I started my Just Breathe blog on April 9th of 2009. I have to say that it has given me a new direction in my life. I have met so many wonderful people and actually feel like I have grown as a person. I am so proud of my blog, I never would have imagined doing anything creative on the computer. I was actually pretty impressed that I was able to do email for several years. Google made it so easy for me. Believe when I say that my blog is nothing compared to all the creative blogs I have come in contact with but nevertheless I am proud of myself. (I can change the background and make mosaic pictures)
I started my For Your Tears blog on June 21st of 2009. God gave me the heart and through my blog I was able to start a ministry that has given me self worth. It's not a happy project but one that is very necessary. The sorrow that is going on in our world breaks my heart into pieces and I feel thankful to God that I have the opportunity to do something to honor those who have deep sorrow in their lives. I pray that just one simple gesture can give them comfort.
I want to thank everyone who follows me and leaves me comments. I do spend most of my days consumed on this computer. It is really very wonderful and I am so happy to know you.
We had many visitor's this year which made for a wonderful year. My family from Florida came at the end of July. We went to Mammoth Lakes in August. My MIL, SIL & SIL (sister in laws) came for a six day visit in September which was perfect. I had a trip to Vegas in June which is always a great treat. Then my father came for a visit in October and it was wonderful. I also had a magical day at Disneyland in October and just this month too!
One of the best parts of this year was getting our little girl Skye back in April. She will turn 1 year on the 7th of January. She brings us so much joy.
So Christmas was wonderful I can hardly believe it. This year the blog world changed my Christmas. I know this may sound silly to most of you but it gave me desire. I wanted to show off my collections. I had so much motivation this year and that goes for baking too. I was always the avid Christmas baker and haven't done anything like I did this year in a very long time. Thanks for putting a spark under my butt! Not that my family doesn't appreciate what I do but after twenty years (away from relative) they just expect it and I started to slack off. Thank you for sharing in our Christmas.
What do you do for New Years Eve? My husband and I will be home, that is what we do. We will watch a movie, eat onion dip and have some champagne at midnight. I will be making a few extra this year too! We will watch the special celebrations on TV, hopefully staying awake until 12:00 AM to start our New Year off with a kiss!
I don't have any background on this tradition but my family ever since I was little did this every year that I can remember. First of all they eat pickled herring at midnight which I do not do. But every year on a window ledge outside we put out coins of hopes & prayers for the New Year. On New Years Eve I will put out dimes for all of us. (Mark, Debby, Adam, Tristen, Amber and Dylan. I place nickles out for the pets which this year will be Skye and Charlie) I usually leave them out for a week or sometimes longer because I forget about them! It may be a crazy tradition but we have always been blessed. I guess it's a Bohemian tradition, something that was brought over from Europe years ago. Give it a try.
This is a long post and I am so sorry. I am sure I could type for hours. If you don't have time to read it I understand. For some reason when I see 2010 I have to say "twenty ten" I can't say "two thousand and ten". I look forward to reading all of you in twenty ten.
SO I AM PRAYING THAT TWENTY TEN IS YOUR BEST YEAR YET! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! SAFETY & PERFECT HEALTH TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE.