Monday, December 30, 2013


We had a beautiful Christmas season.  We spent a lot of time with family and friends.  The kids stayed up past their bed times however each day they woke up with a smile as they were excited for Santa to arrive.  Carson just plays along with the whole Santa Claus thing but for the most part he figured out there was no way Santa could get everything done in one night no matter how many helpers he had.  Christmas morning was a great success the kids got what they wanted and there was little to no complaining about anything or anyone.  Christmas mid morning was at my parents home where the kids receive way more than they needed but again I am thankful.  Christmas afternoon into the evening was back at our house for dinner and more gifts to open from extended family.  Overall it was a beautiful day.  Noah flew in from NM the little ones were very excited to spend quality time with him.  Shauna is on Christmas break from college.  She too is spending quality time with the little ones.  As I have written before my kids love spending one on one time with family members.  It does not have to be anything fancy...a walk down the street or a trip to the zoo would do.  I am a firm believer that quality time with family is the best gift of all.
As the year is coming to a close we were blessed with good health and no negative life changing events.  I am sure I could write pages of all the things I wanted to happen and did not however I am  not going to focus on them.  I have learned over the past year that there are some things and some people that are not going to change.  So, I could either go with the flow or remove myself from the event or person.  I had to forego a few friendships as they became toxic and were unhealthy.  Those decisions were not easy but in the end it was the best decision.  I also learned that there are many people out there who are ungrateful know matter what I have done for them.  God taught me a very hard lesson about ungrateful people, employees, etc. in the end he taught me that as long as my motives are pure, my heart is clean and I am not boasting about what I have done for them I will have done my job well.  They will have to answer for their attitude.   So with all that being said, I would sum up the year as I learned a lot of life lessons, grown in my faith, did some soul searching and fell more in love with being a Mommy.  I am excited to see what 2014 will bring.  Thanks for reading my blog.  I hope you have been blessed with some of my posts.  I wish you a very happy New Year. May you be blessed with good health.  Remember life is not a dress rehearsal as we only go around once so make the best of it.  


Reba said...

Happy New Year to you! Sounds like you have had a wonderful holiday season. My year was filled with life lessons too. Not always fun but necessary I suppose... :) Look forward to seeing what this year holds for you!