It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Well as the tradition goes, we decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving.  I would decorate long before now, but D makes me hold off.  We have the trees up and decorated just so.  I tried to keep things simple this year and not set out all of my decorations.  I am happy with the way it turned out.  D was more than helpful this year.  I didn’t really even have to ask him to get the decorations out.  He jumped up, turned on some Christmas music, got the decorations out, and got out of my way.  During Sweetpea’s nap we went outside with monitor in hand and hung the outside lights.  We always place lights around the porch and on the bushes along the walk.  I also took the time to cut away my flower beds that have gone to rest for the winter.  When everything was done, D took the boxes back to the garage.  He was a model husband today. 

Sweetpea was funny around the decorations.  We already had our first tragedy with an ornament.  She was so quick about it.  She picked it up and dropped it before I could even say her favorite word right now “NO.”  We cleaned that up quickly.  She has been good so far to stay away from the trees.  She just points at them and says “hots.”  I don’t think that will last the whole holiday season, but I can hope.

The nephews were supposed to come over today, but there was a change in plans.  I was kind of disappointed.  It has been a long time since they have stayed the night with us. 

D and I would sure like to get another date night soon.  Fireproof is playing at the local movie theater.  We have been wanting to see that for awhile, but have so few nights we can get away.  I think this one might have to wait until it is released to dvd.  We really enjoy those movies.  It is so hard to find wholesome Christian movies.  The church that made Fireproof also made Facing the Giants and Flywheel.  Facing the Giants was okay.  Flywheel was great. 

This time of year makes me really think about all the blessing in my life.  I have so many I don’t even know where to begin.  I was raised by wonderful parents.  My mom especially taught me so many things I rely on today.  I miss her so much, but appreciate the time I had with her.   I had great siblings that have become wonderful friends.  I was soo blessed to meet a sweet, Christian man.  He is so good to me.   I have found the greatest joy in Sweetpea.  It is so neat watching her grow and learn.  Now, we are expecting another blessing.  I could go on and on, but better stop for now.

Tomorrow we are going to D’s parents to visit with his sister’s family.  They are crazy busy people.  It has been awhile since we have been able to meet up with them.  We are looking forward to that.

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