~ A wise man once said: I don't know, go ask a Woman!! ~

Monday, December 28, 2009

~ Looking Forward to a NEW YEAR!! ~

Here are a few pictures of this Christmas... it was a good one, now let the New Year Begin!!!

Ash and I with her quilt I made for her. She loves wolves and the was so excited that it had them all over one side. The other side is 5" squares of different fabrics she has picked out every time we hit the fabric store!!
My kids with their gifts from Santa!! They were so excited!! Oh to be a kids again!!

My Family
~ Joe, me Brandon & Ash on Christmas at my mom and dad's house.

My Mom & Dad my brothers & sisters, their spouses and all the grand kids and Augie the Dog!!
What a crew!!

This year is quickly coming to a close and it can't come soon enough for me!! We have had a very trying year and our hopes for the New Year are that things will get better one way or the other. But I'll have to refer back to a post I did a few months ago about counting my blessings...those of which I do have many, my kids are the blessings that I can always count on, they keep me grounded and remind me everyday that they love me and they will always be here for me!!! I love you Brandon and Ashie Jo!!! I am blessed with a DH that works hard and tries very hard to keep us going and the wolves from knocking at the door!! Thanks Joe for your steadfast effort to keep us afloat. I'm blessed with a family that is always there for me, they have my back and I know that and am reminded everyday how lucky I am to have them on my side. I am blessed the friends that are my rock!!! They know who they are and if it weren't for them I would have been lost for sure. We have had some rough spots this year but with the love of my friends I have made it through. I am sorry for all the phone calls that may have ended up with me crying on your shoulder,or anything I may have done or said to hurt anyone I have come across this year. Bear with me, I'm trying to become the person I know I can be and become happier and find so peace in my life. Things don't always go as planned and my heart is showing that this year, but I think I am on my way to being happier and making those around me that way too!!! I have to start with ME, you know the saying, If MOMMA AIN'T HAPPY AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY!!! LOL... So here's to a great NEW YEAR for all of us. I hope it brings to you and your family all the hopes and dreams you wanted and fewer heartaches and hardships along the way!!!


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hey Girlfriend, looks like you
had a great Christmas! I sure
wish my family could get together
like that! Here's to a GREAT
New Year!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Carrie said...

Joleen, looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!! And I ditto the hopes for a better 2010!! Like you, I am hoping it brings endless possibilties!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Coloradolady said...

Joleen...I am right there with you...here is hoping for a great 2010....blessings for the new year...

Farmchick said...

Joleen~ I am glad you had a good Christmas....and I am sure that the new year has many blessings in store for you! :) Stop over and say hi...you can see pics of our Christmas blizzard! :)

Stacey said...

Hi Joleen,

Well, it certainly looks like you had a blessed Christmas with your family. I am so happy for you. The quilt you made for your daughter is really beautiful and something I am sure she will treasure for a lifetime. :)

Just know that you are not alone with being ready for the new year to begin. This year has been trying for me in many ways and I too am thankful for my relationship with God, my DH Scott, family and friends. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that you are loved and that there is so much support out there for you when you need it. I pray many blessings for you and your family in the new year and know that with God all things are possible. May the light that has shined so brightly at Christmas time continue to shine just as bright in the new year for you.

Hugs and blessings,