12/31/08

The Last Night of the Year

I hope you're spending your last night of the year with those you love and can ring in the new year with hope and expectancy. I've been thinking about some goals for this year that are attainable and focused on making life more rich and enjoyable. I'm sure 2009 will have its share of challenges but I'm walking into it with strong hope in my heart. Strong hope that has been forged by the challenges of the last few years. I'm bringing that hope with me and spreading it out wide.

And while we're here, I want you to know I really appreciate your attention to and support of this blog. Your comments are always read and have recently given me great comfort and encouragement. This online sharing place is a great motivator in my life and work and I know for sure I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing without you all.

I'll see you on the other side!
~Rachel

36 comments:

Our Green Nest said...

Happy New Year Rachel!! Look forward to reading your blog in 2009!

Bria said...

Happy new year you lovely inspirational beautiful woman, you.

Lacey said...

Happy New Year to you & your family! Let me know how that photoshop thing turns out - I can't figure mine out either.

P.S. I found a website that you might be interested in

www.pointclickhome.com

Bekka said...

Best of luck with all of your goals in 2009-- it's a great list!

Have a happy, prosperous New Year!

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

Happy New Year Rachel!

Photoshop's on my list too. Been playing with it but just don't know how to use it :| which makes me crazy bc I can usually figure techy stuff out no problem!

Anyhoo...here's wishing you and yours a lovely and happy 2009 :)

Karen said...

Wishing you and your little family VERY Happy New Year, Rachel - I pray that all of your dreams for 2009 are fulfilled, and then some :)

Love and hugs always,
Karen xx

Rachel said...

Happy New Year, Rachel! Looks like you've got a lot of positive plans for '09....I like where your head's at :)

Brett Denbow said...

Oh, it looks like the next three months may be the best of the year!

lizzie said...

awwwwww have a baby... how adorable would a lil mini you be running around drooling on strings of yarn!! lol
i actually can not figure out photoshop... but paint.net is free and it's a lil easier to understand.

Charin said...

Happy New Year lovely!! :)

t h a i t r a i t said...

Lovely list, and so because your things are attainable and achievable! That's the best part.

tania said...

i look forward to reading and watching you reach each one of your goals this year rachel. happy new year to you!

tania said...

hahahahaaa.
brett.
you're funny.

embot9000 said...

happy happy new year to you & your lovely family! & thank you for always sharing such hope & inspiration!

hollysarah said...

great goals. We want to have another baby this year too. :)
Happy new year Rachel!! xo
ps... "Love" is my fav harajuku lovers scent. It's a warm scent. :)

hollysarah said...

ps... HAHA to Brett's comment. My husband agrees, definitely. ;P

Leolienne said...

Bonne année !

curious girl (lisa) said...

oh, it's going to be really, really good.

Ula said...

Happy New Year Rachel!!!
You're one of the most inspiring people I know. Don't change!
xxx
Ula

jenae said...

Happy new year.

Brooke said...

Happy New Year! I'm curious to find out how the photoshop thing goes; I have it as well and can't figure it out!

jen renee said...

happy 2009 and i love your list!!!

katie said...

happy new year to you too! great list. . . but your lists are always great!

Paula said...

I love reading your blog to see what you are up to and creating. I love to see photos of your home and wonderful family. Happy New Year and I hope your wishes come true.

Melonie said...

Love your list! Happy New Year Rachel!!

poppy said...

Happy New Year Rachel! We used to make lists exactly like this....I'm going to start again...

elliebelle said...

Happy New Year to you Rachel! I love how your hand wrote your goals and then took pictures. I was planning on listing my new years goals and resolutions today on my blog as it is my 1 year anniversary of blogging. Maybe I'll take your cue and write them out and take a picture. That way I can really absorb it - and hang it up so I see it every day. I think your list is great and I hope you achieve them all! Thanks for a wonderful year full of inspiration and beauty. Take care.

Madison said...

aw! i dont comment very often-not sure why cause i talk LOADS(probably more than any other teenage girl i know lol)-but I read this blog every day. Lately, Ive been making some tough decisions and praying really hard about them. You inspire me though! I cant really tell you how...just...the way you deal with getting out stress and unhappy feelings inspires me. I love reading this blog! SO many things inspire me, from the art to the clothes to the things i mentioned before. Idk if you like talking about being a pk growing up-and i know i bring up, like everytime i comment so im sorry,lol-but it has helped make you who youare today-and I hope that when i do get wherever im supposed to be at that I am at least half as smart and...able too deal with things like you are! Happy New Year! IM praying for you, and I hope you have your baby! :] I loooove sebastians pics and room! and his name! I actually met a guy who's name is sebastian...he's so cute...but when i heard his name in my mind i was like "OMG! SEBASTIAN!!" lol. Anyway, I've talked long enough through this comment,lol. Happy New Year! You rockkkk!

PeAce. xoxo.

mAdi

alittlebitofscrap said...

I like "Let bravery have a chance." You have a good list of resolutions.. we have one in common.. the baby one.. So, here's some ** baby dust ** for you :) & I hope you have a fabulous 2009!

julio n carla said...

happy new year!!
by knowing you thru your blog, you fill my heart with joy! you are so real and honest with yourself that it def has had a positive impact on myself. thank you! i look forward this lovely new year... and to my trip to springfield! i hope to meet you in person... it would be a highlight that's for sure!
thanks again... always!

oh and brett! you're too funny! hee hee!

xo!

shelly b said...

Happy new Year!

Vic said...

I just found your blog- you have a way with words. Hope this is a great year for you!

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Happy New Year!!

Number 3 is on my list too. ;)

Alicia said...

oow, I like that "make things happen" one...I could use (or should I say DO) a little of that! Also, I'd like to thank you for having your blog--it really brings inspiration and happy moments into my life. Happy 2009!

photography4me said...

Attn all photoshop enthusiest...

I've been learning photoshop here and there and all I can say is. Look to you tube there are some great tutorials out there. You will find a few crappy ones along the way but there are some good ones. Another suggestion...Barnes and Noble or your fav. book store. I like B&N b/c it has a huge magazine section where you can find mags that are for photoshop, also there are self help books for photoshop...Authors like Scott Kelby, Shelbourne, Galer Andrews, even Adobe puts out great books (on the spine it will read Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a book.) They have them for Elements too...I'm sure they'll have one come out for the New CS4 soon if they don't already. Most of your books will come with a cd-rom for like tutorials in such to play with while you learn. It really will help. And it will help you learn more about layers. That was one of biggest frustrations. But its gotten easier. I'm by no means a pro at this stuff but I'm satisfied with it. Also flikr has some great groups where you can ask ?'s.
Also ONE more thing I promise... Look to your high schools in your area some of them offer from the Recreational Dept. classes to the public for a reasonable dollar amount...I have done this myself.

I hope this has helped a few of you out.

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks, Angela!