Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Resolutions and Renewal

Here we are again at the end of a year!!!  Now we are in the final throes of 2010. . .and about to begin 2011.  Strange.  When you stop to think about the sound of that, isn't it strange???  I remember being a kid and being asked in school to figure out how old I would be when the year 2000 hit. . .that seemed like lightyears away to my 9 year old self!!  and now here we are almost 11 years after 2000. . .

We have been having a blast being off.  We haven't been to school or work for several days now.  We have celebrated Christmas, played, organized the filing drawer and cabinet, played, gotten our tax papers together and somewhat organized, played, found homes for all of our Christmas gifts, played, taken down one tree, played, gone into D. C. to TWO museums, played, took Mosby to the vet, played, went ice skating, went to the movies, played. . .and we still have four days left!!  We still have planned to do: lunch with Grandma and Grandpa, play, ice skating, play, take the rest of the Christmas decorations down, play, go ice skating again, play, watch the Caps beat the Penguins in the Winter Classic, play, church, play, and hopefully NOT take Mosby to the vet again!!  Very full several days off. . .

Our trip to D. C. was fun and awesome.  We saw the dinosaurs, human bones, live butterflies (one of which landed on Aidan and freaked him out), rockets, spaceships, telescopes and the space station.  Here are a few pictures from that:
Rexie!!

A big Buffalo. . .

Oranutang!!

Mustafa. . .the lion. . .

Bad boy bear. . .

Dancer???
butterflies. . .


ONE IS ON ME!!!


Talking it over with Daddy. . .

The original Smithsonian Castle. . .

Me and Catherine in front of the Capital. . .

Mama, me and Daddy in front of the Capital. . .

Me with the Washington Monument behind me. . .

 We have also been thinking about what we will do for our New Year's Resolutions.  Pat and I are thinking the usual better diet and exercise and house plans but also the desire to be a better Mama and Daddy.  We have plans about this and think it will work out well if we are strong about it!  Aidan . . .well. . .he hasn't really said yet, but Mama has a few ideas of what he could do!!!  : )

What's really amazing is to think about all we accomplished this past year:  We tried to be a good Mama and Daddy; finished the floor in four rooms; worked on our budgeting better; worked with Aidan on swimming and ice skating; and getting things oranized and cleaned up and out. 

All things considered, we have done a lot, have much to do, and are living the life of truly blessed people. . .Thanks be to God!!


1 comment:

Joy said...

I have just started to think about my list for the new year too.

2011 is going to be busy. I just finished putting in my vacation request for 2011 so I am off to a good start.
Joy