Hello 2011

Hello 2011! I wish all of you the Lord's blessing for the New Year.

Looking back at 2010 I have to say it was a more difficult year for me. At the beginning of the year I had some dreams and goals and I didn't really complete them all. I didn't even start some of them. In looking back I realize that I was way off the mark in even wanting some of those goals. Our life took different turns than expected and we experienced sadness in a number of ways. But God has led us through these tougher times to strengthen our faith.

So, we embrace 2011 knowing that God will continue to lead us through the valleys and mountains and also the plains.

The only thing I made this Christmas. I made two of them and gave them both away. Both recipients were very happy and so was I.

Actually, I made this too. Benjamin helped me. It took about an hour and I had a wreath for my door. It was fun to make and looks good too. I just wish I'd had a big red bow to put on it, but I had to use what I had on hand.

Part of entering a new year, is planning for what the year will hold. Obviously things can change and a new plan will then have to be made. We plan to put our house up for sale in the Spring. This is pretty big for us, as we don't change too easily. We do love our home and neighborhood but we would like to move closer to where our children go to school. And another bathroom would be kind of nice too. (1 bathroom - 7 people.)

In preparation for this I need to get my house in order. So, I made a master list of what I want to get done in the next 2 months or so. Gord also has a list, but it's not all nicely typed out like mine. You don't really need to read it (it may not even make sense to you), but you can see that I have my work cut out for me.

I also made a Big Sewing List, because I need to make time for some of that too right?

See that big section on the righthand side? Yes. So I can add things to the list. Because I am sure that I will.

So how about you? Do you feel all fresh at the beginning of a new year? Do you make lists?


  1. I'm a big list person, too! I hope you find 2011 very productive...I just finished (mostly) a project I've put aside and it feels so good to get it done! Good luck with things and God bless!

  2. Wow! You go girl! I think your list is impressive and good luck! Though I'm not sure if I'd do all the cupboards if I was moving ;)

  3. It looks like you are going to need help! If you need me to clean out some cupboards just let me know!! And I will help you finish that quilt too! :)

  4. Wow! You are so organised Alisa - I am a little jealous. I've been trying to make lists - we're moving next month eek! So much to do. And I definitely want to try to be more organised this year. My biggest challenge at the moment is creating a budget! Oh yeah - and sticking to it! Happy new year!