It’s 2013 and we’ve hit the ground running!
January has proven to be almost as busy as December was. And although we’re a solid week into February, I wanted to take a short trip down memory lane to the first month of this year.
Here’s how January went down for my fam…
Ringing in the New Year Jubilee style-
It’s a tradition we’ve upheld for almost as long as my husband and I have been married, celebrating the new year at our church. We fill the evening with a lot of praise and worship, fellowship, prayer, and it’s just a good ole’ time!
We bought a new Walmart fish-
Not really headline news, except that we decided if we bought a fish on Jan 1, then we’d know exactly how long it stayed alive. I’m not sure if that’s clever or a little twisted, but whatever. After waiting an eternity for actual service in the Walmart pet department (his face says it all), we finally came home with two mollies. One of them lived for an entire day, and the other one is, low and behold, STILL alive. They do have a return policy on fish for a certain time period after purchase, so I guess I could’ve brought the dead fish back to the store, but how would that work exactly? Do I take the floater up to the service desk and ask for a refund? Hmmm…
Road trip to Nashville-
Oh, Nashville, how I wish I could call you my hometown. One day of these days it will happen.
We made the 7 hour trek just to visit the fam and hug my adorable little niece. Well, that and my husband was also speaking at a church there, so double bonus in my book. While there, we did a lot of the traditional kiddie things– ate at the Aquarium restaurant, went ice skating, you know, kid stuff. I’ve come to notice Nashville with the kids is a whole different experience than Nashville with only grown-ups.
Go-Karts VS Snowmobiles-
While my husband Dave was on a ministry trip to CT playing around on snowmobiles (hard at work, huh?) we were tearing up the track back in FL on go-karts. My sister and I may or may not have gotten in trouble for spinning each other out, I’ll never tell.
My mom found my old prom dress-
This was fun. Mom was cleaning out her closets and found my junior prom gown. And it fits my daughter. I was about a year older than she is when I wore it.
I say bring gold sequins back!
A Night of Hope and Healing for Sandy Hook-
My daughter and husband were invited to be a part of the prayer team for the K-Love Night of Hope and Healing benefit event for Sandy Hook in CT. It was an experience they both said was humbling and one they won’t ever forget.
My first brick and mortar art space-
This might be my biggest endeavor this month!
I took a plunge that I’ve talked about for years, and have rented out a space at a new place in town called Miles of Art, where my mom and I are combining our efforts to offer “Vintage Finds & Creative Designs”, and calling our space “Just a Little Creativity” of course.
It has consumed my art time this month, and it’s been a stretch to get Etsy, blogging, and the shop working together, but you know I’ve loved every minute. It’s such a trial and error thing, and until I figure out my exact niche, I’m just going to do what I can. I’ll try to update here on the blog pretty frequently, and I’ve also got a Facebook album going with photos of items we have available.
Yes, I’m nervous and excited, and covering it in prayer!