Friday, December 31, 2010

A look back...2010

This year was a year of first's for all of us.  That sounds exciting, just what you want to do in life...well, some of it was.

We will start with Hotrod.  He has it made and everything he did for the first time was exciting!  Started pre-school, learning to read, in a parade, snow in SD, on a beach in GA...he has had a great year!

Princess...well, she is just about to turn two. How can you have a bad year if you are a healthy, happy baby??

Matt and I?  That is a toss up.  Many of the things we did for the first time involved the kids or major decisions for our future life.  Good Gracious!  Matt ran for office this year, he is considering a side business in reclaiming old barn wood, his book is being edited, he works two jobs...yes, he has a family.  I don't know how he works it all in.

Me?  hmmmm. God choose this year to teach me in new and dramatic ways that it is not all about me and that I am to be completely dependent on Him.  He has plainly showed me that yes, He does hear my cries and He does answer.
I did not run for office, nor have I written a book, but I did drive three days w/two kids and my MIL to hear from my Heavenly Father.  He did not disappoint. 

What have I done this year?  I have become even more involved in my community than ever before.  I have supported my man in all the ways that I know how, I have continued to raise my two little ones, I have been on my knees learning all over again how to be dependent on my God.  You would think I have I learned this lesson in years past...apparently I tend to forget...or maybe I am learning new levels of dependence, but that sounds proud and arrogant.  Two things I am trying to work on.  hmmmm.

Let's see what 2011 and my 35th year holds for my family and I!!!


  1. What a beautiful post. Hoping 2011 is a great one for you and your family!

    BTW: There are several crafters in our town that sell those picture frames made out of reclaimed barn wood. They are absolutely beautiful and outragously priced. A 5x7 frame will sell for $75 or more depending on what the crafter has done with it. I saw one at the antique store the other day that had been mod-podged with pretty wallpaper. It had a hefty price tag of $110 for a 5x7!!!

  2. you have got to be kidding me! who pays those prices for a picture frame???

  3. I have no idea, but people do come from all over to shop in the antique stores around here. It was adorable, but too steep for my budget.

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