Is the Party Over?

Or has it just begun?
With only hours to spare, we made it “South of the Border” ahead of the big Northeast blizzard. Grateful to have reached sun and surf, I succumbed to the pace and let myself relax.  
Time away from everyday demands and the post holiday cleanup, I was able to look back at 2010 and recognize the many blessings that came my way. Not the least of which was gazing at the Pacific Ocean in 80 degree weather as the year came to an end.
Rested and having had time to reflect, I’ve returned home resolved to:
Enjoy the moment. 
Watch the sunset. 
Stay in touch. 
Drink more water.
Go to bed earlier.
Read more books.
Do more yoga.
Plan ahead.
Relax when the plan changes.
Laugh more.
Keep on blogging.
What are you resolving to do in 2011? Let’s get the party started!!


  1. I love your resolutions and have added "get together with my blogging friends more often" to my list! So glad you made it out before the Big Snow – looks like you had a wonderful year's end. Happy Monday!

  2. I feel the same way….does it have to end. There is something so good about taking time away. We had more fun during the last week. My belly hurts from laughing! Love your list.
    Yes to more blogging get togethers!
    Happy 2011~

  3. Welcome home! Your trip looks and sounds fabulous, and your resolutions…well I would like to cut and paste those right onto my front lobe!)

  4. What a wonderful vacation….looks so warm and sunny! Love your resolutions…I share…I think all of them! Take care, Caroline

  5. Of course I love your list and the drink more water and go to bed earlier could solve 1/2 of the world's health problems! What a fun getaway and I am loving all you pictures :) Welcome back and welcome into 2011. Have a great day XO

  6. Welcome home and Happy New Year! Here's to a year ahead filled with favorite blogging friends! xx

  7. Welcome Home! What a Vera nice way to start the New Year:) Been missing you…Looks like you had a fabulous break!

    Happy New Year and Happy Monday to you!

  8. Sounds like a great trip….glad you are back safe. I've got lots of goals for the new year but the most important one is more personal….to really take the time to enjoy my kids more. I stopped my high paced career for this reason and they grow so fast I don't want to look back with regret….everything else will get done in time.

  9. Looks like a great trip!
    Happy New Year!

  10. I love you resolutions. Short and to the point. Mine can be summed up that I would like to lead a simpler more focused life. I intend to have more fun! Let's see how we all do next January!

  11. Looks like you had a lovely holiday! I have many of the resolutions in my head! Wishing you all the best for a wonderful year to come!!

  12. Elizabeth,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! So glad you had some warm and toasty R&R! Love your list too..might need to borrow it!

  13. Happy New Year Elizabeth! Good list – I should borrow it!
    xo Cathy

  14. Welcome home ~ Hoping you have a fabulous 2011!!

  15. I say the party has just begun! Let's rock this new year like no other:)

    Amy R.

  16. How nice to have a perfect break at this time of the year … and escaping a snowstorm … the icing on the cake!! Best wishes for a fabulous new year!!!! xoxo

  17. Looks perfect. So sad when vacations have to end.

    Wishing you all the best in 2011!

  18. Beautiful photos, beautiful blog.


  19. welcome home! love your photos and love your list. i feel so motivated with the new year and am looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon. xo