Thursday, January 5, 2012

cheers! happy new year!

i know i'm a few days behind but happy new year friends!  i really feel like my life is flying by.  what in the world?  you know you're getting old when you think things like "where has the time gone?" 

we had an absolutely lovely time ringing in the new year with some good friends.  we were able to go out to fancy dinner, eat my weight in steak and then spend the evening 'in' just visiting and feeling bad about dick clark.

we were joined by a few more couples later in the evening but here are some of our only shots
[stolen from carly]
2011 was another fantastic year.  i feel like i grew as a disciple, as a wife & as a friend but i still have a long way to go in becoming the woman i'd like to be someday.  i was reminded after a new year's day spat with my husband that i always need to be seeking Christ - hard.  running with all that i've got.  not to be lazy & complacent [which is really easy for me to fall into].  i just recently read through hosea with some girls and the overwhelming theme was that God's people, though He had provided for and loved them abundantly had forgotten Him at every turn & God hated that, was heartbroken over that.  i don't want my life to be a reflection of that part of israel's history.  i want to be the one of the ten lepers who comes back with thanksgiving and praise, recognizing who it is that brings me such great joy and real life.

i thought of making a list of 'resolutions.'  i really like goals, working towards something, & checking things off a list but for whatever reason i'm not sure that is going to be best for me this year.  my list was long of "do more _____" and "do less _____" and instead i think everyday i will set some goals before me - namely to be a disciple whose treasure is Jesus.  that's my goal and daily i will seek ways to make that a reality for my life, mind & heart.

happy 2012 all.  i hope it is fantastic & full.


  1. Looks like you had a fun night! But stop saying you're "old"!!!! 26 is very, very far from old. When you are 30 like me {still not "old"!!!!} you will realize just how young 26 was. :) :) LY!

  2. Happy new year Jen! :)
    Wanted to let you know, I gave you a blog award! It's called the Liebster Blog Award. Check it out!


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