Yes, yes, call off the search and rescue teams, I am still alive. Here's a little update on the last month. And I do have tons of stories I want to write. If I can just remember them all! So, here's the recap:
The Christmas Musical: Awesome. No other word describes it. Just awesome! The scene where Mary sang "A Baby Changes Everything" and then right after that the Angel and the narrator sang, "Mary, Did You Know?" was so incredibly powerful. Even in our practices I just felt like weeping. Our turn out was wonderful. We had 83 for our Sunday Morning performance and 90 for the Sunday night performance. And most of those were not repeats. I am trying to talk Chris into letting us do an Easter Musical.
Christmas: Too much food! But it was great to spend it with family. Abbey and Ethan ate more candy in that one single day than they had eaten in the last year! My favorite gift? My bread machine!
New Year's: We spent it with our church family. In our service that night, we took communion and really rededicated ourselves. Then we all headed out to Starbucks for some coffee and then back to the church. We ended the year with testimonies about victories in 2008 and prayer. Of course, we "ended" 2008 about 13 hours ahead of most of you!
VACATION!: Right after the new year, we took a 3 day family vacation. It was the first vacation we have ever taken with just the four of us. We went down to the beach and wasted time playing around. We came back with sand in our shoes and our faces sunburned and can't even explain how much fun we had.
We still have a little more celebrating to do. Chinese New Year, which is THE BIGGEST holiday of the year is coming up in a little over a week. And before that, someone will turn 30!!!! I expect to feel just like 29 and I am not getting old. I'm not!
So, here's to a great and successful 2009. Just remember, if your goals are easy, you will always have a sense of success. So, I'm not setting a goal of 50 pounds to lose this year, but a goal of 5 pounds! That way, if I forget, I can squeeze it in at the end of December. Don't forget, you heard it here!
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