Monday, February 10, 2014

Christmas 2013

Christmas was magical this year. We made so many good memories as a family that ill forever cherish. Charles, the elf became part of our Christmas traditions(thanks to Gamma) & Brodie fell in love with Christmas everything. He can now sing all the main Christmas songs and tell you all about the main characters. As much as he loves Santa, he would not sit in his lap so we didn't force a picture. From riding around to looking at lights to visiting Gamma's decked out house we made Christmas special this year. My favorite memory is asking Brodie "What does Santa say?" He would reply. "Ho, Ho, Ho Mewwy Tismas!"

Brodie was sick on Christmas, but he still managed to keep good spirits

Christmas Eve: we spent it with Phillips side of the family. Everyone came over to Granny & Pa's to eat and exchange presents. Brodie got a scooter from Granny & Grandpa, a jeep with from Heather & Aunt Patricia, an electronic dinosaur, planes soap containers that float in the bathtub, & pjs from Aunt Karen. He had a blast with his cousins.

Christmas morning, we woke up at about 9:30 am. Brodie ran into the living room and he picked up the batman toy! Santa brought him:
-John Deere tractor
-Georgia boots
-Chuggington Wooden train set with several magnet trains.
-Batman house
-Spiderman mask
-Playdough Trash truck
-tons of trucks, got wheels
-Monkey bookbag for school
-swing set (granny & pa)

After opening presents we went to Gamma's house. She cooked wings, French fries and dessert. We opened presents and Brodie got:
-Swing Set
-Monster Truck power wheels (pAinted by Gamma)
-John Deere tractor toy.

More than anything, I felt extremely blessed this year. Brodie was blessed and that's all that mattters. 


Busy. I look back on my old blog posts and read about my own, personal "busy" life. I think "busy" is how most people would describe their life. I've come to realize over the past few months that busy means something completely different to each person. I hear some people who say they are busy and I automatically disagree with their "busy." Does this make sense?? 

My busy has become this: 2 full time jobs, full time online degree, studying for a licensing exam, being wife, being mom, & being godmom. Whoa. That is my life. I love my little blog, but my busy life has yet again caused me to forget it...or should I say put it on the back burner of my huge to do list that never shortens but only continues to grow.

In my new "busy" I've learned to appreciate every moment with my little boy. For 2 years I stayed at home with him and now I work 7 days a week. It. has. been. rough.  <~mostly for me.  He has adjusted so well-I'm so proud of my big boy.  I still can't believe he is two years old.

Church<~this use to be something that kept me busy that no longer does. I feel a void on Sundays that I need to fill. Instead of work, I want/need to be at church.  This is my eliminate working on Sundays to get my family back in church. Although, I'm not in a church, I have a deeper relationship with God than I ever have. I hear him so clearly these days. It's an amazing feeling. I'm ready to find a "home" to share my gifts.

Life is good. I can't or will not complain. I'm so thankful for a God that has been by my side every step of the way. If you ever need an encouragement on faith, this girl is who you need to call. ;)