Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year

I never got a chance to officially wish everyone a Happy New Years, so HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Ethan stole the spot light the other day, but honestly, he is more than welcomed to!)

2010, you were great.  I wont go into details, but it was an amazing year. Like any other year, full of ups and downs, but I am excited to say that 2010 had many more ups than downs!
2011, you will be even better. No doubt.

A few goals for this new year:
-I want to do more advocating, especially within the legislature. I want to speak up and fight for the rights of those with disabilities
-As the new Fundraising Director for DSAH, I want to make this an amazing year. Find new and exciting ways to bring in money. Step out of the box. 

-Work on Ethan’s communication skills. He is picking up on so much; this is the perfect time for signing and teaching him many new things. He only wants to sign “all done” and the only words he attempts are “hello”, “stop it”, and “no”. Yet “hello” sounds NOTHING like hello. “Stop it” is by far the cutest, if you are ever lucky to hear him. You know how it is, children don’t perform upon demand!

-To spend more quality time with the girls and help them reach their goals and dreams… through the year and throughout life.

-spend more time with the hubby and grow even closer to him. Like white on rice, not like rice with a side order of beans...

-Of course be debt free. We might not be 100% debt free by the end of this year, but we will knock out a lot of debt! Making life more comfortable.

-become more healthy and active.. but not as obsessed as I was with it in the past. I think that is how I burnt myself out. Hopefully be 40lbs lighter by the end of the year, and *fingers crossed* back in my size 4’s! 

-Get this adoption processed started! I have no idea or clue how to get it started. Anyone has any pointers, PLEASE let me know. I think as much as I would love to go international, and I am sure one day we will, I think I am leaning more towards domestic adoption. I don’t think I could handle being away from my children too long if we had to go overseas. 

-Most importantly, I want my relationship with God to continue to grow. I want to one day fall to my knees and have Him take over me, to lift my hands up to Him and take Him in wholeheartedly. 

I hope you continue to follow us in our great journey. And may your 2011 be full of many laughs, love, hugs and blessings! 



  1. good luck on the adoption front. I'd really love to adopt, but hubby isn't on the same page.

  2. thank you Melissa! I am so thankful that the hubby is eye to eye with me on the adoption, he is the one pressuring me to get it started! He is so ready to give Ethan a little brother just like him.


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