Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Upon Us...

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man." - Benjamin Franklin

We have been out of town for the Christmas holiday, enjoying time with our family in Florida. It was a great trip, and I felt truly blessed to be surrounded by such special loved ones. It was a fantastic trip.

We returned home on Tuesday evening with plans brewing for another New Year's Day brunch. We had one two years ago, and had planned to make it annual. Last year, everything got in our path making it impossible. This year was a good year to revive the tradition. As the original brunch, we invited the Nichols' family and Plemon's family.

Since we put our suitcases down, we have have been cleaning and organizing. I've been so busy this semester that, sadly, cleaning has been put on the back burner. Things were always NEAT, but CLEAN...not so much. I went in full force with the deep clean. Needless to say, after two days of battle....the toothbrush (favorite cleaning tool) and I have won the war against dust/dirt.

All of this was to preface the fact that I haven't really had time to sit and think about the new year creeping in through the door. I finally sat down long enough to mess about a bit on the computer, and I found this quote by Ben Franklin. After thinking about it for a few minutes, it's been decided...this is my moto for 2010. I am still thinking about what this new year will mean for me, and how to make it the best year possible. I will get back to you on that one... As for now, be safe and have a lovely New Year's Eve. Here's hoping the new year will find you bright eyed and ready to fly.

Much love- Paperwings

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Spirit is Upon Me!

Just wanted to tell you all Merry Christmas! I hope you are all surrounded by loved ones for the holiday season, and are able to appreciate the blessings bestowed upon you. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband, beautiful sons, and so much more. I am feeling festive and a bit sentimental, so forgive me. :) Love to you all!

Cute Printable Christmas

My lovely friend, Erin, sent me this link, and I thought it a good idea to share with you all. It's a cute little nativity scene for kids to color and put together. I wanted to try it out with my three year old, but I ran out of time (We are leaving for Florida tomorrow.) I am not sure if he would be old enough to do it anyway. He's not really into coloring. Anyhoo, there's always next year! Take a look, it seems easy enough.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free iTunes Holiday Sampler

I found this on another great blog Freebies4mom and I thought it best to share with you all! It's a pretty decent sampler with 20 songs, and best of's FREE. Get yourself into the holiday spirit by listening to some music gifted to you from iTunes! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Going to See Rob Bell

Just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I am going to see Rob Bell tonight! Not that you really care too much, but he's an awesome speaker so you should care. :) If you have never heard of him, you should check his site and read about him. Or if you are so inclined or intrigued by my own interest in Rob Bell, check out this site and watch some of his Nooma videos. They are awesome and short.
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