Thursday, January 10, 2013

2012 catch-up & Hello 2013

I can't believe we are already in 2013!

Some highlights from our 2012:
  • Celebrated 5 years of marriage to the best guy ever
  • Celebrated our 5th year of ministry here in Tarzan
  • Welcomed to the world our sweet Jackson Dean
  • Celebrated 2 years gone by too fast of our amazing Rylee
  • Celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday!
  • Had a few mountain get-away's
  • It was an Olympic year!
We had a lot of ups last year, and it really was a great year, but this year one of our family goals is to focus more on quality. One of our biggest complaints throughout the year is how busy we are. Too often we are so consumed in preparing for the next event we forget that we are not guaranteed another day, so we need to slow down and be present where we are. I fear that we have missed many opportunities to share our faith, to be a helping hand, and to be aware of the needs of those around us because we are so consumed with where we are going next.

Though we do have a lot planned for this coming year we want to become more intentional in each thing we do, not just doing it because its planned, but going about it with enthusiasm and hugging each moment as it happens.

Some goals for 2013:
  • Be present
  • Be less connected to technology
  • Be positive and encouraging
  • Be intentional
and on my personal list, be a better blogger! I really do enjoy this outlet of sharing with you and I want to do it more and do it better (but no promises!)

Because of my neglect at the end of last year, here's a quick recap of our fall and winter:

Back in October we decorated our trunk for Trunk-Or-Treat. We went with a Bronco's theme. I was a little over zealous thinking I could sew Rylee's costume in my procrastinators time frame. It did get done, with just enough time to squeeze her into it before we walked out the door. I also made Jackson's football onesie. Jeremy made the stadium, I made the field (which you can't see) and we sported our very best enthusiasm for our beloved Broncos.

We packed and wrapped a whole bunch of goodies into shoe boxes to send off with Healing Hands International so that they could hand them out to children at Christmas. 

We started Thanksgiving day off by hosting the 1st Annual Burlington Turkey Trot... Jeremy and I came in with the 1st and 2nd place finishes! (I'll let you decide who was 1st... and I'll help by saying I wasn't that far behind him!)

We spent Thanksgiving at Jeremy's parents house with his sister, her husband and a bunch of friends. It was perfect.

After Thanksgiving we loaded the car and drove up to Estes Park to spend a couple days. We made it to the town's Christmas parade, and enjoyed wandering around the stores and shops. Estes Park is one of Jeremy and I's most favorite places and it is just as beautiful in the winter.

We had a great Christmas. We spent Christmas morning at home and then packed up and headed to Gainesville to see my family. We had to pull over and find a room on the way because the roads were so icy. We finally made it safely and enjoyed getting to visit and catch up with family.

Looking forward to all the laughs, hiccups, and joys to come this 2013! 

until next time, 
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