Yucky, cold, and white!

I’ve been neglecting my blog, I know. Life’s getting a little crazy with closing on the house (we close tomorrow… hopefully anyway), and Christmas (only two days away). One thing that’s going to be a bit of a challenge…all this snow.
Last year’s winter was horrible, so I naturally thought that this year would be light. Boy was I wrong. So now we are moving with nearly four feet of snow! At least it’s just across town, and we have lots of plastic to keep the carpet dry! I’m already praying for an early spring… starting today=-). Off to go pack, clean, bake, and do whatever else it is I need to do!

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December 23, 2008. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

My crazy busy life…

Life as always is good…just a little on the busy side. At least it keeps me out of trouble. The newest thing filling my time is packing up the house…or at least thinking about it. After a what feels like years of living flexibly we finally bought a house (we’ll close at the end of the year). I’m thrilled at the thought of hanging up pictures again, and opening boxes that have been packet for years (It’ll probably be something we’ll through out, but at least it’s not sitting in a box in the garage!). So that’s our next adventure! Here’s a few fall pics I took of Charis that I forgot about until yesterday!
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December 12, 2008. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

What the season is really about…or at least the way the world sees it!

The other day I was accomplishing my monthly errands, and they included a visit to Target. I thought it was no biggy…it was only a Tuesday. I was wrong. People running to and fro stuffing their carts full of whatever they could. Children screaming in the toy isle, “NO! I want these toys!” . The screaming never did stop, even when I was on the other side of the store. I suddenly remembered Charlie Brown wondering what in the world the holidays are all about cause it can’t be all this commercialism…yet the rest of the world is perfectly content with it being that way. It’s sad how easy it is to get sucked in that way, when that thing you wanted to get, but couldn’t afford is now 50% off!

Since having Charis, Zak and I decided that she gets one present and her stocking goodies, and even though it was hard for me to follow, I’m glad we established it. Are presents evil? NO. I just don’t want to forget what we are celebrating…the gift of salvation. Incidentally this year we were wanting to get a Christmas tree (it’s been about 4 years since we’ve had one (long story), and this year we thought Charis would appreciate one and would be able to refrain from pulling it down. The one problem is we might be moving soon, so to unpack Christmas decorations when I’m packing everything else up is kinda pointless. The solution… a Charlie Brown Christmas tree…literally! I’ll put up pictures later. Until then here’s a little reminder of the true reason we celebrate Christmas!

December 3, 2008. Uncategorized. 2 comments.