New Year's Eve 2014 Roundup -

Hey y'all!! 

I hope you are enjoying your New Year's Eve safe and sound, bright and merry!! It has rained all day today, and still our neighbors are having fun shooting off some fireworks. In the rain. Haha. I guess Southerners don't ever do well with someone telling them what to do with their firepower. Hahaha. 

So I thought I'd do what I did last year - run through the top 7 posts on the blog from 2014! 


The Top Seven Posts of 2014. (with #1 being the most popular!) 

1. Smoochiekins & The Boyfriend!  (still one of my favorite stories to re-read, Happy 1st Anniversary, you two!! Love you (three) SO much!!) 

2. No Sleep - One of the hardest things to write, but one of the most honest things I've ever written.

3. Prayers for Wade Williams - The hardest of the hard. How we miss him!! 

4. The Smoochiekins - Gosh, I love her. "Epitome" HAHHAAA.

5. Miss Elise - She is so very missed. I continue to remember her faithfulness & love in my life. 

6. My Project 52 {12} - An extremely happy day (Smoochiekins is in 3 of these top posts! haha). 

7. Today I am 26 - Thankful for this life I have!! 


And I wanted to share my favorite top 7 posts from 2014. Things that I wrote in my head for weeks or months, and finally had the courage to spill out, or memories that just begged to be written down and laughed over. I'm more and more convinced that God is working to encourage me by reminding me of what He's done in me and through the words that I read later on. Months, years later - I'm amazed and in awe of the blessings that rest on me, and how God has carried and led us this year. 

My Top Seven Favorite Posts of 2014 

1. In The Presence of My Savior (This story holds great sorrow & great mercies & love) 

2. No Sleep (The real, raw, me - writing honestly is my favorite)  

3. These Are The Cherished Times  (still hits me hard, and still brings me peace)

4. When Pain Strips You Down (honest, real, raw words about grief)

5. Keep Me By You  (Memories & Truth) 

6. Miss Elise  (She is so missed in my life, and very much loved) 

7. Five Minute Friday: Garden - (So thankful for my friends & their loving grace in my life!) 


My two favorite New Year's Eve songs:

1. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" by Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon Levitt

2. "Happy New Year" by Steven Curtis Chapman


And last but not least - all 52 pictures of my Project 52 for 2014 in a music slideshow!! Enjoy!!

"As another chapter ends, and another one begins, slowly now we turn the page....
the Story's being told, and the best is yet to come. 
So Happy New Year, Happy New Year, another chance to catch a glimpse of what is coming true. 
So Happy New Year, Happy New Year, the God Who made everything is remaking everything, 
the God Who made everything, He says "I'm making ALL THINGS NEW. So Happy New Year." 
~ Steven Curtis Chapman ~

"I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year, with Thee, O Father, as my harbor, 
Thee, O Son, at my helm, Thee, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails." ~ The Valley of Vision 

Happy New Year of 2015, beloved friends!! May you enter it with peace and joy.

With love always,
~ Jean Marie ~


  1. Sadie Beth1/1/15, 8:57 AM

    Happy new year, my friend!


  2. Aww... I really enjoyed that. Like reliving your year all over again :)


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