Friday, January 1, 2010

"Ring Out Wild Bells"

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.”

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

What a Wonderful Year!
I can’t think of anything particularly bad or sad that happened this year
(except for the scare we had with Jades bicycle accident).

Other than feeling a little overwhelmed with life from time to time, which is completely normal, it was a year of Lots of Fun and great memories for our family!

For those family and friends new to my Blog, I thought I would share some of the highlights of our year.

Just click on the description below the photos
to read about and see the
Fun OR things that inspired me and my family this year!

Ethan Kip turns 7

Beautiful Spring Time

Life is for Living!

Tracy and Kimberly
celebrate 19 years of marriage

Family fun in May

Jade Marshall turns 15

Mother's Day 2009

Jade Runs Track
and "Grateful for Jade"

Awesome Trip to Yosemite

Keep on Dreaming!

It's the little things that make life BIG!

Tracy and Kimmie’s hike in Yosemite

Find the Wonderful in Today!

Jades Bike Accident

Our Journey towards Voluntary Simplicity

Do things to be in your child's memories!

Sunshine for the Soul Sunday’s

Birthday Cake Tradition

Our yearly backpacking trip


Gorgeous Summertime beauty

Summertime Family Fun

Labor Day Fun 2009

Picking Huckleberries

Our favorite breakfasts

Halloween 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Christmas beauty at our house

And it was the year I FINALLY
started getting all of my recipes in one spot.
LOTS of yummy meals for our family were cooked this year.


Looking forward
to filling up the pages of the New Year
with many more wonderful & happy memories,
LOTS of yummy meals and also
making more progress in 2010!
"Happy New Year"!

“Ring out the old; ring in the new.
Ring happy bells, across the snow

The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true".


Connie said...

When I was younger, I didn't understand that song. Now it's one of my favorites! You have had a great year making memories with your family! You are an inspiration to me to simplify and capture each moment!
I hope this new year will be one filled with love, peace and opportunities for you and your family!

The Garden of Egan said...

Happy New Year Kimmie!!!! You have definitely enriched my life...and tummy with yummy recipes!
Hope 2010 is the best yet!

Sondra said...

2009 was a wonderful year. I loved all the reminiscing and I'm glad I was part of it following your blog. I have really enjoyed all the knowledge to be a better mother, to be a better cook, knowing that family is everything as well as the gospel with your Sunday messages. You are an awesome woman and it made my year much better cyber "knowing" you. I can't wait for the next year and all the wonderful things that await us.

After Sandra (this Small House) told us to read the January, 2010 Ensign article by Jeffrey R. Holland that I hadn't read yet... it made me hopeful for the future. I've kept telling my children this, but it's great to realize the truthfulness of that faith. The best is yet to come!

Happy New Year!

Ann Marie said...

What a great year for you!!

I can't remember when we met.. what month it was that we started reading each others blogs.. but I remember all of these posts! What fun blogging is -- being inspired by each other.. learning new things.. and in the meantime.. we are journaling! Soo cool!

Thanks for your friendship.. and your inspiration.. and your recipes! XO

Small House said...

I have to agree, it was a good year! It's been such a treat reading about you and your family. You are so darn positive. And have such a love for your family. It's really fun to see.

I'm expecting this year to be another good one!!!
Have a great day.

JENNIFRO said...

What a wonderful year in review! It's funny that I've only just met you but as I read this post I chuckled that I knew about most all of those events from reading your blog! Funny how someone who was unknown to me only months ago now posts pictures that are familiar to me...that doesn't even make sense but hopefully you get what I mean. I just find it amazing that I remember those things but last year I didn't even know you. Crazy. It's nice how the internet has made the world smaller...I love it. I love your blog and your outlook on life. You inspire me with your positive, happy perspective. I'm so happy to know you.

Cherie said...

Kimmie Happy Happy New Year!!
One of the most wonderful things for me this year was finding your blog, getting to know you and then meeting you in real life!!
You are a special lady and I am happy to be able to call you a friend :D
Thanks for all of your truly heartfelt and wonderful comments not only lately but all year. You are a beautiful woman inside and out.
Cherie :D

Ally Bee said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you for your blog that has been really fun and inspirational and I look forward to 2010's blogging and recipes.