Happy New Year to All!

The hours of 2007 are waning, and with it I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  After 4 consecutive National Catholic Student Coalition conferences, this has been my first New Years in Colorado in five years, and I’m really looking forward to just being home.  Originally Bethany and I were going to travel for the evening, but the with end of my break from working approaching, I really needed a quiet evening from home with Bethany.  We cooked a New Year’s feast complete with steak, crab legs, a baked potato, Caesar salad and garlic bread – as you can tell the workout regiment is back with a vengeance in 2008.

Looking back on the year, it’s easy to see how plentiful my blessings have been:

  • I have been graced with good health throughout the year.  Aside from a few bouts with colds (as well as a painful Thanksgiving bout with the flu), the only major medical ailment I experienced was my Las Vegas knee injury, and I’m happy to say that I’m fully recovered
  • I’m thankful for being gainfully employed.  For now it seems that the danger of layoffs has subsided and I’m grateful for being challenged and enjoying my job.
  • I’m grateful for Bethany and the joy that our relationship has brought me.  I am excited to see our relationship grow to new levels in 2008.
  • I’m graced with my continued drumming: with Greenfoot, my choir at church, as well as various other projects.
  • I’m thankful for my family, as it continues to grow with the addition of my sister’s husband Matt.
  • I’m grateful for my wonderful friends.   I have some really amazing people in my life.  I’m also disappointed because aside from Facebook and MySpace, I haven’t done the best job in keeping in touch with a lot of my friends. My resolution for 2008 is to be a better friend.

There are countless other blessings, but it’s needless to say that 2007 has been an awesome here, and here’s to looking forward to 2008.