Wednesday, December 31, 2008


It has to be better than 2008. I am affirming that 2009 will be the best year of our lives.

We will be moving into our new home in February (the date has been pushed back to the 13th... and I will try to complain as little as possible). I can't wait to start getting things organized and feeling grounded once again. We all feel like we are stuck, unable to move (on) until we get back home. 2009 will be the proverbial rebuilding year.

2009 will also be a year of great health. The Bell's Palsy has taught me a lot about trying to find balance and live stress-free. I am making my health a priority, and that is something I expect to continue. It's easy to say that you will make a commitment to your health when you are sick. It's another to follow-through when you are healthy. I hope to be able to remember how much I dislike illness.

2009 will be the year of family. I am committed to building a family that we are proud of. We are so excited to teach Kellen and watch him grow. It's a year to reestablish traditions and to make new ones with this new life and new normal.

Finally, it is a year to start making my dreams a reality. Too often we push our dreams aside out of a sense of obligation to other things or fear of failure. We don't know what tomorrow holds, and we do ourselves and the world no justice by putting off that which we want to accomplish now.

Here is to a healthy, prosperous, and joyous 2009. May you and yours find the same throughout the coming year.


  1. Hello Brooke! I have been out of the blogging world for a while. I just spent half an hour catching up on your blog! I love it. I got chills when I saw your family pictures. Kellen is just beautiful - SO darn cute! 2009 is your year! I am excited for you, and know you will continue to heal from 2008.

  2. Thanks Tracy. We've been thinking about you guys as well. Hope that the move went well, and we hope to see you in 2009!