Saturday, January 1, 2011


we said goodbye to 2010 yesterday....

it was a good year. a challenging year. a fast year. a year of changes.
a year of love. a year of tears. a year of "what do I do now's?".
a wonderful year. a favorite year. a year of hopes & dreams.
a year of feeling overwhelmed and underwhelmed. a year of being blessed.
a year of contentment. a year of being thankful. a year full of life.
it was a year of all years.

thank you were a good friend.

she finished her first year at Baylor:

then came home for a semester to go to school here
(and in a few weeks? she's off to College Station to begin her new college life...)

and he graduated high school:

as well as finishing his first semester at Hardin Simmons University.
(he loves it! he heads back in a few weeks to start semester #2.)

and we:

celebrated our 20th year of being happily, estatically married.

so we thank you 2010...for giving us all the memories we will hold & cherish.

and we all say, with a warm welcome:
Hello 2011...
it's so NICE to meet you!

for you will give us:
-21 years of marriage.
-a 20 year old.
-a 19 year old
& you will watch me turn 42 (*gasp*)
& him turn 51 (what? he looks 31!)

-you will also give him:

-the ability to race in the SR. Olympics Nationals Event

you will give her:

-the ability to learn her new camera so she can photograph said event
-the change she's looking for to become a new 'her' (hello weightloss!)
the strength, the will, the power to overcome and persevere....
(in any and all aspects of my life, not just my weight loss...)

which brings my word for 2011:  strength.

Strength:  1. the quality or state of being strong;
bodily or muscular power; vigor. 2. mental power, force, or vigor.
3. moral power, firmness, or courage.

plus our empty nest. again.....
(which, secretly, I'm not ready but also....ready for.)

happy 2011 friends..
make it be your best year yet!

be back soon...
lots to share!