Happy New Year!

I hope that all of you were able to enjoy a wonderful holiday season this year. I know that I certainly did! After several years of being away from my family, I was thrilled to watch my nieces open their gifts on Christmas; on New Year's Eve, I got to party with some other young adults from my home church, folks I grew up with years ago. We had a lot of fun playing games and telling funny stories.

But, alas, one cannot party through life, and today was back to work for me! I was somewhat behind on communication, because of the holiday break, so I applied myself to catching up all morning. This afternoon, my sister helped me with a creative project: homemade thank you cards. I didn't really want to go out and buy more boxed sets of cards, which are either too cheap (looking) or too expensive to buy. I figured I had enough scrapbooking tools to make my own, and it gave me a chance to spend quality time with my sister, who lives to do such projects with me!

All in all, a great day.
Ariel Rainey