25 white balloons, 14 glassybaby votives, party hats, bead necklaces and maracas for the five of us, a Magic 8 Ball to help us predict the year ahead, 12 grapes each and a Nutella cake covered in sparkler candles. That's what New Year's Eve looked like for our little clan. We first walked to our favorite neighborhood restaurant to feast on Japanese food and toast with sake. Then back home to ring in 2012 at... 10 pm! Yes, we set the clocks forward a bit so the girls could participate without being too tired. This is the second time we opt out of leaving our home to celebrate and instead make our own little romance right here at home, and it suits us so, so well.
Welcome. I am so glad you've come. My name is Patricia and this is a journal of my family's days and the inspiration that shapes them. I like to write, I like to make collages, I like to make things with my children and alone, and I like to share with others. My guiding beliefs are that every moment and every day are meaningful and that good times strung together make a happy life. If you agree, I hope you find something here to inspire you in your next good + happy day.