2009 has been a wonderful year for Andrew and I. It has been full of ups and down like any other year, but we came out better and stronger people.
In 2009, we:
* Finished some home improvement projects
*Celebrated 5 years of marriage
*Colored Easter eggs together for the first time.
*Celebrated as Drew turned 28.
*Enjoyed our first vacation together with just the two of us as we visited our Nation's capitol.
*Celebrated as I turned 26.
*Went to a concert or two.
*Celebrated the wedding of Shawna and Ben.
*Spent time with our families.
*Welcomed two new beautiful nieces into our family.
We stepped out in faith and joined a new church. This led us to standing up for what we believe and walking out of a church.
Watched dreams come true for our family members.
Watched God answer prayers.
Made new friends and spent time with old friends.
Made some decorative changes throughout our home.
Spent lots of cuddling time with Liberty and Liam.
So much more happened in 2009 for Andrew and I. Like I said, it was a wonderful year. For all you who have followed along beside us through this past year, we thank you.
Now we begin to look forward to 2010. We know that it will be even better no matter what happens. We plan to grab on tight to God's hand and allow him to lead us through each day all the way through the year.
I know that during this time people begin to make resolutions. I don't know about you, but I make them every year. And I break them every year.
I am not making them this year. I've decided to just work on my 101 in 1001. They are realistic goals with plenty of time to complete them. Hopefully 2010 will allow me to make a good dent in my list. You can check out my list here. If it doesn't, oh well... I have more time.
Now if you've made it this far through this post you definitely need an award. So here is my first giveaway of 2010.
In hopes of helping you start the year off right, I'm giving you the opportunity to win....
A Francesca Battistelli cd... which you know I love!!!
And... Miracles by Karen Kingsbury. This is a book of 52 devotionals. I haven't read this book, but I'm a huge fan of Karen Kingsbury. I've never read one of her books that I didn't find wonderful. God has truly gifted her. To be honest, I'm a little jealous that I'm giving this away. :)
To enter... Just leave me a comment telling me something about your 2009 and your hopes for 2010.
For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on your blog.
For another extra entry, create your own 101 in 1001. Leave me a comment letting me know if you have made a list.
This giveaway will close January 3. I will draw first thing in the morning on January 4.
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