new new year

A year ago, it was all really new. Dizzyingly, piercingly and perfectly.

New Year, 2011

And it still is.

New Year, 2012

Same date.

Same door.

Same girl.

Although it is hard to get my head around. How can she have energy for anything except Grow?

We spent New Year’s Eve with a bunch of our friends. A part of me knows it’s sort of lame to bring a baby along to a grownup party. Especially a New Year’s Eve party. But we are fortunate to have friends who are not just forgiving, but so gracious. (“I left the tomatoes out of the mac’ and cheese because I wasn’t sure Alice would like them.”) And it is fun – fun that I didn’t expect – to see her warm up to the people we hang out with. Like she knows she’s part of the team.

Here’s to diving headlong into another one.

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