Monday, January 5, 2009

Prepare

It's over...
Christmas, New Years, Bry's birthday...
2008
It's all over!
WOW, I can't believe how fast everything goes by...time, the holidays, my growing babies.
And now, a new year. I love how we get to start all over every 365 days. Start a new year, attempt to make it better than the one before. To leave the past year behind and start fresh.
I have a feeling this year is going to have a lot of suprises. Probably some good and maybe some bad...But I'm excited for both. I have faith in His perfect plan for us, so I want to have fun and praise Him with everything he will put in our path. I can't wait.

I think my word for the year is going to be PREPARE. I just feel REALLY strongly that God keeps telling me to PREPARE...in sooo many different ways. So I've started off by cleaning out A TON of stuff in the house. I'm going to start cooking and eating in a completely different way (this will probably be the most challenging...for both me AND my children) I could go on and on...but these are just a few of MANY!
Seriously...I can't wait!

So, I thought I would share a few...errr, ok...more than a few...pictures of Bry's birthday. We had a great night!!
Some happy party goers:



New toys!! YAY!! (I had to use my flash on these...this kid was tearin' into them two at a time!)





Time for cupcakes!! He wouldn't quit blowing out the candles! HA! He would blow them out before Derek even got them lit! Sandi covered his little mouth while we sang Happy Birthday...





Annual play-doh molding contest begins...Bryson made a castle...so cute!




all the entries lined up...


And then some Rock Band and Scene it! on the Xbox...(no pics of Scene It...but it was A LOT of fun...you have your own little buzzer to buzz in with your answer)



Whew...sorry for so many photos...that was more than I had planned on posting.
Well...I guess that is all for now!
Happy 2009! Hope you are all putting 2008 behind you and are PREPARING to receive your many blessings in 2009!
Ember

11 comments:

Becky Dietz said...

Oh...I can't WAIT to get together. That's the word God gave me for 2009. Prepare....WOW!

Marcee said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! I love the colors of your walls:)

Hugs!

Daniela said...

Looks like fun! Love your kitchen.
Love your word, too.

Chrys said...

love that color on your wall!!! and the pics of the playdoh is fun! :)

CarrieF. said...

happy birthday to your little guy!
i love your 2009 word...Prepare.

Julie O. said...

Cute photos! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Lucy Edson said...

Looks like a fun Christmas and birthday! Great word for 2009!

Danielle said...

OMG we are soooo addicted to Rock Band! I love that game! I really love your new blog header too..looks like a gorgeous scrapbook page!
hugs,
Dani

Danielle Holsapple said...

What a fun time!!!!!!! You got some fun shots! And I love the paint colors in your home! :)

Holly said...

I am SOO jealous that I couldn't be there!! But it sure looks like you all had a blast!! Give Bry a late b-day kiss for me!!

scrapnnMO said...

Ahh you all looked you like you were having some serious FUN! Awesome bunch of photo's and thank you for sharing. :)