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

We usually head to the beach and celebrate with the kids, but this year we’re staying home.  I’m a little sad to not keep with tradition, but at the same time I’m glad to be able to relax (ok, glad to have time at home to be productive and finish up some lingering projects!).   Trevor was invited to spend the night at a friends house…so this will be our first NYE without him.  I’m sure there are many more NYE’s ahead with our kids being with friends instead of home.

Every man should be born again on the first day of January.  Start with a fresh page.  Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. 
~Henry Ward Beecher

We hope you look forward to the New Year ahead and all it can offer.  Forget all your troubles as you take down the old calendar….and see the HOPE in 2010.<!–, "A Completed Year," Plymouth Pulpit: Sermons. October 1882-April 1883, 1887; CTO–>