Friday, January 2, 2009

Looking back and looking ahead

I've been avoiding posting because I can't find the right words to reflect on 2008 and look forward to 2009. I had a conversation with J about 2008 and he so eloquently said "it sucked, what else is there to say?" Again I had to disagree because we met Myles in 2008. We had 26 of the happiest days of our lives starting on January 21, 2008, but this time period ended with the worst day of our lives on February 16, 2008. I guess 2008 will go down in our history as the best and worst year of our lives. I am hopeful that K will help us have another one of the best days of our lives in 2009! Okay, so that was lame, but I just can't find the words to express my mixed emotions about the last year and my hope for the new year.

So, I guess I'll share a few pics from our New Year's Eve Dinner party. Maybe that will make this post a little better?! I appreciate your compliments regarding the menu. The food was fabulous if I do say so myself! Even the dessert, which again is not my forte, was splendid! I forgot to photograph the food before everyone started eating, but did take a photo of my dinner table and the most amazing martini, x-rated martini, known to woman or man!

Here's a pic of what I was doing to prepare for our guest's arrival and another of what J did to prepare!

A picture of J and I right after we had our New Year's kiss.

A few pic's of J and a couple of our friends doing some crazy dancing a few hours into the new year (of course this was after several beers and much vino!).


Lisa said...

Hey Niki - I feel exactly the same way - I have no good words for 2008. I too felt the most amazing love and joy after my first bfp and I would not trade that for the world but it was also the worst year ever.

I do not know when I will be back to my posting self but I am keeping up with all of the fabulous women I have met while blogging.

Many hugs to you.

Lost in Space said...

Huge hugs on your bittersweet 2008. Wishing you blessings and happiness in 2009.

Looks like a great party!

Heather said...

2008 was the same for us. The happiest and saddest we've ever been.

Your dinner looks fabulous- glad you found a way to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!

I totally relate to the bittersweet aspect of 2008 for you...that was how I felt about 2007.

mom23greatgirls said...

You look wonderful! I'm so envious - your party looked like so much fun! Also, loved your table decorations..

Now, if only I could do something like that????

Here's to the best 2009 -

Jacinta said...

Hi Niki,
Happy 2009. I hope all your dreams come true. Your blog has been very inspiring to me. We lost our son recently in very similar circumstances to your gorgeous Myles. I'll check back and hope that your angel sends you good luck this year.

N said...

Looks like a great party! I really like hosting too. Too bad we don't live closer for mutual hosting. :)

I'm just now catching up on blogs. I'm so sorry you had a rough Christmas. I can imagine how hard it was. I'm so happy that you have something very tangible to look forward to in the VERY near future of 2009 though. I feel so confident for you. I just know Feb will be a GREAT month. :)