Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone has enjoyed their first week of 2010 and have enjoyed their holiday break. Every new year's eve, I always start to feel a wave of depression hit me - I don't know if it's anxiety of a new year or all of the emotions from the last year getting one last kick out of me. Which one it is I don't know, but it seams like I always welcome the new year with a full blown hissy fit! Oh, the crying the sobbing, the grumping at everyone who's around me - it gets worse every year. This year I didn't have much time for grumping. I had to get up early the next day so I could go jump into a 70 degree natural spring with my family and a bunch of my crazy friends. My hissy fit was shocked right out of me! A new year tradition was born - a swim in the water and them a steaming cup of hot chocolate in the lodge. The worst part of the whole ordeal was getting out of the water and being directly smacked in the face with cold, and horribly windy weather.

During the holiday break I got a change to raid the family ceder chest with my Mom. Oh the treasures we found! There were dresses, shoes, skirts, tops, hats, bags and much, much more. My Grandmother always saved clothes - wedding dresses, baby clothes, nightgowns etc. - all I can say is, I'm so, so, so, so glad that she did. I tried on my Aunt's wonderful wedding dress that was handmade by my Grandmother and my Great Grandmother. I also tried on an amazing lavender gown from the 50's (floor length, chiffon, boat neck, and with a matching hat!). Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! After I go back to the chest - preferably when I have my camera - I'll post some pics!

I'll post some more later on...