Saturday, January 01, 2011

New year, new word...

After a few Christmases near us, we headed to Missouri, where I'm from, to have one more.
One of the stops is always Lambert's. Where they throw food at you.
And you eat ridiculous amounts of it.
And every single item is insanely delicious.
And there's always an hour or more wait for a table. Even on a weekday.
But it's worth it.

After Lambert's, we sent the kids home with my family and The Man and I snuck off to Branson for a short getaway.

Jacuzzi. Sleep. Shopping. Brainless tv shows. A hot meal. Coffee.
It was so needed. We had a very busy year. And a very very very busy Christmas season.

The Baby really does own more shirts than just this one. It seems like every photo I've posted of him lately is this one though.
I wash his clothes once in a while. Promise.

I could go for about 3 Lambert's rolls right about now.
I came back from our trip 6 lbs. heavier than when I left. No lie.
Now would be a great time to make a New Year's resolution to lose weight.
But I don't really make New Year's resolutions. I make summer ones, but that's a whole different story.

What I have done the past few years though, is pick a word of the year.
Something that makes me want to be better. Act better. Do better.
And this year, the word is REJOICE.

It's been rolling around in my head for months and I think there's probably a reason for it.
My focus for 2011 will be to rejoice in everything.
Rejoice in the small things.
Rejoice in failures as well as victories.
Rejoice in motherhood.
Rejoice in life.


Click here to see the One Word necklace for sale.

Do you have resolutions? A word of the year?

(p.s. I am so sorry I forgot the Fingerprint Friday yesterday! We were traveling and I just spaced it out.)


Jaime said...

Love it Beki!

My word is Embrace. I wrote a little about it over on my little blog. I choose to embrace it ALL this year...all the good, not so good and the in between. :)

Steph said...

Great word!
Mine is Bloom.
Blogged here:

Stacey said...

My one word? Overflow. It's gonna be an awesome God-filled-till-it-overflows year!

P.S. We used to live in Pensacola and ate at the Lambert's in Alabama as often as we could afford it. YUM.

Shannan Martin said...

Rejoice!!! Perfection, your word. I love it.

And your kidless time sounds like it was very well spent. Happy New Year, girl!

sharin said...

I love your word. :)

My word is Focus, blogged about here: Forgotten Details

I need some focus this year and I know if I'll focus on the Lord, the rest will fall into place.

Town and Country House said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Town and Country Mom and leaving a comment. I hope you have a joyful New Year--you picked a great word, by the way!

Martha said...

Happy New Year to you...sounds fun...lamberts is a fav place of my in-laws...great food!
love your new word...that really could be mine for the year as well:)

Jennifer said...

Lamberts...yum. Nothing like it. It's almost my favorite part of going to Missouri!

Wendy said...

You went for throwed rolls without me?!!! Where's the love, Beki?

Christina said...

That is a great word, that I would think would help reprioritize on those hard days. (I think that is not a real word, but it should be :) )

Unknown said...

My word of the year is "crave". More of God, more of life.. just MORE.

I love Lamberts AND Branson. We always go to Lamberts first thing in the morning, spend the day in Branson, and have Braum's on the way home! :)

Leslie Veer said...

2011 word: ministry
2012 word: balance

the fried potatoes/onions at Lamberts are delish!

and I l.o.v.e. that necklace!

Ellyn said...

I have not blogged mine yet, but my new word is going to be gratitude. Last year was Trust....

Jocelyn said...

That is a fantastic word of the year! I think my word for the year will be attention. More attention in the Word, more attention to my hubby and kids, attention to friends in real life, not online:-) Paying attention to the little details in life. You get the picture:-)

The Little Red Shop said...

I like you word and again I say I like it.

: )

Julie M.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I love this idea! I have done similar before but not "officially". I liked it so much, I blogged about it:
Gave your blog a mention and link too! Thank you so much for such a neat idea! Hugs, Leena