Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wrapping up 2009

Can you believe it - this is my 200th post. I also can't believe it's the end of another year.  Where has the time gone?

I also wanted to share another special announcement with you.  I got a very special Christmas gift this year - a son-in-law.

Yup, Nick proposed to Big K.  They have scheduled a 2012 wedding date, at that point Nick will be out of the Marines (currently stationed in CA) and Big K will be about done with the first part of her education, (studying to be a vet). Needless to say Big K is floating around on cloud 9 right now - don't they make a cute couple?

I heard on the radio today on the way to work that a parent is very much like an archer and our children are the arrow.  With much practice the archer can release the arrow from the bow and hit the target every time.  Just has parents we train our children in the way they should go and one day we will release them just as the archer releases the arrow.  So I guess it's my time to release my first arrow - Congratulations Nick & Karissa.

As I look back at 2009 I find myself just shaking my head, seriously where did the year go?  There's been a lot of changes in my world, some I've handle pretty good - others not so good; but we move on.

As we bring in the new year let's reflect on the past, look forward to the future, and live today.

May you be blessed in 2010.



Joyce said...

Congratulations on your new addition to your family! Congratulations Nick & Karissa!
This is wonderful news my friend. Many blessings and a golden 2010 to you and your family!

PS Oops I get carried away with the "!" at times. xo

Deidra said...

Congratulations! Nick looks like B.

Jules said...

Congratulations! Have a great New Years Eve...

Suz said...

Congratulations. Nice to have a good long time to plan a wedding.

They make a lovely couple.

I'm not surprised, though. They just had "that look" in all your other photos.

slmar said...

Congratulations on your expanding family! Very nice looking couple. What a blessing for you.

Kwana said...

Congrats on 200 posts and Wow to Nick and Big K. So sweet. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Ginger Jasper said...

Just found you again.. Wishing you a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR.. Congratulations on the engagement.. With LOve GJ xx

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

And a great New Year to you and your family. I'm so excited about your new addition. Sounds like you adore him and that makes a huge impact...knowing that your baby will be married to someone that you love and trust.

They make a beautiful couple.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Happy New Year to you, too! I love the picture of the cat in the tree.