I can't believe it is 2012! 2011 was such a good year for us..with the unexpected blessing of a house that we all love so much, the kids experiencing so much growth and maturity, and Janae buying her first home at only 21 years old. We are proud parents. At the beginning of 2011 we were very unsure of how the year would go. We are so pleased, it turned out to be our best year in a long time.
As we begin 2012 we are again unsure of what the year will bring..but I have faith whatever it brings..we will be able to handle it together. My hope and prayer is that we will be able to find joy in our everyday simple life.
I have no big resolutions or anything like that for the new year. I want to make ruffled seat covers for our dining room chairs, a ruffled tablecloth, some curtains for the window in the sun room..did I say my life is simple? I want 2012 to be the year of the ruffle in my creative world. I also hope to do a really good job with my gardens and have lots of flowers to display in our house. I want to continue to walk everyday with my Mother because I think it makes me feel physically better and the fresh air makes me feel refreshed. I hope and pray that my kids have everything they need to lead happy teenage (and almost teenage) lives and that Janae continues to thrive as a young adult and new homeowner. I hope that Jerry continues to enjoy his hobbies, and our home and children. Life is simple...life is good.
Our New Years tradition is to beat on pots and pans at midnight--I know, we are party animals!:) Gage woke up and gave me some New Year grins. In our neighborhood fireworks have been going all night--some even seemed to shake the house! They had nothing on our pots and pan beating though...we can be pretty loud!
One thing I am very thankful about that happened in 2011 is that I started my blog. I knew I would enjoy blogging but I didn't realize how much friendship and goodwill would be coming my way everyday out of my computer. It is so uplifting..whenever I start feeling sorry for myself for whatever reason (usually financial) I can just get on my blog and get so much positive feedback about everything I do have. I thank all of you so much for being there.
I wish everyone a simply wonderful 2012!