January 5, 2012

Ringing in the New Year

This year, we rang in the new year sleep style.  
But it wasn't only sleeping, because our friends were camping down in Carlsbad.  We headed down there in the afternoon and stayed until about 9:30.  We couldn't spend the night because Nick had to be at church the next morning....the life of a pastor.
At 9:30, we left to come home.  We were both struggling to stay awake on the drive, so when we got home, we went straight to bed.  This was the first New Year I can remember that I have not stayed up for.  I wasn't too heartbroken about it.
Especially at 6:30 the next morning when we woke up to go to church.

As for New Year's Resolutions, I came up with two.
1) To be less selfish in my relationships, especially my relationship with God.  I want to seek God simply for the sake of knowing him more, not for the sake of getting what I want from him. 

"He must increase, but I must decrease."  -John 3:30

2) Walk Belle everyday.  She is 16, and I want to keep her healthy for as long as possible.
Yep....I even have a Bible verse for this one too.

"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals." -Proverbs 12:10

There you go.


  1. I love your resolutions! Do you read a lot? Right now I'm reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and it is changing my life! God Bless your 2012! I love to follow/stalk your blog :)

  2. Being a doggie mama myself, I love that you have a verse to go with the resolution. Happy new year!