Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Is it really 2011 already? The year went by FAST! So much happened and it was a good year overall. There were high points (Got to celebrate Donovan turning ONE!) and low points (We had to say goodbye to Grandma Covino). We've made it through all the ups and downs and are ready to see what 2011 brings us - maybe Donovan will get to be a big brother? Time will tell!

We had a low key New Year's Eve - played cards and drank with Dad and Rosemary. And now, we're having a low key New Year's Day. While it's nice to laze around and do nothing... it's sad too. For the first time in my life, we are not in Somerville with tons of family and friends celebrating the day and drinking Asti. It's the first time in about 30 years that her house has been empty on New Year's Day. It really doesn't feel like New Year's without going there...

However, we will start our own traditions and make lots of terrific memories for Donovan. Maybe we'll start a big once a year event for him to have lifetime memories of! Grandma would not want us to be sad - life is for the living is what she always said. 2011 is going to be a new year with lots of new traditions and fun things to start doing as a family. Grandma will never be far from my thoughts though and I am going to try to incorporate some of my favorite memories of her into Donovan's life. Because, you know, every once in a while it's OK to have chocolate cake before dinner - I mean, it IS made with all natural ingredients. :)

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