Resolute

Hey everyone! I have been so immersed in life I have totally neglected to post about it!!!

We had a great Christmas, with lots of memories and a few too many helpings of the Pioneer Woman’s iced cinnamon rolls. Seriously, the woman makes me look like a gourmet chef. Which is almost like making me look like a laid-back flight attendant. Unlikely to say the least.

Might I say here that if you do not own this cookbook, you are living as a mere shadow of the person you could be with 11 more cups of butter and a room full of people who think you hung the moon? Seriously, y’all. There isn’t a bad one in the bunch.

Life is good…

I have been soaking up all the time I can get with Charlotte, lamenting every morning that she looks older and that soon she is going to be off to college and in love with some blue-eyed boy. What can I say? It’s the season for melodrama :) I am most definitely the worst mommy blogger on the planet because I have posted next to NO pictures of my sweet little one! I apologize, and I will do so as soon as I remember where my connecter-doohicky-thing is. Because I am a technical guru. And also, a pilot.

In other news, I have been working like a fiend on my book, which is due next month. I know that some of you must be praying for me because I am making progress!!! Thank you SO much and please continue to ask the Lord for favor, as it has really exhausted me. It is a beautiful mess of God and me right now, hopefully way more of Him. I have about 38,000 words as of tonight (But who’s counting? Oh wait. Me. Every three sentences I check it again.) and I need to have 60,000 by the end of January. Which, incidentally, is A LOT.

I am going to make a New Year’s Resolution this year, which I hardly ever do because I tend to like making them more than keeping them and then it just leads to lost motivation instead of weight. I am still fighting to get the baby weight off, but she’s worth it :) That, however, is not my resolution, because I haven’t decided I like my skinny jeans as much as the cinnamon rolls.

BUT, I am really going to try and be better about posting on here. I love the community and I have just been so busy with writing that when I come here I have no more thoughts left other than “need coffee…” and I just don’t know that this makes for great posts. Regardless, I love hearing from you all and I am going to get more on the ball and post more often (and maybe less deep for awhile while I work on the book…). I know this doesn’t affect your daily life, but I wanted to write it so that I would have something to look at while I’m kicking myself for breaking another resolution.

Cue the convo…what are you doing for New Years? Do you celebrate? Is Snooki really going to be in the ball on New Year’s? Are you going to make a resolution this year?

So many valid questions.

And so little icing.

I mean, time.

Love to all, and SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!

Ang

p.s. I’m AFRAID I can’t share exactly what I’m writing about just yet, but don’t be FEARFUL about it, because I will definitely be announcing it soon. :) I am really SCARED my editor is going to pounce on me for this (she’s too nice to), but I couldn’t resist!!!!! :) Happy New Year!!!! To the year of writing more and fearing less…


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  • Coby

    You’re the second person I’ve heard mention the Pioneer Woman…I’m thinking I need to check out her cookbook! My hubby grew up on a cattle ranch – if I started using 11 cups of butter he would insist that they name a saint after me!

    New Year’s resolutions? I was praying about them this morning, and the Lord asked me a question: Who do you want to be this year? Yikes! Since Oprah already has the position of the most powerful woman in the world, I thought of Biblical characteristics that I need more of, went and found corresponding scriptures and, prayerfully, in 2011, I will have more gentleness, diligence, perseverance, and hunger for God and His word! Hopefully all of this will help me look better in my jeans! ;-)

    Praying for you to reach your deadline, and that God would give you 20,000 more words!!! Happy New Year!

  • http://www.danna-3pinkcupcakes.blogspot.com Danna

    We are going to be having a birthday party while ringing in the New Year. Hubby’s birthday is New Years Even and mine is on New Years Day. I don’t normally make resolutions because I struggle to follow through with them…maybe this year though?
    Happy New Year!

  • Carolynnrn

    LOVE the PW cookbook–we also made the cinammon rolls for Christmas, along with a delicious breakfast casserole to balance out the sweetness:-) I have been thinking about resolutions, and other than really trying to find time to exercise for health, I am praying that I learn to be content with where I am and what I have been given. We moved in July, had a 4th baby in August and with the business of life have still not found a church home. I feel disconnected from the world in a sense and still don’t really feel like I “belong” in this new place.

    Good luck and prayers for you to finish your book–I am impressed that you are able to write at all-my 4th is a high maintenence baby who lately will only sleep during the day in my arms:-) Can’t wait to find out more about your book and look forward to more of you posts:-)

  • http://harmonysong.blogspot.com Lizkaas7

    So glad to hear your book is coming along! I found myself at hockey with the kiddos the other night reading your book and crying at the rink. Such powerful words the Lord flows through you! Praying He continues to whisper His story through you as you write.

    Can’t wait to see pictures!

  • Jd

    The PW Cookbook was the only cookbook I’ve ever read, cover to cover! Brilliant stuff, even without having tried more than once recipe, ha ha!

    Beautiful post, Angie — praying you through the writing process — please pray for mine as well — my father needs this book I’m working on.

    New Year’s plans/resolutions — same as they have been in the past — leaving it in God’s hands, and seeing what His resolutions are for my life this coming year. He’s brilliant at that one — it may not be what I would have come up with, but that’s the point, isn’t it? Yup.

  • http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com Southern Gal

    I was just looking this morning to see when you last posted. I missed your posts. Yes, we need to see more pictures of all your girls, but especially Charlotte. They are growing up so fast. Happy New Year to you! We stay home and shoot fireworks and watch the ball drop. That’s about it.

  • http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com Southern Gal

    Oh, and PW has put pounds on me since she first started posting recipes on her blog. I love them all, but I have to watch how often I cook her stuff or else I’ll look like a pig.

  • http://www.lilmamab3.blogspot.com Mama B

    I’m so happy to read that you will be posting more! I miss your posts. In the meantime I have re-read your blog all the way through about three times and I Will Carry You five times. You are inspiring. From your very subtle (haha) hints on the topic of your next book, it sounds like I will need to read it at least ten times. Praying for you.

  • Sarah

    I’ve been waiting for a post – so happy I checked before bed. I’ve been reading your blog from start to finish – you have encouraged me more than you can ever know. We don’t celebrate New Year’s so much. We are planning to eat heavy appetizers and watch movies – staying home and safe. My new years resolution is taking the 7×7 challenge hopefully my hubby will share this resolution in praying over our dear son. I’m also resolving to just spend time with my heavenly father, and become devoted to him. This will be the first New Years resolution I have made it over 10 years. I hope you have a blessed New Year!

  • http://twitter.com/bucknerfamily bucknerfamily

    so if you turn your book in on time, how soon til it is out? :)

    I will be celebrating the new year in Atlanta at the Chick-fil-a bowl. Yee-haw! :)

  • Lizreeves2

    We’ve been fighting a stomach virus over here since 12/23, so apparently I’ll be doing that for New Year’s. Yuck. Prayers for health would be great!! :)

    Meant to email you yesterday, but haven’t gotten the chance. Remember Alison? My friend you prayed for with the anencephalic baby in March 2009? She had a baby yesterday. Mr. Logan is totally healthy! PTL!

    And by the way, I blogged about you recently, too. :)

  • Itsybitsystitches

    Angie, I love reading your blog no matter what you are posting. You are so transparent allowing us to be apart of your real life. Thank you for that. I’m glad that your writing is going good and I’m really glad God choose you for that instead of me. I am also REALLY excited that you are going to be in Bossier City/Shreveport, La with the Women of Faith!!!! When I read about your opportunity I went right to the website to see how far away I would have to travel to see you. You will be there in April which is one of the busiest times at our retail business. But I wouldn’t miss being there for anything. I love YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!! We will be sharing New Years eve with two of my best friends and their families. Were playing Bingo and eating pizza. YEAH!!!!!!! The we will rest on Saturday be in Church on Sunday and sharing a birthday party with grandboy #3, Reed. He will be 4. Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year.
    Lori Story

  • Itsybitsystitches

    Angie, I love reading your blog no matter what you are posting. You are so transparent allowing us to be apart of your real life. Thank you for that. I’m glad that your writing is going good and I’m really glad God choose you for that instead of me. I am also REALLY excited that you are going to be in Bossier City/Shreveport, La with the Women of Faith!!!! When I read about your opportunity I went right to the website to see how far away I would have to travel to see you. You will be there in April which is one of the busiest times at our retail business. But I wouldn’t miss being there for anything. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!! We will be sharing New Years eve with two of my best friends and their families. Were playing Bingo and eating pizza. YEAH!!!!!!! Then we will rest on Saturday be in Church on Sunday and sharing a birthday party with grandboy #3, Reed. He will be 4. My new year goal is to read the bible through in 2011. Our church is hosting the one thing challenge. So looking forward to it. Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year.
    Lori Story

  • Amy Eudy

    Oh how I loved this post. I’m SOOO excited to hear about that resolution of yours. Selfishly of course, as your blog is a major blessing to me and you tend to make me laugh with your little witty remarks. and I’m also super excited to hear more about this next book of yours. i can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store… it sounds like God’s got a lot up his sleeve :)

    Here’s to hoping for a day when cinnamon rolls and skinny jeans can coexist!

  • Jan

    My New Year’s resolution is to continue to memorize Scripture (2 verses per month) and to encourage others to do so as well. There are about a dozen of us from my Bible study groups who are going to travel this journey of memorization together for the first time this year. I am also planning to sign in with Beth Moore and her Siesta Scripture Memorization Team for 2011–did it in 2009 and tried in 2010 all by myself. Let’s just say it’s easier when I’m accountable to someone!
    It’s good to hear from you again and to know you’ll be posting more often. And I’m looking forward to more pictures of your quartet of girls.

  • Casondra

    It’s quite possible Ree’s cookbook is my favorite of ALL TIME! She’s a food guru!!!

    Continuing to pray for you as you enter in the final month until your deadline.

  • http://therodriguez4.blogspot.com Nicole

    Ree and her cookbook have made me THE most popular woman known to my family and friends…and I love everything about it :) The cinnamon rolls are literally sent from Heaven, as are the Parker House Rolls…delish. And pictures of Charlotte would be so fun to see!

  • http://www.reedfamilyofsherman.blogspot.com/ Jenniferr33d

    Can’t wait to read your new book! Looking forward to food, football, fun and lots of good fellowship with most of our good friends in our SS class. Blessings to you and your precious family in 2011.

  • Connie L Amato-Mahle

    Good tidings to you, dear friend!

    Glad to hear that you had a delightful and joyous Christmas! (I bet that it was all the more special w/another stocking hanging on the mantel this year!)

    You and cinnamon rolls?? I have the same love affair w/green bean casserole. I’ve probably ingested lethal doses of it as much was leftover from Christmas dinner… Thank goodness the last of it is finally finished. YUM-MO!

    So looking forward to your next book. Glad to hear that you’re making much progress!! (Isn’t that a great feeling – putting your all into something and being able to later admire the work you’ve produced?)

    My New Year’s resolution: Relish the simple things. : )

    May your 2011 be healthy, prosperous and blissful!

    In love and friendship,

    Connie Amato-Mahle
    Clarion, Pennsylvania

  • Lisaeubanks525

    I am a newcomer to your blog but I am already loving it! I am reading “I Will Carry You” for the first time right now and I have to tell you that your story has inspired me to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus in the coming year. Thank you for sharing your story! It has been such a blessing to me. I’m not even done with your first book yet and I’m looking forward to your next one! Praying for you and your precious family! Your girls are beautiful!

  • fotochica

    I really hope you do start posting more again! I’ve been a LONG time reader and I really miss your posts. Even when it’s “just” lighthearted stuff, you’re always inspiring to the people who come here. The way you parent, the sweet (and funny) things your girls do, the relationship you have with your husband……it’s all inspiring. So please, keep writing!!!

  • http://www.lovinmuch.blogspot.com alison

    So excited about the book, and so excited that you’re going to start posting more again! Your blog is the first one that I really started “following”…or stalking, you could say! God used your blog in my life in so many ways!!

  • Soni Henry

    so nice to “hear” from you!! LOL Glad the writing is coming along… I have a huge writing phobia, must be why I like reading so much…hahaha Hope you had a blessed Christmas and that the New Year brings you much joy! Hugs from Indiana!

  • Jeanette

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the pioneer woman’s cinnamon rolls! I don’t care how much butter is in them :} Please tell us that your book will be available for the Kindle!!

  • http://thepartythatneverquits.blogspot.com Jen

    You are hilarious. I’m TERRIFIED for you if Jennifer gets HORIFYINGLY cross about your (not so) subtle hints. ;)

    Have a wonderful new year, sweetness. Love to you and yours, from me and mine.

  • http://www.nomatterwhat-erin.blogspot.coom Erin

    It’s good to hear from you! I can’t wait to read your next book. Being a procrastinator, I can’t imagine what you are going through with a deadline next month so I will be praying for you. I know it will be beautiful whatever you and God come up with.

  • http://www.mdtracyfamily.blogspot.com/ Auntie D

    You are SOOO right…PW’s cookbook is the best! I got it for Christmas last year…and every recipe my husband goes crazy over. lol! Love love love!

    Happy New Year! :)

  • Melissa C.

    LOL Loved the blog post! You are hilarious. Can’t wait for the next book to come out.
    Not doing anything for New Year’s. I think I’m too old for that staying up late stuff…..
    Hope you stick to your resolution though, because I love reading your posts!

  • http://laffairereelle.blogspot.com Asjmkjones

    Oh Angie, it is always such a treat when you post. I really miss you being more active. Opening up my friends list and seeing you’ve written something is always like a little gift. You are so gifted with words and I have grown so much in my walk just reading about yourself. Keep being the salt and the light.

  • Sunnywoodlane

    Happy New Year to you and yours! We are doing the exact same thing we have done for 21 years for New Years: We hang out with our family and eat like it’s our last meal and play games and pray the new year in. And on New years day, we relax. All I want to do is play my four year old in Wii bowling and watch as he beats me, again. :) I hope your weekend is blessed and the New Year comes with blessings and lovely surprises from the Lord.

  • http://charis2105.blogspot.com Charissa

    I’ve been following your blog for the past month, after discovering it on a friends’ blog list. I was struck by your rhetoric and writing capabilities, especially on such a personal subject. We miscarried last March, but God has blessed us with another chance at being parents, and our little girl will be born this coming March (God’s timing is ironic sometimes). I asked for and received your book from my husband for Christmas, and I just wanted to encourage you in your current book writing endeavors! Thanks for sharing your story, and for being such a fun writer to read.

  • http://grantuswisdom.blogspot.com Yvan261

    Wondering where you were at lately. Glad to see you are back. Of course not that you know me or that we have ever met, but I do enjoy reading your blog. I have your book and stopped reading it simply because I am currently pregnant with my 3rd child and crying a lot is probably not great for a developing baby. Thanks for your heart.

  • anna

    So happy that’s going to be the subject of your book, I was hoping for that, woohoo!
    P.s. I miss your blogs

  • http://www.ginabaynham.com ginabaynham

    Lovely to hear that you are all doing well.
    Here in Australia it is already dark and we are counting down to the New Year.
    We celebrate outside with the kids at the poolside. I just posted a photo of us here:
    http://thebaynhamfamily.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-years-eve-2010.html
    I hope you are having fun too!

  • Jessica

    P.W. makes me look like a world renouned chef too…love it! Don’t stress about posting more, time and a season. Congrats on Charlotte, what a cutie. Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous

    What a lovely resolution! It will be lovely to hear more from you.

    New Year’s here will be relaxed – snacks and champagne and the bells tonight, long walk and chicken pot pie tomorrow!

    Happy New Year, Angie.

    Cxx

  • Melissa Irwin

    Well, it’s good to not know what you are writing about. Fear eludes me so I’ll not need to read it. (Whatever, ok I’ll read it.) 60,000 words? Really? I’m overwhelmed by that.

    We are so very low key for the New Years celebrations. Today is Shawn’s 4th birthday. We’ll all be asleep by 9pm tonight because we’re such winners.

  • http://creatingessence.blogspot.com Meg

    I love the Pioneer Woman! She makes seemingly complex recipes easy-peasy! :-)
    I look forward to reading your next book. Praying that God gives you the words.
    I am in the same boat with our youngest- every morning I scoop her up out of her cradle and look her over, to see how much she’s grown overnight. It’s incredible how LITTLE I take for granted since medically-speaking, we weren’t supposed to have her. I adore each of our three children, but the early trials with our youngest make her infancy that much more precious.
    This is my first New Years Eve I will have as a stay-at-home-mom, and I’m excited. It’ll probably be much the same as every night in our home, because hubby works nights. I’ll be nursing my 3-month-old, and might remember to flick on the television in time.
    Happy and Blessed New Year!

  • Katieleigh Baird

    Hi Angie,
    I wanted to thank you for your blog and your book. My sister died last June in a terrible accident and I’ve been walking in my grief since. I started reading your book and I cannot tell you how much it spoke to me in my pain. If you ever have time, please check out my blog as well.. http://theresabetterstory.blogspot.com
    Thanks again for your ministry. I can’t wait to read your next book.
    Because of His Love for us,
    Katie Baird

  • Angie

    Yay! I just wrote my 2011 prayer on Beth’s site about giving up fear. Thanks for the hints; I’ll be watching and waiting for it!

  • http://www.foltzsaphoto.blogspot.com/ Mrs. G 101808

    Good luck with your writing… I’m still super excited to see you at WoF in Columbus. Have a blessed new year!

  • Mary Bona

    God bless you Angie!

    No worries about posting, even though I have missed your wisdom and faith. You are so blessed with words that speak directly to the heart and help God find His way in! Your babies are so beautiful and being their mommy is so much more important. Babies grow up too quickly, in the blink of an eye they’re toddlers…then teens! Enjoy!

    Because of the beautiful weather in Minnesota (winter storm warnings…yuck!), I will be spending New Years Eve with me, myself and I! :) It is a good time to reflect on 2010 and rejoice for 2011!

    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

    Mary Bona

  • http://twitter.com/BrandiTruitt Brandi Truitt

    Yay! Thrilled to be hearing more from you in the new year :) I’m spending my NYE with the Lord. I’ve greatly neglected Him lately and want to start the new year off right. So, I’ll be spending my evening with the Bible, a prayer journal, and Jesus. Can’t wait to hear more about your book–I think it’s definitely something that will speak to me. God bless, sweet girl! Love to you, Todd, and the girls! Best wishes for an amazing 2011.

  • Amydawkins

    Cant wait to read it! For New Years my husband will be working so the kids and I are having our own party..complete with midnight being at 10pm instead of 12am!

  • Katydid7285

    Happy New Year, Angie! We are going to a wedding today! And then spending a nice relaxing night at home, complete with sparkling grape juice. Hoping and praying for great things this year, as we anticipate the day our baby will be born in July, and as we remember our baby who was born in July 2009 but sadly lost that same year in November. Our God is good, and faithful! Peace and blessings to you and your family as we dive into 2011!!!

  • http://www.soveryamazed.blogspot.com Soamazed

    Happy New Year! May God bless you overwhelminly in this next year!

    I found myself commenting out loud at this post of yours: yes, I know those cinnamon rolls and that wonderful Pioneer Woman website; my baby is already 13 years old and I could’ve sworn I gave birth yesterday…the days and years are flying by so quickly; you are an inspiration to be writing a book on top of everything else in your life but I understand when God asks us to do something (like write a book) He mades a way for it to happen if we are obedient; we are spending New Years Eve with friends at a murder/mystery dinner.

    God is good…

  • http://sarahhisprincess.blogspot.com/ sarahmoseley

    Happy New Year! This is my prayer/resolution for 2011:
    ========================
    Dear Lord,

    This new year I want to honor you by how I take care of this body, your temple, that you’ve given me. Help me to make wise choices and turn to you for comfort instead of food. Help me to have wisdom about my activity level with the fibromyalgia and exercise. Most of all, when I look at the mirror or at pictures of myself, help me to see the girl God loves, and not how fat I am. Thank you for making me in your image, and for loving me no matter what I look like. Only in your strength can I take better care of your temple this year. In this area especially but in all matter ultimately, I’m desperately dependent on you, Lord.

    In Jesus’ name I pray,
    Amen!
    ==========================
    Not doing anything for New Year’s other than watching football! And more importantly, remembering all of God’s blessings this past year and His promises for the year to come!

  • http://jamie-perfectlyimperfect.blogspot.com/ Jamie Maddox

    I am soo excited for your book to come out! Can’t wait for the new posts as well! May God continue to bless you in the New Year…I will continue praying. Happy New Year!

  • http://www.houseofhudspeth.blogspot.com Nlbh77

    We are having a quiet little New Year’s & I’m excited about that! It’s in the 60′s here in AL, so the kiddies & I have played outside all day. God is good!!

  • Katie K.

    Oh, I positivly cannot WAIT to see more posts from you! They always seem to make my day. Happy New Year to your sweet family.

  • mimi to 2

    I have P.W.’s cookbook – use it often! If you haven’t made the potato skins, you must! They are such a hit and taste so much better than the ones from a restaurant. As someone new to your blog, I was excited to see this new post! I hope you and your precious family have a Happy New Year!

  • Boulanger Ab

    That, however, is not my resolution, because I haven’t decided I like my skinny jeans as much as the cinnamon rolls.

    BEST COMMENT EVER! I am still laughing. Thanks for keeping it real sista!

  • Michelle

    I am so thrilled that you will be speaking at Women of Faith. I am however, quite bummed that it won’t be in my neck of the woods, but I understand you have family and can’t (don’t want to) be away from the for long which I do not blame you. Selah will be at one of the events close to me so that is also exciting. I always knew you would be an excellent choice to speak at Women of Faith. You have been very inspiring to me and I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. Keep lovin’ on those girls and good luck with your writing. May the words flow on to the paper like a beautiful stream. I enjoyed your first book and have passed it on to friends who have had similar situations. I look forward to your next book! Have a wonderful New Year! May God continue to bless you and your family. Hugs from WA.

  • Ellie North

    So great to hear you are so happy and so blessed. Prayers for a New Year of Love, Peace and Happiness. God Bless. We’re looking to the new year, new life in our anticipated arrival of our fourth miracle. Please know I enjoy learning all about you and wish I was attending Women of Faith just to hear you speak!

  • http://www.marblesfromheaven.blogspot.com saramarble

    yeah!!! i love your resolution to write more! i’ve missed your posts. happy new year!! may God bless you and your family! can’t wait to hear about your new book!! :) and yes, please can we see pictures of those precious angels of yours???

  • Cristi

    I cant wait to read your new book! :) So hurry up and get those 60,000 words. God Bless You and work through you in His Name.

  • http://www.hopeunfolding.blogspot.com Kristin

    Oh my goodness….it would be a dream come true if you’re writing about overcoming fears. I cannot wait to read it!!! Fear has been the thorn in my side!

  • Tee

    Yea, more pictures of Charlotte! Thank you, can’t wait to see that sweet baby of yours! Throwing in more pictures of her beautiful sisters would be the icing on the cake… I mean, cinnamon roll! Happy New Year’s, Smith family! Hope your girls enjoyed the stickers!

  • Brown eyed girl

    I have missed your post Angie… I’ve become addicted! I would like to ask for prayers for a dear lady in our prayer group who has cancer. She is truly suffering and the doctors have given her two weeks. She, however, heard our Lord’s voice telling her “she is healed” and is claiming this promise. Please please can you pray for her?
    On another note, I would love to see photos of your sweet little Charlotte and your three little angels.
    Good luck with the writing and thank you for getting me ‘hooked’ onto Beth Moore. Dare I say that I might become another stalker… I mean fan of hers :)

    • Nicklisa28

      Just sent up some prayers for this dear woman. May God continue to hold her near and whisper in her ear.

      • Brown eyed girl

        Thank you Nicklisa28! Our dear friend was able to go to a New Year’s eve dance and dance 2 dances with her two boys. Thank you Lord for your miracles.

        • Nicklisa28

          Dances that will never be forgotten by either of them, I’m sure! Thank you, Lord, for dancing!

  • Nicklisa28

    I am so excited about your New Year’s Resolution!!!! Sometimes your “not deep” posts are the best! (or just as good) I’ve missed you and your beautiful girls! And I hope you’ll keep your resolution longer than I’ll probably keep mine for weight loss. We can offer lots of grace and spread it around…. ;)

  • Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

    LOL! Totally got your cues about your book! Yay!!!! Should be FAB FAB!

    Can’t wait to read it!

    We celebrated our 6th anniversary on New Year’s Eve!

    Love to you and your beautiful family.

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations (http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com)

  • http://www.maggiewhitley.com/ Maggie Whitley {Gussy}

    One of my New Years Resolutions is to not worry or stress about work. If I’m stressing over it I need to take that as a sign to hire more help. Or to not worry about it at all ;]

    God has been sooo, so, sew good to me and Zack. I need to listen to Him more.

    xoxo (see you soon!)

  • Threelilarrows

    Ha Ha! You crack me up! We went to a fun New Years Eve party at a friends house and my kids stayed up until 1am. Thank goodness Michaela (my 4 year old) slept in until 11!

    Today is my Birthday so we stayed in our pjs until noon went out to lunch and then took the kids to see “Tangled” It was really sweet.

    I’m looking forward to reading your “less deep” posts!

    Many blessings to you in the new year.

    Marilena

  • Jean M

    I’ll try not to be ANXIOUS waiting to hear the title of your new book! :) I read I Will Carry You in like – a day! Happy New Year! :)

  • Wanda

    *wink wink* I think I know what you’re writing about…..can’t wait!

    One of my favorite verses is 2 Tim 1:7
    “For God has not given me a spirit of fear but one of power, love and sound mind”.

  • Sharon

    Ok am I out of the loop here??? What is your next book about girlfriend??? I can’t wait to read it!!!!!! I LOVED I will carry you. And your heart.

    Blessings and happy writing!

    Sharon

  • http://julesmpg.blogspot.com Julesmpg

    Great to see a post and hear a bit about what is going on with you. Did I ever tell you were moving to the south when Marty gets better? I will be a southern girl too. Do Southern girls like CA girls?

  • Jill Perryman

    I just recently read your book after the death of my brother in November. I know losing a child is not the same as losing my brother, but I wanted to thank you for your thoughts on grief and sharing your story. It has been a very difficult time for our family, for my sweet parents, but I am thankful that we do not walk this road alone, there are many whom have gone before us and many whom with follow – That we can all pray for one another and take refuge in God’s love and grace.
    Thank you again, for sharing your story and allowing us to grieve with you and beside you.

  • Gildaflores0521

    Hi, Angie I recently read your book also. Audrey’s story will forever stay in my heart. As I read it my sister came to mind, about 21 years ago she lost my nephew and only got to spend time with him while she carried him. I know it just broke her heart to lose him, she lost him from an abusive marriage. She hardly talks about him but I know he remains in her heart always. I handed her your book and told her this was something she needed to read because your story lets her know that she is not alone.

  • Imthankfullyhis

    I only have 1 resolution and it’s the same one every year. Buy more shoes. I like to set my sites on something…reachable.
    I’m thrilled with the thought of reading more from you, both on the blog and soon in book form.
    Keep the faith.

    Love,
    Di

  • My_revolution_2011

    My Resolution is to be diligent in purposefully pursuing God. As part of this resolution for the next 40 days I aim to step outside my comfort zone to do a new “radical” thing everyday and revolutionize my life, to love those around me more, and draw closer to God and His purpose in my life.
    http://myrevolution2011.blogspot.com/

  • Lilmissfl16

    I have been out of the practice of reading your blog, which I have missed during the holiday season. I have missed your witty comments and truthfulness about life, love, children and fear. I appreciate your honestly on ALL of the above subjects. I know for me, it makes it seem like the one I look up to is just as lost and confused in this thing called life as I am. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I have always dove into the music of Selah for encouragement and I feel very blessed to add you, Angie, to the list. Keep up with the wonderful blogs! Much love coming your way from Tennessee!
    -Sam

  • Jen Erickson-Veldboom

    You always make me laugh :) You have such an awesome sense of humor! I’m so happy to hear that your Christmas went so well, but now I’m hungry for cinnamon rolls, too. Boo. I need to lose about 9 more pounds of baby weight as well (my son was born in September) and cinnamon rolls will absolutely be of NO help.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what your book is really about. Thanks for the key-words. lol. Sounds great. I still need to get around to picking up your first book. I just haven’t had the extra cash laying around to do it. Hopefully soon! I’ll be praying that you’ll get your book finished with plenty of time to spare and as little stress as possible.

    My family was sick for New Year’s this year. My 3.5 month old son included. So my husband and I got Chinese take-out and DQ blizzard treats and toasted (hours early — we didn’t make it to midnight!) with sparkling grape juice. We watched Desperate Housewives on Netflix and packed it in for the night at 11PM. We are AWESOME for sure!

    Happy New Year, Angie!

  • Sharon

    I booked my weekend away to Women of Faith in April in Columbus Ohio! I’m coming to see you!!!! :) :) Can’t wait to hear what the Lord want’s to tell me and I hope I can see and meet you. I’ll try to breath calmly :)

    Blessings!
    Sharon

  • http://twitter.com/emilychats emily freeman

    I got PWs cookbook from The Nester for Christmas. I’ve already made 3 things from it, including those cinnamon rolls. Un. Ba. Lievable.

    I feel for you with the book writing – 22,000 words by the end of January is indeed a lot. I hope for you that the Lord multiplies your time and effort like loaves and fishes on the hillside!

  • rjb

    awesome! go for it! I would love reading your thoughts more often — deep or not :)

  • Kim

    Angie…here is where I sound like a scary stalker…but I love you!!! I can’t wait to hear from you more regularly this year. You encourage me soooo much

  • http://www.withcontentment.blogspot.com Dmvandyk

    it’s been six days now…ahem…just sayin…cause, uh, you did resolve. ;O)

  • Michal

    I devoured “I Will Carry You” in one sitting. Lord, bless us through Angie with more wise words….all 60, 000 of them! PLEASE PRAY for Danny and Brandi. In December, their son was stillborn at seven months.