Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Out With the Old, In With the New!

I've been thinking about 2014 as it comes to a close.  2014 was hard.  In a lot of ways.  I remember at the beginning of the year thinking that I was really really disliking 2014 and the way it was continuing.  Several times through out the year I was ready for it to be over.

Looking back on 2014, there were some really big amazing things that happened (Mr. T going on a mission being one of them.......).  Looking back, I realize that the things that seemed so hard and were difficult going through them, in the grand scheme of things, compared to the amazing things that happened, have in fact, made 2014 a pretty incredible year!

There were a couple of things that we went through and are still going through that are hard but, as 2015 begins, I have decided that rather than choosing to be bogged down by the hard things, there are bigger and better things to focus on.  Like, a loving Heavenly Father who knows the beginning from the end and is in charge so I don't have to worry and stress!

Speaking of fathers........ when I was home for Thanksgiving, my Dad was out using his snow blower.  He had this ridiculous knit excuse for a hat perched on the top of his head.  It didn't even come down and cover his ears!  What's a daughter to do.............  so I knit him a new hat that will cover his ears.  As seen being modeled by Mr. J.

Throw out the old useless hat Dad!!!  And yank on the new!

Here's my 2015 wish.  May our noses not be drippy and if they are, may they be drippy from playing in the cold and from tears of joy and laughter!!  And what ever you do, if your Mum points a camera at you, do not!  Do NOT I tell ya!!  Crack a smile!  It's forbidden.


  1. it's a great hat, and a great photo too, no smiling! wishing you a happy and healthy new year x

    1. And I wish you a very happy and healthy new year to you as well!!!

  2. I was glad to see the back of 2013, but 2014 was pretty good--hard, but full of blessings. 2015 holds a new baby (due any day now!), a baptism (another 8-year-old coming up in our family), and hopefully some adoptions and other busy-hard-but-fabulous things.

    Wishing you a terrific 2015!

    1. Anaise!!! Write me! What in the world!? I had no idea that you were expecting again and also moving forward with more adoptions! This is so huge and exciting! Fill me in. You have a big year ahead of you. My wish for you is that you have a year full of good health and energy to tackle it all. Here's to 2015 and it's possibilities if we are willing to but grab onto them.


Go know ya wanna comment!