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.