Happy Wednesday Everyone!
If we could meet for coffee today I would tell you that how it’s snowing outside, the beautiful white gentle snow that dances as it moves across the sky and gently graces the ground. I love the snow, their is something cozy about the winter blanket of snow outside the window while we are cozy in our home. A home filled with cozy Christmas lights, laughter, playtime and love – lots and lots of love.
I’d tell you that we put up our Christmas tree the week before Thanksgiving, which I’ve never done – ever, but this year it was different. In the past I felt like if I did it early I would be skipping right over the Thanksgiving holiday without the proper acknowledgement to the holiday but this year, I felt different. Last year we thought we would be closing on a house right before Christmas, then it moved to immediately after (which eventually led to – we’re never buying the stupid house ever – but I digress.) So we didn’t decorate last year more than a tiny Christmas tree on top of a living room speaker. If I’ve learned anything within the last 19 months of home searching it’s that it’s not the house, it’s who you share it with. We don’t like this house and wish we could pack up and move tomorrow but for right now it is home. This year I wanted to make for certain that I decorated if for no other reason than A. It’s her first exciting Christmas, the one where all the real excitement and traditions begin to bloom. I wasn’t going to let decorating fall through the cracks. And what’s not to be thankful for when you have a home full of white lights & holiday cheer?!
I would tell you that Pretty low-key, went to my grandparents house for dinner. Nothing too exciting except for they had bought some “candles” that use oil and my granddad didn’t get smokeless…so about the time the turkey came out the house was filling with smoke, we chalked it up to the turkey only to realize 45 minutes later it was the candles. Wyatt came home grey and we all had suet in our noses. It was grand.
I would tell you that the most Black Friday shopping we did was to the local grocery store, I did get a new cookie jar though – $6 regularly $20 so I really just couldn’t pass it up.
I would tell you that 4 day weekends with Ryan spoil the daylights out of me because it’s so nice to have him home. We had a lovely weekend together spending time as our little family of three. It really spoiled all of us I think.
You’d probably ask how the home search is going and I would tell you it’s nearly non-existent. I would tell you that we aren’t real hopeful at this point, after all it’s been 19 months, but that we feel like we are being pushed to find a new job for Ryan which will lead us to where we would want to buy and potentially allow us a higher buying budget. It’s all out of our hands and in His, really. But if you wanted to send a few prayers our way we would appreciate it.
I would tell you tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and I am more in love with Ryan now that I’ve ever been in our almost 8 year relationship and I’m so incredible grateful for him and for our marriage. Id tell you that it’s hard to believe Christmas is almost here and A’s shopping is done minus her stockings and we have a couple other gifts to grab still.
Id ask you how your thanksgiving was and if you are ready for Christmas. Id ask you how you are and how your family is, too. So, what would you tell me all about?!