Thursday, January 03, 2008

New Year

While I try not to get caught up in the resolution frenzy, I do like the feeling of the new year. The idea of a fresh start is exciting and energizing. Really though, I tend to feel it more at the start of the school year than now. Now is just halfway through till school and seminary are over.

However, I do like planning for the year and anticipating changes. 2008 portends to be a very good year for us. We bought our tickets to California for spring break-10 days in the Bay Area-I'm very excited (we have to take advantage of my brother living there before he moves away in July...)! I have the marathon the end of March. My friend Jill and I are still talking about a trip to England in June, and I will probably be at Girl's Camp again. We figure that Jeff will probably be home from Panama right around the beginning of July. Johnathan will likely leave for his two years of missionary service some time in the late summer or early fall, and Sara will enter high school in the fall. I am teaching at all the Stitches Expos again, so I'll be traveling to NoCal in Feb., Chicago in Aug. and downtown Baltimore in Nov. . Eric continues to do well at work and is on track for Partnership late this year or early next.

So, to everyone who cares enough to check in on me, a belated Happy New Year! By the way, I am reading blogs, just not commenting much. I know how much I love comments though, so I will get 'round to it. I love interacting with all my blogging friends in this way, and truly enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas. Doing so always lifts me up and makes me feel warm and happy inside. Thanks for sharing so generously in this way.

10 comments:

  1. Boy you have some BIG events coming up! What a fun year! It'll be gone before we know it though. :-)

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  2. Happy New Year to you! Can it really be? it doesn't seem like it's been all that long since your "Ta Da!" list of 2006...

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  3. Wow 2008 is going to be a big one for you! It will be tons of fun to read about it all on your blog!:)

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  4. Wow, you have some fun trips planned. I hope you get to go to England. I haven't even thought about summer trips yet. I can't believe you're doing a marathon. That seems so out of reach for me in this lifetime. Good luck to you! How great for your hubby to make partner soon. You'll have to have a congrats party for him!

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  5. Oooh, I hope you get to do England! Are you planning on just London? I live about two hours away. We'll probably be in the States June/July, but let me know if you want any advice on what to see etc. I lived in London for 8 weeks a few years ago and it was incredible! (Are you going with Jill Plumb? Or is this another Jill?:)

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  6. Jill and Kellie in England??? Wow. That sounds fun. Also, I love the Bay Area so much. I hope you have a lovely time there.

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  7. Soooo tell me about this trip to England...........

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  8. WOW, you have a full 2008 planned. I hope I get to play with you a little bit in between all those trips! Like, maybe, some Bonaparte or a movie on the lawn...

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  9. What an exciting year ahead for you! Especially with one son getting home and another one leaving. I do hope you make it to England.

    And if, during you Bay Area stay, you get to take a little side-trip north to Yreka, I'll do my best to take a little trip south to Yreka... :D

    I love your comments and do look forward to them, but I understand there are only so many hours in a day!

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  10. looking forward to being part of the plans. :) and I hear you on the fall v new year. even though I don't have kids in school yet, "The End of August"/fall has that same new year feeling to me. maybe there's some underlying Rosh Hashanah element to it, in the true meaning of it.

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