We are getting ready to travel to Southwest Missouri, where my family lives. After that, we are headed to Louisville to see Brian’s sister & her family. After that, we are going to St. Louis to have lunch with some World Harvest representatives. And after that, we are going to Iowa for Brian’s grandmother’s Christmas. We are about to be very, very busy. I made cookies yesterday, and it’s a good thing they travel well.
I’m feelin’ the crunch.
But I’m feeling festive too; it’s our Christmas Eve! Since Brian and I have been married, we have celebrated Christmas together on the morning before we go to visit our families. So, Christmas is not always (only) on the 25th. This year we are celebrating on the 23rd. I am so excited! Brian left part of my Christmas present out on the counter last night and I couldn’t resist. I brewed a pot of Starbucks Christmas Blend to bring on the Christmas Eve feeling. I should have waited, I know… but the temptation was just too strong. Oh, and it’s perfect with the afore mentioned cookies.
Today during naptime my goals are: finish this post, bake more cookies, shower, wrap presents, fill stockings, finish the laundry, and get the house in order. It’s a tall list, but my holiday spirit (and my Christmas Blend) may just carry me through it.
I’m looking back on this year, in awe of everything that has transpired: New baby, sold a house, joined Believers Church, bought a house, bought another house, planned on moving to Minneapolis, planned to stay in Hannibal, plan to pursue missions (for real)…
It’s been a year of planning, revising, & replanning… But I’m thankful for all the little ways (and the big ways) the Lord has led us this year. Who knows what 2010 will bring, but I bet it will be exciting!
Please pray for us, when you think of us, as we try to remain flexible to His plan.