Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear 2010

Dear 2010,

I have to say that I'm happy to say goodbye to you.

You were a year filled with pain and change.  Wisdom teeth and root canals.  It feels like I spent the year fixing things.  My teeth being the least of these things and some things can't be fixed.

We came home and that was a long road.  It was easy to pull up those roots because they didn't grow in Utah.  In fact we got home just in time to replant them....where they belong.

Turning 40...major turning point.

Oh sweet clarity....I see things more clearly now and I'm excited about the future.

Lessons learned and unlimited 990 square feet.

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better (wo)man.
Benjamin Franklin
 I want you to live in a house that makes you believe one day you can get it.  That's why I'm gonna make sure you never see your Daddy stop dreaming because if you stop're just sleeping. 
Jimmy from Raising Hope 

In an effort to take care of 2010 is my 12 SKILL from October (I'm a little behind) I painted a picture.  

I'm working on least I bought knitting needles and yarn.


  1. Connie - if anyone deserves a fresh start, it's you. I wish you all the best in 2011. Can't wait to hear about all the good things coming your way.

  2. That picture is A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!!

    Oh, please tell me you got SOMETHING done with those needles & yarn? It'll make my day! ;)

  3. That painting is really cute, where you going to put it Martha?

    I hope the new year brings amazing-ness your way! Happy new year my love!

  4. I came in right after your move, I think...I hope your new year is a fabulous one and that you keep painting, because lady, you are GOOD!!! :) Etsy????

  5. Happy New Year! Hopefully this year is filled with love, laughter and joy! I love you're painting! Great job!

  6. i can't wait to see what 2011 holds for you! and i'm glad you were able to go home :) the painting is awesome! i love it! feel free to send it to me ;) happy new year lady!

  7. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you and the family. I am starting up your old "Focus on the Family" project again and hope to finish it this year....last spring life got hard and lots of things went by the wayside. I am doing my first post on Tuesday.

    Thanks for always inspiring me! Your picture is beautiful :)

  8. I'm excited for the New Year as well, such a great time to hope and wish for how the year will turn out. Love your birdies!

  9. Connie with all you went through in 2010, I think you came through it beautifully - inside and out!
    You are an amazing woman and an outstanding mother. Don't ever let anything get you down, you can overcome anything!
    Your painting is gorgeous, make sure you put that in a place of prominence so that you can get the joy in seeing it every day.
    Happy new year - it will be YOUR year!


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