Monday, December 20, 2010

"Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat..."

Yes, Jon has been singing songs from the "Muppet Christmas Carol" for the last month!  It's finally here though!  Our favorite time of year!

The stockings have been hung on the stairs with care... Holiday cards too!

Our Christmas tree is decorated and lit... and still surviving it's daily attack from Sookie ;-)  She's addicted to everything that dangles! Oh and don't mind the big wooden box on the side of the tree.  I cannot wait to open it!  I asked my brother-in-law, Ron if he wouldn't mind doing some artwork (he is an artist who also teaches high school and coaches HS lacrosse and wrestling)  for our new home.  I have no clue what it is or what it looks like.  I've been dying to see it!

Decorations are hung outside (okay, so two bows and a Mickey and Minnie Christmas sign...)

I love this time of year.  It's a time that we get to spend with the ones we love and a time that we celebrate our Savior's birth.  This will be our 5th Christmas together.  Our 4 year anniversary is this week!  Another really special thing about this Christmas is that this will be the first time that I have had the opportunity to spend it with Jon's family.  We will be doing a service project on Christmas morning.  I love being able to give to others and helping those in need. I am excited to do something new as a family! 

This last year has been so amazing and I have so much to be thankful for.  Well, the last few years have been completely crazy and life changing- but this last year has just come with so many exciting new things.  Jon graduating with his masters and being blessed with a great job opportunity, moving across the country  to TX, living close to family, running marathons... we haven't been without our struggles, but we have been extremely blessed and I hope this next year will be just as good. 

1 comment:

allie said...

Great decorating! It looks fantabulous! Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy 4 yr anniversary!