Friday, January 1, 2010

2010: Looking Back. Looking Forward.

Looking Back:
10 years ago today I got engaged! I love remembering this day. It was a fun and eventful day that Erick and I will remember always. He probably better than I. He had a detailed plan running through his mind, a box with a ring in his pocket all day, and the pressure of remembering what and how he wanted to ask. I on the other hand had my semi-annual loss of voice so I was sort of under the weather and overwhelmed by the beauty of Utah and the happiness of meeting the woman who would be my mother in law. It was a great vacation, a great start to a new year and a great start to a new future.

I also love the above retro picture of us on the morning of that special day...I love it. I love how I am just smiling and looking happy, and Erick is looking like he has a big ole secret! And I have no clue of the expression on his face. Those were good memories.

In looking at just 2009, it was another year I am ready to see go. It seems the older I get the more I am ready for new starts, fresh perspectives, and new challenges. We endured a challenging year, and we are ready for a new one.

Looking forward:
Ten years have flown by, we are 6 months away from our 10 yr anniversary, and life is grand. I love the fresh start feeling of a new year. I feel like its the perfect time to plan, revise previous plans, and set out to accomplish whatever we might have in mind for ourselves or our families. I have a few goals. Mostly, I want to enjoy my year. I have a lot to be excited and hopeful about, much to be thankful for, and many gifts in my life.
  • I would love to do a 30 day, 30 scrap project for January. Starting today, I want to scrap a little paper project each day. Keeping my paper creativity flowing is important to me. So today I finished off a scrap page that I started a few days ago. Day 1, check.
  • I was going to try to blog everyday, but I dont really want to. Is that bad? I want to blog at least once a week, but hope for twice a week.
  • My sis Lucy wants to set laundry goal, start and finish a load every single day. (not sundays though, take a rest) I think I want to do that too, but I didn't do one today, so do I go start a load now? I could. I'll let you know.
  • I have some more lofty goals; like, be available to my family more, read my scriptures, take photos of the kids each day, go to church every Sunday, etc... and I think those are all do-able. But I think I need to sort it all out by order of importance. Again, I will let you know.
  • I need to work on various family relationships. Who knew they could be so challenging?
And that is life. I wish you a wonderful and happy new year. I hope blessings and joys come your way. Along with a bit of strength for those inevitable challenges as well.


Tricia said...

is that photo historical or hysterical???????? lol

Katrina said...

thanks for stopping by my blog on the SC blog hop this weekend. best wishes for 2010

Kristy said...

Happy New Year!! I love the pic of you and Erick. Good luck with your goals, they are good ones!