Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful Merry Christmas today! I know I am!

Monday, December 22, 2008

drum roll please...

Yay! I am pregnant! What an amazing Christmas present for our family! We are so excited to have a new addition to our family in the middle of August or so. I guess with the third pregnancy comes a really quick gut!LOL My belly is already sticking out and I am just trying to figure out if I am retaining water, or if this is the start of my belly bump?! Fun stuff!
Also we have Grandpa and Grandma visiting right now (Darin's parents). They came in on Saturday, so we got to share the good news with them. We've been having a great visit so far.
After Christmas Darin and I are taking care of the special babysitters we have here and going away to Florida for a few days. We are both sooo excited. We're actually going on a date tonight too! Lucky us to have Grandma and Grandpa here!
Anyway, we are still enjoying this wonderful season, and really getting ready for Christmas! Can't wait!

Monday, December 8, 2008

"Happy Holidays" or whatever I'm supposed to say...

Ok, well this Christmas I am definitely in the spirit. I am just having one problem that is especially weighing on my heart. Why??? Do people celebrate Christmas that don't follow Christ? And, why do these kind of people who celebrate Christmas, and those who don't celebrate Christmas care whether people say "Merry Christmas?" I mean, it has always bothered me that people are stifled out of saying "Merry Christmas" but just this year it is occurring to me (and frankly driving me crazy) that people want Christmas, but they don't want the meaning. They want presents, and they want the good feeling that Christmas brings, but they don't want the reason that we even have such a holiday... and really, sadly they don't know that the meaning is so much more important than the stuff! Why would we say Happy Holidays? Why would we have a Christmas tree, why would we spend billions of dollars every December if it wasn't to celebrate the life of our Savior, and WHY the heck would we try to put a different name on it? Or not shout it from the rooftops?
This is REALLY bugging me!
I said I am "in the spirit" and I am. I LOVE my Lord, and I am in the spirit of celebrating His life and what it means for me for my husband, my kids, my friends, my family, the world. I was listening to the song "Mary did you know" (I don't know who sings it... a lot of people I imagine) and it really got me thinking about Mary... I guess that is what it is supposed to do. But how strange for this woman to watch her son grow up and see what He was, what He came to do. There is one line in the song that says something like "Mary did you know that the son you delivered would someday deliver you?" How amazing! How wonderful! I am so excited to be a christian... So sad for those poor people who are walking around saying Happy Holidays. What a sad state to be in.