Friday, January 21, 2011

Just the two of us

Tim and I recently took a much needed trip with just the two of us.  I flew down to meet him in VA where Commodore has a plant so I could see what's it like.  Then we traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC for the weekend.   It was so relaxing and enjoyable.  It refreshed us as a couple and as parents.   I really enjoyed our time together.

The view from Tim's hotel in Danville, VA

As you can see from my expression, I was anticipating some mighty cold water!

I got my feet wet and they didn't fall off from extreme coldness!

sitting in the outside hot tub with some beverage that was not in a glass bottle!

It was only 50 degrees, but to someone from Northern Indiana, it felt like 80!

soaking up the sun like a lizard

Tim said he would not put his feet in the water but would let me get a picture of him by the ocean

As much fun as we had, we decided that next year we are Miami bound.  Where we won't have to PRETEND it's amazingly warm!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Not "Resolution" but "life change"

I'm sitting here reflecting.  This time of year seems to inspire people to reflect.  After all, it is New Year's day.  I saw a poll recently.  According to, the popular New Year's resolutions from year to year are:
Drink less alcohol
get a better education
get a better job
get fit
lose weight
manage debt
manage stress
quit smoking now
reduce, reuse, & recycle
save money
take a trip
volunteer to help others

These are all great things.  In fact, I've made resolutions similar to many of these in the past.  While I think it's a good thing to have goals and desires, I'm not keen on the word "Resolution".  I think, it has a negative connotation to it.   I think people expect to fail when they set a resolution.  I try to do "life change" instead of "resolutions".  This is something that I evaluate more often than once a year.  I try to align my life with what the Bible says I should do.  I'm blessed to have an awesome church that I'm able to learn from in many ways.  That is one way that I am continually evaluating myself. 

I believe it's important to read the bible.  I know that the answers and solutions to each and every one of the above "resolutions" are in the Bible and will lead to life change. 

So that's what I'll be doing this year.  Reading and learning and (hopefully) making positive, eternal life change!

Happy 2011!!!!!