We hosted my family's Christmas Day festivities with 26 in attendance!! After a dreary and cloudy month, Christmas Day was sunny and dry! Perfect weather to drive out to the country. We had a wonderful day visiting, eating and sharing!
Wonderful Hubby's side was hosted by my sweet MIL. Santa was even able to stop by for awhile!
Now that the New Year is here, I've joined a photo group called Project 365. (See the link posted on the sidebar.) The goal is to take at least one photo each day this year. Hopefully, my photography will improve and I'll have some great photos to journal. Although I'm not going to post photos each day, I'll try to share my weekly favorites. Wish me luck!! (Just in case this project is too difficult, I've also joined the companion project that encourages us to take a photo just once a week! :) )
Another new focus I'm giving a try is choosing a word for the year. Wonderful Hubby is planning on retiring this year and he said his theme will be "Embracing Change." We are both excited about what our retirement years will bring and have talked about more travel, home improvements and just generally doing all those little things we didn't have the time to do before.
I've chosen another word: GROW. Last year was my first year of retirement and I've enjoyed being in my gardens so much! (and am enjoying the frozen and canned 'fruits' of my labor this winter!) I'd like to continue learning about gardening but there are other aspects of my life I'd like to nurture.
- My faith and service to my Savior, Jesus Christ
- My relationships with my beautiful family
- My volunteerism in our community
- My creativity
Thank you for visiting now and then and leaving your kind, encouraging comments! It really lightens my day!!
I hope you'll check in to see how I'm growing this year. I'll leave you with the first photo of the new year.