Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2013!  This past weekend Mark and I headed to the Mississippi Delta to celebrate the wedding of one of my college roommates.  We had a blast, but we missed our two sprouts like crazy.  It was funny, on Friday night, after the rehearsal dinner, I looked over and saw Mark showing my friends pictures of the babies from his phone.  Needless to say, we were BOTH so happy to see them when we got home.  We celebrated the end of 2012 with our two babies and our families.  There was nowhere else I would have rather been.

2012 was a very good year for us.  There were so many things that happened that I don't want to ever forget.  Over at Kelly's Korner, a blog I love to read, she is doing a look back at 2012, so I thought I would copy her.   She asked and answered five questions.  Here goes...

1. In 2012, what were you most thankful for?
     My family, my children's health, and God's grace and mercy.

2. What were the highlights of 2012?
     - Celebrating Harper and Henry's first birthday
     - Harper and Henry's baptism
     - Both the babies started walking
     - Selling our house
     - My 30th birthday
     - Our first family beach vacation
     - Harper and Henry starting day school
     - Buying and adding-on to what we pray will be our "forever" house
     - My sister's wedding
     - Changing the way we eat and actually liking it!  (i.e. being healthier)

3.  What are you hoping for 2013?
      I'm hoping for more normalcy.  I'm hoping to attend church more regularly now that I feel more comfortable getting the babies out.  I'm hoping to continue to cook, eat, and live healthier.  I have chosen 52 bible verses, one for each week, that I hope to memorize.  I hope to be a more patient and fun mom and wife.  I hope to see more of and entertain our friends and family once we move into our house.  Oh, and I hope that we eventually move into said house!  I'm hoping to find more time to read in 2013.  I'm hoping that God will remind me daily to cherish each moment with the people I love.  I'm hoping that I will always remember the things in this life that REALLY matter and let go of the things that don't!

4.  What were some of your "Favorites" of 2012?
      - Black yoga pants from Old Navy ( I lived in them!)
      - Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, and Homeland
      - The Hunger Games series
      - The Obagi skin care line (for the first time in my life I'm not sleeping in my make-up)
      - Sleepytime tea with a splash of lemon and a little honey
      - JT's greek salad with chicken (I'm ashamed to admit that I eat this weekly!)
      - Instagram (I'm addicted to taking pictures of the kiddos!)

5. Who was God to you in 2012?
     God was my peace and comfort.

If you are reading this, I wish you lots of love and peace in this new year!   I would love to hear from YOU!  How would you answer these five questions?  What were some of your highlights from 2012?

 Roommates and life-long friends

I love him!

 My two New Year's Eve dates.  It was a wild and crazy night!

And just in case anyone would like to join me in my 2013 scripture memory challenge, I'm going to attach the list.  I would love some accountability!  I must add a disclaimer that I stole a lot of this list from a pin on Pinterest!


1. Isaiah 9:6
2. Isaiah 40:28
3. Genesis 1:1
4. John 3:16-17
5. Romans 3:23
6. Romans 6:23
7. Revelation 3:20
8. John 14:6
9. Ephesians 2:8,9
10. 2 Corinthians 5:17
11. Romans 8:28
12. Isaiah 40:30-31
13. Romans 8:38-39
14. Matthew 11:28-30
15. Psalm 27:1
16. Jeremiah 29:11
17. Hebrews 13:8
18. 2 Peter 3:9
19. Lamentations 3:22-23
20. 2 Corinthians 12:9
21. 2 Corinthians 4:18
22. Psalm 37:4,5
23. Proverbs 3:5,7
24. Philippians 4:13
25. Galatians 2:20
26. James 1:22
27. Colossians 3:23
28. 1 Corinthians 15:58
29. James 4:7
30. Luke 16:13
31. 1 John 4:7,8
32. Galatians 5:22-23
33. Hebrews 12:1-2
34. Acts 1:8
35. Romans 12:1-2
36. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
37. Psalm 19:14
38. Philippians 4:6,7
39. 2 Timothy 3:16
40. Psalm 119:105
41. Psalm 119:11
42. Hebrews 4:16
43. 1 John 1:9
44. James 5:16
45. 1 Corinthians 10:13
46. Micah 6:8
47. Matthew 25:40
48. Matthew 28:19-20
49. Matthew 5:16
50. Ephesians 6:12
51. Psalm 147:3
52. 1 Peter 2:1


Megan said...

LOVE it! I'll have to do this too!

Kayla said...

So glad you posted the scripture list! I'm in!

Mary Anne Clardy said...

Love this!