Thursday, January 12, 2012

A look back at 2011... And a look forward at 2012

Happy New Year! I'm a little late I know. I'm almost always late but hey, at least I'm consistent! ;)

Anyway...

 2011 held some big changes for us as most of
you know. Josh started working as a financial advisor in the beginning of the year, along with continuing his construction business. After pursuing that career path for a while we began to feel that it was not quite what God was leading Josh to continue to try and do full time, and we were praying for wisdom and guidance, and looking at other options. When my Dad brought up the idea of going into the Hardscape business with Brandon, Ben and Josh, it was something that  we had thought about (not hardscaping specifically but we had thought about working together doing something) and the idea was very appealing and exciting to both of us although we new the risk, and the huge amount of commitment it would take, and we had many concerns. After much prayer, lots of consideration and discussion, and going to a trade show with my dad and brothers and hearing their thoughts and commitment level, we felt that God was leading us to make the move. It was hard to leave our friends and family in Ohio, and more than half our things are packed away in a storage unit, but we love being here and are excited for the future! The Lord has blessed us so far with beautiful weather, enough money coming in through some remodeling work Josh is doing for my Grandad, and many exciting developments and the promise of work beginning very soon in the new company, WoodStone Creations. 2011 ended on a very hectic and exciting note, and 2012 has begun the same way.

 I also cannot forget to mention some of the other exciting happenings of 2011-

The birth of my little niece Ashlynn and watching God's blessing and healing in her little life.


The birth of little Amanda to our best friends Caleb and Sue in Ohio.


The marriage of Ben and Em.





And many other less major but still very exciting things! 2011 was a year full of trials and blessings, and learning and growing. I expect 2012 will be full of those things too. I pray that you and your family have a new year full of blessings. I, personally, cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store!  

2 comments:

Jean Marie said...

I can't wait as well, love. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Love,
~ Jean Marie

Grace said...

great post. I love the pic of Manders and that little goofy face she's making. :D Ashlynn is a little cutie too. :)