Monday, December 28, 2009

Out with the OLD & In with the NEW!

Welcome back.

Back to almost normal...

Almost sanity...

Amost everyday life.


Sure the kids are still outta school, and yes, I'm still on vacation...

But the hustle and bustle of this lovely Birthday Season has wound it's way down.

The Christmas music, the tree, wrapping paper & bows, the stockings, the snowmen... all can be packed away for yet another year.

The special Christmas musicals, Christmas band concerts, and special church services.... all come to a screeching halt now.

The chaos that is this most joyous season - and many of our FAVORITE times of the year - has just ended.
And as much as I loved every single last little minute of it, I must admit that I am breathing a big sigh of relief and contentment. It was good. It was all good.

And looking back on 2009 - wow, it was a life-changing year for me, that's for sure. And yet we're blessed. I feel peaceful, loved, joyous and thankful as I enter into the new year!

2010, Here we come... full steam ahead!

Happy New Year
to each and every one of you!


  1. Great picture of your family! I loved the season, but I'm also glad it's over. I get a little chance to take a breath before we head into 2010.

  2. I copy all that Erica!!
    Love the picture.

  3. What a great picture of your clan! Awesome!!!!

  4. Gorgeous picture. May 2010 be an awesome year from you and your family.

  5. Love your family picture. This year was quite the challenge for me, too. However, I, too am blessed. GOD IS AWESOME!!

  6. What a great picture with all FOUR of your kiddos in it. Yes, may 2010 be a wonderful year of all! So many promises in a new year that is for sure.

  7. Erica, that was a great picture. Happy New Years to you and yours!!!!

  8. Great pic!This year has flew right by but I agree it has been pretty peaceful!Happy New Year to you too!

  9. OH what a beautiful family picture and a great way to usher in 2010!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. Awesome picture! Love your out with the old and in with the new! Have fun still off work :)

  11. That's a really good pic of you all Erica. Happy New Year to you too!

  12. Awwww, Happy New Year to you, too! I sure hope it's a great one

  13. Love the pic! Hope you have a blessed New Year!! :D

  14. I'm right there with ya - Christmas is over, it's time to get my house & my schedule back to normal. I dread taking down the decorations, so I'll probably do it in stages. Love your family picture. I wish you and your family a blessed 2010!

  15. Yep, I must say I'm glad it's over although I loved most every minute of it all. I'm still on vacation too! Yeah!! Today is shopping and then about Thursday the tree must come down. I'm hoping to get it down before News Year Day! That's my goal.

  16. Love the family pic and you are soo pretty!!! Your kiddos are so cute...what more could you need in a new year?


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