Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

We will be spending the evening with some very dear friends who we don't get to see often enough. There will be much fun, laughter, reminiscing and did I mention laughter. In other years when we've gotten together on New Year's Eve we've all written down 3 goals for the New Year. The wife sends them to us in June as a reminder and again at the end of the year. It's fun to see if we really accomplish what we set out to do. I usually get 1 or 2 of them checked off. Even though she doesn't read them I still feel somewhat accountable. There are so many possibilities of what I could write down but I think I'll stick with fun goals this year:
1. Set up my scrap area
2. Complete albums
  • 2005 FL vacation
  • 2008 Disney vacation
  • Rachel preschool
  • B,R,S & E baby albums (yes, I admit they're not done yet - but hey, I don't think my mom is finished with my baby book yet and I'm an only child :)

3. Start walking again

That #2 is pretty ambitious but I'm going to go for it!

Happy 2009!!!!!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After

Aaaaaahhhh...... We've survived yet another Christmas Holiday. Just like every other year I am vowing to NEVER get that behind again. Only 2 hours of sleep does not allow me to enjoy Christmas Day the way I should. Don't get me wrong it was a FABULOUS day, however a few more hours of sleep the night before would have been a good thing. Seriously though, I do want to focus more on the true meaning of Christmas next year and let go of the hectic, busy schedule and unnecessary stress that just seems to get worse and more intense each year. I don't want to have the attitude of "surviving Christmas".
I enjoyed having my side of the family spend the day here at our house eating and playing and opening presents. The Contemporary Service on Christmas Eve was amazing. I love this style of worship and hope many others will come to Good Shepherd to check it out so they too can learn of God's very real and powerful love.
Today was spent playing, relaxing and cleaning up a bit. Rachel has a fever and is camped out on the couch. I sure hope this isn't going to circulate through the whole clan like I know it is. We just got finished being sick like a week ago. Maybe we just need to move to Florida. I could use some good old FL sun right about now!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Blog is Born....

There are cookies to be baked, presents to wrap, toys to be picked up, a house to clean, grocery shopping and errands to run..... But here I sit listening to Matt Maher's Your Grace is Enough while doing my first blog entry. Yep, I am the master at procrastination. Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow??????????? Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I am so excited to be attending the 10:00pm Praise Service. Steve and the whole praise team have been working really hard and I think it's going to be a very powerful, uplifting, FUN service. I just hope the kids hold out that late at night. Maybe I can convince them to take an afternoon nap? Uh-huh, dream on.