Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year! (Adapted from our Christmas letter that went out during the holidays)

Dear Friends and Family,

2008 has been a year of both joy and sadness. We are so thankful to have a loving and faithful God who never leaves us nor forsakes us!

Joys: My sister and brother-in-law welcomed their son Samuel to the world. He is such a little love and I cannot adequately explain in words how much I absolutely adore being his "Tia".

We celebrated our first anniversary at Dana Point and Disneyland!

I performed in How the Other Half Loves at Long Beach Playhouse.

We enjoyed a fabulous vacation to Spain and Paris!

Sadness: On June 11, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, my father passed away. My sister and I had several visits with him during his last months, and an amazing last visit with him, just days before he died. We are so thankful that he got to meet little Sam two or three times before he passed on to Heaven. We love you, Dad!

Exciting News!!! God has opened a door for Hubs to be the Discipleship Pastor at a wonderful church in the Houston area. We are so tickled at the thought that the Lord brought me all the way out to California to meet Hubs, only for him to get a job right back in the Houston area! God really does have a good sense of humor, and we are excited about the blessing of living close to family and so many of our friends! We'll be moving to Houston in a couple of months, and you can rest assured that I'll be documenting it all right here on The Starshine Report! 

May the Lord bless you and your family this Christmas season and all throughout 2009!

Happy New Year,

Starshine and Hubs
Love * Loyalty * Lifetime


Jennifer Disney said...

Happy New Year friend! Can't wait to see you and have you over to my new place!

Katie said...

Happy New Year! So glad to have met you in 2008.

allison said...

Happy New Year, Tracy!!

Cha Cha said...

What a beautiful letter. Here's to a wonderful 2009 for you and Hubs, dear Starshine!

Saucy said...

You really did have quite a year, including lots of changes and new opportunities. Unfortunately, loss as well. You and Hubs are off to your new adventure in 2009 and we are anxious to follow along. Happy New Year!

J at said...

Happy New Year, and it sounds like 2008 treated you MOSTLY well, with the very big exception of losing your beloved father.

Here's to a happy, healthy, prosperous 2009!

Kevin and Ginny Moore said...

You guys have so much to be grateful for! Praise God for his goodness. I hope 2009 is just as great for you and filled with new surprises and joys! Let's get together for lunch SOON! I'm pretty darn flexible!

Autumn's Mom said...

Wishing you the same my dear. I'm so very happy for you :)

Buttercup said...

Starshine - It was so great to see you over the holidays. I'm so excited you and Hubs will be relocating to Houston - happy for you both b/c I think it will be wonderful, and also looking forward to seeing more of you on my visits back home. xo Buttercup

Cherry said...

Such an exciting year 2009 will be for you guys!

Can you believe we've been married for over a year? By we I don't mean to each other of course! ;-) It's hard to believe our wonderful husbands weren't our husbands before 2007.

I can't wait to hear all about all of the new adventures 2009 will bring to you.

alexis said...

happy new year, dear friend!