well y'all, i survived christmas and the new year!

christmas is really one of my favorite times of the year, not just because i get to be blown away by the incredible sacrifice our Lord made for us by coming down from heaven, but also because people are just a little friendlier (except -- not in the stores!). the older i get, the more i believe in the idea of "holiday cheer". i love new years too, because there is nothing like a "clean slate".

we didn't do much this christmas. it didn't even feel like christmas. it was hot. the sarge and i went outside with gracie and hung out on our back lawn for a while before the sun beat us into submission. then we went and had dinner with a new-ish friend. this was the first christmas that i didn't go to church ON christmas or the day before -- which was weird. our church had services starting on thursday. 

other than that, we didn't exchange gifts, really. except gracie -- she got greenies because her breath is so bad haha. but it's time for a new year. you know surviving the holidays is a big deal for my high-anxiety, but i even met some nice gals along the way.

have you made any new year's resolutions yet? i am committing to trying new things in 2012. off the shelf in 2012 -- that's my motto. why not be great this year? i'm praying for the sarge every day -- 31 one days to pray for your spouse. how are you kicking off the new year?

love, me


random updates

so, now that things are less hectic and i'm in a better place, i decided i should get back to updating everyone on my random life.

i know.

you're excited.

i'd like to blame the layout that i made: it's cute but uninspiring. so i'll be updating that soon. here are the things you'll want to know to catch up with me and the sarge...

1. we took a three week vacation to arkansas. we drove. gracie came with us... AMAZING.

 she saw her first snow...

2. we adopted a baby.

ok just kidding... that's our nephew. but we did decide we want to adopt, rather than go the fertility route. maybe, just maybe, i'll get one of these:

3. we are getting a new couch... praise the lord. this is the one i love the most -- it's SO comfy!

4. we had our two year anniversary! yay! the sarge did SUCH a good job. he SURPRISED me and took me to catalina!

5. we decorated our FIRST christmas tree. it's REAL. it's the sarge's first real tree, ever, and my first one in a long time. it smells HEAVENLY in this house!

well, merry christmas. (hopefully) i'll see you WELL before christmas :)

love, me