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Wow, what a year 2012 has been!  Between hubby and I working full time, tackling home projects, traveling to visit family, studying in school, traveling to NYC on a mission's trip, and working on our vintage Mustang, we have been super busy this year!  Hubby has done a lot of work with me in building and updating my office (that is, the "Girl Cave" as I affectionately call it) and I am so grateful for all of his hard work!  I have had some fun trying new DIY projects and am expanding my knowledge of crafting!  Over this last year I have learned a lot about my health and am choosing to change how we eat as a family and cook real, whole foods.

In June, Hubby and I celebrated three years of marriage and I can honestly say that I love him more now than on our wedding day.  He is my best friend and I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for us this next year!  The Lord is sure working in our lives and molding us to be better.  How precious is God's amazing grace and mercy!  Sometimes life is painful but trials and tribulations grow and expand our faith if we run into His loving arms.

We had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with our families this year and I am so grateful and thankful for their love and support.  They are such a gift to us and to so many others!  We feel so truly blessed.

Thank you 2012 for yet another wonderful year!  I stopped doing "New Year's Resolutions" years ago but I think 2013 will be the year of a few lifestyle changes and that post will be up on the blog very soon!

Have a great day all and a happy weekend!


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