Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

I like having a new start.
I like having time to re-evaluate our life. Where we are going, and what we want. Personally and as a family. Our relationships with each other and our kids.
I like looking back over the previous year and seeing where we have been, how far we have come, what we want to do different. What we want to add. What we want to get rid off. What we want to change.

Kids are back to school and with that comes a mix of emotions. I never enjoy them going back and going back to the school schedule. For instance we were: up, dressed, lunches made, music practiced, breakfast eaten, family scriptures read and out the door this morning before the time I would get out of bed on our Christmas break. It feels so different without all the family home. I miss them. Our days just feel right when we are all home. This break felt like such a blessing to just be home. To celebrate time together.

But there is a plus side to things. I am back to making hot breakfasts. (We ate a lot of cereal!)
I can blog a little more-and boy oh boy do I have a lot to catch up on. (there are many drafts ready to edit.) I can clean up and clean out. I can focus time on Tucker and on Luke.
I can make this year anything I want it to. Right now it is all up to me and my attitude.
What do you love about the new year?


Rebecca said...

I love that I always get the dejunking and organizing bug about the time Christmas Break ends. I LOVE having big bags of stuff leaving my house to D.I.!! It just brings me joy...don't tell my kids! :)

Meghan said...

SO far I have organzied my pantry and two closets for the new year. My big project this week is going through all of the kids clothes. I haven't packed anything away since Logan was born. Her drawers are bursting.

Tara said...

I love having a new start too... making a list of things I'm going to work on and be better at. It makes me feel like I'm progressing.

Jenn said...

I too missed having the kids gone today...but I did get my closet cleaned out! Now if I can just get Ryan to put the Christmas boxes in the attic! :)

shara said...

A friend of mine sent me a forward. In it it said to start each day out w/ "what will I accomplish today" and "what am I grateful for". I feel as if I am doing that for the entire year, and that then I will be asking those questions daily, weekly, monthly... The forward also said to ask at the end of the day, "What did I accomplish" and "What blessings did I notice".

I really intend on asking all four of those questions.