Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Midweek Randoms

To start off with, I made another batch of my humus this past week for our first ever dip dinner.  I made Bech snap a quick picture before everyone came over.

Second, it is now officially November.  Which means I can now officially start celebrating Christmas.  Because tonight is premier party for Mistletoe Marketplace.  And to me, that officially kicks of Christmas season.

And I know some of y'all are going to be thinking, "But what about Thanksgiving?  How dare you forget about Thanksgiving?"  And you know what...I'm okay with jumping over Thanksgiving.  Jack has three Turkey day outfits that he is going to be wearing over the next few weeks, and that will be fun.  And I love Thanksgiving Day.  

But it's just a day about the earthly world I live in.  And Christmas is about the coming of Christ.  Christmas is about the redemption of the world and of us.  Thanksgiving is a fun holiday...Christmas is an absolutely beautiful celebration of the gospel!  

Okay, sorry about that tangent.  All that to say, I plan on beginning to celebrate Christmas now, and I think that's okay!

I absolutely LOVE Christmas, and am so excited about another Christmas season.  Especially our first Christmas with Baby Jack!

Seriously, I love this little guy.

He has to be one of the happiest people I have ever been around.  I really hope that this is what his personality will be like as he grows older.  He is just so laid back and fun.

As a side note, I had an absolutely awful day today.  Could you think of me in your prayers this week?  I have a not so fun situation that I have to deal with, and I am not looking forward to it.

As another side note, I am going to be buying our Christmas tickets for home tomorrow!  Yay!  I am so excited to be home again.  

I hope that you all are having wonderful weeks.  Sorry for such a random disjointed post...My brain is just crazy right now!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With regard to Thanksgiving (proper pronunciation emphasizes the penultimate syllable): It is not simply an earthly day, but a day to glory in and thank our generous God. He has bountifully given us not only all we need, but it is even enjoyable (food is not just gruel, but wonderful, family is not just productive but fun). Thanksgiving is praising God as Creator, and as Father, abundantly overflowing with love and care for especially for his children. I, as a registered grump, am a bit bothered by the constant influx of Christmas. This is largely because I don't feel like Christ is invading, but marketing. I know you love Christmas, and why shouldn't you? But, I only register my complaints with regard to the marketing aspect of Christmas in hopes to elevate the place of simple, thankful Thanksgiving.