Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Recap

I interrupt the Guatemala coverage to give a quick recap of 2008.

This year has been filled with a number of great things:

    • Our first and second trip to Guatemala and getting involved with Mayan Families

    • My solo trip to Mexico

    • Visits to Michael's relatives in Minnesota and Florida

    • Hosting both Easter and Thanksgiving for my family

    • A fantastic Christmas in Pennsylvania

    • Purchasing our first home

    • The pregnancy and birth of our dear friends, Rachel and Seth's first child

    • The birth of this blog! As well as communicating with so many wonderful people through blogging

    • Reconnecting with a number of old friends through Facebook

    • Becoming a philanthropist -- even though I'm not giving millions (or even close!), I am giving more and giving with more purpose than ever before

There were many other things, but these are some of the highlights.

I'm looking forward to 2009, and I'll post some of my resolutions tomorrow. Already, I have something new to look forward to.

Today, I started sponsorship of a child in Kenya through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. I've really been enjoying their blog, which I have a link to on the right. My mom has been a long-time sponsor, and I've also been spurred on by Nikki, who has various sponsored kids around the globe.

May you all have a great end to 2008 and a wonderful start to 2009!


Nikki said...

That is so exciting!! Congrats on another sponsor child and a great year :)

Michael said...

Let's not forget:

Jon and Joanne's second child

Greg and Maggie's engagement

Lisa and David's engagement

The Vikings' first trip to the playoffs since we've been together :-)