A Time to Celebrate!

HaPPy*nEW*yEAr ya’ll!!! One thing I think we could all use more of in our lives is JOY! So while I’m ringing in the new year, I like to look back at the old & realize everything I have to be thankful for. Sometimes I’m just thankful the year is over (did 2007 totally suck for anyone else?). A lot of times it doesn’t feel like much has even happened, until I start writing things down (which is another reason writing is waaaaaaaay cOOl!). Here are my top 5 big thank you’s I have for 2011 (Please hold all applause until the end):

A restored relationship with my father. I hadn’t seen him in 8 years and this year I got to see him 3x (we don’t live close). It was so neat seeing my 7-yr-old meet him for the first time. They are like kindred spirits.

Kaylee started middle school & it’s OK! I must admit I was terrified, even more so when the first week she got herself a first boyfriend. Turns out, we liked the family soooooo much that our whole family is now dating his whole family & planning a trip to Australia in 2013. (We are thinking arranged marriages could be on to something;)

Kaylee started guitar lessons & Ashley started horse back riding. I’m so happy both of them finally found their niche!

I finished my third novel! I’m thinking the third time is a charm & 2012 will be my year to finally land a fabulous publishing deal:)

I’m still married to my Prince Charming, 14 years in August. Ashley said it best on the way home from church today: It’s a good thing you two ended up together b/c if you didn’t, you’d be alone . . . nobody else would want you. LOL. She’s very insightful. Takes after her mother that way (the mocking she gets from her Dad).

Okay, you can applaud now, it’s over:) WHat ARe some of yOUr big THank yOUs? WhAT aRe yoU lOOkiNG fORwARd to in 2012 (make it a good one, according to my brother, it’s all over after Dec. 21st. Either way, let the party begin!) ~Cheers & Thanks for playing

6 comments on “A Time to Celebrate!

  1. Our family has weather some major storms this year that could have torn us apart. I’m thankful that we’ve come through the other side and we’re stronger still.

  2. I am thankful for all my family and amazing friends! Especially for their support during all of the baby’s ultrasounds and health scare…I am looking forward in 2012 to a healthy and complete family with the addition of Tyler!! 🙂

  3. Always good for a laugh. Love it when kids throw our sarcastic humor back at us. You had a lot of major mile stones this last year. I KNOW this is going to be the year for your book to get published. I’m hoping you can hire me to work for you so I can end my current job stressers….LOL….so my fingers will be crossed too. We are all pulling for you.

  4. I am thankful for a happy, healthy family. I have enjoyed spending time with them and am thankful for all of you. I really hope this is your year to get published.

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