I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all!!!
I have always been a huge fan of Christmas! It gets to the point where Nathan will become the grinch just to counteract my excitement. I love to drive around and look at the lights that people put on their houses, put up my decorations on November first, try new recipes to bring on platters to the neighbours, wrap presents that I began buying in July, etc. It gets me so excited that I hardly sleep the night before a family gathering! And I love it!
This year my excitement is even greater then it has ever been! Not because of all the wonderful gifts that I am given, but because I have such a precious gift that God is trusting me and Nathan with. Owen gets to celebrate his first Christmas! We had our first family gathering today and I felt pure joy watching him get excited about his gifts. I know that this is not the reason that we celebrate this holiday, but I understand now why parents spend so much money on their children. It is exciting! This year Nathan and I are also planning a little family celebration of our own which we have never done before. We will be spending time as a family, not just a couple! I am thrilled!
God has blessed us greatly this year and I don't have words great enough to thank Him. We would love to celebrate with Mason as well, but know that he is having a much greater celebration then us! We will begin tradtions this year with Owen that will hopefully continue throughout the coming years.
God bless you greatly this year and enjoy this next week of celebration!!!