Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family!
Forgive us for the hiatus of blog posts lately, my computer has been on "donotwanttowork" mode lately, and since that's where all of our pictures are stored...we can't seem to blog without any pictures. However, this is no excuse for some good ol' fashion updates. Ryan and I have been busy lately. December brought a get together at our friend's Beth and Cody Kluver's home while watching the Big 12 Championship, Christmas cookie baking, exchanging stocking stuffers, work christmas parties, ice skating, and enjoying the beautiful snowfall and winter weather that God has given us.

I have noticed that bad weather usually puts people in bad moods. On facebook today, it seemed like every other status was blaming mother nature for not being able to be with their loved ones this Christmas. Now, I realize people have to plan out work schedules and family schedules in advance, so its not so easy to just pick up and head out the door whenever a storm might be on its way. I just wish we could all see the beauty in every little thing God gives us. For me, and I think I can speak for Ryan as well, snow and chilly weather reminds us of Christmas. Just this morning as I was driving to work, I was singing along to Christmas carols as I was bundled up in my coat and mittens. Christmas isn't about cookies, presents, trees or parties. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. So when tempers flare around this Christmas time, remember the true reason you are celebrating.

My family just got word today that my 25 year old cousin, Klayton, is starting hospice care. A very intense form of cancer started in his lungs in September and has spread through his bones and has reached his brain. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers this Christmas season as well.

May you and your family and friends be so very blessed this Christmas Season and all year through. Remember that life's a gift, God's greatest blessing of all.

1 comment:

Carroll Family Three said...

Merry Christmas Amberly & Ryan! Thank you for the kind reminder that the real reason for the season is celebrating the birth of Jesus! Lots of love from the Carroll fam!