Wednesday, December 03, 2008

memories and new ideas

(Christmas 2006: pre-wedding, pre-baby #3 (my sister's), pre-dark hair, pre-new ideas. It was the year of the elf hats)

This rocked my world. If you are interested in something bigger than yourself, please click here. Around our house, Christmas is not a day it's a season. It technically starts the day after Thanksgiving, (mostly thanks to my sister who appropriately makes sure that we celebrate Thanksgiving before Christmas), but oftentimes I start sneaking in the Christmas music a week or so before Thanksgiving. When that cool weather hits, I can hardly contain myself.

To me, Christmas time is the best time of year. Everything about it is my favorite. My favorite weather. My favorite decorations. My family. Giving. Sharing delicious food and drink. Celebrating the best birthday of all time. Watching my favorite movies. Memories. Listening to my favorite music. Starting traditions. Keeping traditions. Looking at Christmas lights...the list doesn't end. Ever. To me, Christmas is so many things. It is impressive, majestic, magnificent, splendid, glorious. It is wonderful. However, Christmas has changed for me this year... For the better. We are going to do things differently. My family is doing things differently. My friends are doing things differently. My church is doing things differently...and it feels good. We will celebrate Christmas just as big and grand as ever, just in a new way. So, check it out if you feel like being passionate about something.

Happy Christmas season to all...happy winter...happy December. I hope you are able to enjoy the next 21 days to their fullest.

PS- I almost forgot to mention, we are doing great in the new home. Still getting settled, but really loving it out here. I will post pictures when I get around to actually taking some. :)


*aron* said...

YAH rachel! i have missed your blogging... please keep it up :) hehe.

i also LOVE christmas... its the best!

love your feathers above too :)

gene pensiero said...

we started listening to christmas music on november 1 this year.

glad you guys are getting settled.

welcome to THE WEST SIDE!

scary, i know.

Crystal Sauceda-Dodson said...

I too love the Christmas season! Although it's so different here that I am trying to adjust still! We haven't even put our tree up yet :( Today though! How fun! I love Christmas music!

Jamie said...

RACHEY!!! I don't have much time but I wanted you to know I love when you post a new blog. I was excited to hear all about you and your family. I love the photo of you guys with your sis and Josh!! I am so glad you guys are giving to others this year, I checked out the link, so awesome!! I am going to give to an organization called lifewater, through my church. Thanks for inspiring me to do it (your family too). LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!

anne said...

Charming hats!!!!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment Rachel!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome video.I have been a handmade person my whole life and only been to a mall about 4-5 times in my lifetime..always thought I was a weirdo.I grew up poor and we had to make do with everything..habit never changed! One time I had 11 credit cards got rid of them.I have no cell phone either!