Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Twenty-Twelve!

I know what you are thinking. How can she go from a Thanksgiving post to Happy 2012? Do the Joneses even celebrate Christmas!?
Let's just say, life is a constant adjustment and a couple things, including my blog, have been placed on the back burner. To be honest, finding a balance in this chapter of our life is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. We haven't quite found our groove yet. But we will!
I'm not a fan of moving into such an unknown place, but I'm sure neither were Sarah and Abraham when the Lord uprooted them to Canaan. God has placed us in Atlanta for His purpose and now it's time for us to start asking Him how we can use what He has given us to serve Him most effectively. Just as God's promise was revealed through the birth of Isaac, it's time to believe that our time here will lead to laughter and joy.
So, now... what to catch-ya up on.
We went to Memphis for Christmas and had a wonderful time. Yes, there was stress, craziness, and too much food, but all of that didn't mask the beauty of time spent with family. I so enjoyed getting to spend time with my grandparents. I only wish I had longer. It's amazing how stretched you get when you visit home for the holidays. Scratch that... anytime. You literally become a human ping-pong ball. Those of you married out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Your more tired leaving than when you arrived, but the trip is never regretted. Life is messy and I'm thankful for sharing it with those whom I cherish the most. 










Besides a great Christmas here are some other updates:
  • We bought a new car! 2011 Nissan Rogue. Ole' red finally bit the dust. Gonna miss that car.
  • I have committed myself to a "Thankfulness Journal." I write 3 things down everyday that I am thankful for. Can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for 2012!
  • I'm reading an AMAZING book. Will blog on it soon. Promise!
  • Santa Clay bought me a sewing machine for Christmas!! Excitement is an understatement to how I feel about this new addition to our home! 
  • With Clay on break, I have become a Skyrim widow.
  • Florence + The Machine and Of Monsters and Men have been discovered.  F +TM on Pandora = hours of awesomeness! Thank you X-Factor.
  • 2012 is the year of secret projects. I have two and they will be revealed at the end of the year. 
  • Memphis will not stop growing. Stay tuned...
Hope everyone had a great New Years! May the Lord shower your life with His love and grace in abundance this year!

Oh, and thanks for sticking around :)

Danielle Jones

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