Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Goodbye 2011 .... Hello 2012!

Have you had one of those days when you're looking back on the day and go, "What happened?" Well, that's how we feel about the entire 2011 year! We had such good intentions, but then life had that funny way of taking us down a different path! Some good, some bad - 2 canine cancers (I know, it's crazy) survivals (!, that's the good); weight loss (mom - so proud of you!); weight gain (me, Megan - so not happy); lots of knitting for mom; lots of schoolwork for me; dad continued working part-time at Sears and volunteering at the hospital; and the usual ~ laundry, dishes and cleaning - oh how much more could we get done if it wasn't for those three pesky chores!

Well, welcome 2012 with open arms! ...

This year we plan on taking a break from the business. For the past few years, we have been planning, planning, planning and have yet to bring anything relating to the business to fruition. What we have come to realize in the past few weeks is that until we are better organized, nothing is going to get totally accomplished.

So, for 2012 we plan on slowing down a bit and focusing on family, home, and giving back.
We will work much harder to blog more frequently and share tips and tricks we learn along the way!

Does anyone out there do New Year's Resolutions? Following suit with the "giving back" sentiment of the last paragraph, we have developed 5 New Year's Resolutions with this in mind.

1) Donate money to Ohio State University's Veterinary Medical Center's Oncology Department;
2) Buy a family a Thanksgiving dinner through a local food bank;
3) Adopt a child at Christmas through the Salvation Army;
4) Buy our Christmas cards from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and
5) Sponsor Paladin of Best Friends Animal Society.

Wishing all of your 2012 New Year resolutions become a reality for you and yours and that you enjoy a blessed and joyous New Year!


Megan & Mom

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