Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year 2006!

We decided to venture out on New Year's Eve to the Downtown Denver fireworks show (there were 2 shows, one at 9 pm, and another at midnight - bet you can guess which one we went to...). Ashleigh really enjoyed the fireworks and wasn't scared by the loud bangs. It was a warm 50 degrees in downtown Denver, so you could say we were definitely overdressed for the weather, but that's better than the freezing cold weather we usually get on New Years.

After the fireworks, we went back home and had some cheese, crackers, and summer sausage and played some games too. We also had Alaskan king crab legs on New Year's Day, to start our own traditions, which came out really good. As for my own resolutions, I'd say #1 is to worry less. It's impossible to stop worrying, but when worry creeps in, I think of Phillipians 4:6-7 that says:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

I also like Matthew 6:25 -
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Our First our house

Christmas was wonderful this year. Went to Christmas Eve services with Rob's family and dressed Ashleigh up in the Christmas dress my mother-in-law made for her. We had my family over for brunch on Christmas Day and went out to Rob's family later for Christmas Dinner. Ashleigh definitely had fun too, and is starting to understand opening presents. She even got into opening the presents that weren't to her. We never got around to sending out Christmas cards this year as we've both been so busy and one of us seemed to always be sick (me, especially with around 4 times in two months). This past week has been nice as both Rob and I had vacation during the week between Christmas and New Years and all are healthy, so a break is just what we needed, I think!