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These are just a couple shots of our big exciting New Year’s Eve celebration. We really went all out if you can’t tell from the pictures. Grape juice, singing babies and falling asleep only a few minutes into 2015. Unfortunately we were all either sick or pregnant, so Jamy and I decided to stay in and watch a movie with a home cooked meal and tons of king cake. Hudson serenaded us all night long with multiple renditions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Choo Choo Soul Theme song. And I honestly wouldn’t have had it any other way. The holiday season proved to be particularly busy this year so a night in was just what we needed.

I don’t remember the last time I made an actual New Year resolution, but each year I try to pick an area or aspect of my personality to focus on. This year my plan is to work on humility. In every arena of my life. Humility in my thoughts, in my relationships, my parenting and my approach to my relationship with the Lord. Being a stay at home mom for a little over two years, I have managed to seclude myself into a much smaller bubble than in years past. Which, is an inevitable part of the task. But as I find 99% of my time is spent being the boss of my son, a wife to my like-minded husband and a friend to the few women I can fit into my days, I have found that my life’s biggest lack is diversity. And that lack of diversity makes it very easy for me to get set in my ways. And set in my thoughts. Without even realizing it, I have silently turned into an opinionated, “momma knows best” type of person. Which is very far from the woman that I want to be or that I think God has made me to be.

So this year my plan is to humble myself. And maybe to speak a little less and listen a little more.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.


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