We are having a calm and uneventful New Year's Eve.
A table full of teenage boys are battling it out over a game of Monopoly. They are playing the new way. With credit cards. Apparently there is no way to cheat when you play electronically.
This is something they have been talking a lot about. In between stuffing their faces with nacho's and chocolate candy.
Garrett (10) got invited over to some good friends of ours home for the evening. The fact that his best friend and his three brothers live there had nothing to do with his excitement at going. Dave said when he dropped him off all the boys were jumping up and down in excitement to see each other.
They are keeping him all night so I am down one 10 year old. However, I am up two extra teenagers and one extra 12 year old girl that Samantha has spending the night.
It is definitely not quiet in our home this evening. I think I could still fall asleep before midnight though. Its amazing how much noise I can sleep through.
I have been pondering this year and the year to come as I sit hear under the Christmas lights.
Here are my three New Year's resolutions.
1. To continue to grow in my walk with Jesus and to seek him in all area's of my life.
2. To have more patience with my family. Remember to grant them as much grace in hard situations as God grants me.
3. Get healthy. Start exercising, lose a little weight and stop being a chicken and make a dentist appointment. I am really afraid of the dentist.
That's about it for this year.
What about you? Any grand plans for 2009?????