Saturday, January 1, 2011

It ain't a party till someone takes their pants off.

Cliche: Wow. A year went by already? Where did 2010 go? Just flew by. Whizzzzzzz.

Cliche, but it sure does hold true, year after year. And here we are embarking on 2011. This will be a big year for our family, a year that will be permanently written into Kargas history with the (knock on wood) healthy birth of our newest member.

We celebrated last night with some friends. We traveled to Pleasanton to go to a New Year's Eve party. There we were served lobster, steak and shrimp. The kid's played video games, watched Toy Story and counted down the New Year at 10pm. Evan of course was the life of the party encouraging everyone to let loose, dropping his pants and pull up and running around the house half naked. Now that's a party. All and all it was a fantastic time, although I could have done with more than a 1/2 glass of champagne, and without the comment from one well meaning guest "Are you sure you're not having twins?" Ha. Ha. Never heard that one before. It won't be the last time.

There was no talk of new year's resolutions, and I was quite glad, for this year I have only one. It isn't to exercise more, to organize my closets or put in more volunteer hour's at the preschool. Nope. My goal for 2011 is to simply...survive. While I have no doubt 2011 will bring a great deal of joy, I am also well aware that a lot of challenge will tag along. We have our work cut out for us this year, and I think that the best we can do is to try and get through it, hopefully with a smile on our faces and a few laughs along the way.

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year! You will not only survive but have some great anecdotes along the way!

    It does get easier. My boys are now 9.5, 12 & 14.
    In a few years time you'll have yours doing chores...or at least a bit more independent!

  2. Happy New Year- great belly shot- you look super cute!

  3. You look so fantastic! And what a realistic goal - I am totally with you. If I can get through the next few years unscathed, I will consider myself a success!