Monday, December 31, 2012

here's to 2013

Fabio and I packed up the kids, the crab scoop, a bottle of Bollinger, and two champagne flutes, and wandered across the road to the beach tonight.

(Somewhat poignant, as the house has been sold, and we have no idea where we'll be this time next year, or even next month. It's been utterly magical, living here for the last two 1/2 years, and I am sad that we could never get the money together to buy the house ourselves.)

We sat on the beach and watched the sun go down, while the kids ran about, playing in the water and catching (and releasing) crabs, and we talked.

About where we want to see ourselves in a year, in 2 years, in 5, in 10. About where we're heading, and how we need to prioritise.

I don't want to sound like a dick, but we have employees to worry about, and we plan for their futures, as well as our own. It's good to stop every year, and think about what you're doing, and why.

We agree that we are very blessed to have each other, and to have the chance at the life we have (and the one we want).

In thinking over our blessings, that we enjoy good health, wonderful kids, special loved ones, freedom, and freedom from real need, we wish the same for you in the coming year -- that your problems be small ones, or at least that you be given the power to overcome them; that you and all the people you love be kept safe; and that you be given all that you need to be who you are and to make a difference in this world.

Make this year count.


  1. What a beautiful way to spend your night,
    Toni remember the magic and love is what you and your family put into the home.
    So there is another home waiting for you !!!!

    Happy New Year xxx

  2. Happy New Year to you too!! They're beautiful thoughts that will return to bless you throughout 2013.

  3. Sold house? Yay!
    New home? also good.
    All the hassle in between?
    I hope that passes smoothly and quickly for you all. Happy 2013

  4. Happy New Year, sounds like a wonderful way to leave 2012 behind and head into 2013. Wishing you all everything you desire, but especially love, laughter and happiness. xxxx


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