I started a new tradition this year,
of making a video of highlights from the year to help us celebrate New Year's.
I surprised my family with it,
and I wasn't expecting the boys to be particularly excited about it,
but I was completely wrong.
They LOVED the surprise and we have watched it almost every day since!
They will sometimes say something like, "Mom, can you come take a video for the memory video? I'm making Benson laugh really hard!"
I think it's going to become one of our favorite family traditions.
I loved putting together this simple video.
It made me so, so happy and grateful for this life with all of the mundane and all of the frustrations that come along with raising children.
Every time I watch it I am reminded of my deeper purpose as a mother.
I loved making it so much that I am planning on making a movie for each year retroactively, too, beginning with 2010!