Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Onward and upward into a new year....

2008! wow!

I feel like an old timer saying this but time is literally flying by. Now it years instead of days that seem to just slip through my fingers.

2006 ended our time in Alberta and brought us back to BC. It saw us buy our dream property and attempt to get settled on the West coast.

2007 continued our journey. We made some major changes in our financial life, took on a lot of risk and learned some hard lessons about partners. (If I sound a bit cagey on this one, it's on purpose. It wasn't a fun time but hopefully lessons hard learned are the ones that stay with us!)
We also began the huge project that is our "dream property". When I speak of it in this way, I'm thinking of what it could be not what it is at this minute. At this moment it's lovely but...needs tons of work.

Here's the new driveway we put in, in the spring....



I love history. Of all kinds. I think it's important to look back as nations and as individuals in order to move forward. I love seeing God's hand in our lives. When I'm right in the moment I don't always see it but when I look back I can see His purpose being realized in our lives.

I wish everyone a Happy beginning to 2008. I hope this year brings you joy and new possibilities. Every year brings some new adventure. I just have to remind myself that adventures are not supposed to be safe:)

Happy New Year!!!

11 comments:

Kristen said...

Happy New Year beautiful friend. I pray God's blessings for you and yours this year, as always.

Amy said...

happy new year to you and your family!

Banana said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2008 is the best one yet.

Don Mills Diva said...

Hope you have a safe and happy new year!

Kellan said...

Happy New Year Shay - to you and your lovely family. I love looking down your new driveway - it's like looking down the path into the future - it looks very, very promising! I hope it is a great year for all of us! See you soon. Kellan

Badness Jones said...

What a beautiful family photo....of a beautiful family.

Happy New Year!

Family Adventure said...

Happy New Year to you too, Shay! It sounds like 2007 had its ups and downs for you - I hope 2008 is everything you hope it will be :)

Heidi

Tracey said...

Happy New Year! Lovely driveway. Is that your home at the end of it?

Nice to meet you.

Haley-O said...

Yeah, I think everyone's learned a lesson about partners! Financial/business partnerships seem to always end badly or with one person LOSING it. I know it well. My parents taught us NEVER to get a business partner! ;)

Happy healthy new year to you and yours!!!

Sniz said...

Your dream property is so lovely. It's so nice to learn a little bit more about you through the experiences you've had this year.

C said...

Happy New Year! What a beautiful family you have! :)