Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Almost a New Year



I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was great! Lots of food, rest and it was just great being with family and celebrating Christ's birth. It was also my only day off. Since I've been working everyday since Christmas and won't have a day off until New Years Day. This is will most likely be my last post of the year!

I love giving gifts and receiving them :p Jase and I were a bit lazier this year and we gave most people gift cards. But next year we will put more thought into it. Jason gave me some short denim shorts (perfect for this summer but we have to exchange them cause they are just a tad bit too small :( I'm so weird with sizes). He also got me a Smiggle notebook and pen (I love that shop! - he was so bummed because it has lined paper and he knows I prefer blank paper but he really loved the cover lol). He also got me the Star Wars box set! Epsiodes 1-3 and 4-6! I'm a bit of a Star Wars nerd :) And he got my a voucher for a 1 hour full body massage at Pure Indulgence! He is the best!!

I'm completely exhausted and cannot wait until next week when I get days of work! Yay! Oh and by the way I bought myself a 4 foot white Christmas tree for next year from work. It's so pretty and cute!

This has been a year of highs and lows with getting engaged and with other family problems which have affected me greatly and I can't quite write about it here yet. I'm looking forward to the New Year with the wedding, moving into our first house, my 25th birthday (!). I have plans to get a new job and to resume my creativity and hopefully reopen my Etsy shop.

I know exercise and physical activity is also high on that list. I have to keep up with Jason and his triathlons. I was always the sportier one until now.

I want to grow my relationship with God and really mature more as a Christian. I do want to write more, read more, volunteer and give more of my time, take more photos and take the time to reflect.

I've been blessed with so much and I don't intend on forgetting that. No matter what has gone wrong or whatever has changed I can always rely on God. And I know that next year will be even better! This New Year is full of promise and new beginnings.

I also just want to say that I'm so grateful for all you! You have made blogging so much fun and I truly appreciate your comments, emails, tweets, letters etc. Thank you for being so wonderful and I know I count you as my friends :)

And I wouldn't mind getting one of these to pen my thoughts, ideas, plans, dreams etc. And it would be nice if my name could be embossed on the front :p

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year! Take care of yourselves!
P.S. This is a lot of writing for me so I hope you made it until the end! 26 Days!! to go.

25 comments:

Karen said...

Good luck in the new year! :D

SG said...

I think your list of goals is great. I hope you're able to fulfill them all. Have a wonderful new year dear.

Caro said...

Happy new year to you! I wish you lots of health...if you dont have it nothing else really matters.

Little Miss Tiara said...

I can't believe 2010 is really coming in... what? TWO days??? o.o so fast!

Happy early new year! Hehehehe...

~KS said...

Gracie- I am so very glad to hear you had such a beautiful Christmas. Although, I am a bit sad this is your last post until next year!! I will look forward to a fabulous new year of following your blog- and I cannot believe your wedding is so close now!! Enjoy the rest of 2009 and here's to the best, most beautiful and blessed 2010 for you and Jason!!

Diana said...

Great goals and here's to 2010 (:

*this daisy said...

Definitely made it until the end. ;) I'm so glad you had a great Christmas. The presents Jason got you sounds lovely! Especially the notebook part. I'm not much of a Star Wars fan, though. Hehe.

I just want to thank you for all the sweet comments you've left in my blog throughout the year and I hope 2010 will be a year of even greater achievements for the Lord. Blessed New Year, Gracie! It's definitely going to be one heck of a fun ride. You will be a newlywed soon! ((:

Amy said...

Good luck in the New Year! I have a feeling 2010 is going to be a great one for you.

Also, thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas Card. I made me so happy when it came in the mail. I am the WORSE Christmas card sender, but I did send you one so hopefully you will get it before the New Year. I am so sorry, it didn't come before Xmas.

xoxo
Amy
http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Nahl said...

Aaah a massage! Sounds heavenly.
Enjoy all the rest of your gifts hun.
xx

The Brunette Girly Girl said...

I am glad you had a lovely christmas.

Have a very happy new year.

Lisa
xx

LenkaLovee said...

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! :) its encouraging to think that my designs are at least remotely good! :) lol.
i love all of your new years resolutions and goals...most,if not all of them are definitly the same as mine!! :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

basically, i want everything in these photos. lol.

Megan said...

Sounds like you have big plans for the New Year, thats what I love about the New Year its open to so many possibilities and I know that you will achieve all your goals. You have so much to look forward too, I cant believe its only 26 days!!
Glad that you became my blogging friend in 2009! x

Mara said...

wow lucky! A full body massage sounds amazing! I hope you have a happy New Years Eve. Can't wait to read more of your cute blog in the new year!

Kristin said...

The Star Wars boxed set is the gift that keeps on giving baby!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

26 Days!!!! Woo-hoo! So sorry you are working so very much. Just wanted to say what a joy it has been blogging along with you and I am so grateful for your blog and all your comments. But more and more I am touched by your desire to know and serve God more and more. For regardless of the work, excitement of wedding planning, business of life, etc, it is really all about knowing who Jesus is and how He has created us to live and love. So prayers and praise for you today and as you enter 2010 with much to look forward to! Yea!

Iva said...

woohooo Happy {almost} New Year!! ;)

Cassie said...

Here's wishing you all the very best for 2010. I hope your wishes, hopes and dreams come to you next year. So glad I found your blog way back in September when I happened upon this blogging world! Hope wedding plans going well too.
A big Happy New Year to you Gracie xx

olivia rae said...

looks like you had a wonderful holiday!! xo

Kym said...

i love your goals for growing more in your relationship with God, reading/writing more, etc. :) Have a happy new year, i hope 2010 is nothing short of amazing. Can't wait to read more from your blog :)

alexandria leigh said...

i love reading your blog gracie! you have such great insights! it is so true that no matter what happened or will happen, God will be there to rely on and He always provides! (:

Fee-AMore said...

Happy Happy 2010 sweetie! When January unfolds, it is all gonna be exciting for you when the new chapter starts!

xoxo.

Sara said...

I am so excited for your wedding!! And I hope you have a great, great new year! Can you believe it's been a whole decade already?!

Llama said...

happy new year!!!!

paula said...

so happy you had a great Christmas. Have a wonderful new years!