Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best Things About 2010

January-December - getting a good portion of our house remodeled to fit us- living room, dining room, bathroom
 January - Unfortunately the earthquake in Haiti makes the list of the worst things about 2010, but the response to the earthquake makes my best list.  Southland members sent 63,000 pounds of supplies and $65,000 for other relief measures.  I'm thankful for all the volunteers who selflessly went to help out

February -   The Colts made it to the Superbowl-unfortunately, they didn't win;  however, we were happy that Drew Brees former Purdue University player (Brian's school) did win

February -  Baby Charlotte was born 

March - Baby Hannah was born
April - Reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan -my favorite book of the year - although, I'm not really sure what month I read it - it may have been May or June- if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.  It made me ask myself, "Am I living for Jesus?  Am I loving and serving others like Jesus?"

May -  Vacation to Italy and Austria~ a lifelong dream of mine.  I loved every minute of the trip.  My favorites were:  the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Tuscany, the food, getting lost in Venice, and the fortress in Salzburg ~Oh how I miss gelato
May - Girls weekend at my house

 June - New Job!  I'm finally back in OB and loving it :) - picture of the doctor I work for- Berry and his daughter

   June - Weekend getaway to Lake Cumberland with our friends

July -  4th of July at Greg and Rebecca's

August -  Mary's surprise birthday weekend

 September-  Southland Christian Church bought the old Lexington mall- can't wait to see what God has in store there
October - Nikki's and Justin's wedding
October - Chris Tomlin concert - my favorite singer- awesome worship experience

November - Jesus Prom - one of my favorite nights of the year - prom for mentally and physically handicapped individuals - I'm sure Jesus was smiling during the whole event.    Luke 14: 12-14  "Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
November -   Completing foster parenting classes -we have really been praying over the children that will be in our house

December - 4th Anniversary
December -Chris and Brittney's engagement

December - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
December - Christmas with our families

 It's been a great year!  There have been lots of ups, a few downs, but great overall!


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  2. Sorry, for some reason it cut out half of my comment...Hi Ashley! I stumbled upon your blog off a comment you left on Brittany's. You and your husband look so happy and your house is so beautiful! I am pretty sure we have the exact same couches as you...but yours are probably cleaner :). A 4 year old boy is rough on things! It is great that you are becoming foster parents. Josh and I started that process back in April and it took until September to actually get licensed. It seems to take forever around here. We are not planning on accepting any placements for a bit since we have a 4 year old and I'm having another boy on the 19th, but we have been doing a lot of respite care. Some have definitely been more challenging than others, but an experience none the less. We are hoping to adopt through the foster care system if that's what God has planned for us. Time will tell I guess. I am so glad I found your blog! Feel free to follow mine. I will try to do a little better job of posting than I did last year. :) Take care!


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