Closing Out 2007

     The year 2007 is winding down.  In our home it will end quietly, but with a celebration as well.  In the meantime, we are busily enjoying the final days of my husband’s vacation and our Christmas break from homeschooling.

     Today, of course, was spent with the usual laundry and preparing for the Lord’s Day.  My husband spent his day repairing the furniture in the boys’ room.  The drawers might not have been constructed well at the factory, but they are being rebuilt to last!

     Original post edited to add – Corin, Dani and I found the time to be quiet today.

     We will spend Sunday in worship, and we will stay for the fellowship lunch afterwards.  We’ve missed the extended time of fellowship for the last couple of weeks.  Tomorrow our church will enjoy an extended afternoon of singing and fellowshipping following the potluck lunch.  It sounds delightful!

     My family will quietly see the old year out and the new year in on Monday night.  We will set out a party buffet in lieu of dinner for just the five of us.  We will enjoy a cheddar fondue with tiny smoked sausages, sour dough bread cubes, raw broccoli and crackers to dip.  Carmel CornChex Party Mix.  French Onion Dip and chips (because Copper loves it).  We’ll enjoy a couple of short concert videos together (Riverdance (the one without Michael Flatley) and Andrea Bocelli’s Under the Desert Sky) and, perhaps, play a few games.  Then we will settle in to begin watching Lord of the Rings trilogy.  We won’t watch the entire three movie saga, of course, but we’ll watch until midnight, and then we’ll enjoy finishing up the trilogy a bit at a time over the next couple of weeks.  We’ll head outside at midnight and listen to the distant horn honking and way-too-close-for-comfort gunfire (under the safety of our porch roof), and then we’ll call it a night!  This sort of New Year’s Eve party, in my opinion, is some kind of wonderful! 

     New Year’s Day we will pack away the Christmas decorations and I will set out my January snowmen.  We will call it a day early so that we will be ready for homeschooling, work and getting back to our normal routine on Wednesday morning.  Normal blogging should, Lord willing, resume then. 

     Have a blessed Lord’s Day tomorrow.  Happy New Year.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27
 

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26 comments to Closing Out 2007

  • I can’t wait for your daily blog again to inspire me and my household!:shysmile:

    Your New Years celebration sounds wonderful-not sure what our plans are here at our Little House on the Hill. They change each year.

    Can’t wait until 2008 and our normal routines are back.:wink:

    Have a wonderful “rest of your vacation!”

  • I can’t wait for your daily blog again to inspire me and my household!:shysmile:

    Your New Years celebration sounds wonderful-not sure what our plans are here at our Little House on the Hill. They change each year.

    Can’t wait until 2008 and our normal routines are back.:wink:

    Have a wonderful “rest of your vacation!”

  • There is something to be said for normal and its daily routine, it feels good and comfortable.

    Have an enjoyable, safe, New Years celebration!!

  • There is something to be said for normal and its daily routine, it feels good and comfortable.

    Have an enjoyable, safe, New Years celebration!!

  • I love quiet New Year’s Eve parties at home…
    We have some party foods set out and watch movies and if we are all lucky will make it til midnight!

    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed New Year’s Eve!

  • I love quiet New Year’s Eve parties at home…
    We have some party foods set out and watch movies and if we are all lucky will make it til midnight!

    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed New Year’s Eve!

  • Cheryl,

    I want to wish you and your wonderful family a Very Happy 2008. I am so glad to have gotten to know you and yours over the last few months… I am not sure how I found your blog but I am very glad I did.

    Hugs to everyone,

    Louise from Alberta, Canada

  • Cheryl,

    I want to wish you and your wonderful family a Very Happy 2008. I am so glad to have gotten to know you and yours over the last few months… I am not sure how I found your blog but I am very glad I did.

    Hugs to everyone,

    Louise from Alberta, Canada

  • Happy New Year Cheryl!!!:spinning:

  • Wishing you and your family a Blessed 2008

    Melody (frugalmel)

    P.S. I want to thank you for your gentle ways and your encouragement over this past year. God Bless!

  • Hi Cheryl! It sounds like you have a wonderful plan for New Year’s. It’s always best spent with family. You have been such a blessing to me this year, and I look forward to more wonderful things from you in 2008. Happy New Year!
    Catherine

  • Hmmm, think I’ll come for your New Year’s too.  🙂  LOL!!  (I’m into yummy snacks!) Seriously, though, I’ve MISSED you!  I mean, I totally agree with you taking some time off for family, but I did miss the daily happenings and nuggets of wisdom.  I truly wish you and yours a blessed New Year and a lovely time celebrating it quietly.  Thank you for your inspiration to so many of us. ~Tea

  • Hmmm, think I’ll come for your New Year’s too.  🙂  LOL!!  (I’m into yummy snacks!) Seriously, though, I’ve MISSED you!  I mean, I totally agree with you taking some time off for family, but I did miss the daily happenings and nuggets of wisdom.  I truly wish you and yours a blessed New Year and a lovely time celebrating it quietly.  Thank you for your inspiration to so many of us. ~Tea

  • Your New Years Eve sounds very much like ours here, except I normally do not last til midnight, although my intentions are good! These last few months I feel like I have grown in the Lord, made my home a comfortable place to be, and learned a TON of new things that will benefit me in 2008. You my friend have played a big part in that!

    Have  a Blessed Sunday……and a joyful New Years Eve!

    Now I have to go get our church clothes ready for morning…..gee wonder where I got that from? 🙂

    New Year Blessings!

    Kelly

  • Hi Cheryl,

    Happy New Years. We are planning to attend mass at Dave’s church and then New years day just relax and get ready to get back into our routine on Wednesday. Brandy is much better. the fever has broken and her cough is much better. Thanks for your prayers. Miss Addie is back to kicking so she is doing well. About 14 weeks to go.

    Blessings,

    Elizabeth

  • Happy New Year, Cheryl! Thank you for sharing your days with us and being a blessing here in blogland!
    Hugs,
    Kelli
    http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com

  • Happy New Year!!! :sunny::sunny:

  • Happy New Year!!! :sunny::sunny:

  • Thank you for idea of the Lord and the Rings. As we have gotten rid of cable and the kids wanted to know what we were going to do to make New Years Speacil this year.

  • I LOVE Riverdance!!! (the one you’re watching especially :love:)

  • I hope you have a truly wonderful New Year’s!  I think we are going to be watching movies as well, haven’t decided which ones yet though!  I have littles, and so, we have to keep that in mind. 

    The buffet sounds delicious.  Sounds reminiscent of New Year’s with my folks!  We will probably have something like that on New Year’s Day.  For New Year’s Eve, my hubby likes to do the sour kraut and pork. 

    I have to agree with everyone, I am looking forward to life returning to ‘normal’! 

    Hope you have a very very nice New Year’s!

    Monique

  • ..Wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year! I look forward to seeing where the Lord leads you this coming year!
    Lea

  • Happy New Year to you and to yours Cheryl.  I so appreciate your many kind gestures of friendship, and I wish you more happiness than you can know. 

    I think your New Year’s Eve sounds lovely.  We enjoyed The Trilogy at our house, both in the books and on film, and hope you do too.

    Best Wishes!

    Mrs. Staggs

  • Have a blessed New Year, Cheryl!

    Jenn

  • Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

    Ever since I found your blog earlier this year—er, I mean, earlier last year, hee hee—it’s been a blessing and I look forward to visiting with you daily.

    May the Lord bless you abundantly in 2008.

    ~Becky
    (Mrs. B’s Cottage)

  • I was looking at the recipes for Chex Mix and Caramel Corn.  My husband has never had either one homeade!  We will celebrate New Year’s tomorrow when my husband is off of work, and I am going to make both.  Thanks for the inspiration!  Have a wonderful year.  🙂