Friday, January 4, 2008

Our Year In Review...

.:: Here is a story-in-song of what our family did last year. We hope you are inspired to make your own family memories this year and always have many blessed times to remember! Happy New Year from our family to yours::.


Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open

Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken

Wear your red dress

Use your good dishes

Make a big mess

And make lots of wishes

Have what you want

But want what you have

And don't spend your life lookin' back

Turn up the music

Turn it up loud

Take a few chances

Let it all out

Cause you won't regret it

Lookin' back from where you have been

Cause it's not who you knew

And it's not what you did

It's how you lived.

So go to the ball game

And go to the ballet

And go see your folks more than just on the holidays

Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife

Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
Cause you can't get away

Just face it and you'll be okay.

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out

Cause you won't regret it

Looking back from where you have been
Cause it's not who you knew
It's not what you did
It's how you lived.

Oh, wherever you are


And wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin.
So give to the needy
And pray for the greiving
Even when you don't think that you can
Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you

So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God
And make peace with yourself

Cause in the end, their's nobody else.

Turn up the music

Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
Cause you won't regret it

Looking back from where you have been


Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did

It's how you lived!

7 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh my goodness, Nicole! This is my all time favorite post of the whole past year of all the blogs I read!! I love it! :) The pictures you chose are absolutely perfect -- and the words hit the nail on the head. Greetings to your whole family!

Love you, girl!

Gem said...

Hello! I found your blog by a comment, and I thought I would come and see!
That's a beautiful post you've written! I really liked it! It was inspiring!
Come and visit me!

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Awsome post, Nicole (or Tiff)!!!!!!!I love all 56 pictures. (Chels told me that you said you did a post with 56 pix; she thought you were joking) Way to go. We're guessing it was easier to download pictures on the Yoders' high speed internet?:D(if that's where you did it) Again, awsome post (we've known that for yyeeaarrssss!!)
Happy trails,
Allison

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

OH, wow Tiff...I did not believe you but now I do!! Yes I have to agree w/ Bethany that this is one of my all time favorites....I LOVE that song too!!
Looking forward to tomorrow!!
love you! Chels

Lauren Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by! I loved seeing your year in pictures- its beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chmelars!
This is the most awesome blog on the face of the earth!!!!!
I LOVE MY NANNY! Thanks for letting me have the best nanny on the face of the earth(tiffany)
Bridgette Brenneman

Anonymous said...

I would have to say that is by far one of the best year-end "letters" I have ever seen!! Somebody spent a lot of time and did an AMAZING job!!
Louise