Commander and I enjoy Homeschooling boys (Herogian, Hawk and Gluten), raising chickens, ducks, and dogs ( Penny and Casey), eating gluten free, surviving breast cancer, coach track and field, and loving God for every minute that He gives us to cherish our family.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

1 year I wasn't ready for has gone by

I recently looked back at a post (Jan 11) that I never posted. It reminded me that this year started with a portent, ominous feeling. I wasn't ready for 2011 to start. But you can't stop the clock or tell the calendar to slow down. I might have been dragging my heels into the year, but I'd say things turned around and I've been leaning forward looking toward 2012.

2012 will be twenty years for the Commander and I. March 12 will be anniv. for 1st date, Sept. 12th engagement, and Dec. 12 wedding. We are hoping to do something special (Garmin, Germany) for our anniversary. We will see.

This year had us looking for another house for some unknown reason. The year is finishing with us planning two egress windows downstairs and building out an area of the room into a new bedroom, then there will be painting and someday redoing the kitchen. Once again, we feel like God is telling us to stay put and quit looking to move.

This year had us training for the Bataan Death March Memorial Marathon. That has ended with Morton's Neuroma in both feet, Commander pulling his back out of whack, and my coaching position being in full swing at the time of the march. The coaching was a plus to the year that I never expected. I am so looking forward to watching the kids perform, learning how to recruit, and hopefully bringing in some jumpers and throwers for the 2012-2013 team. Recruiting definitely causes you to look to the future.

I have learned to butcher duck this year, I have put the writing a novel aside, I have started doing puzzles again and love the relaxation it brings - slows life down for me. I've enjoyed reading the Old Testament again, gaining new insight into the kings of Israel and Judah and the prophets. I still enjoy homeschooling and spending the days with our boys. This new year will add driver's ed to our schedule at some point. UGH!

I've enjoyed having friends here on the computer. Thanks goes to all of you who stop by to see what's up at the EFandB.

OKGRANNY - Commander likes your church rubber band.

Have a Happy New Year, may it be blessed.


Oklahoma Granny said...

I assume you've been to Germany before since you have a specific place you hope to visit for your anniversary. My husband comes from an Air Force family and has told me Germany is a beautiful country. I hope your New Year is the best year yet for your family!

Julie said...

Hi Jane! Oh that duck sounds so good, I've told you I love it, haven't I?!
And Germany sounds wonderful. Sometimes I think planning the trip is as much fun as the trip.
Yes, it seems much happens that we hadn't anticipated. When I look over this past year it definitely wasn't what I thought it would be. But you know, if I had known it was going to be so rough, I would have lived in fear and trepidation. The way it happened the Lord walked with us and we were continually looking to Him. There's just so much we don't understand and it's probably better that way.
Thanks so much for your sweet words regarding my pics, it's fun and theraputic.
I pray this is an awesomely wonderful year for you and your guys :-)!
Blessings, Julie