Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Is it really already the start of a new year!?

I can't believe that 2010 is almost here. I have to say that I'm ready for the new year though. I'm looking forward to what 2010 has in store for me and my family.

Things have really not gone to plan for me this past year. I know that what we think we have planned for ourselves is not always what God has planned for us. I've really been feeling down the past couple of days and yesterday my poor husband had to come home to me lying on the couch with tears in my eyes. I was feeling pretty disappointed in myself. He is absolutely amazing. He has been so great and supportive through all of my career changes. I really don't know what I would do without him.

There's a lot of things I'm looking forward to changing during 2010. I've never been great at making resolutions and keeping them but this year I'm really going to try hard to follow through. So here's my list:

1. Get healthier- Workout more and diet. I hate the word diet but I'm looking forward to eating healthier.

2. Attend church every Sunday and pray more.

3. Get rid of some of our debt. I'm looking forward to paying off our credit cards and some of our student loans.

4. Find a full-time job that I'm happy with. I've been working a couple of part-time jobs this year while I work on fulfilling some requirements. I've changed my mind of what career path I want to follow about 3 times this year. It's time I just make a decision and work to achieve what needs to be done. ( hope that makes sense.)

5. This one goes along with #3 and 4. Get our family back to where we were financially before I left my job at the beginning of 2009. Once we get back to where we were and we are able to save a little more we can finally start thinking about children. This is probably the part that I beat myself up over the most. I feel like I have thrown our family so off track when I quit my job.

So that's it. It seems like a lot but I feel confident that I will be able to accomplish them. So here's to 2010. Can't wait to see what you have in store for me.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!!

Today is Christmas and it's been a wonderful day. My family exchanges gifts on Christmas Eve rather than on Christmas day. We have always done it this way. It really works out now that I'm married. We are able to fit everyone in and still have some time just to ourselves on Christmas. So last night we started with the In-laws. It was great. I am so blessed to have such wonderful in-laws. After having an amazing dinner with my husband's side of the family, we headed over to my side of the family. Things are always a little crazy with them but I still love them. We have a good time visiting and exchanging gifts and playing games. It's always incredibly loud but I'm used to it. I'm not sure if the husband is yet but he fits in pretty good.

It started snowing/sleeting about 6pm so we had to change our plans a little. We were really hoping to attend our church's 10pm Candlelight service but the roads were getting a little treacherous and we opted to drive home rather than chance it. I was so looking forward to this service. Its a wonderful time of worship and singing. I hope to make it a family tradition.

Daniel and I don't have children yet but we talked a lot last night about how we would do Christmas when we do have kids. We are completely on the same page with how we plan on raising children. We just hope that we are able to teach our future children about the true meaning of Christmas and the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ.

I hope everyone out there has had an amazing Christmas.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What a week

It's been kind of a crazy week for our family but things are starting to look up.

Last night, Daniel and I attended his company's Christmas party and after an emotional week, it was nice to relax and enjoy the good food and good conversation.

I can't believe that Christmas is just a couple of weeks away. We are pretty much finished with the shopping. Hopefully I can say we are completely finished after today. We still have a couple of small things to pick up but I'm optimistic that we will be done today. This is probably one of the first times I can say that and it not be two days before Christmas.

This time of year is always a little stressful for me. I'm sure a lot of people feel that way. I love the holiday season but fitting everything in can be a little overwhelming. Our family is wonderful though and we are starting to get the hang of jumping from family party to family party. We are very lucky that our families are close and we don't have to do a lot of traveling.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas to you all!