In the Christmas mood...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Well, I see that it's been a few days since I've visited blogland. Sorry, not sorry! Things have been really crazy around here. I finished finals in my 2 subterm classes and got an A and a B. Then I started my other 2 subterm classes and worked ahead in order to avoid late assignments.


Photo: So excited to start this today!! Love her other book One Thousand Gifts. Also, it's never too early for Christmas! Can't wait for this season.Then I started reading Ann Voskamps' The Greatest Gift, a Christmas devotional, and I just had to - I got a mini tree for my office and decorated it, and got all of the boxes of ornaments out of the garage! Christmas is in the air!!! I am so excited to celebrate the full love story of Christmas - Jesus' birth. I am just getting a head start on it all. I even have my Pandora tuned to the Christmas station, every time I study. And I have found that it helps so much on my studying! It puts me in such a wonderful mood. No matter how bad a day I've had, I just have to listen to this music to remind myself of the true meaning and gift of Christmas. I just have to listen to this music to remember God's great plan for us in that day over 2000 years ago. It brings me so much joy just to think about this season! I've never been a big fan of halloween, and thanksgiving - well - I give thanks every day! Thanks to Ann Voskamp's other great book, One Thousand Gifts, I have learned to seek joy in every situation, and to make lists each day of the little things I'm thankful for. Sunshine. New friends. Bible study. Puppies. Candles. Memories framed in pictures. Homemade laundry detergent. Stuffed bell peppers. Crafts. Books. School. Neighbors. You get the idea! So I celebrate thanksgiving year round thanks to her book, and now I'm studying the gift and birth of Jesus- getting a head start on Christmas- thanks to her newest book!

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Aside from all this, we are getting ready to head to Texas - HOME!- early in the morning. I mean seriously early. We still need to pack and clean the house up a little bit. I finally got everything in one concise bag for my sister-in-law's wedding gift. But I still need to actually pack - laundry just finished! So much to do- devotional, packing, cleaning, dishes, food for animals, studying, carry-on bag (choosing books for the flight...Toughest job of them all!). I feel incredibly blessed to have met a godly woman and to have made a wonderful friend here since I started going to the bible study on base. She came over for a bit earlier and we had a little heart to heart, then I gave her my key and got to packing! She is watching our sweet Scruffy while we are gone, and also our Trigger kitty, though she's just gonna stop by each day to feed them and walk the pups. It was such a nice day!

Things have started to slowly turn around here. I think it's that I'm in the Christmas mood, I am ready for more of Jesus, more community, more love and holiday joy!  I am so ready for this season. I am so excited! I also just web registered for the spring with Liberty - my final semester - the end is near! Almost to that bachelor's! And I have a plan pat down for certification back home. Everything is coming together. Happy season. So it will probably be a week until I will be able to post again, I know it's been sporadic lately, but hey - a girl's got priorities. Hope everyone else has a blessed fall season!

2 comments:

  1. I'm in the Christmas mood as well, I already started buying cute little decorations for the house, its crazy but hey it's around the corner and it's my favorite holiday!!!

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  2. So glad I'm not the only one with Christmas on my mind! I stopped in Pier 1 the other day and fell in love with all the adorable Christmas decorations. I see a shopping trip there in the near future:) New follower. XOXO

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