It doesn't seem like all that long ago that I was traipsing out behind the barn on New Years Day morning with my camera to take a picture of the first sunrise of 2011.
I didn't have the luxury of a leisurely morning like that today...Sunday mornings here are a bit hectic. Usually, Jim and I get up and get started with the milking and feeding, and the kids come out a little later to help with bedding up and calves before we all run for the shower and shovel in some breakfast before Church. It's hectic but do-able.
Yesterday we had my family's big Christmas get together, and the cousins had a sleepover afterwards on our living room floor. Of course they wanted to stay up to see the New Year in, so this morning it was a little harder to roll out of bed and head to the barn. They did, though, and we made it to Church with a few minutes to spare.
Then we all gathered at my parents' house this afternoon for one last family meal before we had to begin scattering. It could be a year until we're ALL together again...(but hopefully not!) Two families live out of state, and with young adult cousins who now have college and work schedules to juggle, our time together is limited.
We did manage to get a picture of us four
It was a great way to welcome the new year today...how did you celebrate?