Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

It is A New YEAR?!

I must have just slept straight through it, because I am sure the calendar didn't flip to 2015 without me knowing, and yet, that seems to be how I feel.

I  got caught up in the end of the year holidays and the beginning of the year birthdays, while everyone else seemed to realize the New Year had started.  I feel like Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh, as I run around trying to get things in order.........................I am late!!!  Christmas still hasn't been put away, but school didn't wait for me as it rang it's opening bell.  There are calendar days to fill in, clothes to be sorted, and new ones bought (someone seems to be growing taller).  All this running behind should come with the advantage of losing weight as I run to catch up. Those lost pounds are really letting me know they have returned.

Before I totally close out 2014 I have to post some of my Instagram memories.  I have enjoyed Instagram, which has caught the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 in an instant.  That INSTA thing seems to work for me these days.  Here I go giving you a glimpse of the last month, while try to find out where I am headed in 2015.

My little, growing, cherry-on-top son turned 9 this week.  How time flies!!!
My only brown-eyed, curly-headed son tuned 19 on Saturday.  He graduates in May and then off to college next year.  He is the tallest of our five sons.
I reluctantly packed up our Christmas.  This year was the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph and so I had to add Rudolph ornament to our tree...three for my grandsons and two stuffed ones for my youngest sons.  My china served a smaller group at Christmas lunch, but was also used for a dinner for friends. I enjoy this set that my husband bought decades ago and all the memories they have helped to make at our table.
Christmas break meant some time with my grandsons.  Benjamin, Joshua and I had the joy of going to Geppetto's Marionette show in Dallas.  To watch the wonder in children's eyes is so worth it.

 Reindeer food I sent to Joshua and his precious mother got pictures for me...oh the joy of being a Grandmommy!
Christmas Eve service with part of the family.  Yes, We Can Rejoice.
More time with grandsons.  This one will be a big brother to two siblings in June!
His mother is going to be busy!!!

Benjamin's violin and choir concert.
Family Christmas celebrated early.   Our son and his wife hosted a Christmas PJ party.
Grandson deciding if he wants his new shoes from Grand Mommy.
Well as I posted it all I see why I just slept into the year without realizing it....I was trying to run to keep up with this growing family.

I have to shout out Thank you Lord for you faithfulness.  He is faithful even when we are not.

Next week I might get back into the groove...or just bury my head in the sand.

13 Joining in with more words:

Pom Pom said...

All of them are wonderful (your pics and your peeps!) You'll catch up. It's hard when birthdays come right after Christmas!

Nancy said...

You have certainly saved some precious moments from this past year. And I am with you on where is the time going. I guess we just have to hang on and go with it enjoying every moment we have with our precious family.....

Lea said...

Lots of fun memories for sure. I can't imagine twins! One at a time is a big plenty. :o)) But, they sure are cute! Happy 2015!

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year, Janette (and birthday, too)!

It was what it was, is what it is, will be what God wills :)

"No matter who is in charge, He is in control" (paraphrase of what I read recently....)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Christmas memories! I'm with you, Janette! Keeping up with a growing family is a WHIRLWIND! LOL! And, we love it. Thank you, Father. blessings ~ tanna

Debbie Petras said...

I loved seeing your Instagram photos! You have an expanding family for sure. I still have my Christmas tree up but plan to finally take it down this weekend when I'm off. You have many lovely memories Janette.

Love you,

Sharon said...

It is such fun watching your family grow! So much to be thankful for, Janette.

But, I also sympathize with your dismay at how quickly the time is passing. And I certainly understand that desire to sometimes just crawl back under the covers! Thankfully, God will keep leading us, and unfolding His plans - even if we're exhausted. I'm counting on that!!


Farm Girl said...

What lovely photos. I love seeing them all. Yes, God has been very faithful and good to your family. Happy New Year.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The expression on that last picture!! Too cute. All of them are excellent.

Sally said...

Time sure does fly and more so when the kids are home! I hope you catch up to 2015 and it is full of peace, love and the joy of more family moments. Happy New Year!

Maryann said...

Happy New Year Janette (and birthday too) It does sound like you and I are on the same track here. Your little guys are adorable, your daughter is gonna be one busy mama with those twins coming but how exciting for all of you.
He has a plan and a purpose even when things seem chaotic

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

We Martha's have a tough time balancing all of our want to do lists with our have to do lists. Time just flies, and when you have as fast a growing family as yours...

Wishing you a blessed new year, Janette. Praying you can carve out a little "me" time in your busy schedule.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

All those sweet faces and sweet memories! I enjoyed seeing the photos and a glimpse into your precious family life :)

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