Wow....2013! It just doesn't seem right, did we even have Christmas yet?
The holidays FLEW by for me. My family was given a special Christmas present this year which was a tornado that hit 3 of my family members homes on Christmas night. It is still heartbreaking to go out to the country and see what the tornado did to our land. 50-100 year old trees were uprooted. What used to be beautiful is now bare. Going out to my Grandparents was like going to my own little oasis. I love the outdoors and absolutely LOVE watching the sun set over the pasture. My grandparents and Aunt were lucky with the damage to their homes. Some rebuilding will have to be done but that is nothing when you are so greatful that everyone made it out alive. My Uncle William and Aunt Nell weren't so lucky, their home was destroyed. I would show you some pictures but it's not letting me upload any. I will try again later!
Tanner had to work New Years Eve so we celebrated the new year the following day. Last year we celebrated in Atlanta and spent a fortune on Chinese food. So we decided to make that our little tradition and got Chinese food this year too. I know the little guys that cooked our food thought we were crazy for ordering so much. But then again they do give you alot of food so maybe eating that much is normal?
I thought long and hard about my New Year's resolutions. And here they are:
1. I want to be a better wife. I mean I'm already a great wife but there is always room for improvement! :) haha One way that I am doing this is by starting our "love" journal. (get your mind out of the gutter...) This journal is something that we take turns writing in. This is a place that we write something appreciative, encouraging, etc about the other person. It can be thanking your spouse for taking the trash out or that my hubby's tooshy looks sexy in his new pair of jeans. It literally can be anything positive. Nothing negative. It will make us each feel appreciated and help us notice the small things. Because it really is about the small things in life!!
2. Finish School. I would have already been finished but classes are expensive and once Tanner got his new job there was no way we could afford it any longer. He took a major pay cut when he got hired. Police should definitely get paid more!
3. Get back into doing the things that I love. For example: Running- Nothing makes me feel more relaxed than going on a nice run. I used to run everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. I stopped when I got a respiratory infection and once I got better I tried to start running again and ended up with another respiratory infection! I told myself that apparently God didn't want me running anymore! haha BUT I know that's not true!
4. Be better about keeping up with my blog. Even if it's only for my family. I know that my mother, sister-in-law and Tanner all read it! And it's always fun to look back at old posts and see what was going on in the life of the Hensley's.