“December is the month of light. It is full of the beauty of the love we can bring into our life.
You can choose to be stressed or you can choose to let the small stuff go and be peaceful this Holiday season.
It really is a choice you make.”
― Eileen Anglin
Hanukkah is here and what better way to celebrate the festival of lights than to go light looking! Thankfully a nearby town has a beautiful display set up around their park trail and pond! I thoroughly enjoyed this! It is one of the best times I have had in a while! I will most definitely be back next year!
Boy will be boys! Hubby asked Adam to burn out all the old gas in the tiller so he hooked up his makeshift donkey cart and let the self-propelled tiller do the work! Smart redneck I have right there!
We wanted to go bike riding for exercise but the kids did not so we let them stay by the truck and attempt to fish while we rode. They didn’t catch a thing but I have a feeling they didn’t try too much but we enjoyed out biking so win for us!
I am extremely happy to say my daughter got a job at an animal hospital like she had been wanting for about a year now! She will also be eligible to become a vet tech through their in house program when she is ready too. She does look awfully cute in scrubs!
Festival of Trees at the Museum, A Night at Ol’ Bethlehem reenactment, family craft time, and snack box gifts to close out Hanukkah this year! The tree displays were beautiful and so very creative, Bethlehem lost electricity just a few minutes after we arrived so we had to leave which was disappointing, family craft time was nice, and the kids always like snacks!
The kids joined the extended family and friends for a game night, we opted out, just wasn’t feeling social (that comes and goes) but from what I hear they enjoyed making fun of their uncle’s drawing skills so they had fun!
Another geocaching adventure, can’t seem to make them darn kids behave even in cemeteries but they love their tree climbing!
Because our beliefs are a mixture of Hebraic and Christian and we love the culture of both we went ahead and let the kids each have a gift on Christmas day and made a big meal to enjoy since we are rarely all home at the same time these days.
Hubby’s 50th birthday!! We decided to go out of town for the weekend. It is pretty nice to know that our kids are finally old enough we can leave them without supervision! We stayed in a hotel, went out to eat, had pizza which was the first time since our weight loss surgery. We were only able to visit the Natural History Museum because due to the government shut down the Bush Museum was closed but it was still a nice little getaway. We need to do this way more often, it reminds us that we are more than just parents of these kids we have poured ourselves into, we are two individuals who love each other and enjoy spending time doing things we like!
This year was a rollercoaster but as it draws to its end I have to say I believe we are adjusting to the ups and downs and while there will always be the scary drop-offs along this road we are on we do appreciate the level moments more because of them. Life will always through stuff at you, that is a guarantee, it is all about how you learn to deal with it that matters, and we are learning very quickly to accept the things we cannot change and enjoy each good moment as much as possible!
God, grant me the Serenity
To accept the things I cannot change…
Courage to change the things I can,
And Wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His will.
That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
Peace, love, joy, and blessings,
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