Thursday, December 31, 2009


It is hard to believe that our year is coming to a close and a new year filled with endless possibilities is upon us. As I look back on this year, I am blessed beyond measure at all the Lord has given me. Hubby and I were able to spend time with our closest friends here; they love taking us on back roads and showing us new sites. I so look forward to more day trips and fun times together. It is always great to have someone who understands your little quirks, like driving back roads and watching wildlife just for the thrill of it. I am so thankful that my brother and his wife surprised me for my birthday by flying into Colorado in winter. What an incredible blessing they are to all of us!!!! We spent time back in California with family and friends; we love to visit but I can say I'm so glad I don't live there anymore. We saw our grandkids grow in leaps and bounds and are so blessed by our newest granddaughter, Alaina who joined our family on Thanksgiving Day. We are also so blessed for another little girl that will join our family this spring, taking the number of grandchildren up to nine. Thank you Lord, although I always wanted a big family with lots of kids, You have given me that through our daughters. I am so thankful and blessed by our two girls and their families. Hubby and I especially enjoyed seeing New Mexico with our good friends and old neighbors from Ca. I am thankful for the simple, slower life that we enjoy here. I am thankful for the wonderful pets the Lord has given us over the years and for how each one has enriched our lives. I am thankful for memories that bring smiles to our faces. I am thankful for my hubby of 31+ years and for the husband he is. I am so blessed by all my new bloggy friends-wow, who woulda thought! I am looking forward to this New Year and all that it holds. I believe the Lord is doing a mighty work in this world, in the lives of believers and unbelievers alike. I am looking forward to spending time focused on Him, because it is all about Him.

Happy New Year friends!!!!

Blessings, Noreen


  1. Happy New Year Sweetie...
    It has been a wonderful year in 2009 and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to each of us.

    Noreen sweetie you have had a busy year, and made many wonderful memories. It is so nice you and your hubby can spend this wonderful time together. Thank you as always for sharing. I have so enjoyed my time with you.

    Here's wishing you happiness, love, prosperity, peace and good health.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  2. Happy New Year Noreen! What a beautiful post! I love a fun road trip, a beautiful one is all the better. Your year sounds very blessed indeed friend. God bless you & yours!

  3. what a great year full of adventure! Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year, Noreen and your family! I celebrate with you, dear friend, how God has blessed you with sweet grandchildren.
    Yes, I believe God is moving mightily within lives and in 2010.
    May He bless you & your hubby even more in this New Year!
    Love and hugs,

  5. happy New Year dearest friend. I pray your passion continues to grow, that your prayers are heard and that you are filled with joy, peace and happiness in 2010. Love ya

  6. Hello Dear Noreen
    What a wonderful and blessed year you have had,i haven't been on my computer in over two weeks and am trying to catchup. I was so sorry to read of your loss, we lost our dear Lab, Buck, this year he was 14yrs. i know how you feel.

    I too am looking forward to 2010 and seeing what great things God has in store for all of us. As I have been trying to catchup here in blogland, I am reading of a lot of the same anticipation.

    May you and your family have a most blessed and Happy New year.

  7. Noreen, I am so glad that I came by your blog today, as this post really blessed me. And I can so idenitfy with all your saying. Your right, I think I may have found another "kindred spirit". Isn't it wonderful how awesome and faithful our God is? I read a few other of your posts, and I am sorry to hear about your dog. I do know just how attached you can become to those wonderful faithful creatures. May your New Year be truly blessed, and full of God's abundant love and peace. I will be back here for sure! Debbie

  8. Coming over from Debbie's blog - great blessings listed today! So wonderful to count them all....

    Nice to meet you - Jennifer

  9. Noreen, so sorry I've not emailed you. But I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year. I will be praying for you too.

    Love you,

  10. Noreen,
    I want to wish you a blessed New Year as well!

  11. Happy New Year, Nor!! I am SO excited about this year and the promise and hope it holds for us!!

    Praying for our loving heavenly Father to heal your hurting heart, and bless you beyond all you can imagine in this new year!!

    Sure do love ya!!

  12. Dear Noreen,
    Have a very Happy New Year! God bless you and your family in the coming year.

  13. Amen :-) Happy New Year Nana Nor!!

  14. Happy New Year!
    Hope you are celebrating with family (o: I am sure you are.
    It is fun to look back at the year and just be amazed at the blessings (o: So glad I met you.
    I think life will start to get back to normal around here. What is normal ??? Joy and happiness for sure, because you can see the blessings even through the hard times.

  15. Happy New Year to you and your family...praying for blessings galore to fill 2010...because you always make it known that is "all about Him."

  16. Happy New Year to you and all our readers! I, too, am looking forward to 2010!



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