Resolutions and Predictions

On New Year’s Eve, we gathered around the coffee table and I had everybody make one resolution and one prediction for the new year.  I wrote them all down, sealed them in an envelope, and we’ll open it next year when we do the same thing.

Some of the resolutions were the standard fare: exercise more, eat healthier.  Some were fun: learn some magic tricks.  Some were challenging: be nicer.

With the predictions, nobody seems to feel a calling to be a seer.  Nobody wanted to guess the winner of the Superbowl or the presidential election – although Bill predicted that the winner would be somebody I, his wife, did not vote for.  Yes, well, we shall see.

Most of us stuck with likely to happen predictions: that the gingerbread houses would be smashed (we generally do that on January 6th), that we would move to a new home, that we would have to resume schoolwork.

Billy predicted that he would have a new brother or sister this year.  That’s another likely prediction.  I’m due mid-June!

It will be an exciting year, I’m sure.

28 thoughts on “Resolutions and Predictions

  1. I was so happy to hear about your newest baby! Congratulations! I'll be praying for a quiet, uneventful pregnancy. 🙂

  2. Congratulations! Adding to the prayers for a smooth pregnancy and getting all the schoolwork done in time for baby!

    Jessica A.

  3. Congratulations! Look at you, sneaking in that fine piece of news all nonchalantly. Hope you are feeling good!

  4. How wonderful for you all! Congratulations!!

  5. Hooray! Congratulations on the new baby!

  6. Congratulations! How exciting. Adding my prayers for an uneventful pregnancy.

  7. Congratulations! Here's hoping for a quick and easy move. 😀

  8. Oh such wonderful news!!! I'll be praying too.

  9. Woohooooooooooooooo! I'm so excited for you! Wishing you and the baby excellent health and much happiness.

  10. Congratulations! Wonderful news. Did Billy already know when he made his prediction?

    I hope you have a healthy pregnancy and an extra-smooth move!

  11. Congratulations!! What wonderful news! I hope you are feeling well and this is an uneventful pregnancy. Good luck with planning and preparing for your move South.

  12. Wonderful news to hear at the beginning of the year! How excited you must be!


  13. Wonderful!! I was looking at your funny pictures of Mary on a recent post thinking she was looking so old and what a great, energetic big sister she'd make. And then this news! How exciting 🙂 Congratulations!

  14. Woohoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Awesome, awesome news!! So happy for all of you!!

  16. What a clever way to share the big news! Congrats, again, and prayers for health for you and baby!

  17. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That's so exciting!

  18. Congratulations!!! And, so sneaky. I almost didn't get that far. 🙂

  19. Ah! I almost missed that! Congratulations. Wasn't it just not that long ago you were saying, “You get what you get…”? 😉 Yay!

  20. Congratulations and I'll be praying for the pregnancy, move, and everything the next few months to go as smoothly as possible.

  21. Wow! Yay! This just made my morning, how exciting! Congratulations!

  22. Congratulations! Wonderful news — another cute little R baby. Prayers for an easy six more months. My birthday is June 25 if you want to hang on a little longer. 😉

  23. Congratulations!!! My prayers will continue to be with you and that little miracle of yours.

    Happy New Year!

  24. Wow!
    Good for you, prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy from our corner of the world.

  25. Just realized I haven't said this yet…thought I did… anyway

    Congratulations! I'm excited for you all on the new baby.

    I don't envy your pending PCS, but that's only because I'm no longer fond of summer year round areas 😉 and gators 😮

    Miss you all

  26. I was just thinking about you the other day. I don't check blogs much (even my own!) and then I saw your comment and…CONGRATULATIONS! So sweet! I can't wait to see what this new one looks like. All of your kids are so funny and cute and have so much character. Blessings to your family and for your pregnancy!

  27. Congratulations!!! I traveled over New Year's and my google reader was full of over a week's worth of blog posts. I obviously just quickly perused them when I did read them because I missed the prediction coming to fruition! Your comment made me go: “Seven?” Name your kids and go back to see what I missed!! LOL!

  28. Longtime lurker/reader here! I somehow missed this post, but this is incredible, awesome news! Prayers for you! Thrilled! Yay!

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