Thursday, January 1, 2009


Today is the first day of 2009! We are relaxing around the house and enjoying the quiet, non-hurried time. Our baby girl, Anberleigh is 11 mo old today and she's learning so much each hour, it seems. she's about to take her first steps and already walks as long as she's got something to hold onto. I picke dup several new toys from an ad on Craigslist and she's having so much fun with them. Christian, who's 8 had been playing with her (well that's what he says when I catch him using her toys) and they giggle and have a blast. She loves her brother and her face lights up when he enters the room.

Bethany and JaLynn take such good care of the kitchen and help with the baby so well that I got to make banana bread and watched part of the Rose parade today. The kids played their new wii games and had friends over for a short visit. I also had time to catch up on email, read a magazine (No greater Joy) and take a long hot jacuzzi bath.

It's been a blessing to start this year in a comfortable and calm way. I look forward to reading the Bible through this year, teaching the baby to walk, talk and just about everything they do in the time from age 1 to 2. I want to work on some sewing projects, exercise, eat more healthy and all those other lifestyle goals that seem so easy to say but so hard to accomplish.

I am hoping that I will keep up this blog as I am not used to writing in this manner. It's fun to see what my friends are doing and am glad to have them share their lives through this tool, so I am embarking on this journey. We'll see where it takes me.


  1. Yippee you are started!! Sounds like a great day today. Sarah has been taking just a few steps also. I can't believe that this year has gone by so fast.

  2. I know, it's amazing. I am constantly listen for her little pitter patter as she finds her way into the kitchen an her favorite thing to do is push the barstool.

  3. The Belcher kiddos~ I love Anberleigh's little CHEESE (smile.)