Wednesday, January 1, 2014


A year for milestones...  I will turn 40 (how did that happen?!), my oldest will turn 10 (seriously, how did that happen?), and my mom will turn 70 (fun!).  It should be a great year!

Trips planned:
1. spring break - Lee and I taking our oldest child to Washington D.C.  Our youngest child will be staying with Nana and Papa.
2. summer - south padre with all my mom's children and grandchildren to celebrate her 70th.
3. fall - Rhode Island for a friend's wedding

Activities for me -
handbells - LOVE!
book clubs!
Girl Scout cookie mom - delivery is January 10!
in charge of donuts with dads at the elementary school this spring
training for the Komen 3-day for the Cure (walking 60 miles in 3 days) with my mom for our 5th time

Activities for the kids -
Basketball, volleyball, soccer, taekwondo, selling 1000 girl scout cookies, piano, jazz, church choir

The goal this spring is to eat more at home. With the working full-time transition and the increase in kid activities around dinnertime, I am hoping to be more organized so we can cook more dinners at home instead of eating out.

And more family bike rides!  We had one tonight and they make my heart so happy.

There will be loss this year, there will be tears and there will be sadness, but I am surrounded by love from God, my family, my friends, and my church family.  I am utterly blessed.  May I wake up every day with a heart filled with joy for the gift of life that I have been given that day!