Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to my friends and family! I really wish you all the best in 2009!

I have decided that I am going to "Shine in 2009"!! I'm not really sure what the means yet but I like how it sounds! :)

2008 recap:

I am finally back to a size 8 in pants and just about a M top!! I lost a total of 28 pounds.. and still loosing! Went shorter and darker with my hair. Traded in my BIG truck for a super cute Chevy HHR. Traded in most sweets and junk food for fruits and veggies. Gave up regular soda for diet. I worked out an average of 3 times a week for most of the year! I feel better than I have in over 10 yrs!
I went to CHA for the 1st time... met some of my FAVORITE scrappy friends EVER! Continued to be part of a wonderful scrapbooking site and a Creative Team member -
Scrapbook Doodle! Grew as a photographer with the help of my mentor Autumn. Thanks Girl! I took about 6,000 photos too! Learned a little in PSE 6.0 - thanks #2 Autumn!

Jack lost 4 teeth, grew 6 1/2 inches and gained 8 pounds. He finished Kindergarten reading well. Started playing organized sports with the YMCA and in now doing really well in 1st grade. His reading and math skills are 2nd grade 4 month levels. His favorite thing to play is his Wii game, he loves Star Wars movies, Indiana Jones and learned to ride his bike without training wheels. He is still as silly as ever...

Bob worked hard to get into good shape, loved to help coach Jack's sport teams. Taught Jack how to ride his bike, pulled out 1 of the 4 teeth... literally! Left his old (bad ) job and started new (very good) one with a 6 week "break" in between! That was no fun! He traded in some bad eating habits for some better ones too. He worked out an average of 3 days a week and really increased his flexibility. He played golf, cornhole and cards for fun with friends!!

Some extended family highlights...
Bob's mom was moved into a care home which is a wonderful thing for her. Her Alzheimer's doesn't seem to be getting worse but she really needed supervision. My mom lost her beloved cat of 18 yrs and took it really hard. She spent 3 weeks with us here in AZ to help get over it... Simone will be missed. My older sister's found their father that they have NEVER known or seen in their live. Our mom and him divorced when they were very young. It turns our Martin lives here in AZ and I was able to go with 1 sister for their meeting.. it was amazing and very special. He is a wonderful man, has a great family and is like a father to me too! We also had a few very close friends move out of state but our relationships remain close. We miss them all VERY much.

That's our year in review... now, on to 2009!!

God Bless YOU all!!


libbym said...

Wow! Janice.. what a great year you have had! I hope this year tops it! hugs!

Anne said...

You guys had a great year for sure!! Looking forward to sharing 2009 with you! :)

Jennifer said...

wow! What a wonderful year! I'm so happy to have been your friend through it all! XOXO
Here's to ... Shine in '09!