Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Year Over

In the words of John Lennon, "...another year over and a new one just begun."

We are on the brink of a new year here at casa de phillips. Tobe and I aren't ones to go all out on New Years Eve, so once the children are bathed and tucked warmly into bed, most likely we will put on a movie that does not contain animation or educational themes and finish off the Christmas candy. Hello, 2008!

As the world reflects back on another year behind us, I hope that 2007 brought you a least a tiny bit of joy and peace. Tomorrow signifies a new beginning, a time to rid oneself of the clutter...whether that clutter be in the form of excess weight, excess junk, or excess emotional baggage. Today I overhead a woman having a phone conversation (rather loudly) in Pottery Barn, telling her friend, "We will make their rooms unbelievable....so much so they will completely hate going to their Daddy's." Yikes. If you have such clutter going on in your life, ditch it as soon as the clocks hit midnight, my friend. Begin 2008 on a positive note.

2007 brought us sweet Baby Evelyn, so we are counting it as a huge success despite life's normal highs and lows. As I do each new year, tomorrow I will find a quiet moment and write out my resolutions I hope to accomplish in the next 365 days. Unlike my husband who could confidently write his resolutions in dark Sharpie marker because he will accomplish all of them before year's end, I will likely need to write mine in faint pencil that can be erased and modified as the months tick by. This year's goals range from trivial items such as having our family eat mainly organic food to the more complex of writing a personal faith mission statement (gulp). Perhaps some I will share, likely most I will keep only to myself in case I fail miserably.

As the year comes to a close, I want to take the opportunity to thank each of you for stopping by, sharing comments, and spending time reading these rambling words about our little family. Please come back by in 2008.

Happy New Year, Dear Reader!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

Happy New Year and God Bless. I am thankful for your blogging friendship.

Shelley said...

Happy New Year! You are a very talented writer. Cant wait to hear more from you in 2008!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year!

Paige said...

Happy new year!

delilah said...

Thanks for stopping over to visit my blog during the Christmas Tour of Homes. I hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Laura, Sam, Thomas IV, & Will said...

I found your blog through a link on Jennifer Binkley's blog. I love reading about your kids. I am a stay at home mom, too. I have 2 boys that I think are about the same age difference as your kids (19 months). Anyway, I decided to finally leave a comment! Happy 2008!
Laura

Shanta said...

Good tidings to you guys. I hope you reach all your resolutions! The Murrays have also discussed penning a "faith plan" to help keep us on track with spiritual goals. Should be interesting...