As we say goodbye to another year, I look forward to new beginnings and healthier days for everyone! With approved vaccines for kids and booster shots being administered, I am optimistic of a continued trajectory towards normalcy in 2022.
Speaking of new beginnings, I haven’t mentioned before now, but at the end of 2021, my husband and I purchased a 1950s brick ranch home. While renovation hasn’t moved along as quickly as I’d hoped, I’m sure it’s the perfect timing God has in mind for us. Like so many folks our age, we were looking to downsize into a more manageable home, and with the insane housing market for sellers, it seemed like perfect timing! I’m sad to leave the wonderful home we built in 2000 and raised our two beautiful daughters in, but I am excited at the prospect of new memories to be made in the new house. Now, if I can just live through this real-life episode of “Fixer Upper” and moving 20+ years of “stuff!”
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but “Happy 30th Birthday” to my daughter, Briana! How in the world has 30 years passed since this beautiful being came into my life? Being a mom has been one of the biggest blessings in my life, and watching Briana grow into the amazing young woman that she has become has brought me so much joy. Happy Birthday Briana – I’m so fortunate to be your mom, and I look forward to many years celebrating your birthday with you!
Our January cover features Jason and Bobbie Skinner, husband and wife salon owners of Paparazzi Hair Salon in Clemmons. Give them a call to make an appointment for a fresh new look in the new year! January is our annual Celebrate Life issue featuring a pull-out calendar for 2022. It’s a great resource when you’re planning those celebrations in life. It also has a handy place to list all those special birthdays and occasions to remember throughout the year. January also kicks off our prom section for those with teens. Hopefully, proms will be able to carry on as usual this year!