Friday, January 3, 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of my readers! I realize this post is a little late, but I have been enjoying the holidays with my family, as well as their break from school. I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to 2020. I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season! 

We had a great Christmas, it was busy with traveling and spending time with family. Spending time with family is always a blessing for us since we live three hours from some from our family. Our kids enjoyed their gifts, they also enjoyed the best gift of all, time with family. 

In the time leading up to Christmas, our family has been quite busy and my blog has been quiet. Now that the New Year is here, I am ready for things to slow down a bit. One thing I am going to try not to do is schedule so many things all at once. With five kids, someone always has an appointment of some sort. I have been known to schedule way too many inside of a week, or even a day. I am going to learn to spread out our busy schedule so we don't get so stressed out. That definitely goes with one of my 2020 words, peace. 

My 2020 words come from one of my favorite Bible passages, Galatians 5:22-23. It says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control." Even though as a Christian I have always tried to live by these words, this year I am really going to focus on them. I am going to display these words so that others can see them. These words will fill our home and bring a calm to our chaos. 

I am never done growing or learning, spiritually or mentally. I hope 2020 brings more growth in all areas of my life. I am excited to see what 2020 holds for my family and I. I will continue to keep faith, hope and love close to my heart as well.

What are your 2020 words? What are you looking forward to this year?


  1. Your kids look adorable in this pictures. Is great to spend time.with your family. Is the best way to spend the holidays.
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  2. 2020 is an awesome year for us! new hopes, new chances and another journey in our lives wishing you all the best and happy new year!

  3. You are in a happy family.... You are a lucky mom and the family love you of course...

  4. My blog was definitely quite over the last month too. Sometimes you just have to focus on family. I'm happy to be back though. My word of the year is focus.

  5. What a great bunch of kids you got! Lovely family photos. We got 4, 3 boys & 1 girl. I find it so hard to get family photo of us all together!

  6. I'm glad you got a chance to rest and spend time with your family before getting back to work! Beautiful pictures! And the fruit of the Spirit is a great focus for this year!

  7. You a wonderful kids, amazing family photo. I didn't get to take pictures with my family this year because I'm overseas. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  8. happy new year! love those portrait shots! sounds like you had a great holiday.

  9. We all took a step back with everything during holiday season. I do enjoyed the vacation and still on a little set back. Happy New Year!

  10. Looks like you all had a great holiday. Love all the family photos!! Great shots

  11. Happy New Year to you and to your family. Yes we really enjoyed our holidays too. It looks like you spent some quality time with your family. You all looks so amazing

  12. I love that verse! Happy new year to you and your famiy as well! It sounds like you ended the year well, and are off to a great start with the new one!

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