Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just a little each day...

This year's Christmas is going to be a little different for me....

My husband and I moved 1100 miles away from family and (weather permitting) I will be able to go back to see my folks for about two days the week before the big festivities. Otherwise, its just me, the hubby, and Molly for Christmas. I have the decorations up, and shipped most of the gifts to my folks in case I don't make it (Colorado is supposed to be knee deep in snow all of December....we haven't had much yet, which is either a good thing or a dark omen :) ).

I think we are going to get the tree this afternoon. We only have the one car, and my hubby has been hard at work at his new job. Hopefully, we will have some spare time this afternoon to get it. I have been busy in the kitchen too, baking chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, and believe me, they are delish!

The Christmas music has been playing nonstop, and whenever the house seems a little too quiet, I pop in a Christmas movie and let it be my background noise. One of the perks of working from home (that and the coffee is always good! I spent five years working at coffee shops....enough said)....So with all that said, this Christmas is going to be different, but change isn't always a bad thing. I have come to realize with this past year, that God puts us in uncomfortable situations so we remember to rely on Him alone. My faith is strengthened, and I feel the spirit of Christmas like I did when I was a kid!


And these two, mean everything to me....my quirky little family, an amazing man, a "human" dog, and a crazy lady who talks to her dog like a child, and would lay down everything for them. I pray you have a family whom you love this much, and that the spirit of Christmas reawakens that childhood innocence in you and makes the world sparkle.

Blessings today and always,
Jaci

3 comments:

Kelli said...

What a perfectly wonderful post! :) You are absolutely right...this Christmas will be very different for you, but I have a feeling it's going to be a WONDERFUL kind of different! In a sense, I'd love to be in your shoes. A fresh start in a new place and relying solely on God and each other. That has to strengthen a family. :) It must give you an entirely new perspective.
God bless you and your quirky, beautiful little family! :) And please pass me a cookie. Those sound really good! ;)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the photo of your family! I hope you get to go and see the rest of your family, but if you don't, I can tell you'll be just fine.
We relied on one car for several years when we were first married too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Mandy Lanier said...

Yall take the cutest pictures together!! Change isnt bad, just different :)Hope your having a Happy December so far!!!