I cannot believe that another year has passed us by. I swear, it was just yesterday when we rang in 2011.
When I was a kid and complaining about how sssssllllloooooowwwwww summer was going, my mom used to like to tell me that not to fear, the years would speed up as I got older.
In my kid-mind I was all, “Sure. Mmmhmm. I believe you. (NOT!)”
But, as usual, Mom was right. Now I want the year to slow down so I can actually experience it instead of it passing me by in a blur.
This year has been full of highs and lows, as any year is. Fun things, like Jordan turning 6 and going to Disneyland where Jordan finally, finally would take photos with the princesses. Exciting things like finishing Kindergarten and starting first grade. Mel and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary and renewed our vows with Elvis. He turned 50. I turned 34 and (even though I have awhile to catch up to him) finally understand when people complain about their age in relation to aches, pains, age spots, and grey hair.
We started the year having no idea we would end the year in a new house. Several months were spent dealing with buying and moving. But it was worth it. THIS house is our forever home. (Well, until this blog makes us rich and we can buy a house on the beach somewhere.)
We’ve lost some family members this year. Two of them passed within weeks of diagnosis, and should have had many years still ahead of them. That alone makes me appreciate what I have in front of me. I am thankful for what I have!
Honestly, I was trying to sum up 2011 to myself. And really, I couldn’t. Because it went so fast I had a hard time even remembering everything that happened. Maybe one of my goals in 2012 should be to slow down?
Speaking of 2012, do you need a quick cookie to take to a party? There’s no need to worry about calories until the 2nd, after all (the first is spent eating to recover from the party the night before, right?)
I’ve never made spritz cookies before and they are so super easy! I know that they don’t traditionally have glaze, but they looked sorta naked. They needed a jacket, a chocolatey almond jacket. They are for New Year’s Eve, right? They needed some glitz, glamour, and sparkle.
Make to eat, make to take…whatever, just make them!