Friday, January 2, 2015


Happy New Year!!


I am on vacation in Texas and it is raining. As I listen to the rain, I'm wishing for a hotter and dryer place.   I don't love the rain because it keeps me from being outside, (only because I don't like getting wet).   We are enjoying being with new family and discovering what is new and great about Texas.

We've been gone from home for about 5 days.  I'm doing the first load of laundry on our trip, and we are onto the second birthday celebration.  Christmas and New Years bookend a few other celebrations in our family - Maddie's birthday, Michael's birthday.  We celebrated Maddie turning 14 and Michael turning 9.

Maddie is the most beautiful 14 year old.  She is so full of generosity and kindness.  She loves to read, she adores her friends, her room and her posts on Instagram .
She has the best taste in music, books and movies.  

Michael is celebrating turning 9 today.  What a joy my sweet boy is.  He loves soccer and football.  He loves the Broncos and Clemson.  Last night we asked him what the best thing in 2014 was, and he honestly answered "My friends".

I always have great hopes and wishes for the new year.  For 2015 I want to worry less and pray more.  To fuss less about the little things in life and place more importance on the things that really matter.  I want to "be slow to speak, quick to listen and slow to be angry."

Bless you, my friends and readers. For the moments of your time that you give me, I am appreciative.