Monday, December 24, 2012

On This Christmas Eve...

I have been really busy this christmas season, from planning parties to decorating, and making so many goodies I might have gained 100 pounds this month. But besides that I really wanted to sit down and document how I am feeling right now.

My house is quiet, the presents are out, the tree is lit, and Santa has come. I feel so blessed and overwhelmed with love right now. I am so excited to have my boys experience Christmas morning tomorrow and later our fun party. But tonight was magical as we sat around our table, in our warm house eating chinese food. I feel so lucky to have my family. We are far from perfect but every year we get together, we get to be under one roof again and It feels so good.

I love this time of year. I love that I get to celebrate the birth of Christ with my family. It feels so right to celebrate his birth surrounded by my family. I am so grateful for my savor and what his life means to me.

I am grateful for Mary and Joseph for believing in the miracle of his birth, and for Joseph being a faithful husband to Mary and finding her a comfortable place to have the baby Jesus. How amazing she was to have a baby in a stable, what peace she must have felt knowing she was being watched over by a loving Heavenly Father, as she brought his son into this world.

Even though I have been busy, I feel like the true spirit of Chritsmas has really seeped into our house, as well as our hearts. I can't help getting choked up when I hear a song, or see Max playing with his nativity. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Eve, and day filled with love, family, and the spirt of Christ in your homes. Let us all remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Life Lately According To Instagram...

I promised myself I am going to be better at getting real pictures from a camera not my phone over the next few weeks. I also need to blog more. Sheesh a lot has did you know it rained for 5 days straight in EDH. Yes we went stir crazy and hit up bounce town. We also celebrated Thanksgiving and quickly went right into geting our chirstmasy spirt on!

Noah started crawling like a mad baby and now does the stairs and pulls him self up on everything. He also started sleeping through the night {FinallY!!} we are all happy here. Max is super into Santa, and all our nativities around the house. You don't know cute until you hear your 2 year old playing with the baby jesus and all the animals from the other room. I made a dozen carmel apples for Larry's office and have started the baking/candy making for all our friends. 

We are happy, busy, and healthy. Love this season. And you know what, it gets 100 times better with kids. The lights, the magic, surrounded by family, Max is soaking it all in and loving it all!  
I feel like I am totally in my element with the decorating, party throwing, shopping, and cooking. It really makes me appreciate being a stay at home mom & wife! Shout out to Larry for making this all happen :) He finished his 5th semester of law school this week and quickly went straight back to work without a complaint. We have tons of fun things planed for the rest of the month, hopefully I can keep up document them all!