Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year my friends!
Gosh its been entirely to long since I've written. This has always been a safe place for me, but its just been a little while since I've felt like I could take a few minutes away to sit and write a little. Family comes first right? Everyone understands that.
Lets talk about something more positive!
What does that mean for you????
For me it means new goals. It feels like a new start!! A fresh slate. I don't make "resolutions" per say but I do like to make goals. (maybe its the same thing...but to me if feels different)
Last year I set out to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. I have read the book but not from front to back. I've taken classes and I've gone to church most of my life, but never have read it. I know how it sounds but its true. Last night about 10:00 I finally finished it. Its been a long journey. I almost feel like its been a Hobbit journey, but its done. I feel like I am a different person because of it. You can't read it and not feel different. How much of that book rings true today?? I had to remember how old this book was and I was reading it in 2014! Its unbelievable. If you haven't read it, whether you are or aren't LDS, I recommend you reading it.
We also wanted to have Adam to be a store manager in whatever store our Father in Heaven wanted him to be in. He sent us to Hamilton. Apparently we are needed here.
After that...Goals that aren't written down are just dreams! With that said. That is all I remember!

Its been such an amazing year. How blessed I feel that we have what we have. Its not because of what we have done, but who we put our trust in. I feel like when I try to do things my own way they never really ever work out.


From living in Adamsville to moving to Hamilton.

Adam gaining experience in four totally different stores last year that I am sure will help us in the rest of our career in Walmart.

Caden starting preschool and loving it! He has learned so much.

Caden learning and growing every single day. Some of the things he comes up with blows my mind.

(Like yesterday we were talking about the planets. We were naming them and having a discussion on how to pronounce Uranus and I say "Ur-anus not My-anus" and Caden picks up on that and says "No Cadens-anus"...it was hard not to laugh. I know its inappropriate, but it is to funny)

I don't want to take the credit for most of the things I have accomplished this year so I wont name any. I want to say the biggest has been finishing the Book of Mormon. That is what I am most proud of. (Obviously keeping my family alive, but outside of that.)


Here is my Scripture for 2015:
Moroni 10:32
"Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God"
I think its perfect. Getting rid of all ungodliness in my life. Its a constant battle.
Here are my goals for 2015

1. Read the Bible from front to back along with the Book of Mormon

2. Pay off 2 of our credit cards. (I am ashamed we have them)

3. Update at least 3 of the rooms in our new home. (I would love to have the entire thing updated, BUT that's not reasonable)

4. Start taking classes to become and Herbalist.

5. Blog every Wednesday like I used to. (I do miss it)

6. Get out of Hamilton to see my friends in other cities!!!

7. Continue to grow my Mary Kay business. (www.marykay.com/jcpelley)

I think that will do. I don't want to overwhelm myself and then set myself up for failure!

Do you set goals??

What are they for this year???

I have missed you glad we reconnected again!

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  1. Love to see you go back and share all you've accomplished as well, it's inspirational to the rest of us, not bragging. :). Love you!
    P.S. Your home and setting are beautiful!

  2. Happy New Year! Glad you're back to make us all look bad ;-)