Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shame...







The decorations are packed away.  Routines are getting back to normal.  As Christmas 2012 becomes a memory, I realize, once again, I am disappointed.  No, not because I didn't receive a gift that I wanted, gifts don't matter to me.  Not because of being so far away from family, which is usually the biggest disappointment.  Nor because we didn't have a white Christmas.  While those things are special, they just don't measure up to the real reason I feel something akin to shamefulness this year.  

The hype of the season is always a sore spot with me but even that isn't the root of the matter.  What really bothers me this year, is that I didn't remind those people I came in contact with, about the reason for Christmas.  I just went about my business not even taking the time to think about it much, myself.  I don't know why.  Maybe it was because I really wasn't ready for the holiday to come around.  I just haven't come to terms, I guess, with this year coming to an end so quickly.  Maybe with all the ups and downs of this year, put me in a state of mind where it just didn't cross my mind.  Maybe the outside world was just too much for me.  I don't know.  

What I do know is that I am ashamed of myself.  I love Jesus with all my heart and it makes me very sad that I didn't share him with others during this very special time...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Returning to the blog world and decorating the tree

I deleted, all of my blogs, several weeks ago.  I thought I was done with the whole online journaling thing but I was wrong.  I missed it.  I like sharing our every day lives with family and friends.  I love to show off my photos and the crafts that I, sometimes, finish.  And naturally, I love to brag about our grandblessing.  She is our life so why shouldn't I brag, right?  So I am back.  I can't promise I will have a new post every day or every week.  It may be a month before I get back in and post something new.  I simply like the fact that I can come in and write about something that is special to me.

A few nights ago, the Princess spent the night with us and we put up our tree.  She had so much fun and I was noticing how OCD she is.  Every ornament she put on, had to be hooked just a certain way.  It was so funny.  Just going to share a few pics of that special time.

Hanging the ornaments just so...


Gazing at her reflection...



And of course, what's decorating the tree without a little horseplay with her favorite uncle...