Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year & OLW

New Year's Eve was a wonderful, stress free evening with family and friends.  We wanted to get out of the house but not too far away. Guess where we went? Yes, to our favorite local winery in Homestead.  Schnebly's Winery hosted their first annual New Year's Eve bash with food, wine, a band and fireworks.  The best part of the evening was when we picked up our tickets and were headed to the seating area when long and behold, the owner of the winery which happens to be a good friend of my hubby's greeted us and invited our group to the VIP area. What!!! We had a private area with our own liquor, lounging area and awesome service.  What else could we want! Well, we could have had seconds of dinner. LOL

Here are some of my favorite photos of the evening.

Vanessa and I  (I don't know if it's the angle of that photo but wow I look skinny, LOL)

My brother and I

My hubby and I (The most amazing guy eva)

Sharlene, Yvette and I shaking our grove thing, Yeah!

My niece, brother, sister-in-law ringing in the New Year!

Group shot!

Just us girls!

Peter Schnebly (the owner of the winery)

The only shot of the fireworks worth sharing

Here's to a New Year filled with love, kindness, peace and joy. Thank you for visiting my blog this past year. I hope to devote more time, energy, creativity to it this year. I have so many things I want to accomplish so it brings me to my next topic One Little Word.  For those of you who don't know Ali Edwards created this series a couple of years ago.  OLW is when you pick one word that you want reflected in your life, something you want to change, add or experience within this year. 

I've been picking my word for the past three years.  I've thought about it, journaled somewhat about it and I may have worked on it in my everyday life but I didn't make it a priority in my life.  This year I plan on approaching it a bit differently.  Ali is offering a class on OLW thru Big Picture Classes.  I love the concept so I joined in on the fun.  The class is slow paced so I won't feel overwhelmed and she makes awesome references on how to make our WORD vivid in our lives.  If your on the fence about taking the class I totally recommend it. At the end of the year I'll have this album filled with prompts about my word "COMMIT"

Here are my pages for the month of January, I'm done and I've put it away until next month. I hope to add my accomplishments for this month. I have my fingers crossed...

Well peeps, I've taken more time than I should have. Thank you for finishing the post. I know! My post have been way to long lately. I'll try to keep them short and sweet.  Thanks for stopping by and keep a look out for a RAK I will be hosting very soon...



Nancy W said...

Hi sweet friend! Love the post, you guys looked amazing in the photos and you must have had a blast! i'm taking Ali's class too :) My word is True! Happy New Year and see you online!

Marlene said...

It looks like you guys had a blast. No it's not your imagination, your are slimmer, you look great girl.

Damaris said...

So glad you had a great time. I love that book. DELISH!!! Can't wait to see if completed.

~Nancy~ said...

Oooww... looks like you guys had so much fun!! Awesome pictures!! You all look amazing! Hugs from The Netherlands!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

New Year's was great!!! Love that you started your OLW album already :) looks awesome!!!