Thursday, January 01, 2009

Another Year!

Happy New Year all. We had a nice time last night with friends. Great food and games and laughing and talking. Great memories to add to my life. This past year year has been a long one....2008 brought joy, sadness and truth to my life. I saw great moments and watched sad ones too. When I reflect back on this year I know in my heart God was beside me. Holding me up in bad times and laughing with me in the good ones. I look forward to this new year of 2009. I look forward to the new friendships I make, the old ones I hold dear and time well spent. One thing I learned this past year was to take it one day at a time. To not dwell on something I cannot change and hope for the best. Pray. And move on.
I started to think of my new years resolution's. I normally don't make any just try to do better with exercise and eat better. This year I have a few. Of course I will be walking the treadmill more...but these are my resolutions.

1. To live in the moment. I always plan things and want everything to be perfect. When nothing is perfect. Only God. Some things have to be planned I know. But teaching myself to relax and live in the moment will help me to have more fun with each day and enjoy it.

2. I already started this one...but need to keep myself accountable. Reading the bible and devotions. And to pray daily. With everything that goes on in our daily routines it gets a little crazy around here. So I plan to take some time each day just for me and God.

3. Date my husband. At least once a month. We have started going out again. By ourselves. No children no friends. And it is fun.

These resolutions are for me. And I'm looking forward to this new year of 2009. How many times will I write 2008 on my checks I wonder? It doesn't matter. It's a New Year and as my papaw dub would say...we made it.

Enjoy the day friends......we are having Salmon Patties, Turnip Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Spoon Bread, and Scalloped Potatoes and for dessert I was going to make a Ooey Gooey Butter Cake....but we have so many sweets in the house...I will save it for another cold day.

Happy New Years!!!


Karen said...

Happy New Year, Jen! These are good resolutions. Especially the one about dating your husband. It's so important to feed that relationship, it will be there long after your kids are grown and off on their own. I'm off to a family gathering. When I get back, later this evening, I'll post about my resolutions.

Enjoy your day, and that yummy dinner!

Chappyswife said...

I know you had some rough times last year, Jen, but I see they've made you stronger.

You've got some great goals here. I hope this is the best year ever for you and your family.


Susanne said...

These are good ones. I could do with putting these three down also.

Happy New Year to you and your family, Jen!

Christina said...

Happy New Year Jen. I thought you wrote a really nice post and had some great ideas for resolutions that I may actually borrow if that's okay. Reading the bible and devotions is a good one and so was #1. I have some trouble with living in the moment because I want things my way, but things can't always be my way. I pray that this new year brings you lot's of love and laughter. Your friend Christina

Tina Leigh said...

Boy you said a mouthful! I think Little Package has taught me a lot about living in the moment. I think the thing I need to work on is learning how to praise GOD in the storms. I am really negative & should be more thankful.

Joanne said...

Happy New Year, I think I may borrow your first resolution. Sometimes we lose the present moment, worrying about the past, or the future. I like this one!

Christy said...

Your dinner menus always make me so hungry!!! LOL

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I am also a perfectionist and it has ruined many occasions in my life that should have been happy/fun. I am working on this as well-what a great resolution!

Thank you for the encouragement and optimistic post!

Trailboss said...

Happy New Year Jen. Sound like some good resolutions to me.

Christy said...

Hi, again! I gave you a reward today!

Tiffany said...

Thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement. And thank you for stopping by for a visit. I love finding new blogs to read, and I don't believe I've ever come across your blog before. So, here's to the New Year, new friends, new ideas and a new perspective! ~Blessings!

Kelli said...

Wonderful resolutions, Jen! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sandra said...

Happy New Year Jen :)

Hey, do you have a feed link to your blog? I can't seem to find one and I'm not able to add you to google reader :( Please let me know.


Barb said...

Dating your husband is always a good idea, Jen. :-)

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Loved all your resolutions! Living in the moment is probably the hardest one for me, too. We can hold each other accountable, okay?

Love to you and your family,