Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I learned years ago that most New Years Resolutions are broken. With that knowledge I then decided that to start a new year with resolutions that won't be accomplished, but instead will be left to fall along the side of the path as we journey through the year is just not right. Why would I intentionally set myself up to fail? Instead I take each day as it comes to me and I try to make the best of what each day brings instead of making New Years Resolutions..

Taryn spent the night with us last night. She has been with us for the past 4 years to welcome in the New Year. It has become a tradition with us, a tradition that we look forward to. I am hoping that she will have warm memories of this as she grows older. I know G'pa and G'ma will.

We are wishing Britt a Happy Birthday today. She is 17 years old now. I just don't know where the time has gone. It has become a tradition for her to go shopping with her mother on her birthday and have a nice lunch while they are out. It seems like only yesterday that her Great Grandma and I would take her shopping and instead of putting her in a shopping cart we pushed her around in her stroller. We were constantly back tracking looking for her shoes that she insisted on taking off and tossing them to the side as we strolled along. She still prefers being barefoot to wearing shoes.

Later today we will find our way off of the ridge and go to Chris and Melody's for New Years Dinner and all of the traditional 'Good Luck' foods. I am in charge of making the fried cabbage....... Yum! (Right Melody?)

"Friendship is the bridge between two human beings."
"Friendship is the bridge between Heaven and earth."
"Friendship is the bridge between the known and the unknown."

~ Sri Chinmoy

Happy New Year !

May we all be blessed with the warmth and love of friendship,
good health and good fortune through out the New Year.


Linds said...

Happy New Year, Jo!

farmlady said...

And a Happy New Year to you too,my dear. I wish you good health, peace of mind and all the happiness that the new year can bring.
I'm so glad I met you as we journey through this blogging life . You have made a difference to so many and given me a new friend who understands the meaning of CARING. You have taught me a lot.
May the year ahead bring you and your family many blessings.
Love, Elly Mae

Mike Golch said...

Jo,I know that I have been verry lax in commenting,sorry about that.I hope that you and JD are having a great day and a Blessed New Year!

Mountain Mama said...

I'm with you. I never make New Year's resolution. In fact I hadn't even thought about it until I read your post. I just ask the Lord to take my hand and lead me on the path that will be pleasing to Him.
Your mention of fried cabbage made my stomach growl. "Love the stuff!!"
A blessed New Year to you and yours.

violetlady said...

Happy New Year, Jo!!

Staci said...

Happy New Year to you also! I'm one of your facebook farming friends. Glad to find your blog!