My 2013

This is the last post for this year!
I gave up making and trying to keep New years Resolutions because I came the realization that a "New Start" can and should begin at any moment in our life.
I am however; because January marks the month I began my "New" walk, with my Savior, using it as a time to reflect and set "New" spiritual goals for myself.
So much happened in this last year, I cannot even imagine things being any better but, I am sure they will be!
So while many of you will be planning new home projects, ways of becoming more physically healthy and planning ideas for next Christmas, I on the other hand will be . . .
setting my focus on my spiritual growth by becoming more obedient and more trusting in my God.
I have a beautiful new journal just waiting for me to write my first entry of 2013.
Each day, I will write a thanks, a blessing or miracle given to me by God.
My New Year's line up is already filling in with some amazing praises with the addition of new clients, new studies and a
"New Attitude!"
So while many will be working on their earthly homes, I will be working on my home in the Kingdom.
Happy New Year to All and may Each of You be truly blessed in the Year to come.


Simplicity . . .

Hosting my husband's office party went very well! 
For me it feels as if Christmas has already been here.  So much has happened this past year, that I really feel as if the greatest gift(s) have already been received.
As we anticipate the birthday of our Savior:

Who's birth gave us life . . .
we are striving to keeping things very simple (VERY)!
We are taking just a small amount, to purchase some stocking stuffers and one or two nice gifts for under the tree.
Last year, we gained such perspective on the true meaning of Christmas and I do not want to ever lose that again.
In addition,
as we anticipate the New Year, I get butterflies thinking of all the possibilities that a New Year brings.  Every year at this time, I begin to think
. . . why is it that we think new beginnings are more exciting as the New Year begins?
Is it because we have made it through the year past and all the craziness of the holidays is over and neatly tucked away til the next time?  I think New Beginnings should start any time . . .
May 14, August 9, October 22 . . .does it matter?  Start A New whenever you feel you need to re-fresh and re-start.
I look forward to all God has to offer in the days ahead and my prayer is that He uses me for His greater purpose.
I am wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas
A very Happy New Year!

And I pray that each and every "One" will open their heart and allow Christ to reside within.



OK.  I do believe I am ready to now enjoy the fruits of my labor(s)!
I have been since Thanksgiving, cleaning, placing furniture and trying to decorate for Christmas all within the same time frame.  We are hosting my husband's office Christmas party this year.
It seems that preparing for this has been never ending.
Here are a few pictures of Christmas 2012.




I hope that you are enjoying the process of your decorating and that you enjoy all you have done!