about $16 for everything on the table. And the kids LOVED it which, is the best part.

So, now I've just got to finish writing my goals down for 2009. I recently discovered a fun blog called { A } & she talks about choosing a word for the year. I loved the idea & have been thinking about it for the past couple of weeks. I've finally decided that the word for me for 2009 is...ENJOY! Being a mother of four, sometimes in the every day life of motherhood I forget to slow down & notice the little things that will pass by me too quickly. You know..."Don't cry over spilled milk.", "Don't get caught up in the thick of thin things.", "Live in the now." I am looking forward to enjoying 2009. Oh yah, and excercising more, getting more organized, finishing that list of crafts I've wanted to do and... :)

8 comments:

Laurel MacD said...

That is my word for the year, also!

Kasey said...

What a perfect word to have for the new year.

Amber said...

How fun! Great word. I didn't know that you had 4 children. You go girl!! I think you're about my age (?) I'm working towards number 3. {Well, kind of....} Okay, I lost number 3, so I guess I'm working towards number 4. :)

Happy New Year. Missed you!

AJ said...

Jamie-I love that little tree! Such a good idea:) I think my word for the year should be enjoy, as well! My kids are growing up too fast and I'm finding that I'm getting too caught up in the day to day stuff and not enjoying the little things!!

Jeanneoli said...

The table looks so awesome and most importantly the kids loved it! I love the idea of chosing a word for the year. I need to give that some thought.

Sheila said...

The tree is a terrific idea to continue the festivities of the past month. It is great to have some new and fun decorations as everyone is thinking about taking down others.

"Enjoy" is a perfect theme for the new year!

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

Wow, cute tree, and what a bargain! I really like the idea of choosing a word...will be thinking about that. Happy New Year!

Erin said...

Great tree and the table looked amazing! Happy New Year to you!