Saturday, December 3, 2011


Outside my window... It is cold and dark, street lamps light up the parking lot

I am thinking... I need to go to sleep, it’s late

I am thankful for... quality time spent with family & friends

From the learning rooms... I am learning to be patient

From the kitchen... Mike cooked dinner tonight! Chicken, rice and broccoli. I am so thankful, it was delicious 

I am wearing... a tank top and yoga pants. (the weather cannot make up its mind…70 degrees or 30 degrees, 70 or 30)

I am creating... a home. I am learning what makes a house a home. A home doesn’t always need to be spotless (even though it drives me nuts if something is out of place!) I am discovering the middle ground between squeaky clean and a hot mess. AND I AM LEARNING TO BE OKAY WITH IT.

I am going... CRAZY! I feel like life is flying by. It’s December, so little time for all of my favorite holiday things. I will make time for them, I will make time for them...

In my mailbox this week... Bills, Bills Bills and more Bills. Oh and Sports Illustrated.

I am reading… nothing at the moment, just finished “What I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married” by Gary Chapman. Great book. I started it before Mike & I got married but I sort of had no time for reading as the wedding approached. Now I have finished it and I am glad I read it. I recommend it to all couples thinking about marriage or are already married. (NEXT: Twilight series or something else?)

I am hoping... snow. If it is cold out, I demand that it snows. What’s the point of cold weather with no snow? Except that Starbucks has great wintertime drinks? (White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha..mmmmm)

I am hearing... the humming of the fan in the corner (because Mike cannot sleep without a light breeze…(yes it is December and we have a fan on while we sleep)

Around the house... the Christmas tree is up and decorated, lights are on the porch and the nativity scene is on display on the bookshelf (one of my favorites, thank you Aunt Kathy!)

One of my favorite things... Christmas music

A few plans for the rest of the (week… end) We have Wyld Life Club Saturday night and a leader appreciation Christmas Party on Sunday. I don’t want to look past the weekend just yet.

“ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28)


  1. I just found your blog! I love it- this is so gentle and your gratitude for "simple things" shines through. I miss you guys but I know you are on such a great journey. Now I'll follow you! Love, Aunt Kathy