the perfect beginning to 2011.

this weekend was the perfect beginning of the new year.

luke spent the morning of new years day on the couch with cold he can't seem to shake. it was nice to have him all to myself, though. i like it when he takes it easy & just enjoys himself... even if he is a little sick. haha!

i finished taking down all of the holiday decorations & made our mantle more festive for january.
i am falling in love with this home & will miss it when we move this summer.

a little rest goes a long way & by mid afternoon, luke was feeling up to having friends over for our annual new years day meal: cornbread, bacon & collard greens. a southern tradition that i will keep with me always.

on sunday, we played scrabble & went for a hike on our favorite trail; the trail where luke proposed. tall, golden grass & bright blue skies. we brought along our film cameras & took it slowly up & along the trail.

after our hike, we stopped by my favorite antique market. i purchased a beautiful crocheted table runner & some turkey feathers to add to my collection.

i always love the feeling of a new year. the many changes i plan to make & the hope that this year will bring. this year, i have two goals that i hope to accomplish.

goal number one.

a photo a day for a full year. this makes me totally nervous, but i really want to try. this year holds so many possibilities... we are graduating & we plan to move. we will embarking on our first jobs as "adults." i can't wait to see what happens!

goal number two.

update my {etsy shop}! i plan to add some vintage pieces to the mix, too.
it will be up & running mid january.

thanks so much for reading! i look forward to reading your goals for the new year.



Tori said...

lovely goals & home & ev.vury.thang.

i too, have the goal of getting my etsy shop up & running again...let's keep eachother motivated!

Luke Freeman said...

This year is going to be AMAZING! Full of adventure, love and joy.

bright lights, big cities said...

'adult' life never begins. =) happy new year, i look forward to reading and keeping up... maybe this year we can cross paths again.

Mustard Seed Fair Trade said...

alas - I didn't remember your new email address - so I thought i would post here! :) email me at about getting some pics done for our website!

- Jessica from the Seed.

Julia said...

i love your goals for this year and can't wait to see where 2011 takes you two! (i'm also excited to see you around flickr more often, i've missed you and your photos!). happy 2011 natalie and luke! xo

ida said...

oh, that book looks so fine. i would be thankful if you could tell me where I might find it? thank you always

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