Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Beginnings!

We arrived home last night, after a great time in Halifax visiting with family and friends.

When I woke up this morning, I felt it was time to sit down, take a few moments, and think about the new year, and the changes I want to see in 2010. I realize that just because the year changed from 2009 to 2010, does not magically mean that things will be different. Every change requires effort, and means doing something that I did not do before. But a new year does give some sense of a new start, and I want to capitalize on that!

I have written out my goals for this new year, and pray that I will follow through on these goals as the months continue.

As I was pondering this morning, I came across some quotes. Many of these quotes do not have authors, as they were not listed on the website.

"So we make it our goal to please Him". 2 Corinthians 5:9

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps".

"Beginning is easy - continuing hard".

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going".

"A journey of a thousand miles must start with a single step".

I pray you have a wonderful day! Make the most of it :)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Family Time

At Bamp & Nan's, trying out their Wii Fit :)
Bamp watching.
Nan and Jake!
Shaun trying out the Wii.
Mom & Dad S. at Swiss Chalet. Thanks for a great dinner :)

At Nanny's!

Nanny & I. We had a lovely afternoon together during the snow storm!

Winter Wonderland and Pizza Hut Date!

On the patio at my Nanny's house, during our Halifax storm!
Isn't it beautiful! We had quite a bit of snow over 2 days.
Dad & I outside their place, just before our traditional Pizza Hut date! We even ventured out during the snow/ice storm - but it was well worth it!
Right before we left for Pizza Hut.
Shaun & I

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Day! Welcome to 2010!

We had a bit of snow tonight, finally!! We need some snow in Halifax!
Dinner at Mom & Dad's with Thom (my cousin), and his wife Louise!
Thom & Louise - always SO SO SO much laughing when they are over! What a great night we had :) Wish we could do that once a week!
Cousins :)
Playing cards with Di & Paul before they arrived! They beat us badly in Rook tonight :(

New Year's Day - Movie Day with Sarah!

I took Sarah out today to see Alvin & the Chipmunks! It's always great to see her! She is almost 13! Wow the time is just flying!

New Year's Eve

The boys were playing Mario Cart at Di & Paul's - us girls took our turns too. Charlene and I need a LOT of work! LOL
We dropped into the Slauenwhite's on our way to Di & Paul's. Played a few rounds of Dutch Blitz!
Love it, love it!
A New Year's Eve picture with Maxwell!
Krystyn & I!

New Year's Eve Family Dinner!

It was a great night out together! and delicious!
Dad chowing down!

Dinner Continued!

About to eat a mussel! YUM!
Mom & Dad - thanks for an amazing dinner out!!
Di & Paul!
At dinner :)

Halifax Visits on New Year's Eve!

Brianna - what a sweetie! So good to see Brianna and her family again! We first met them through the kids outreach program we did through Rock Church (before we moved). Today, their whole family is saved and doing amazing!! We heard such neat stories during our visit. Love you guys!
Pat, Brianna and I!
Catlin, Katie & I - chilling out at Colleen's place!
Julian & Darius playing cards!
Sista Colleen and I - wow, we have so many stories we could tell between the two of us! Hey Colleen, "never say never right!" LOL We will be friends for life!