Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pad Thai, Green Curry & Lemon Grass Tea

Five years ago I finally relaxed and felt like things would be OK. After a very hectic, emotional, and unbelievably stressful twenty-one days, we finally felt like our son DJ was "over the hump". With encouragement from the nurses in the NICU, my husband and I decided to escape the grips of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and go for a nice New Year's Eve dinner.

For the first time we took a deep breath and really felt like we could go, enjoy ourselves, and look forward to the new year. We were now confident our little boy, who we almost lost many times in those first 21 days, was going to see the new year...we were finally optimistic.

When we left, DJ was resting comfortably. Oblivious to the New Year's celebrations. But while we were tired and weary, we were also full of joy and happiness in anticipation for a great 2004.

We did not venture far - just to Sala Thai - a little restaurant down the street in a strip mall. For many, many reasons that food was simply delicious!

Now, every New Year's eve we celebrate with a family outing for a nice Thai dinner.

While this is a dark, grainy shot of DJ and I - our smiles show our happiness and joy.

The Fringe is an exciting and fun place to be and we cannot wait to see what adventures come our way in 2009.

We would like to wish everyone a very happy, prosperous, exciting and fulfilling new year.

Happy New Year!



Melissa said...

OMG Laura, you are the incredible shrinking woman! You look great!

And it's amazing to see how much DJ has grown from his first New Year's.

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Nissa said...

What a wonderful New Years' tradition, Laura! Such a great way to celebrate the new year and the celebration of your precious boy being with you!

I think it's the sweetest!

Hugs & Happy New Year!

Barrie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Laura!

DJ said...

Look how skinny your face has gotten!
Happy New Year!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

YOu look amazing! Wow! Bless you in 2009!
I can't wait to hear how the transition period is going for you.

melissa said...

happy new year!!