I enjoyed 2008. It was challenging, yet good. For my own posterity use, 2008 included the following highlights in the Lamb household:
-Mark finalizing his decision to leave the business world to go to (gulp) school full time
-A "last" business trip with Chase to Puerto Rico, what a fun getaway for Mark and I
-My sister Sara marrying her sweetheart,Jason,in a beautiful wedding, complete with a High School Musical song as the recessional and Dr. Pepper floats at the reception, so Sara.
-Ryann's First Birthday Party-Bug Themed. So Fun.
-A Castleberry Fly Fishing Family Trip to Flippin'(yes that is a real town), Arkansas
-A weekend trip to Orlando
-Mark's first day of school...oh how our lives changed
-Vancouver-Enjoyed a girl's trip with Annie to see our dear friend Liesel...Such an Amazing time
-I got a Part-time Job at our church's pre-school. I miss high school kids.
-The blessings of babies and marriages for some of our closest friends
-Our fun relationship with Alan, from Shanghai...what an eye-opening experience
-An incredible trip to Disney with Mark's generous and wonderful parents
-Ryann becoming so much more communicative. In 2008, she began to really show affection back, such an affirming gift. parenting is such an incredible task, that I don't feel worthy to posess but so gladly accept. We love our babygirl so very much. It sounds so trite, but so true, I have never experienced such a love like this.
-To be honest 2009 scares me. 2010 terrifies me. Mark will finish school December 2009 and then what? who knows? That is what scares me. My OCD, Type A prideful/sinful self does not do well with change. Our life will change. oh, how I love to be comfortable. If you think about it, please pray for us as we seek the Lord's will for what we are to do in the mission field....we are wide open to possiblities, which is an exciting(yet scary)thing.
Goals for 2009
-A stronger Prayer Life
-A stronger Faith
-to read the Bible more
-To worry less
-To call people back
-To initiate more
-Guatemala 2009!!-Will blog about this later, but if you are interested there is an informational meeting Feb. 8
- to work out more....ok, to actually work out.
-to enjoy Ryann more, and worry less about mess
-To learn all the moves to Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies" music video
-just kidding about the last one....maybe
Because I can't post without a picture