The YEAR 2009 is hours away from being a memory . . .
There were ups and downs in 2009 and many, many changes in everyone's lives. One little boy in our area Dax Loche, age 2 made news throughout the Country . . . People from all around the World sent Dax photos, videos and more showing him their Christmas lights. Dax was in the hospital with a deadly leukemia, so before Halloween, people from around the globe tried to help give Dax a little Christmas early. Well, little Dax lived . . . way past what the doctors thought he would. Little Dax was called into the arms of Jesus yesterday morning at 2:15 a.m. Please remember his Mom and Dad . . . their empty arms. Services will be on Sunday.
Praises . . . Sarah and her family from Lifeintheparsonage are expecting a baby . . . their fourth. During a routine dr. visit last week, a cyst was found on the baby's brain. This morning Sarah and her hubs went to a specialist for more in depth testing. Praise God . . . the cyst on their baby's brain was gone.
The last day of 2009 has been a bit challenging in our home today. Daddy is a bit grumpy, the kids are not listening and arguing with one another and I have a nasty cold that has progressed into a cough and headache. The lighter side of the day . . . I took a nap, made BBQ meatballs in the crockpot for dinner along with apple slices, carrots and dip, french fries, rolls with butter. The meal was easy and a success. The meatballs were a hit!
The recipe - oh dear, I am almost embarrassed to tell you because it is so incredibly easy . . . Ingredients: Schwans Italian Meatballs, Baby Ray BBQ sauce. First I warmed the frozen meatballs in microwave and then added them to the crockpot to simmer a while. Once they are hot, pour in the BBQ sauce and let simmer about 1/2 hour. Yum Yum!
Will we stay up to ring in the New Year? I really don't know. Simply depends on how everyone is getting along AND how I feel. I love going outside at the stroke of mid night and yell Happy New Year! This year we have plenty of snow out there to make everything a bit more festive!
New Year Resolutions? I don't have any . . . do you? I have thought about making a few resolutions, but have found that if I plan something . . . it never turns out, something either comes up or happens to make the plans fall apart. I am a bit cautious of making those resolutions although, I did come upon some really good ones that I just might give a try.
Tyler over at: ET at Titus2345 - go to her blog to see what she wrote . . . you can also use the list below or make your own . . .
January: Ask the Lord to speak to you in an area you are lax.
February: Ask God to reveal His agenda for your daily schedule.
March: Chose a personal Bible Study and be determined to take time in it each and every day.
April: Have God remind you of something you easily forget.
May: Be a blessing to someone - annonymously.
June: Be an encouragement to someone.
July: Enjoy the beauty of God's creation.
August: Adopt a family to pray for each and every day.
September: Submit an area of your life to God that you struggle with.
October: Ask God to show you areas you need to work on.
November: Spend the month giving THANKS
December: Teach your children the joy of giving unselfishly to others.
Once you get your list together, put it on your calendar - for the entire month and be sure to put it where you will be reminded of it each morning.
Many Blessing to You and Yours and Have a Happy, Safe and Blessed New Year!