In November 2011 I climbed aboard the gratitude train and posted a Facebook status each day in regards to what I was thankful for. I so enjoyed doing it that I decided to bring our family blog back with a little twist... to devote the year of 2012 to gratitude. This will be my platform with which to journal our thankfulness throughout the year along with just documenting the daily fun that is our family! Hope you'll join me for the journey!

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome to our blog and new year's resolution(s)...

I love the start of a new year. It's such a great time of new beginnings and great ideas for the new year. With that in mind I decided to start a family blog. I've had a private blog with a few friends this year and decided I wanted to start a blog so that family & friends out of town can keep up with our ins & outs of life!

So many of you may be reading the banner and thinking... "I didn't know the Smiths had a dog... Well here you have new year's resolution #1: train our new black lab puppy that will be joining our family in a week or so. We've picked him out, named him Miller and now we are patiently (or impatiently depending on which family member you are referring to) waiting for him to be old enough to leave his litter and join his new family. We even have his new engraved tag waiting to be attached to his collar! He's so cute and I just think he will add a whole new element of fun to our family.

Many of you know that my resolution last year was to train for and complete a mini triathlon. I completed the Rocketchix Triathlon in May 2008 and this year decided to set my goal just a tad bit higher. This year I will train for a triathlon of longer distances in August. This one will also include an open water swim as opposed to the pool swim I did last year. I'm excited to embark on my training for this race. So, there you have resolution #2.

With life keeping us busy and on our toes around here, I've really put my scrapbooking on a back burner the last 6 months. I'm really starting to miss that creative outlet so for resolution #3 I look forward to dusting off my supplies and jumping back on the scrapbook wagon!

OK, honestly I could sit here all night and list all the resolutions I'd like to make for this year but we'll stop at 3 for now!

So I hope everyone starts the new year off healthy & happy and I look forward to sharing more of our life with you throughout this year and beyond! Thanks for joining me on this journey... oh and if you feel compelled, I'd love to hear some thoughts from you on resolutions you'll be making for the new year!


Miss Jeri said...

Hi Charlotte -

I love your "blog" and am excited to follow your adventures, although your mom keeps me updated frequently! Your new puppy is "adorable" and I am excited to hear all about him/her too. I hope you have lots of photos of the kids, as I love to see them! I'll keep checking for new "Life & Times"... Love, Miss Jeri

Julie said...

Congratulations on your new family member! The kids will love having a puppy.

Carol said...

can't wait to meet the new puppy and hope he's not a Marley!!
hope the Sugar Bowl was fun inspite of the horrible outcome

Maria said...

Excited to have you as a friend in blogworld! I am sooo impressed with your triathlon accomplishments and I will be praying for your goals in 2009! Glad you are picking up scrapbooking again because you are so very talented at it (LOVED your Christmas card, by the way!).