Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015. Fortunes. A Round Up. Links. ALL THE THINGS.

Interrupting the regular (three-day-a-week) posting schedule with this special little post and announcement for ya'll.
This grainy frame was snapped just after midnight on January 1st, 2014. 

The other evening Juliette and I were talking about how 2014 met, exceeded, and failed our expectations. I got to thinking about how being B.R.A.V.E. meant a lot of things for me personally and maritally and how much I feel like I've grown in the madness of the year. I realize I'm proud of 2014. So, please grant me patience while I brag a bit:
  • I blogged about hard things and silly things and life things and food things. 
  • We bought a house (which was cool) and then remodeled it (which was crazy) and then made it the #ThomasHouse2014 (which we love). 
  • I made friends and lost them. 
  • We worked and worked and worked and it paid for a trip to Costa Rica.
  • I launched Milking Stool Ministries, enjoyed it, then got worn out and stopped.
  • "Dear Jason" marriage letters became verbal Polaroids of our marriage each month. 
  • I finally wrote the book that I've been dreaming about for two years. Draft one: done. 
  • Hazel became even more spoiled and beloved. 
  • Jason broke the garage door and yet we won. 
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  • Jason ditched my fun car for a mom car and I fell in love. 
  • The reading bug bit me again (thanks to Semi-Charmed Kind of Life) and I've loved every letter of it.
  • We started taking coffee dates and ya'll loved it almost as much as I do. 
Thank you for sitting through my 2014 recap with so many days left to go. But it's with a purpose. Because, you see, Juliette and I continued to talk and were talking about 2015 and what it might hold. It's like those presents under our Christmas tree right now, wrapped and beautiful with a bow, promising goodness and surprise.

And so, the fun part that involves your participation: on December 29th (A MONDAY) we're going to host a link-up. A fortunate link up full of fortunes for the New Year! T

These can be personal predictions or pop culture or sports or, well, really you can predict anything (except that I am going to have triplets or quadruplets or any amount of babies in a quantity larger than two because that is TERRIFYING TO THINK).

So, December 29th. Put it on your calendars. AND THEN JOIN.

Here's a button for you:
Mr. Thomas & Me

This is Zoltar. He is the king of giving out fortunes. So when you're struggling to come up with something, wrap a towel around your hair and put lasers in your eyes (just kidding) and you'll surely have all the answers in the land.
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But really, do you remember that movie Big with Tom Hanks and Zoltar? Because it was one of my favorites as a kid but now I wonder if I could go back in time (like a reverse of the movie) and be a kid again because of a Zoltar who fortunes me at a fair.

See ya'll on the 29th! 


  1. Oh you and your cuteness. Thanks for giving me more reason to backstalk your entire 2014. PEACE & BLESSINGS.

  2. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS. Potato chip rock is DEFINITELY making my prediction list.

  3. love this!! I can't wait to read your book, so excited!!

  4. This may be the very first official link up I ever join. This is monumental in my insignificant life.

  5. Zoltar kind of scares me but I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE LINK UP.

  6. How fun! I can't wait. :) And cheers to your wonderful year! (Yay for reading! Thanks for the shoutout.)

  7. YESSSS PLEASE JOIN US. This is me excited yelling, not mad yelling. :)

  8. Oh course! And I changed it so there's a link to your blog... HI DINGBAT DON'T FORGET THOSE THINGS! :)

  9. I was going to dress up as Zoltar for New Years... Is that too far?

  10. Girl, I can't wait to read it too! ;) Right now it's so many scraps that I'm like: HOLY SMOKES WHERE ARE THE THOUGHTS?


  12. Thank you! :) Hope to have you join! :)

  13. YOU'RE DOING THIS. I require you too. Especially because 2015 is not a year of being serious says me.

  14. Lol well even more thanks are in order now! :) Sometimes I worry I go a little overboard with my links!


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