Dec 18, 2013

Christmas Is Coming

And fast!!!

So between car fiascos and what have yous - we have been celebrating the season - though I feel so behind this year....maybe it's the theme as we get older and the kids get bigger?

Either way, we have been enjoying this season, with it's business, family, pretty lights, friends, cat attacking the tree, snow, grass, snow again, yummy food and all other lovelies that come this time of year!


 




The house is decked out....actually it has been since before, many of you reading this, even celebrated Thanksgiving! ;)  Our giant tree is up and with a sweet but busy toddler in the house...you might notice the lack of ornaments on the bottom two feet or so of our tree!



 
 
 
 
I'm waay behind on my baking but have pretty much all of the shopping done....and with all that the car has put us through....well lets just say, we finished up the shopping a little sooner then anticipated! *sigh* Well, I was wanting to do less this year!
 
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Earlier in November the kiddos spent the afternoon with their Granny for their traditional, setting up of her Christmas village.
 
 




Joe went along but was not 'able' to participate but he was certainly content with Granny's large assortment of toys and watching squirrels out the patio doors!










 
 
 
 
On a side note...did you know that squirrels seem to be a city critter?  At least for us!  Since moving here I have only seen ONE squirrel! Seriously!! I don't seem him...or her...?!! a lot but every so often I catch a glimpse of this one black squirrel - unlike all the ones I constantly used to see in town.....anyways....back to my Christmas prep ramblings...
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
So things are coming along - like I said, I'm behind but catching up and have even throwing in a few last minute projects.  Because, you know - there wasn't enough to do already!
 
And I think to sum it all up - because, well I'm in the middle of making my homemade bits and bites, sewing, baking and now the baby is awake again - I'm going to repost my Facebook status from today.  It really, just simply, sums up this fast flying month for me!!
 
 
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What a month! Waaay behind in shopping, baking and card sending! Then the broken car issue, that cost more then double the expected price!! Then hubby now having to work Christmas eve day - the first in our 9 years of marriage! Then almost running out of wood and thus a very cold house!! To last night when Dave and the gals ended up in the ditch on their way home from work and school. To ending the evening with a small chimney fire! It's been crazy and at moments disheartening!

BUT in it all we have received amazing, God given blessings!!

From neighbours who lent us their van, drove our kids to school, towed our car, chopped our wood and are just ever dear friends!! To a financial gift from an anonymous giver. To sweet friends who go out of their way to help and encourage! To two strangers who stopped to house my hubby and girls in vehicles, when they had other places to be, and for calling the tow truck. To the man who opened his home to them and offered drink and warmth as they waited for the tow truck.

It's easy to get bogged down in life, to let things overwhelm and blur your sight on what truly matters. If I focus on all that has happened this past month I could really be downhearted but when I stop and consider all the blessings that have been there - it's incredibly uplifting! Small simple things can often be taken for granted and I am thankful, as challenging as it may be at times, for these...mishaps - for they cause me to really see Him at work and to appreciate what really matters in life!

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Psalm 117:1-2

 
 
 


 
Praying for all as the final week of the Christmas season is before us -
praying for much joy, peace and love!
 




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1 comment:

  1. Lovely post! Makes me feel Christmassy just reading it!

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