2009







A new year….
a new week…
It is Monday, January 12, 2009….

And we know that in all things God works for your good…
because you LOVE Him, and have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28
All week I have had time to ponder my purpose….
I am a goal setter…a planner…
so yielding to God’s purpose is sometimes hard for me…

So I had to get away and get a clear head 🙂

We just returned from a trip to Breckenridge with my 15 year old son for his first shot at skiing….and by day two he was on the BLACKS.
(We were ALL three on the blacks I might add…but certainly NOT on purpose…)
He whipped to the bottom..Chad and I to the side..through the trees to the safety of a blue slope.

My girls would be proud…as I have come a long way since I first began this CRAZY sport…all of these people tossing themselves down massive mountains at the speed of light…no brakes…on slick flat sticks that are barely attached to your boot.

It snowed over 6 inches while we were there…and God was surely there on that mountain….we also skied in Vail…which was the ultimate endurance test for a person who does little cardio…something I vow to change this year!

I huffed and puffed hopefully for the last time! 🙂

And in 2009, I am, like everyone else in the world, vowing to be lean and mean in the new year…lifting weights, eating healthy…

well that part..eating well… will come easy, as we are embarking on yet another new career…
Seafood Market owners!

I had an amazing unfortunate situation where someone THOUGHT they were making an influence AGAINST me and lo and behold…they just closed a door that opened a bigger one…

We will be opening in February. And along side will be HappYmess Ice Cream…you create your happy MESS…with toppings!

Complete with a full line of shirts and books…HappYmess ice cream and tea parties…

More about that later….

I am distracted as my daughter is changing my ring tone to say “mom, pick up the phone..HELLO!” Technology….mmmmmmmmmm

As you make your goals for the new year…vow to do more than making resolutions..
Make Revelations….

Change is good….and maybe some unfortuntate situation has you baffled…
do NOT dispair…because somewhere in those photos above…
there is a silver lining…
a new direction…

and now you have the drive and the gusto to GO for it…
what have you got to lose?

and luckily I have a husband and children who also adapt to change well.
But we have to stay on course….

This week we are focusing on God’s will for our lives…in hopes that He will use US each for the purpose he has made us.
We ALL have one…and I believe or two or three 🙂

Blessings to you…and here’s hoping you will find a quiet spot, a tall mountain…
a full moon (available to all of us AS I TYPE…WOW), a stream or lake… where you can find the direction intended for you this year….
and also wishing for you a peace that lets you know exactly when you are on track.

Happy 2009!
Allison