Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, Company Girls!

I started blogging in 2009. I didn't know what I was doing, and still don't. But I love it. And I love the bloggie friends I've made along the way. One group I have really enjoyed getting to know is the Company Girls over at Home Sanctuary (a favorite blog!) On Fridays, we link up and catch up with each other.

So with diet coke in hand (it was a late night) I wish all of the Company Girls a happy 2010! I am not big on New Year's Eve--never really get very excited about it. (Although last night we had a lovely evening just hanging out with some dear friends, Beth and John, not doing much, but not doing much together.)

So, while not being big on New Year's Eve, I do love turning the calendar to a New Year. A fresh start. I get all organizational and plan-ny. I have spent several chunks of time in the last week thinking--about our family life, about children's ministry, about who I am and who God is asking me to be. I did a life-mapping exercise I read about here. It's good to take stock now and again. I posted earlier today about my God-sized dreams for 2010.

We did have a wonderful Christmas. I always enjoy it, and I also enjoy when it's time for it to be over. So, today we are going to take down our Christmas decorations. It's a big job I hope we are able to cruise through...although I've got a very tired family on my hands. Pickle just called to be picked up from her sleepover and told me they stayed up all night! Ohboy...

I'll leave you girls with a few photos of new ornaments...since I will be hiding them away for a year.

This is a two sided ornament my mother-in-law sent. I love how it shows the transformation of Scrooge. Pickle thinks next year we should hang it Bah Humbug side out until Christmas and then turn it to transformed Scrooge. I think that is a great idea!

and this one...from my sis-in-law...cause she thinks she's funny. :)
It's in honor of this. I love it.

Goodbye ornaments. Goodbye tree. Goodbye Christmas. Hello fresh start. Hello 2010.


secondofwett said...

Such pretty ornaments...Scrooge is one of my favourite movies. All the best as you do all your planning! happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Isn't' is so depressing to take all the Christmas decorations down...((SIGH)) It goes so quickly!
You have a beautiful tree!
Happy New Year!

UKZoe said...

That's a beautiful tree. We didn't have room for our tree this year.

carikaufm said...

Sounds like you have a great start on an awesome 2010!

So love your God-sized dream! A woman of resolve! Awesomeness! Good luck!

One More Equals Four said...

Why is it so fun to put up the Christmas decorations and so awful to take them down? The house always looks kind of sad afterward!

I had lots of organizational plans that didn't quite come to fruition...maybe eventually!

Have a great new year!

joyceandnorm said...

Oh no! Not seagull poop! Yuck! I remember them swarming to the quad at school after lunchtime because of all the trash that the students left. Not a pretty site. Sorry that ever happened to you. I'm sure you never looked at another seagull the same way again.

"Plan-ny" I like it.

Happy new year!

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