20 December 2011

photobooth, blessings & winter rains

well 'ello.

Christmas is only 4 days away!!! are you rushing to finish everything? are you a rockstar and are totally done & relaxing enjoying everything to the fullest? or are you're like me- only about halfway done but deciding to forget the stress, enjoy the season & let some of those gifts be a few days {or weeks if i have to mail them} late.  needless to say, i have some pretty awesome family & friends to be okay with that:)

we are definitely hoping for a white christmas instead of all this soggy rain!!
though the warmer temps have been nice:)

and can i take a minute to say how blessed i am? various things have been stressful lately... & because of that i've not always rested well. but today when i *finally* stepped back and *really* looked at the bigger picture- all i could see was how much God has blessed me & those around me. like wow. so much.
i have so very much to learn, and i fail in so many areas each day but Jesus continues to pour out blessings. reminds me of a hymn we sing.
"there shall be showers of blessing. this is the promise of love. there shall be seasons refreshing, sent from the Savior above. there shall be showers of blessings, if we but trust and obey. there shall be seasons refreshing, if we let God have His way."

 the chillen's adore photo booth on my Mac. 
thus every so often we'll have these little sessions of playing around with it :)
 of course it brings the best laughs... even weeks later! we take videos too- i have some super cute sisters!
so i thought i'd share the latest "sesh". maybe i'll do a year end photo booth post soon. :D


p.s. mama just gave me that sweater today and though 
i'm not a crazy big fan of wool {can we say *itchy*?!!!!}
i'm a super fan of the sweater. you see, it was my grandmother's.
and my grandfather had a matching one when they were in high school.
how cool is that?! so it's, uh, over 50 years old.
and doubly special because it's the only vintage item of clothing I 
have of hers. 
p.p.s. each year, sitting by the tree is my favorite place to be at night when 
the house is quiet and the lights from the tree are the only ones sparkling.
whether i'm reading, journaling, editing/blogging {like now} or simply 
sitting and thinking... it's the best. do you do the same thing?

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
   make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in,
   every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
   the rough ways smooth.
6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’”
Luke 3:4-6

Merry Christmas!

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