I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008





*YAY FOR 2009!!!!!!!!! I DON’T THINK THERE HAS EVER BEEN A TIME WHEN I’VE BEEN SO WELCOMING TO A NEW YEAR. THANK YOU, LORD FOR A WONDERFUL, OUTSTANDING, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY 2009…….IN ADVANCE. NO REALLY, THANK YOU. YOU NO MORE THAN ANYONE HOW MUCH I NEED THAT.

*DYLAN’S CHRISTMAS WAS WONDERFUL. LAST YEAR WAS SUCH A DARK TIME, AND QUITE HONESTLY, I DON’T REMEMBER MUCH OF IT. I COULDN’T TELL YOU ANYTHING I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS LAST YEAR. BUT THIS YEAR, DYLAN MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT. HE WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT CELEBRATING A SEASON HE NOW UNDERSTANDS; THE BIRTH OF JESUS. NOT TO MENTION HE GOT QUITE A FEW MOVIES HE WANTED, (VEGGIETALES; PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING, WALL-E, KUM-FWEEN PANDA) TWO LEAPSTER GAMES, THE BATMOBILE, AND THE GIFT THAT OVERSHADOWED THEM ALL; A WII FROM HIS PAWPAW. NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE GOT MUCH MORE THAN HE NEEDED.

*THIS SEASON WE MADE SO MUCH STUFF, A GINGERBREAD HOUSE, A GINGERBREAD TREE, CHRISTMAS COOKIES, CHOCOLATE CAKE, POPCORN BALLS, ETC. IT WAS A TON OF FUN. (IN THE PICTURE ABOVE, HE'S VERY PROUD OF THE TREE AND CAKE HE DECORATED)

*WE ARE GETTING TO SEE SOME DEAR, DEAR, DEAR FRIENDS THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN OVER TWO YEARS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!! IT WILL BE BITTERSWEET TO HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE. I HAVE SO MANY CLOSE FRIENDS, AND THEY ALL LIVE HOURS AWAY FROM ME. THAT’S GETTING KINDA OLD. I WANT TO BUY A BIG HOUSE AND MOVE THEM ALL IN WITH ME. WOULDN’T THAT BE AWESOME?!?!? I THINK SO.

*DARRYL GOT A SHOP-VAC, SO HE’S BEEN HAPPY. HE JUST HAD TO GO CLEAN OUT THE VAN THE OTHER DAY…..WHICH I DIDN’T MIND ONE BIT!!

*MY DADDY WAS HERE, AND WE WERE ABLE TO ALL GET TOGETHER AT MY SISTER’S CHRISTMAS DAY. IT WAS A GOOD TIME. AND HOPEFULLY DADDY WILL BE BACK IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

*THE OTHER DAY DYLAN ASKED ME, “MOMMY, I DON’T WANT CHRISTMAS TO BE OVER, WHY WON’T IT EVER HAPPEN AGAIN?”……I THEN TOLD HIM, “WELL, ACTUALLY, IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR!! EVERY YEAR WE GET TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JESUS, SO IT WILL BE HERE AGAIN BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!”…….HE WAS BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS WHEN HE HEARD THAT NEWS. POOR LIL’ THING, HE THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY A ONE-TIME HOLIDAY!!

*IF YOU HAVE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS, I HOPE YOU’RE ABLE TO KEEP THEM. IF NOT, I HOPE YOU’RE ABLE TO NOT KEEP THEM! HAVE A FUN EVENING RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR, I KNOW I WILL BE WELCOMING IT WITH OPEN ARMS. HERE’S TO A WONDERFUL 2009, AND EVERY YEAR AFTER.

5 comments:

krystle said...

happy new year bff! the kids, justin, and i just made cookies for the new year. apparently that's how we celebrate things now. by making cookies. i've got an exciting evening ahead. it entails sitting here on the computer looking at wikipedia, then going to bed at around 10:30 since my husband is engrossed in a "countdown with clint (eastwood)" marathon. doesn't that sound exciting? anyway, love you! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Vix said...

Merry Christmas Dylan James! :) Happy New Year..

Holli said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas filled with memories to treasure.
Always,
Holli

Rebecca said...

Ummmm. Where are Dylan's curls?? He looks so old! What is he, like ten? :)

I can't wait to actually talk to you! Hope your New Years Day is happy!

Andrea said...

It does my heart great good to hear the joy in your voice! I am soooo Happy this New Year has brought you such blessing. Love You!! :)