Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Blessings to all

Just a short post to wish that we all would remember the blessings of 2008 and commit this next year to living every day with God's will as our guide. That every moment would be worship to Him.

Blessings to you all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper and wire-edged ribbon
2. Real tree or Artificial? I love real trees, such a yummy smell.
3. When do you put up the tree? Alas, we don't have a tree. (Moving and setting up trees don't mix.)
4. When do you take the tree down? see #3
5. Do you like eggnog? I love to have one glass a year.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably my Anne of Green Gables set.
8. Easiest person to buy for? My daughter. ;D
9. Do You have a nativity scene? Yes. A family we know moved last year and gave us theirs.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Do people email Christmas cards?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't remember an especially bad gifts.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? December 26
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I remember, but I would if it was new and I was sure that the other person would enjoy it more than me.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? the Mexican fiesta we have every year...and fudge.
16. Lights on the tree? Lots of white one. ;D
17. Favorite Christmas song? Ukrainian Bell Carol
18. Travel for Christmas or stay home? I would love to stay home and have everyone come to me, but as long as we live within driving distance of both our parents, we will be traveling to the Grandparents' homes.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I'm not sure.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? All day Christmas...see #18
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Impatient people!!!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Blue and snowflakes.
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? Mexican fiesta!!!!! Taquitos, tamales, Spanish rice...yum-yum!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Plants and stuff for my new house.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

An award that is all me

Back at the end of November I was nominated for an award by one of my favorite blogs, Stop and Smell the Chocolates. It is called the Booklover's Award. (For those of you who know me, this makes no sense at all...*wink, wink*)

The instructions for this award are to find the book closest to you, turn to page 56, and type in the fifth sentence plus a couple more after that.

Since I have been reading through the Anne of Green Gable's series, the closest book to me is, Rilla of Ingleside. So here goes...

None of the Reeses were in khaki. Rilla waned to cry, too--but she would not. What was that horrid old Mrs. Drew saying to mother, in that melancholy whine of hers? "I don't know how you can stand this, Mrs. Blythe. I couldn't if it was my pore boy." And mother--oh, mother could always be depended on! How her grey eyes flashed in her pale face.

If you haven't read this book, it's worth it if you liked Anne of Green Gables, the books or the movies.

As for the 5 people I will pass it on to...

How about anyone who wants to be a part! I just ask that you let me know if you do post on it so I can come and read it. :D

Thanks again, Lisa! (If anyone wants to read her original post, you can do that here.)

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Great Hubby

As part of my campaign to show him just how wonderful I think he is for taking the last 3 days to paint our new home in the perfect collection of colors, I am dedicating this blog entry to my dear Hubby, who is at this very moment, putting the finishing touches on the paint in our new home.

Thank you so much for all the hard work, long hours and heartache (not to mention back aches, shoulder pain, knee pain and any other pain I have missed). It will make my days of standing in the kitchen, making breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the years to come, times to remember why I'm there and who it is all for.

And if that is not enough, just think of how much nicer it will be to eat in a kitchen that is painted daisy yellow instead of blue! I've heard that blue hinders food digestion...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time to Move Again...

For the fourth time during our year and a half marriage, my husband and I are moving. The difference this time is that we are moving to a home, our first real home; the reason being that this week we bought our first home.

As I am writing this, my husband is painting my new kitchen. This will be the first time since we got married that we have been able to choose our own colors. We will finally have enough room to store things, somewhere for the kids to play in when they get older. It is a blessing we have been waiting forever for.

And yet, even as I am packing for this move, I can't help but think that someday soon, I will be called to a home that I have been waiting for even longer. A home that will all that I have ever wanted or ever could want. One that is more beautiful than my little dream house. One where Someone is waiting for me who is even more wonderful than my husband and daughter, which is saying something.

For someday soon, I will wake up in Heaven with my Jesus. And finally, truly, I will be home for good. And the best part is once I am there, I will never have to move again.

(*Edited to note that the house pictured is alas not mine. I don't have any pictures of our home but that was such a nice one I thought it captured the spirit of our new home.*)


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