Thursday, December 31, 2009

new year's eve-eve

A picture of my sister and I, and two of our best friends, Abigail and Lindsey, who are also sisters! Every year they come over on Christmas and we make peppermint ice cream milkshakes and play games with my parents. Except this year we didn't feel like making the milkshakes, and instead ate potato salad.
In case you couldn't tell, we were playing with photobooth on a laptop!
For some reason New Year's Eve always makes me think about what I'm thankful for even more than Thanksgiving does, so I thought I'd take some time to reflect on the things I love and am so grateful to have in my life:
-My family
-My cat Tiger
-living in Boston
-going home
-all the support I've received for my art and business from friends, family, and strangers, and all the new friends I've made from keeping this art blog :)
-working in a bookstore, even though it's crazy sometimes
-my room
I don't really make resolutions, but in the new year I'll be doing a couple of things that somehow feel like "resolutions":
1) I have signed up to volunteer at the local animal shelter, and will hopefully get an assigned position soon!
2) My friend is co-teaching a hula-hooping class (it's such an art form, I had no idea until I met her!), which I'm taking. I'm so excited to start!! This summer I traded her a print for a hula hoop (she also makes them!), so now I can put it to good use.
I hope you all have a wonderful new year's eve!! Be safe!! See you in 2010. :)
Love,
Amanda

4 comments:

A Painted Journey said...

That was such a fun night, honey look at the four of you!! It's become a tradition we all look forward to, that's for sure!... Love, Mumsy

Kirsty said...

Happy New Year Amanda! :)

I hope you have a great 2010! :D

Love,

~ Kirsty x

Amanda Atkins said...

Thank you, Kirsty!!! You too!!! I miss your blog. haha

Kirsty said...

Awwww I'm sorry Amanda! I'm going to start writting on it properly again soon :) Thats one of the resolutions I think haha :)

Have a great weekend :D

Love,

~ Kirsty x