Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good morning….

It’s a new day, it feels wonderful, amazing and hopeful. It has been the top of the world having Mike home for Christmas. Our Christmas was so relaxed and calm and not over the top. We each got stuff we needed terrible and something we didn’t expect. Scott has been staying here with Mike and that makes the house even better. Daycare has been here and one more day of that. Our daycare Christmas party was great and the kids had a blast with each other and their gifts. Tonight I’m taking my mama, daddy, Scott, Mike to Brainerd to the Sonoma Winter Wonderland and then we have to go stand in line at Kohl’s and exchange a sweatshirt I got for Mike that is just plain to small. That boy has grown taller since he’s been gone. He left at 6’2” and is now 6’4” and quite slim. He’s handsome, more grown-up handsome. What left here 9 months ago was a young man with some anger issues, father issues, life issues and has returned a grown up with a handle on all of these things. He has finished up his major at school with an 88% grade point and perfect attendance and will now go back for motor chassis fabrication (welding and anything to do with what’s under a truck) and April 25th will graduate and just see where life will take him from there.

I think I have finally calmed down and relaxed and am finally at terms with so much that was happening in 2012. It wasn’t my best year at all and it is something you can see in my appearance, my way of holding my body, the way I handled lots of things but with a new year on it’s way things will only get better and I even have some plans for that. I’ll share in a bit.

I have some pictures to share with you today. They are self explanatory but if not will add a caption. You know I have to share, it’s just the way I am and my blog is.

I’ll be back soon with what’s up and what’s going to be happening but until than I wish you all the very best the rest of this holiday season. Take care and Happy New Year!!!

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See those little pins on Mike’s badge? Those four mean 4 phases of perfect attendance. I am very proud of him. Come rain, snow, hail, a fever and more he went to school each and every day. 100_0584

My wee ones. This is more than likely our last daycare Christmas party. It was the perfect party with the worlds most awesome kids.

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There’s a helicopter flying in Mike’s picture, can you find it?

So that is that for now my friends. I have a give away happening shortly. A new life style change. And a few things I will share about why or how I think things have happened and 2013 will be a really an awesome year. Full of goodness, sadness, hopefulness, adventure and so much more. I hope you will join me in all of this.

Take care and relax and rejuvenate and enjoy. We’ve got work to do soon. Blessings!

12 comments:

Kim said...

Glad u had a great Christmas! Us too! Talk to u "next year", have fun with Mike!!!

Kim said...

Glad u had a great Christmas! Us too! Talk to u "next year", have fun with Mike!!!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I can imagine how happy u are that Mike is home... I remember when my daughter went to school in Italy and my heart just about dropped.. I felt as if she had gone off to war... anyway, I can tell by all the happy faces that they reflect yours twofold!. Enjoy, each year gets easier when they go off... by the time your youngest goes u will definitely be at ease..

Deanna Printy said...

Merry Christmas....:)

Kyra said...

Merry Christmas! I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday!

Empty Nester said...

Looks and sounds like you have had a fabulous holiday! I'm so glad! I don't usually put much stock in the new year, but I've been looking at it differently this year. Maybe this will be my year- who knows? But, if I don't put it out there, it won't be any better than the previous years, right? So glad you've had your Mike home! Hugs to you all! Perhaps we can lift each other up through this next year and make our changes...

Betty W said...

I'm so happy for you Julie. Mike looks great and I can tell how proud you are of him. I hope you will have a great new year in 2013!

Sarah G said...

YAY for happier times! You're going to have a great 2013!

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas. Let's make 2013 a great year!!

Maren said...

I'm really happy to read that you had a wonderful celebration with your family!

Caron said...

We were standing in Subway yesterday and I saw a life sized poster of Michael Phelps. It occurred to me that your Mike looks a lot like Mr. Phelps. He could be his double if he ever does a movie. :)

Your Christmas sounds very wonderful. Happy New Year!

Baby Sister said...

I'm glad you had such a good Christmas. :) I can't believe Mike is 6'4"!! Holy moly, that's tall!! Too bad he can't share an inch or two with me. :)