Okay, here's what I have around the corner in the first part of 2012. Shawn's birthday is just two weeks away, and he's also turning 30. Being the introvert that he is, he wants something quiet and intimate- just the two of us celebrating. After all the holiday bustle, I can't say I'm disappointed he's wanting to go small. Still, I want it to be special. More to come on his birthday. For now, just know that it'll involve some use of this beauty we received for Christmas from my awesome in-laws:
After that we have Valentine's Day which is on the rather unromantic day of Tues. We'll see if we can't make it something to talk about anyway. 5 days later is my 30th birthday. 4 weeks after, though I can hardly believe it, will be our little Kate's first birthday! Whew! Off to a busy start!
I hope hosting is on your New Year's Resolution list. Maybe even try going beyond hosting birthday or holiday parties, and into the realm of just-because hosting: my favorite! Isn't there something therapeutic about celebrating life and friendship without any particular reason or pre-established date? You can do it! Start planning soon, and come back and tell us what you've got up your sleeve!