Happy belated birthday! I’m a couple days late but I know that you have been with me lately. It’s as if I can feel your presence around me, it almost gives me butterflies constantly.
We had a Preview Day on Sunday for Ninong’s! We wanted it to be our Grand Opening, but we still have things to do before everything at the new place is just right. The dream I had of you in our new location keeps replaying in my mind. You were sitting at a table, sitting up straight and looking around with a smile. I hope you approve and we make you proud when we officially open here. I’m doing my best, and though some times that may not be good enough I hope I am some how able to do you justice. Make you proud. I know you would’ve handled this with more poise and grace than I ever could.
After the Preview Day we had a friends and family dinner at the new place, the night before your birthday. It was more of a birthday party for you, you would have been 67 years old. We all miss you so much. I can’t believe that exactly 3 weeks after your day of birth we will be remembering you on the day that you passed.
Happy birthday Mom! I love you and miss you every day, I wish you were here but I know that you’re with the Lord smiling from Heaven.
Happy new year, Friends!
If you‘be been following me around in the last couple years you’ll now that ever year I choose a word the sets the tone for the upcoming 12 months. Last year, my word of the year was “Forward” and the year definitely lived up to its name.
In 2017 I laid a foundation for the current year. A lot of work had been done in 2017 to hopefully make 2018 the best year yet!
I’ve been thinking about what my word for 2018 would be for months now. I know this might seem silly but it’s a big deal to me. I just feel like it’s really important for me to have a running theme. Before I reveal my word for 2018 I’d like to lay a little bit of back story on how I chose it.
In October and November I reflected extensively on the past year. I set my goals based on what I have accomplished, what I didn’t get to cross off my list, and the foundation I set for the upcoming years. Because of that, I realized that this year’s word for 2018 is BUILD.
* I want to build a happy family with my husband
* I want to build successful businesses
* I want to build my relationship with God and involve Him in everything I do
* I want to build relationships with people
* I want to build confidence in myself
What is your word for the year?
I usually love the holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s..I love it all! TBH, this year the holidays went by too fast with all the things on our plate this year. I did not the feel the Christmas spirit AT ALL. 🙁
But it’s ok! It’s within good reason. Regardless of whether I feel the spirit of the holidays this year or not, I’m still so happy, grateful, and blessed to be able to have my husband, my family, and my friends this holiday season.
The blog and all my channels will be going dark for about a week and a half (but make sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to see all the craziness that will ensue during that time while we move our restaurant!).
I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and blessed New Year! Wherever you are at this moment in your journey, revel in it and enjoy it. <3