Happy New Year everyone! Wishing that this year will be so much better for you in so many ways especially in health and happiness. Hopefully you'll strive to meet your resolutions, if you have any. I hope we'll get to see more happy faces around the world. That people will still care for each other, regardless of their differences. That greediness does not push us into the wrong direction not only in our lives, but also in other people's lives. That we are still able to feel safe wherever we are. And empathy and compassion will still play major roles in our lives.
"If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
And here are some pictures from last week :-)
We got so many presents from Daniel's side of the family. The kids especially had so much fun opening their gifts. Thank you so much! We would have gone to Oregon to spend some time with Aunt Dottie and her family on Christmas day, if it hadn't been for a gig that Daniel had to play on Christmas Eve. Bummer! So it was just us, spending some quiet quality time together.
I love what the boys made for us.
Ezzat's drawing of a nutcracker. Definitely a keeper for me.
And then it started to snow!!! It didn't really stick at first. More of a mix between rain and snow.
But it got heavier.
And I'm loving it!
"Do I really have to take a nap?"
"What if I do this, aaaaaaaa?"
Our lunch. Unfortunately I didn't feel like cooking for a feast. So just a quick teriyaki chicken on sticks with carrot rice and whatever that you can see in the picture above. We just hanged out after lunch, watched a couple of movies and basically just being couch potatoes all day. It was great.