After dinner on New Year's Eve,
we grabbed a box of fireworks
that had been nestled in a cabinet
in my laundry room for 5 years,
"Why did we buy these and how did we not shoot them off until now?"
was the question of the night.
Anyway, we all put on our coats
and ran outside.
It was only 6:30 pm
but we decided that was as good
a time as any to celebrate the New Year.
Roger put on a fantastic show for us
as the boys and I sat on our front steps
and whooped and hollered
as the fireworks whizzed, banged
and lit up the night sky.
Their sweet faces were illuminated
with a red and golden flickering glow
and I knew that I was exactly where I wanted to be
to ring in the new year.
My life is pretty simple,
filled with little moments
that explode in my heart.
It's filled with love
My goal is to enjoy
every crazy moment that
unfolds in my home.
To be present.
To enjoy my children.
If a loud sword fight
is unleashed in my living room,
I will grab a sword and join in.
If I discover the boys in the bathroom
making a mess with "potions",
I will grab green food coloring
and baking soda and make some slime.
These moments are fleeting
and as we sat on our steps
and watched the fireworks dance for us,
I couldn't help but think
2014 is going to be a great year!