Monday, January 14, 2013

Christmas 2012

Just thought I would share a few pictures from our Christmas at home. 

A New Year..A new me...

Okay a new year,  you know out with the old and in with the new.  2012 was like a huge journey for me.  I grew spiritually and mentally in so many ways.  I grew closer to the Lord, closer to my husband, found out who my real friends are, turned 35, grew closer to my kids.  Found a bible study that I seem to fit right into.  As 2012 came to a close I began to look ahead to 2013.  I started to reflect and pray and see what I could do to grow even further.  To let the past be the past and move on to the future.

I decided to take up Spanish.  My husband is bilingual and I feel that I too should be able to speak both languages.  I have begun taking Rosetta Stone and I am happy to say I am almost done with Unit 1 and will soon be onto Unit 2.  My goal is to have a conversation with him completely in spanish soon.  

I have begun reading again.  Now that Ali is getting older, I find I get a little more free time (yay) and so I have begun to re-read "Battlefield of the Mind" by Joyce Meyer.  I have also taken up more cooking and also have decided to start crocheting with the hopes of crocheting a blanket for each of the kids and my dad.  

I have found over the last few years that I have become a pretty complacent person.  I always thought as a Christian I had to be happy and content with wherever God has me.  I am finding that this is not entirely true as yes I am content where I am in life but there is so much more life to live.  I want to learn, to thrive, to be closer to Christ than I have ever been, I want the demons and dark corners of my past to stay in the past and not affect my future. I need to stop going to work all day and then coming home and doing nothing but popping myself in front of the TV.  I need to get away from the TV, from the computer and spend time reading, taking up new hobbies, and enjoying life.  I see so many people who work a normal job and then come home and do nothing..I cannot be like that.