and this is what my house looks. Just keeping it real.
|this is what happens when an 18 month old is left to her own devices|
So I have had a lot of time to think about things. Like what Christmas looked like.
How cute is Roo.
|two beautiful girls|
After a great time on NYE with our friends, came the time to think about the New Year. I haven't been one to make resolutions but I do like to make plans (I'm a bit of a planner). Also I am so glad that 2011 is over. It was a roller coaster year filled with crazy highs and the lowest lows I have ever had. So the idea of coming up with "goals" seemed like a great way to get the year started but I didn't know with how or what.
I have seen the idea of having a word for the year. Last year I was not on board with that but this year I started thinking about it and the word "FORWARD" kept popping up. The more I thought about it and what it means, the more I really liked it and have made it my "word for the year." I feel like Jason and I were in a bit of a holding pattern especially after the kitchen remodel and other events of the past year. We had always looked forward to the kitchen remodel and didn't know what to do with ourselves after it. I know it seems like a weird concept but we didn't have any new goals set after that. Not for the house or anything else, we definitely had stalled. But what happened was quiet time with God to really think about what was next in all areas of our life.
What I discovered was that I didn't want a major word. Instead I wanted a more low-key word. One in which would allow for growth but without the need for huge expectations. I feel like this word allows for that. Any step or goal no matter how small allows for "forward" movement and that it what I need. When I imagine this year, I see great possibilities but also the opportunity to close up or finish lots of projects and lose ends which in turn allows for new things to emerge and new forward movement to occur.
So to sum it up and I am quietly excited for 2012 and all of the little things that can happen.
Oh yeah, this happened recently. So glad that it finally came out he was looking a little snaggled-tooth.
Happy 2012! Maybe one of my plans will be to spend more time on this blog. Baby steps.