Times have really changed in our life over the past year and it has been truly amazing. Court and I couldn't imagined how awesome it is to now be parents after wanting it for so long. We continued our tradition with the Holts and rang in the new year with our new baby girls. Last year the Holts actually broke the news to us about being pregnant. Now they have a beautiful 5 mnth old daughter named Olivia. All of us can only imagine what our girls (Finley and Olivia) will be getting into the future...
After a fun night, we hung out at Whit and Dave's and enjoyed some classic Wii action. The boys are so much fun at this age and Sam is really coming into his own. Court and I feel so lucky to have the Herndon's here for Finley to grow up around.
2008 was an awesome year for the Bridges family. Court finished another 2 semesters of nursing school, Finley entered the world, and Daddy J is so thankful for the two wonderful ladies in his life.
Happy New Year to All!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Today was an absolute blessing. I've been feeling quite overwhelmed the past two weeks. I thought school would get out and I would be able to get everything done. I could wrap presents, decorate the house, finish Finley's nursery, make a dent in thank you notes . . . I may have gotten two of those things half-way done. I've pretty much felt like a failure. Until today I haven't been able to figure out why I couldn't manage my life all of a sudden. Then Beebe came to me, with her tough but sweet spirit, and told me that I needed stop trying to be in control, to basically let go and let God. I knew I needed to do this, but felt like I was asking too much of family and friends. I have four more months of nursing school. Are they going to feel burned out or what? Mom, dad and Jarrett have reassured me this is what they're here for. I'm finally accepting their offer. It's just hard not to do it all my self, but doing it all my self is what the world expects not my Heavenly Father. I think I'm going to get the hang of it. It will be interesting to see what else God has to teach me. I just have to stay positive and be like Heidi Klum, an eternal optimist! I saw her E! THS this morning. She had tough times and kept pushing forward--gotta do the same. Sorry for the Hollywood analogy :) E! is my escape. Oh--and All My Children.
Here are some Christmas pictures. They're overdue!