Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Year Gone!

I can't believe we are sitting here on the last day of 2009. I can remember my parents always saying just wait you'll see how time flies by. I couldn't imagine that ever being the case. Here I am now 30 years old, and each day goes my so fast I could probably get whiplash.

2009 had some pretty major life changing happenings. Preston got his master license and now owns his own business. It was such a difficult thing for him and I was so proud of him when he did it. It has changed every aspect of our life and I am so thankful for it.

The other very important change was our church. P and I had always gone to my childhood church and we definitely felt God calling us elsewhere. It was really an amazing thing. I am very much a shy, introvert and the thought of going somewhere completely foreign seems ludicrous. But it was such a strong urge that we just had to do it. It is the best decision of my life. We started visiting a church over the summer and fell in love with everything. We also joined a small group and jumped in feet first. I am so thankful I listened to what God was telling me. We became members a couple of months ago and it was the best change ever!

The hope of a new year is always refreshing. The thought of leaving 2009 in the past and getting a fresh, new start is exciting.

"This is what the Lord says-he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,
Forget the the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

I have been thinking about what I want for this new year. OF COURSE, I have the same obvious resolution I have every year. I want to eat better and work out more. I want to make better choices when cooking and grocery shopping. P and I have already talked about it and we are starting tomorrow! I am giving myself this one last day to finish of the yummy chocolate sheet cake I made. ha!
I want to be a better wife. I need to be so much more deliberate in giving P undivided attention. I get so bogged down in the craziness of our daily life that I tend to neglect him since he's old enough to take care of himself.
I wake up every morning with the desire to be the best mommy in the whole world and I know I fail miserably everyday! It will always be my goal to be a better mommy. I want to show each one of my kids just how unbelievably special each one of them are and what a magnificent gift they are to both of us.
But other than the obvious, I want to focus this year at being better on the inside. I want this year to be a year of growth. I want to grow in my relationship with God and spend very deliberate time in His word and getting to know Him better. I know he desires a close relationship with me and I have allowed myself to stay too busy for this. With that I want to share His love. We spent a little time before the holidays helping a family with our CLG group. This family is in desperate need and it felt so good to help out a little. But I don't only want to help during the holidays. I want my kids to experience daily what it's like to show God's love. I want share the many blessings we've been given.
So with that said, I'm saying good-bye to 2009 and hello 2010!

What are your resolutions for the new year?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I am the definition of lazy right now.

We had the most wonderful Christmas with family and friends and it has all come to an end. It was a little sad. And now I have done absolutely nothing for 2 days.

Decorations are coming down today and house needs to be cleaned. I must go to the grocery store because I think I'm having slight withdrawals from my regular morning Diet Dr.Pepper that's been missing for two days.

The kids have really enjoyed their time off and all of their loot from Christmas. I'll try to get pictures up soon from Christmas day.

And now I'm off to actually get out of this bed and possibly out of my pajamas since that didn't happen yesterday :).