symbolic "last post" of 2010

here we are, the last day of the year. i feel like this year and mostly december was filled with things i was meant to do or wanted to do and did not make time to do them. blogging was one of them. i had a wonderful year, filled with many good memories and goals met, but things went so quickly that being intentional was difficult. i am going to spend 2011 being more intentional - in everything - and hopefully you can notice that change in my life. so here's to the year twenty.ten and all God has done!

posts i meant to have in december: "jane is 18months old" "Christmas time" and "jane's first ski trip" so here are a few pictures to hold you over until i get back to being intentional with this blog

my "big girl" posing by the fireplace

family photo at the Christmas eve service
jane and i both received a new pair of toms shoes for Christmas. i love them. hers are a size too big still but i can't wait for them to fit better (they fall off a lot now) thanks grandma and grandpa massie!
jane and her dad on jane's first ski day at 18 months old! we borrowed skis from the foggs and off she went. she really enjoyed being pushed fast by dad
big jane on the skis. i'm sure the boots were way too big but she only needs to stand up so they served their purpose.

one of my readings from "december of proverbs 2010" was this: "Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." proverbs 30.5

happy birthday!

i like to think of Christmas as Jesus' birthday because it reminds me to "give" a gift to Him as i do for others on Christmas and their birthdays. i think this started in high school youth group with terry m as my youth pastor. he encouraged us to think of something only we can give over or give up to Jesus and start doing that on Christmas.

some years have been more intentional than others; to be honest, i totally forgot about it this year until about two days ago. i think about what in my life could be better for God or change and work that into a "gift." last year, - i have forgotten. perhaps i wrote it down somewhere but the memory is meshed with my new year's resolutions so i can't keep them straight. i'll have to look back in my journal or blog to figure it out.

this year, i am giving Jesus more of my time each day. for the past three weeks i have made a list on sunday or monday of all the things i need to accomplish that week or appointments - even the fun type. sadly, i have left off "time in prayer or Bible reading" i am still reading proverbs for december but i am two days behind. i need to have quality time just praying and sharing my life with God and right now i am terrible in that area. so i am going to physically write it on my list and make a better habit of reading my Bible and sharing with others what i am learning. hopefully by doing that, it will transfer into my life through a better attitude about everything, more thoughts about God that i share with jane, and an overall better amy. hopefully you can keep me to it, in a kind way.

Merry Christmas!