Friday, December 31, 2010

Good Bye 2010!

Lacey is sacked out after a very full Holiday season...
I want to do the same thing but it's "Back to School" today!

It's hard to believe we're wrapping up 2010 but the calendar doesn't lie. Overall, it's been a full but fun year for our family. When family and friends read my obligatory Christmas letter foisted upon them with the family Christmas photo the most frequent comment heard was, "Wow, you guys are BUSY!"

We ARE busy but it doesn't seem so much so in the day-to-day hum of activity. We've got church activities (but it's actually just the girls who volunteer on Wednesday nights for Awana) and the weekly services, 4H activities, concerts at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, downhill skiing at a local ski hill, Valley Voyaguers - a public speaking/field trip group Daniel and I enjoy, art classes on Tuesdays and the girls both work for my sister next door. I guess with all that, life is pretty full. Then when you throw in visits to the cabin, a trip to Florida, our trip out west in the RV last year... Okay, suddenly I'm starting to feel tired.

We're wrapping up the holidays and while I'm a little sad at the thought of business as usual on Monday, part of me anticipates the clean start of a brand new year. 2010 has been good to us and I wait with anticipation to see what God has in store for our family in 2011.

A friend on another blog posted about giving God her year. I'm going to steal her idea (thanks, Keelie!) and use it as my New Year's Resolution: God, I'm all Yours. Take me, shape me, grow me, mold me in 2011. I only pray that I would be worthy to be used by You. Thankfully, I know that you use imperfect people, history has shown this through Your Holy Word and I trust the Bible.

May God's blessings be abundant in your life and may you come to know Him better in 2011. Happy New Year!


Libbie said...

Hey there....You are right that sounds busy, but I think busy is nice :) Sounds like a lot of fun family things that your kids will remember!

Great Idea to give the year to God...I need to do that too!

I understand about crazy mornings too...when I have to drive Annie to school instead of my husband...not pretty :) But Somehow Sundays just seem calm & special. Oh & the coffee totally helps :)

Kathy said...

I'd say you do qualify as busy, but a good busy, a fun busy. May the Lord honor your desire to give Him your year in a fuller way than before. Happy new Year, and we'll look forward to blogging together, again!

Shelley said...

LOVE you New Year's Resolution!! Beautifully written.

Happy New Year!! :)

Shelley said...

Oops... I meant to write
"LOVE your"

Perhaps I still need a little post-holiday recovery time!

Leah Marie said...

that's a good resolution, mom. i love the photo of riz. it makes her look calm & not neurotic though. ;]

Farmchick said...

Great resolution!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Happy New Year! God has big plans for you. A willing heart is all he needs. May you and your family be richly blessed.