Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years 2009

So, it's 8 o'clock and the new year is almost here. What will it bring... I wonder.
This year, I feel brought me a lot of sadness. A lot of things to learn from. If I had to say what my biggest "happy" moments were, there are four that immediately stand out.
1.Going to the temple!:)
2.Justin being baptized.
3.Gaining new friends(that are great!)
4.Having someone that cared enough about my family to help when it was needed.
I have been pondering what my new years "goals" will be. (Not that I ever keep them.) Sure it starts out in full gear but, after a couple of months most die down. I do manage to hold on to a couple that I see thru till the end.This year I will try my best to keep them. A friend gave me a journal for Christmas. She said it was my "happy" journal. Only for good thoughts. Oh my..I guess it will be empty! I will be writing my new years "goals" in there.
Whatever the new may bring, I hope I will have many "happy" thoughts to write into my journal. Here's to a wonderful 2009!

Monday, December 8, 2008

I Have an Elf!

That's right! I have an Elf. It all started on December 1st...we received a box and in it was a gift card. It also said we would receive one box a day for 25 days. Our "Elf" would bring it. My kids were more than excited and I was definitely humbled.
Jordan asked "Why us? Why did they choose us?"
Justin says "They (the elves) just like us"
I said "Well.. they must think we are pretty special"
The kids have been so excited each night in anticipation of the box arrival. They can't wait to see what the Elf has brought. The question is a good one...why us? Whatever the reason maybe someone must think we are special. To go out of their way to do this.
We are very grateful. We are humbled and lucky. Maybe one day we can do the same for someone else. So,here are our first 8 boxes. May God bless you our "Elf"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My 10 Favorite Things During the Holidays

Here are a few of my 10 favorite things during the holidays:
1.Listening to Christmas music...I just love it!
2.Watching my two favorite Xmas movies...It's a Wonderful Life and Elf.
3.Baking goodies with my kids.
4.Seeing family you don't get to see often throughout the year.
5.Decorating the house with my kids.
6.Peppermint flavored hot chocolate.
7.Wearing scarves and gloves.
8.Seeing the temple Xmas lights.
9.Taking our yearly Xmas card pictures.
10.And the final thing is watching the hope and belief my kids have in the Xmas spirit. Seeing their innocence. And realizing that even though the hustle and bustle of the season is there..they remember what the true meaning of Xmas is.
And those are my 10 favorite things!!