Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year full of Great Expectations

We begin this new year full of great expectations. We’ve decided that we are going to embrace what ever comes our way with open hearts and minds. There is much wonder to be experienced and much joy to spread as far as we can. 

Toby, Sarah, Brian and I sat in our house on New Years Eve and thought about all of the new years we’ve shared there and all of the new years that the house has been witness to in the hundreds of years it stood and sheltered people before we arrived. The room seemed absolutely full of the spirits of the past and who knows -perhaps the future as well, both human and otherworldly, and we celebrated with them all. Our hope is that this house will continue to stand and be witness to many, many more years and hopefully centuries of people sharing and loving as we do -allowing this world and the Otherworld to co-exist happily and without too much mischief! 

Happy New Year to you all.
This is a photo of the garland above the fireplace in our living room. 

This is the traditional game of Monopoly ( Sarah won by a HUGE margin) and this is a New Years creature that we found enjoying the sunshine in the garden today.


  1. Happy New Year! I hope it's the best yet for all! :)

  2. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    I saw the exhibit here in NYC last week. It was a lot of fun.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful evening! Many more happy memories in your home!

  4. Happy New Year for the whole family! I'm certain I saw some creatures like that too, the next morning I woke up....

    All the best,
    Nina Lahtinen

  5. Happy New year to You and your family! I am planning a visit to the gallery in NYC with some good friends to celebrate my birthday in a few weeks!I look forward to sharing your creative masterpieces with my best friends! May this year bring magical fun to you!~ Jane Foxglove Volkmann

  6. Happy New Year to you all! Looks like you had a wonderfully cozy time. I think it's wonderful that you live in house that's seen so many families, and shared so many memories (and will hopefully for centuries more). Happy Holidays!