Good bye 2011 and hello 2012. I am excited for what this year may bring and the calmness that I am striving for as compared to 2011. Our family was very busy over that last year. Building a new house, Jacob and the twins both in school, having our old house on the market and ultimately renting it out. In addition to all the other busyness that a family goes thru with three young boys. Soccer, football, swimming, Spanish, summer camp, piano and on and on. My goal this coming year. to get organized (yes I know you all think I am the queen of organization but after moving and seeing all the "Stuff" we have I clearly am not that organized..) Also this year I want there to be calm in my crazy world. How are you going to accomplish this calmness with three young boys you ask? School next fall will be a huge change for us. I will not be running back and forth every two hours three times a week because they will all be at the same school. One drop off and one pick up. Oh how sweet it is going to be. In addition we will not be designing and building a house which turned out not to be as bad as one would think. Our biggest conflict was over landscape, and that too passes and we are into our beautiful new home. So as we begin this new year I challenge all of you to take a moment and find the calm in your crazy life and cherish it for it never last quite long enough. Below is the collage of photos taken as our house was being built. Click on any picture to view the entire collage.