Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years

Happy New Year 2011
A very happy New Years...
It was indeed.

Dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory, with lots of Mombo Gelato...
First Knight Festival at the Provo Town Center,  Face painting, hair twisting, mask fun fun.

Dancing to the old bands,  the funky hip hop, and the
ultra Ethnic Indian circle.  Potty stops, tired yawns, below
eight degrees, icy, freezing roads.
Miracle awaiting us at home.

I wish I could do my hair like this every day:)

Our Joyful, energetic, embrace of the new year to come,
Was quickly humbled, when we came home six hours later,
to a home full of smoke, and noisy alarms,
and a gas stove that had been left on,
within the moment I first saw the smoke,
and walked to the stove,
a napkin lit on fire.

And we were safe,
besides the choking, daunting smoke,
everything was fine.

We all slept in our room...
actually most of us in the same bed,
a bit traumatized, a bit relieved,
and a million times more grateful,
for our home and all the memories it holds.

Thank you dear Heavenly Father for this miracle,
We will give thanks and praise,
by serving and loving and giving
to all of those who must wait for their miracle.
All our days.
All our days.

God Bless you all.


  1. Omigoodness, that is so scary, but definitely a miracle!! I'm glad everything, especially all of you, are alright.

    Aunty Holly, your family is so beautiful, and you still are too.

  2. Scary!! Glad you guys walked in at the right moment!

    LOVE that hair! I wish I had someone to do mine fancy like that every day!!

    Happy New Year love! It's going to be a good one. I can feel it in my bones!

  3. oh holly, i can't imagine! so grateful everything was o.k.!!
    looks like you had a festive new years, the hair is to die for and you guys look so happy!!
    happy new year, to health, happiness and appreciation for all we have!

  4. I'm actually working at American Fork High School now as a resource aide in the Sp.Ed department. I actually like it so far, so if River goes to American Fork, I'll probably still be there:-)

  5. Hey Holly, love the hair, all the smiles, and so sorry about the smoke/napkin fire! Aaagh! So grateful you are all happy and safe. Love you tons. Call me