Thursday, January 1, 2009


After having our family New Years meeting, we have decided to make some changes in 2009.


T-take more walks and go to Florida!

Bean-go fishing, go to a water park and Go to Disney World!

AwBell-go to a castle and sleep in a princess bed with makeup!

My My-paint a blue butterfly!

Mom-go away with the Captain ALONE TO A BEACH!


T-Clean someone's yard

Bean-Give orphans food

My My-Make balloon animals for people

Mom-Volunteer at the food pantry and faithfully write our church members in Iraq

The Captain-Fix dinners for people at church who have a need (hey that sounds like my job)

OUR GOALS....There are only 2

Finish remodeling our house (which will commence in 2 weeks)


We have been blessed immensely in 2008

*We bought another 155 acre farm which we will be farming in addition to our home place of 160 acres so now Nick will have added farming to do.

*We went on a family vacation & Kissed a dolphin!

*We got 3 out of 4 ALMOST completely potty trained RAISE THE ROOF!!!

*We got to share our story on National TV twice.

*Nick and his buddy survived their first trip to STURGIS.

*I got to travel and share my story nationally in Utah!

*Started a Blog-we have already met people who are blessing our life through this!

*Been blessed by a wonderful family & friends!

The Captain has just returned from his New Year Harley ride with his friends "Sonic Rider" and "Trailer Man". THEY ARE NUTS! It's only 28 degrees! Even with my chaps on I wouldn't even think about it!

So it's time to go make my chocolate chip pancakes, hash browns and bacon AND the best part??? I'm still in my jammies!! Maybe I'll start that diet NEXT YEAR! Blessings & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!


Kelly said...

I like your changes for 2009. We need to make some around here as well. Thanks for the motivation.
And WOW...that is a lot of farm to take care of.
We have been remodeling our house for almost two years (next month) and it STILL is not done. We hope to finish by spring and put it up for sale.

Mandi said...

Yum...Chocolate Chip Pancakes!!!

You and The Captain look so cute together in that picture by the tree!

I love the idea of having goals for every member in your family...not just the adults. (:

Happy New Year!

Jill said...

Jen- What an awesome post! Not to mention the 2 of you are adorable!!!

Shawnee said...

I like your changes for 2009 as well. Cute picture of you and The Captain. :) Happy New Year! I'm so happy to hear how the Lord is blessing you guys! I pray you have many more blessings in 2009!

Amanda said...

I love the New Years picture! I also liked your resolutions....all very doable:) (I love those kind.)

Happy New Years!

Amanda said...


What happened to the link you had at the bottom of the blog to the family of the man(Lamberth?) who was injured? I have been following it through your blog and it isn't there anymore...or I just can't find it.


Cheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful start to the new year. Good luck with the additional farming, finishing the house and all the changes you want to make in 2009. Happy New Year!

9ndhouse- Katie said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start!!! You sure put me to shame, all I have thought about the last 24 hours is SLEEP!!! I really should make out a list like you have done here, I think the kids would love it!! Seven children in the house is sure a fun hands on life!!! Happy New Year!!

Jen said...

Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family. I hope that all your goals are achieved. If anyone can do it, I know you can.

Tuna Jones said...

Goota love it! the beach part sounds great... alone, yes I agree. And a good book. Ok.. so i'm coming to kansas this summer. i want to walk your farm and look for tornados. :) Oh yes, and hear the bugs at night. I couldn't think about riding when it's cold out. do you ride too? i would hold on tight cause actually DRIVING a bike, scares me.

Mary Ellen said...

What a great list of things to do in 2009. I especially liked the idea about the beach!

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

Christine said...

Great New Year's resolutions! You have a beautiful family!

BoufMom9 said...

What an awesome year in review and an even better list of to-dos for the new year! LOVRE the idea of sleeping in a princess bed with make-up. LOL What a GIRLIE!