Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I rang in 2012 sleeping on the couch with my beautiful daughter laying on my chest, and I wouldn't have started the year any other way. Tonight Derrick and I will celebrate with friends playing board games and enjoying some drinks. 2011 was a year with many struggles, I hope 2012 proves to be much more relaxing.

Christmas has come and gone and I haven't even had a chance to blog about my awesome present Derrick gave me! I got a big box of stuff from Japan including 25 packs of bath salt.... I'm in bathing heaven. I also received cooking spice, buttery potato sticks, hirigana practice paper, a really neat bilingual book about Japanese culture, and some Japanese coffee.  ( pictures to come soon!)

Speaking of Japan I saw on the news they suffered another earthquake today but from what I last read there had been no injuries or damage. Japan is definitely in my thoughts today and I'm hoping they have a much less quaky year ahead. 

I plan on spending the rest of my New Year's day cleaning so my sister who is babysitting tonight can do so in a clean house. This is also my New Years resolution, to keep my house cleaned and organized.... we will see how this goes. Any one else have any resolutions?


  1. Hi. はじめまして。
    I like this pic of background. beautiful!

  2. Thanks, I appreciate the compliment!

  3. Happy New Year! That is a difficult resolution to keep when you have a little one in the house!! LOL! I have a hard time with it sans the child! :D

    But I'm glad you got amazing Japan-themed Christmas presents! :D

    Have a wonderful 2012!

  4. Happy New Year!

    Good luck in your mission to Japan. I too am on a mission to Japan but of a different kind.

    You can read about it for fun at
    if you wish.

    Japan here we come ;) ...

    Good luck !1

  5. This is a beautiful blog Tia.Keep up the good writing !