Thursday, January 1, 2009

Party Like It's 2008

We had so much fun last night that I hope it becomes a Yant New Year's Eve tradition.  Although, I think I was the one having the most fun and all we were doing was playing board games and pigging out but given what's been going on recently it's the best time I've had in a long time.  The Brown's (Philip, Angela, Jessie and Annie Beth) graciously hosted us, the Malham's (Jason, Mickie, Nicholas, Olivia, Joseph and Aaron) as well as our good friends Gary and Angela Steele.  The Steele's didn't spend the night since Angela is five months pregnant and preferred her own bed to sleep in but they stayed well past midnight and a few of us stayed up until 2:30 am.  For those of you that know me well this is a tremendous feat!  All of the children pretty much entertained themselves and the adults all got to visit, play games, eat, watch Lifetime movies, eat and did I mention eat?  The best part was just being around people that I love and bring me joy and hopefully I brought them some joy while listening to some of my answers to the games!

I'd like to leave you with these thoughts to start 2009:

Thankfulness can reduce stress in your life
by making you more content with 
who you are and what you have.  
If you make a habit of accepting every
 circumstance gratefully 
and assuming there is a purpose in it, 
you'll be relieved from the worry and anxiety 
that go with being resentful and dissatisfied.
~Thomas Kinkade

"And we know that in all things God 
works for the good of those who love him 
and are called according to his purpose."

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

May you have a blessed and happy new year!


  1. Yay! You're one of us now! I'm so excited to see pics of the boys since mostly I just see you every couple months and never them.

    Happy New Year!

  2. I had a lot of fun and love hanging with ya'll even if I can't keep up anymore :D ! But can you keep up with me eating....we'll find out at the Melting Pot! Better tie down what can't be ingested. muahaha!