Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year

New Year's Eve day we were with Michael's family celebrating Christmas, I'll get those pictures posted soon. The girls fell asleep on the way home, so of course they were wound up when we got home around 9. We let them stay up until 11 or so. Lots of wrestling going on. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly considering Mackenzie's personality, Emma wasn't always the instigator.

We stayed up to watch the ball drop as well as see Robbie Madison do this:


Today we've been in our pajamas all day. Had pancakes for breakfast, ordered pizza for lunch and I made spaghetti for dinner. The Christmas decorations are down, the ornaments are off the tree and we'll take it out tomorrow.

I've got 3 goals for 2009.

1. Start to play the piano again. I took lessons for 8 years growing up, from 8 - 16. I rarely play anymore. But I'd like to. I sort of stink now, though. I can play a few songs, but my sight reading skills are not so good. I need to start practicing more and also get some new music. Last thing I bought was probably November Rain by GNR. (Yeah, that long ago.) I have a few things in mind I'd like to learn but I'm going to have to find some place to buy the sheet music. I used to go to the music store at the mall to get the sheet music, but I don't know if they carry it anymore. I'd love for the girls to take lessons one day. And while I don't intend to teach them, I'd like to be able to help them, which means I really need to brush up on my skills.

2. Read my Bible, study it, learn from it. Pray more - both by myself and with Michael and the girls. Teach my children about God and Jesus. Mackenzie obviously isn't really going to understand anything, but Emma's been learning in Sunday School and I want to expand on that at home. I'm thinking I'll keep the lesson she gets each Sunday and we'll go off that for the week.

3. I forget. I thought of a third one earlier today but I don't remember it now. Maybe #3 should be "work on my memory".


Marie said...

ha-#3 made me laugh out loud :)

Julie said...

#3 Sounds like me every day. HA!

Yesterday was okay and I'm glad it is over now. :) Thank you for praying, I appreciate it so much and I loved the prayer and didn't know there was a second part either. Thank you!