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Friday, January 1, 2010

Bonne Année

Happy New Year everyone!!
May 2010 be filled with many blessings for you all and I wish everyone good health and happiness always!


Our year went out on a sad note. We lost our beloved family pet, Dante on Wednesday. He was the best kind of dog you could ever want to have and we were so fortunate to have him for 14 wonderful years. He was here for the births of all of our children, happily wagging his tail as we arrived home with each new baby. Eagerly trying to lick their tiny faces. We so badly wanted him to be here for the baby due to arrive next month but it wasn't meant to be. His health has been on the decline for the past year but he hung in there, always content with a wag of the tail and a happy greeting each day. He was tired these last few days though, and his time came. It's so sad but we cherish the many years we had with him. Here is a photo of him 2 weeks ago when we had that huge snowstorm. He always loved the snow! So....for 2010, I'm going to look forward...

to this,
and count my blessings.

The Lord is good and has blessed us abundantly. I will concentrate on that and look forward to a new year. Baby will be here next month and we're so excited to finally meet our baby girl! I know that I will miss being pregnant though - ha ha - I always do, no matter how uncomfortable I get in the last month or two.

I'm not usually one to make tons of resolutions for the new year, however I do like to look at it as starting over with a clean slate. This year I have sort of thought about resolutions though and two of the biggest things that I'd like to accomplish are:
1) I want to learn to use my time more wisely
2) I desperately want to become more organized
so that I can have more time for things like this...

I'm thinking spring picnics in the park. I know it's only been officially winter for 10 days, but I can't help it. When New Years Day arrives, I automatically begin thinking of spring. As beautiful as it can be at times, I will admit I'm NOT a winter person - ha!

Happy New Year Everyone!!


Raining Pearls said...

Happy New Year!

So sorry about your beloved Dante, he's now your angel!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your family pet. I have a cat that I would feel lost without. How lucky you have been to have such a wonderful dog. My heart goes out to you!

Blue Muse said...

May 2010 be filled with adventures, love, inspiration and endless joy.
xo Isa

Cathy said...

Happy New Year to you!!! I hope 2010 is filled with love and laughter!!!


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet...prayers are headed your way!!!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Sorry to read of your pet!

How many more weeks do you have? I have about 17 days and CAN'T WAIT! Hope to go early, have never gone more than 2 days early though.

Your blog is so pretty - as are the belly shots. 'Going to try to take some of myself tomorrow. Should be fun.

Best wishes!!

My Casa Bella said...

So sorry to hear you loss your best friend, I know what that's like. They become a part of your family, its hard to not love them so much. Best wishes on your new baby.

janet said...

Im so sorry to hear about your furbaby, i know how your heart hurts. Our Sandy had to leave us on Dec 8th, we were hoping to have him one more christmas but he too was tired. Best Wishes on your new baby, what a very special time.

fairmaiden said...

O I am so happy to see you're back! And look at that beautiful belly. You are adorable. So sorry about your doggie. Sweet sweet sympathy to your family. It is so very hard to lose a 'family member' pet. Take the time to grieve.

Chrissy said...

Hey you,so sorry to hear about your dog:( On a happier note,you look so cute,I loved being preg.I could hardly wait to show,but it took forever!! All the best for 2010 my friend!!Talk to you soon!!

red ticking said...

so sorry to hear of your news... but it sounds as though many blessings lie ahead.... x pam

Diane said...

Kathleen, so sorry to hear about Dante. They DO become members of the family and so missed!

Blessings for the New Year to you!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kathleen, just wanted to drop by and send wishes for a wonderful new Year. I'm sorry for your loss of your sweet furry friend, I know how you feel, but the best for you and your family for the new baby and a blessed new year!

My Grama's Soul said...

Sorry for the loss of your pet. I know how much they mean to us. Good luck in the coming year with that new baby!



Anne Marie said...

I'll keep you in my prayers for a peaceful rest of your pregnancy....

and a happy new year to you...I have soo enjoyed getting to know you.....


Michelle Palmer said...

Such a beautiful blog!
Wishing you loads of picnics in 2010!

Laura said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Many blessings in the new year with your new baby!