Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Tradition for a New Year

We began a new tradition this year at Providence Lodge. 
Wanting to be deliberate about creating a beautiful life for our family,
 Brian and I determined that
a treasure hunt and bonfire, complete with mulled cider and cocoa, 
would be a great way to celebrate the coming New Year.

So we invited over some friends and did just that, 
followed by a potluck and board games inside.

The cider on the BBQ was a huge hit.

It didn't seem to matter that it was 1 degree outside, 
friends had so much fun in the frozen outdoors,
 we did not want the day to end.

Everyone had a good time,
-with the exception of Gabe-
who thought that being trapped in his snow suit 
was some sort of punishment.

In the end, it was a super way to start off the New Year.
With Food, Fun, and Fellowship- you just can't go wrong!
I love Traditions!

Blessings to ya all in 2011,


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family! Your new tradition sounds like a lot of fun and the pictures were great. :)

    We too are beginning again. It was hard to find the motivation this time, but we're getting there. A new year, new goals and a refreshed perspective after a couple of weeks off. :)

  2. Julianne,
    I am so glad you are back, sharing your gentle wisdom. And what a great idea to celebrate the New Year. I may have to use it next year!

  3. I love this! I love to see your life in pictures! I love that you are so happy! Thank you for sharing! I hope the New Year brings you as many blessings as you can hold! ;D --Sara

  4. The mulled cider and board games with friends and relations sounds fun, but I'll pass on the outdoor festivities, thanks! We were rained in last weekend, and spent a wonderful couple of days all gathered together in the living room playing games at a folding table. I never would have guessed that the kids could spend so many hours enjoying Connect 4!



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