Merry Christmas


One of our wonderful neighbors lit luminarias around our neighborhood yesterday evening and it was such a beautiful sight to see.

It really lifted my spirits since I worked until the 23rd and I was exhausted from it.  I’m glad to be on vacation now though, I get to spend much quality time with my family.

From my family to yours, have a blessed Christmas.

We weren’t able to attend Christmas Eve services due to some factors not in our control but we will be watching the morning service online today and rejoicing in our Savior’s birth.

I’m  beyond blessed this year with everything God has shown to us in our lives.

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

So thankful to have M here for Christmas even if he and I get mad at each other over pity things.  The joy of marriage has ups and downs, right? 🙂

Now we will enjoy watching White Christmas while I eat tamales that our neighbor gave me (um, us…I’ll share if M wants a piece). 😉 Then we will open presents and celebrate Christ’s birth.  So thankful for everything God has blessed us with this year…even when we struggled and lost hope. 🙂

Have a wonderful Christmas day & great weekend!!

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My 2014 Christmas List of Thanks


So far 2014 has been a whirlwind of ups and downs for M and I but my list of thanks is a bit long.

  • First Fifth, we are thankful that even though the VA has been a pain to deal with, M and I have been able to survive financially solely on what he gets from the VA.
  • Second, we are thankful for my job that gives us some wiggle room for the crazy surprises life throws at us.
  • Third, we are thankful for the opportunities and blessings God is giving us for the future.
  • Fourth, thankful to be in a warmer climate compared to two years ago.
  • Fifth First, thankful for God’s grace and his Son’s redeeming love.
  • Sixth, thankful for the friendships that have endured the transition from active duty life to retiree/civilian life.

Overall, thankful for those who have stayed around as readers even if life has been hectic and I haven’t posted much.  Very grateful for ya’ll. 🙂

Feel free to share what ya’ll are thankful for this Christmas, I would love to read it.

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