Okay. Right this moment I’m sitting in the family room at 8:22 PM on New Year’s Eve surrounded by my children and my husband. So I thought I would ask them to take turns telling me their favorite memories from 2012, and perhaps give a peek into an aspiration or two for 2013.
I think I will start with volunteers. There are no volunteers. This is going to be harder than I thought.
Lilienne (almost 11): My favorite memory of 2012 is meeting country artist Hunter Hayes, and I aspire to play on a private school’s volleyball team in 2013.
Lydia Hope (13): “My favorite memory is learning French, and I aspire to learn geography and be able to map the world.”
Adrienne (14): “My favorite memory is driving without a license, and in 2013 I aspire to work in a mirror factory; that’s a job I can see myself doing.” 🙂
Olivia (17): “My favorite memory is our family trip to Six Flags, and I aspire to not plan ahead.
Franklin (19): “My favorite memory of 2012 is my first career win (as UT Ice Vol’s goalie), and in 2013 I want to build a tower that reaches to the heavens thereby creating a bunch of new languages.”
Taylor (21): “My favorite memory is playing soccer with Hispanic children at school, and in 2013 I want to focus less on work and take a more happiness-oriented approach to living in the now.”
Lauren (22): “My favorite memory is my wedding day, and in 2013 I want to find more time for writing.”
Nick (23): “My favorite memory of 2012 is meeting the woman of my dreams, and in 2013 I want to give more money to charity.”
And I cannot let my husband escape the questioning:
Tim says that his favorite memory is having lost over 50 pounds this year, and in 2013 he wants to write a whole lot more.
(Author’s note: If you know Nick, I obviously have had to edit his comments to be suitable for publication. Actually, I’ve had to edit a whole, whole lot of what was actually said during this session. We’ve had a heck of a time LAUGHING OUT LOUD. Ahem.)
Takeaway: It is much easier to write my OWN blog posts vs. asking for input from the family. Wow.
Happy New Year, Y’all! 🙂