Thursday, December 30, 2010

making a new list for a new year

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we went out for greek food tonight. and it was really good. partly because we were there without children. partly because we enjoyed our gyro’s with friends. partly because we were crossing the very last thing off of andrey’s list for twenty-ten.
…and partly because the food was really good.

i get a big fat D+ on my new years goal list. i took my big girl photography class in january, and sent letters to my sisters until february. nice. and despite seeing my list several times a day on the refrigerator, it ended there. i did however spend the year of twenty-ten growing babe. which should give me a little smidge of extra credit, don’t ya think?

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i got this idea on a blog a few years back. it’s become a little family tradition of ours and we’re really looking forward to breaking the seal on that orange folder and reading the letters we wrote our future selves. i’m especially curious because that lindsay had no idea that this lindsay would be reading her letter come twenty-eleven with a little bit-o charlie grey in her arms. isn’t it wild how that works? i love the dreaming/scheming ahead and reveling in the retrospect at the same time.

newyearsevvvver 005i spent yesterday scurrying to cross something off of my goal list. one of my goals had been to master my illustrator program. yeah. not going to happen in one evening. i did manage to get in a little practice and got to work on making our new years packets for tomorrow nights festivities. everyone will get a goal card to fill out, a notecard to write a letter to themselves on, an envelope to stuff it in and a sticker to seal it up until twenty-twelve.

we keep our goal cards up where we can see them and if you’re like my husband, cross fun things off your list throughout the year. the last few years we’ve had a set of simpler questions to ask lucas and even had him draw a little picture on the back. i loved reading through luc’s old answers to see how much he’s grown.newyearsevvvver 008while learning new things last night – i made a PDF of our packets and figured out how to share them with you here!  i’d love for you to be joining us tomorrow evening while we daydream about the coming new year.
free printables:
+ goal cards

+ a letter to myself

+ envelope seals

happy celebrating, friends!
love, lindsay


  1. thank you lindsay! Will you be in charge of all of my projects for 2011???? Your PDF's are printing right now, love it!

  2. lovely lovely lindsay! this is absolutely perfect. i have been looking for something special to do with my family tomorrow, & you have come to my rescue! thank you for including the printables - i cannot wait to see your project in action tomorrow.

    happy happy new year to you & your house of boys!

  3. Thank you so much for those darling downloads!! I need to purchase illustrator and then take a class. I want so badly to be able to create little things. Your style is adorable though and I could just keep downloading your little prizes too!!

    I'm DM'ing you in Twitter to ask a question!! Looking forward to chatting with you.

  4. Lovely Lindsay, you always have the right ideas. Thank you for sharing, everyone in the cozy brick house is filing out a list this year. Well, except for Audrey + Ollie. Oh, and Sam too.

  5. Those are perfect! One of my goals is to master illustrator as well, looks like you're on your way :)

  6. Lindsay...I love those! Thanks for sharing. We have been sick around here so I hadn't had a chance to do our annual "3 wishes". I am going to add this to our other tradition.

  7. I just found your blog and I love this idea. We are still in January and it's not too late to roll this tradition into our lives. Thanks so much for sharing, creating and posting.
    I'm going to have to stay awhile on this here blog. Glad to meet you. :)