Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ Volume 59

1. Share something you loved about your Christmas Day. Playing new games on the Wii with my kids, eating Christmas brunch all together, and eating our dinner spread of crackers, cheese, veggie tray, dip, and cookies while watching a Christmas movie together.

2. You get to put five items in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what items would you choose and why?  
  1. A Bible in case they need one to read... the most important thing to me is that future generations would know, love, and serve the Lord. 
  2. A CD of all the family photos and a digital journal so they would have so they would have a remembrance of us, how we lived, and know what things I wanted to pass on to them. 
  3. A book to remind them of the importance of knowledge. 
  4. A homeschool book to remind them of the importance I place on homeschooling. 
  5. A handwritten journal or letter so they have a copy of my handwriting and can read the important things I want them to know in my own writing.
3. What do you like on a cracker? Cheese... especially the squirty kind. I wanted some for Christmas but my hubby forgot.

4. Do you make resolutions at the start of a new year? How'd that work out for you this past year? I do not do resolutions... I never keep them. Instead I set goals, print them out, laminate the page, and keep it right on my desk so I can see it every day. I also post my yearly goals on my blog. Then I participate in Goal Planning Monday and do weekly goals, some of which reflect my yearly goals. I also do a monthly (though I did miss a couple months) update on my blog, on how I am doing on my yearly goals. Here is the beginning of Dec. post from my blog...  Yearly Goals Update ~ December. I will be doing an update on the 31st of how I did this year and then posting my new goals for 2012 on Jan. 1st. I am working on that this week... it is one of my weekly goals... Goal Planning Monday ~ Week 48 I think I did really well this past year... much better than other years thanks to keep up with weekly goals, posting a monthly update and keeping my written goals where I can see them daily. 

5. What's a song or song lyric you'll associate with 2011?

He lowers us to raise us
So we can sing His praises
Whatever is His way all is well

He makes us rich and poor
That we might trust Him more
Whatever is His way all is well

All my changes come from Him He who never changes
I'm held firm in the grasp of the Rock of all the ages

All is well with my soul
He is God in control
I know not all His plans
But I know I'm in His hands

He clothes us now then strips us
Yet with His Word equips us
Whatever is His way all is well
And though our seasons change
We still exalt His name
Whatever is His way all is well

[Robin Mark Lyrics are found on

With the hard year we have had this has been my anthem. I bawl every time we sing it at church. I usually cry so hard I can't speak and just mouth the words! Whatever is His way all is well!!

6. How will you ring in the new year?  We play board games as a family, drink hot chocolate and or sparkling apple juice, and eat cookies.

7. What is something you look forward to in 2012? My son Nathan's graduation from High School... 13 years of homeschooling for us both. I hope it will be a great celebration.

8. Insert your own random thought here. I love my new Nook Color that I got for Christmas from my mom, sister and brother-in-law.

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Joyce said...

Great song! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Suzanne McClendon said...

Congratulations to your son on his impending graduation! We are homeschoolers, too, and our youngest two will be graduating this year as well. It has been a blessing to homeschool them!

I love the song that you shared, too. :)

I'm here from Wednesday Hodgepodge. Have a great night and a wonderful New Year!


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