Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

It's the day before the day...the day before the celebrated birth of our Savior...what a great thing happened by His birth, what a greater thing resulted for us in His death.

We went to two Christmas Eve services today. One was rockin' and enjoyable, but the second was traditional and more to my liking, but both proclaimed the good news and the fact that God keeps His promises. I loved all the music, the scriptures and the children dressed in their Christmas finery. We of course had our traditional Christmas Eve pizza and we went to the beach for a little bit. How could we not, it's 75o here, it's beautiful and unbelievable to me that it is December 24th. My friends and family back home are looking at ice and snow and much cooler temps then we are that's for sure!

The pies are baked, the noodles are drying and the sweet potatoes are candied, now all that is left is to fill the stockings then off to bed. I am ready, it's been somewhat of a tough week. The loss of a great friend and huge influence in my life has brought a bit of a heavy heart to me, but I know I can rejoice in the fact that we will see each other again. I find comfort in that and am so grateful for her Godly example to me, she was a true gem.

Merry Christmas! I hope the season has true meaning for you, that you take time to really savor the moments of family and friends no matter what your situation, it's not about the tinsel, the gifts or all that other stuff, it's about the day Christ was born, celebrate that and don't worry about the rest! Remember He is the real reason for the season!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Today is the day...

SHE will be here this evening, we are not very patiently waiting for that time to come...we are soooo ready for her to be here already.

Being out of town this week helped the days go by, now today we are trying to stay busy and get through the day until she arrives. With the storm in the east I am so glad we had her connect in Atlanta and not Dulles as many of the flights were. So far no delays are reported even though it is snowing in her departure city. It is even cool and windy here today, so praying for traveling mercies until she has her feet on the ground right here in sunny FLORIDA!

More later!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Thoughts!

Oh my, cooler weather has arrived and that is after we were on the beach in 88o weather yesterday. It's been rainy more then not this past week, it's like one day it's warmer then usual and sunny, then rain sets in for the day. Weirdness, maybe this is winter Florida style. It's the dampness I am not fond of and we have had plenty. But the warm days thrown in make it doable...especially since my NE friends have just had THREE snow days and it was -9 at 10 a.m. this morning, yeah, I am not complaining :)

Even lil'blue had a snow day yesterday.

It's already after 8 and it's been a week already, so I am thinking early to bed this evening. We had the honor of being able to attend the retirement ceremony of MiB's brother on Tuesday. Wow, ARMY STRONG, he's been all over the world, he knows five languages and went from green to gold and served our country proudly, he is now a retiree. Seems unbelievable! He's a great guy and was an asset to the USA, he will continue to serve but will no longer wear the rank of a major; he will be serving in one of the "stans". He will continue to make a difference, we are proud of him, thanks for your dedication and service MM!

  • I like lemon bars!
  • I really need to watch my eating better...
  • LilBlue will arrive in 10 days :) if you were counting.
  • Hmmm...retirement, maybe not as far off as I once thought!
  • I am thinking sand is not as bad as snow, but snow is prettier!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

DECEMBER...and already the 3rd!

Well, December is here, believe it or not...I enjoy the Christmas holidays, but seems like they have come quickly this year.

I do have all my shopping done with the exception of picking up a few more stocking stuffers, all gifts are wrapped minus one, which is waiting on some attention from MiB before proceeding and the house is decorated except the main tree which we will do the night lil'blue arrives so it's not an issue that the holidays are here, it's that Decmeber is here; it just seems like the year has gone by too quickly.

I am super excited for lil'blues arrival in just 16 more days-(not that I am counting or anything :), we will have her for 15 short days, so much to do, share, create in so little time...but we will be living each day to the fullest!

Thursday Thoughts!

  • Lots to do in so many areas
  • Being pulled in ALL directions
  • Everyone seems to want some of me
  • I feel a lil' teensy weensy bit OVERWHELMED
  • I'm so thankful we celebrate the true reason for the season