As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year, New Look

It's hard to believe that an entire year has passed since my very first blog post. I honestly did not think it would last this long, given my aforementioned difficulty with following through with things, especially New Year's resolutions. But here it is, one year later, and the blog is still going and I am actually enjoying keeping up with it. And for once in my adult life, I have a record of the events that have shaped my family this year. This, perhaps, is the best part yet.

Given the fact that my one year resolution has now come to an end, and the fact that we are now in the second year, and the fact that I really didn't post every day, I thought it was fitting that the blog get a new name. As I go into the next year, my focus will shift as well. I will still be the memory keeper. There will still be lots of cute pictures, and I am quite sure many stories of our adventures (and misadventures!) But as I strive this year to become a better, more spiritually grounded mother, wife, and teacher, this blog will also be a place for reflection, sharing, celebration, and I am quite sure, the occasional vent as well.

As I sit here on New Year's Eve, in my pajamas, trying to stay awake until midnight despite the fact that Josh turned out all the lights (You know you are getting old when...) it is my hope for my family and myself that when I look back on 2010, I will see how we have grown closer to each other and closer to the Lord. That we have handled success and failure with the same grace. That we each have grown in our walk with the Lord. That our household and our family were indeed "living stones," representing our Lord to the world in both word and deed.

Happy New Year!


  1. Check out and click on Blog 2 Print - my brother did this for me and it printed out a hardback book of my blog, so I had the whole year of blog/pictures in 1 book like a journal. (I don't know how much he paid - that may be the kicker, but the quality was great!)