A New Year

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 I know we’re already half way through January, but I feel like the new year is just really dawning on me. It takes me a while to wind down after Christmas and let the freshness of a new era set in. In Japan, people eat toshikoshi soba (year-end noodles) on new year’s eve. My husband grew up eating toshikoshi ramen instead of soba, and I like udon, so at our house it’s usually one of the two. We also had our American black eyed peas with cabbage on January 1st, so maybe it will get lucky with another fun year!

2013 was good to us. Our lives changed at the end of January with the birth of our son and then everything after that was a happy blur in our home.

2014 has a first birthday party, a graduation ceremony, and a visit from overseas grandparents in store for us which we’re very excited about, but we’ll also make many happy day-to-day memories in between.

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