As we get ready to ring in a new year, I hope you all take a few moments to reflect on all the blessings you have received during 2013. There are always ups and downs of every year but choosing to focus on the ups (the blessings) is how I am going to remember this past year. It wasn't an easy year for our family with Don getting a new job that was working third shift but we were blessed that he found a job and we were able to keep up with our financial obligations with some adjustments. We hung in there and we were blessed again in October with Don getting a new job with a better pay and "normal" working hours. We were happy to have Dad back.
My 16 year old got his driver's license, a BIG, BIG deal that's for sure. Noah is thrilled to have some independence (when it's not snowing and besides the fact that he needs to text me when he gets to where he's going).
My Jonah turned the big double digits. He was so excited to be 10. He even stayed up until midnight the night before his birthday because he said he really wanted to remember his last day of being single digits. After all, he'll never be single digits again. How does a Mom argue that? Well, this mom couldn't argue. He had me there.
Brittney is teaching a lot of dance classes all on her own and she is thrilled to be doing that. Even if she is a little nervous with creating the dances for the spring recital. I know she'll be great. I know the owner of the studio believes in her, now she just needs to relax and do what she's great at. She'll do fine.
There's so many other things to be grateful for but I won't bore you with all of the details. Just know that we believe through all of life's experiences that we are a blessed family and thank God for each and every blessing he continues to bestow upon us.
So take a few minutes of your own to remember your blessings. Focus on the positive, it's so much better for you.
Cheers to another great year ahead! Be careful and safe as you celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.
Look at these deals for this week. Get them while you can. Don't wait until Tuesday, Jan 7 because then it's too late. I know there's a few things on here that I will be getting. Love the silver glimmer paper and the dazzling details so I need to stock up.
Also don't forget to check out the CLEARANCE RACK for deals of up to 80% off previously retired products.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Hour
Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, & Marina Mist
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, & Marina Mist Cardstock, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, circles die, paper snips, dimensionals, snail adhesive, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, crystal effects & dazzling diamonds glitter
Happy New Year!