the new year

January 02, 2011

We are ready for you 2011. I am thankful for new years, fresh starts. This year marks a lot of beautiful new things for us. This is the year Aiden will turn two & Ainsleigh will turn one. Maybe another pregnancy if God chooses to bless us so. A new direction in my art, new ideas for A Little Artsy. New friendships. New things for our babies to experience & learn. A new perspective on things. And many more...

Here we are. the Wiegand family.

My new years resolutions include: blogging more, painting more, weekly date nights, cooking more, changing who I am daily. Dying to flesh & sin.

God is good isn't He?

2010 took things from us and yet we gained back more than we could have imagined. Who would have guessed?

I just found this darling blog, I am obsessed...she said something & i could not have said it better myself so I will quote her:

"I find beauty in not only the beautiful things in life, but the bittersweet and sad as well. To me, there is something poignantly lovely about the human experience from its splendor to its grief. God created all our emotions, not just the happy ones, and for His good purposes. That's why a good cry can feel so good. And hitting our limits forces us to look outside ourselves for a Savior. It is in the plea, when we're at our end, that we can find that which is truly life-giving. Personally, my moments of deepest grief, deepest pain, have resulted in the most beautiful seasons in my heart. I've met God more intimately in those moments than in all the other pleasant ones combined. What isn't completely lovely about that?" from the blog of Danielle Burkleo... quote from Leslie (

2011 I welcome you with open arms.


  1. hi, sweet friend!

    happy to see you on facebook, and i love these pictures of your beautiful family! it will be exciting to see what the lord has in store for you in 2011.

    i wanted to let you know that the quote from my blog was a guest post from a friend, leslie. i linked her blog in the post :)

  2. AH, fixed it!!!!!!! You are wonderful, blessed to be friends!!!!!

  3. you guys are cute. Thanks for the shout out :) btw, casey, i LOVE your bedroom. what in the world. we are about to paint our family room that same color too.

  4. AH, fixed it!!!!!!! You are wonderful, blessed to be friends!!!!!