Another CHRISTmas is over, and a new year is beginning.
We had a great CHRISTmas, spending the day with family...and, as usual, receiving far too many gifts. The girls got Nikon Coolpix cameras and have been having a blast with them. I got the latest version of Corel PhotoShop...and a book to help me learn it! Everybody got books to read (of course!)......and I've already read one of them, The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue. (If you liked the Yada Yada Prayer Group/House of Hope series, you'll like this one too!)
We finished our 5th year of reading the Jotham's Journey Advent books.....this year was our second time through Bartholomew's Passage. We also did our Noel Calendar......despite that my girls are older now, it has become a beloved tradition.
CHRISTmas Eve service is my favorite church event, and this year was no different. DD13 was honored to play Mary during our church's CHRISTmas Eve service. She brought tears to my eyes.
We're slowly getting back into the school routine. We finished Mara, Daughter of the Nile during our CHRISTmas break. DD13 loved the entire book (she continually begged me to read more!), and both were kept on the edge of the their seats as I finished it.
As the year is winding down, I naturally find myself looking ahead to the coming year....2011...wow. Seems like just yesterday it was turning to the new millennium and here, we've completed an entire decade of it! I don't make New Year's resolutions, as I just break them anyway (often before I truly even get started!), but this year I have decided I am going to read through the entire Bible--something I have never done. So, I purchased the 90 Day Bible, as I like the idea that the reading will be during my less busy months of winter. To read the Bible in 90 days, I need to read 12 pages of the 90 Day Bible each day. Definitely doable, requiring about an hour each day. Anybody want to join me in reading through the Bible?
A very blessed New Year to all my family, friends, and readers!