a new year is here! yay! i'm excited for it to begin. it was just the 4 of us for new year's eve, which ended up being perfect. we watched dick clark's rockin' new year's eve on tv. i can't believe it's been 40 years for him! we all had a fun time listening to the music and being silly & dancing. our favorite performers were LMFAO and Pitbull. even connor was singing along! we all made it to midnight to see the ball drop and 2012 to begin. after the kids went to bed, val and i sat outside by the firepit and watched the fireworks in the neighborhood until we were too tired to stay awake any longer.
it felt great to sleep in...all of us! i kicked off my new year's exercise routine with an amazing 8 mile walk. it was such a beautiful sunny day that i wanted to enjoy the outdoors. i kept walking and walking and walking. i felt wonderful! i'm still focusing on my health this year, trying to eat better, get plenty of exercise, and reduce the stress in my life. val & i have signed up for 4 more obstacle runs this year which is fun to look forward to. they're spread out throughout the year, so we have something to train for. it will be fun doing these together and getting in shape together as well. :)