After our quiet Christmas we went out to visit my parents for some fun and some more relaxation. Mom and Dad live out in the desert. It's beautiful and serene, and we always have a nice time when we visit.
We played games, walked in the hills and just enjoyed family for a few days. I brought along a travel project - a cute 2012 tea towel by Curious Doodles and got quite a bit done between the plane rides and time spent around the kitchen table chatting with Mom.
After dinner we snuggled on the couch to talk about the past year and what we hope for the new year.
I will of course have resolutions or plans for 2012, but I've enjoyed just feeling the excitement of the start of a new year and all the hope and possibility that it promises. Happy New Year to everyone!