I am VERY excited about 2011. A brand new year. A fresh start with renewed motivation.
This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. Over the past few days, I’ve been reflecting back on 2010 and everything that happened. By far, the hardest year of my life. The hardest year in my family’s lives. Looking back on 2010 for the rest of my life, I know it will always be known as “the year Dad passed”…however, I also know that some great things happened this year and some awesome memories were made. I started looking back through pictures reminiscing on the good things and thought I’d scrapbook in one post a recap of the year. I am thankful for the blessings of 2010. Even through the tragedy and darkness, the Lord provided rays of sunshine to give us hope and make us smile. A little over a month before my Dad died he sent me this email. I re-read his emails often and have shared some on this blog. But this one, although short & simple, means so much to me and I think of it often…
2010 was definitely hard, but I WILL keep smiling! I have so much to be thankful for. And even though 2011 will no doubt bring its own set of hardships, I know that THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME! The joy that only comes from the Lord is my strength.
I’m hoping to jam pack a bunch of new memories for the Dixon clan in 2011 and live life to the fullest. Cheers to making each day count!
2010 Recap Through Pictures
Ryan & I celebrated 7 years of marriage & went to Shreveport for a little getaway.
I hosted a Recipe Exchange party at our house.
It snowed! The girls got to build their first snowman.
Went to the Extreme Home Makeover Kickoff here in East Texas!
Some friends gave us a jogging stroller and have used it non-stop ever since.
Got to see Singing in the Rain at TJC – Ryan ran sound for the show.