Merry Christmas! I am so happy, it is officially Christmas time! I love the radio stations, the decorations, I just love it all. The present wrapping is even fun! Okay after about the 47 gift that I've wrapped I am sufficiently all done. I am hyped for the Nutcracker which I get to attend with my friend Alyssa. I can't decide what I am going to wear. But since I have a few days I am not worried. I love the holiday season! Christmas is the best time of year.
But in the fun of all these things I often forget the reason for this fabulous season. Jesus, his birth, his life. That is the reason for this season. I know that if I said that the gifts didn't matter I would kind of be lying. I really enjoy them, would I be devastated if we didn't have them sure. But I also know that I can enjoy getting and giving while loving the reason for the season. I am so glad that we have the joy of Christmas. Imagine how boring winter would be if there was no gift shopping, gift wrapping, decorating, or carol singing. I would imagine I would be so sad and bored. Jesus gives the whole season a reason. Sure you can give gifts, sing songs, and decorate, but it isn't half as fun if there is no rhyme or reason to your gift giving, song singing, or decorating. I also really enjoy the reading of the bible story, the contemplating I due daily during the season of Mary. (I just can't figure that one out. ) I also enjoy the few, okay, lots of weeks off.
But in the hustle and bustle I pray that I would not forget why I am here. Praise the Lord for the oppurtunity to live here and celebrate Christmas!
By the by do you like my new background??
Friday, November 6, 2009
Yeah!! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!! I so wish that it could just hurry up and be Thanksgiving! I love the holidays so much. I heard Christmas music playing in a couple of stores in the mall. I wanted to dance. And in Gymboree the little TV show was about Christmas. They wanted the kids to make themselves into a Christmas tree. I was very excited. And in Bath and Body Works they had brought out their fabulous Christmas scents!! I started listening to Christmas music a while ago, but I don't think I will ever get sick of it. I don't think ever before in my life I have gotten so excited about it. I think that the holiday it self is more exciting this year because I have no siblings coming to visit. That makes me sad, but I think that I try to allay my frustration about that by becoming excited about this.
I am taking a Calligraphy class at co-op this year, and I cannot wait to use my new skills for holiday decor, and the like. I have already begun practicing to write the place cards for Thanksgiving.
Another super duper exciting thing about this holiday season is the Nutcracker in Seattle. I can hardly wait to go with my friends. I think I am more excited about the Cheesecake Factory afterwards than the actual ballet.
Anyway, sorry to bore you with my random chatter. Today was a surprisingly good Friday. I hope everyone likes (and can read) my new background. VOTE!! The poll is on the right side of your screen. Happy Holidays!