Thursday, December 30, 2010


Today I am grateful for:

A Bug that keeps me smiling.

A Mr. that takes care of me.

Answers to prayers (This time in the form of an attentive nurse to help me manage round two of gestational diabetes. More on that later, I'm sure.).

The a-MAZ-ing veggie sandwich that I had for lunch. I'm not kidding, it was so good, and I didn't even break my G.D. diet to eat it. Oh yum yum yum yum yum

Good friends. We had the best visit with longtime friends tonight. Wish we could see them more often.

My bed. Which, as it so happens, is calling to me right now...

Good Night, Happy New Year, and all that good stuff!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Not Dead

There has been some questioning as to whether or not I am dead. Not dead, just Christmas-ing. Christmas-ing and mommy-ing and house-trying-to-sell-ing and lots of other ings.

This week the Bug and I have been sick, sick, sick with who knows what. We're just grateful that we should be mostly out of the woods come Christmas (and praying that it doesn't take Daddy out just in time for it).

We have been partying with family. We are so blessed to be able to have such wonderful people to call relatives.

We have been making goodies (or trying at least), wrapping presents, writing cards, decorating cookies and making snowflakes. We are so thankful for this season and for all the joy that it brings.

We've been shoveling and shoveling and shoveling the 2 feet of snow we got practically overnight. We're grateful that our cul-de-sac wasn't plowed and Daddy had an excuse to stay home from work.

As you can see, he used his time off wisely.

What a happy time this is! We are ever grateful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are grateful for what He chose to accomplish for each of us. President Gordon B. Hinckley said :
"There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection."
We hope that you are able to enjoy this time and count your blessings. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Portraits of Christmas

This Christmas season has been ushered in with more excitement than normal. Be it because of a Bug that is much more boisterous and aware than last year, or the fun of homemade gifts, or simply the need to have something positive to focus on at the moment, there is a little magic in the air.

I wonder, with so many people facing financial hardships and countless other trials, if there is a natural tendency to hold on tight to the joys of Christmas, or a dreading of it's coming because it won't be an 'abundant' one this year.

I hope, whatever our situation, it is a time to remember to whom we owe all that we have.