Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Okay so let me start by saying that I know my last post was little selfish. I do want those things but to be honest that is just what it is a "want". It would be nice to have the watch(which is the one really big "want"ahem...), and I can honestly say I would get plenty of use out of it. But.....
What I really "want" is to be as blessed this next year as I have been this year. This year has had its challenges, but its also had some of the best moments of my life. I have been greatly blessed with a loving husband and family. I have been blessed to have them all apart of my life, and there to lean on when I need a hug or a piece of advice. I have been blessed this year with great health, and happiness. I can only hope this next year brings as much, if not more that I can possibly deserve.
I have really been trying to re-focus my thoughts (as of 30 minutes ago) on Christ. He is what this holiday season is really about. He is the one who was born to give us all the greatest sacrifice and gift, his life. This season is truly about giving and helping those in need. I am pretty sure Rand has had this thought in his mind all the way. I on the other hand have been constantly side lined due to the commercialism of Christmas.
Looking back as I was a little kid, I cant tell you what presents I received throughout the years. The times I remember most are when we have helped others as a family. I can recall one moment specifically in mind where this is the case. Our family was able to help another family and somehow I got to help. I cannot tell you the feelings I felt when I watched them open the door to find gifts they could have never have imagined to have received. The burden that must have been lifted I would guess was very over powering emotionally. The thrill I had afterward was one of sweet satisfaction, that I indeed got to help someone. I know slot of people say they like the Christmas season because people are "nicer", "kinder" and even "happier". This comes from truly doing what the Lord asks us to do all year round, just serve others. I know this next year I am going to make a bigger effort to do just that. To make someone else's day better, not because I have to, but because I want to. I have seen the effects first hand of the sweet blessings you receive when you are in service to your fellow man. I want to receive those blessings in my own life.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas Season!! I hope we all can remember what Christmas is truly about.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I know you might be a little busy and quite possibly a little tight this year, but all I really want this year is the following:
- Garmin forerunner 405 GPS fitness monitor(green)
Reason: well to be honest I am a little bit of a Fitness and Gym junkie. This little baby would be the best to train for all of my up-coming events. She keeps my pace, tracks my distance, and speed. It also has a virtual partner which I can race against to better my time. Finally, this gorgeous baby would be the center of my attention and would get the best care.... while also looking cute on my wrist!
Reason: simply because I am in love with them! I have them in black, which I am loving! Every time I work a Jazz game without fail I see someone with the these cute babys on and I am reminded how much I need them! I would give them a good home, and they already have multiple outfits planned for the future.....
- Kay Jewelers
Reason: None other than its gorgeous and I really want a ring that is really different from everyone elses! I love my wedding ring and its got some great history behind it(it was rands grandmas I believe). I just love switching things up. I love the unique-ness of it! One day maybe santa will bring it... for now I will just dream!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Happy Late Thanksgiving! I cant even tell you all how grateful I am for this holiday season. I am so happy to live where we do, and have the frequent opportunity to visit with friends and family! We enjoyed having Rands sisters and their families in town, which filled the nights with laughter, discussions, plenty of cute little kiddies, and just plain enjoyment. We are really grateful they were able to make it safetly, and in great health.