We were able to focus more on our little family this year, which really helped me remember the important things we really celebrate at this time of year. In years past, there's been so much hustle nad bustle that I was just exhausted all day--this year, we spent Christmas Eve up at my parent's and grandparent's homes, and then visited Cory's family on Christmas day, and had my parents and brothers down for dinner at our house. I had just tossed together a quick crockpot meal, which worked out wonderfully. I just can't say enough how much I loved doing less on Christmas day--we'll hopefully be alternating Christmas Eve and Christmas day with our two families from here on out. Big fan of that.
Moving on--Happy New Year! 2008 really flew by for me--I still can't believe Janey is almost 10 months (it still seems like she just got here!) and Breanne is almost 3--how did I get to be old enough to have a 3-year-old? Both girls are amazing me every day with their new things--Janey in the large-motor-skills-development area, and Breanne with her words and sentences and witty remarks... I'll go into more detail another time. The point of this paragraph is to get out my resolution for this year--I want to be just a little bit better. A better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and secretary. I'd like to be just a little kinder, a little more forgiving, a little more genuinely happy, and a little more on top of things. I'd like to actually do my best, so that is what I am going to strive for this year.