Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Long, 2008!

WOW! In approximately 14.5 hours, we'll say goodbye to yet another year -- 2008! I have to admit I am really glad to say goodbye to this year. It's been a rough one; a stressful one; emotional one -- etc., etc., etc. We had some GREAT times -- getting used to the newest "addition" to our family, Zach's puppy, Freedom; our trip to Germany to meet Wes for his 2-week R&R in June/July; Wes' safe return from Afghanistan in October; our quick trip to Disney in December to celebrate said return; and, of course, spending Christmas together and starting our new Christmas tradition of staying home instead of traveling.

We also had some rough times -- dealing with Wes' deployment to Afghanistan for ten months of 2008 (& the last three of 2007); but, of course, the hardest was having to say goodbye to our beloved Beamer on November 21st. (Sending Angel kisses your way, "Fluffer").

I am optimistic that 2009 has nothing but WONDERFUL things planned for us and that we'll "Shine in 2009." I have several goals set out for 2009, and I hope to achieve at least half of them.

Our plans tonight are plain and simple...stay home, grill some chicken kabobs, have some chips/dips and even some bubbly when the clock strikes midnight (assuming we're still awake...LOL).

So, to all of my blog readers...Happy New Year and let's all "Shine in 2009."

What are your plans and thoughts as we say goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009? I'd LOVE to hear from you!

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