Monday, January 7, 2013


Well, 2013 is upon us.

Usually, I feel a huge let-down, and a huge sadness, to see the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons leave for another year.  It always seems that after we get all of our holiday decorations taken down that there is a hollowness, an emptiness, left behind.  It usually is sad to see the joy and fun and festivities go away....

But this year it seems different.

I think it's because Daddy was home for the last two weeks of December, which has NEVER happened.  He was home for Christmas AND New Year's and it was like one continuous party with him here.  

This year Christmas was so unexpectedly wonderful, and that feeling hasn't gone away yet.

So far, the new year has been wonderful too.

And we have lots of fun things, and major milestones, to anticipate this year.  Here's a brief list:

  1. In February Pennie turns 2!
  2. In April, our firstborn and only son will turn 18.
  3. At the end of June I will celebrate my 40th year on earth.
  4. Shortly after that, 6 days to be exact, my husband turns 45.
  5. Then, our second born, who is also the first in a long line of daughters, will turn 16 at the end of July. AND she will get her driver's license.
  6. In September it will be our 20th wedding anniversary.
You see, we have some very major things to look forward to this year.  It helps to have those things, because right now, when it's 40 degrees and raining YET AGAIN outside, being able to look forward to things makes this, the rainy season in our area, easier to live through!

We don't have Big Plans for any of those things yet, but we will.  And speaking of Big Plans, that reminds me.....

We have three daughters who all have birthdays in January, and this year they've decided to have a Together Celebration! So we get to have a party and invite our people and live it up for a day! And yes, the excitement in our home is at Almost-Fever-Pitch right now!

Listen, if any of you have any great and unusual ideas for a girl on her 40th birthday, leave me a comment, will you??


Theresa said...

I don't have any great ideas for celebrating your 40th, except enjoy yourself. I celebrated mine in July and asked to get take out and go to the beach with my husband and kids. No cooking, no clean up and being in God's beautiful creation with my loved ones- perfect!

Tesha said...

I am so happy to hear you are looking forward to this year. I know your heart is still aching...have hope helps. I sure hope that you guys make that CA trip and we get that coffee on thee beach. Hummmm 40th Birthday I say have a party!!:) I have not done a B-day party for me since I was 23 I think at 40 will! Its hard to throw yourself a party if we were close I throw one for you:) lots of love to you my friend.

Susan said...

Wow those are some wonderful milestones. Sounds like it will be an exciting couple of months.