Monday, January 2, 2012

new beginnings and new adventures~



I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

I don't know about you, but I thought 2011 flew by so fast I hardly had time to blink! 2011 was good to us, we enjoyed some family time, Beka turned 14 and of course who can forget......the new addition of Bailey.....

But we also had some major changes in our lives in 2011....well,.....major, but not "really" major...well, ya....kind of "major".  I don't know about where you are, but here in the midwest and in the town where we work, our economy is not the best.  We are very fortunate, more than others, to have decent jobs and family close.  But with the economy the way it is, our jobs are turning out to not be the best after all.  Well, we all know how change is scary and especially when you have a family it's always on your mind to make the right decisions.  But, before Christmas, my Hunny quit his job of 13 years to take on a new venture in life.  This new position will provide us a good income and more financial security, but come with consequenses.....he will be out for weeks at a time but will get paid for his time off  when he is able come home. Christmas and New Years was certainly a big change; we have only been apart probably 7 days in the 21 years we've been married. But, I am lucky though, I have family and good neighbors keeping an eye on me, there to lend a hand if needed.

Now, my goals for 2012 are: to excercise more and hopefully get Bailey out walking with me, work on getting more inventory in my etsy store and keeping up on my blogging, which has been neglected severely lately. Do you set goal or resolutions for the new year? I do sometimes, but this year, I hope to keep up my goals!

Happy New Year and Cheers to New Beginnings!
Jodi

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8 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Good luck to your husband on his new job venture. Any kind of change is scary but especially that kind. I used to hate it when my husband traveled...but I have gotten so used to it now that I have my own little routine when he's gone. My dog helps so it's a good thing you have Bailey. Happy New Year Jodi!

Nancy said...

Hi Jodi!

Congratulations on your hubby's new job! You are going through what we went thru a little over a year ago when we moved from eastern Iowa to Ames for hubby's new job. It was a scary move and change, but exciting at the same time.

I'm glad you'll be able to live where you do. I know you'll all be ok. Yes, I try to set goals for myself...all the time! Mine are the same as yours for the most part. Good luck with your goals!!

Nancy

Lee Ann said...

Happy new year! Wishing your family all the best for a better year xx

I have chosen a word this year, positivity. I hope to extend it into every area of my life x

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Congrats on the new job, even though it will be hard on the family. My hubby works out of town also, you will get used to it but it will take time. I will pray for any easy adjustment for you and your family:)

Sam @ The Junk House said...

Happy 2012! I can't believe how big Bailey is! Congrats to the hubby on the new job!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hang in there girl! You have a good outllok starting your New Year. hang on to those and know that you are not alone. So many of us are feeling the crunch and scare of this nw life. Here's to a New Year and New Adventures! Mat many blessings come your way!

shadylanestyle said...

Congratulations and best of luck to your husband on his new job and best wishes to you on this new adventure!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Good luck to your husband on the new job...it will be different, but it hopefully will open all kinds of new doors for you both! You never know what will come from change. I'm used to my husband traveling, so I embrace the time to do as I please- meaning my little dog sleeps with me! ;)