my dog Fievel & my sister's dog Bali.
We've had a great time together! I have been wanting a puzzle for months - i don't know why; i haven't done one in ages! But i just got it in my head that i wanted to do a puzzle. So we bought one to do over the holidays. We've been working on that a lot!
We're almost done now... & i'm wanting another one! HA! I've enjoyed this time together so much with my hubby. I can't believe it's only Friday - I feel like we should have work tomorrow! HAHA. We've really enjoyed working on this puzzle, reading, sipping hot chocolate & just enjoying each others company.
Last night, we went to Brad's Uncle Kenny & Aunt Annette's house to be with my mother-in-law's side of the family. It was a great time! Then we went to Brad's parents to open gifts between just the 5 of us. Brad, his parents, his sister, & i. I got some great things from Brad's parents - a beautiful gown, a cookbook, a journal, a $40 gift card to Barnes & Noble, and $100 cash! WOAH! How sweet is that?! Brad's sister, Jaimie, got me a BEAUTIFUL handpainted ornament. I am going to have to post a pic of it later! =)
Brad got some great things as well. Including these hilarious pj pants! Would you believe that's what they are?! We were cracking up at them!!
When we got back to my parent's that evening around 10 pm, Brad made some coffee & we started working on our puzzle again! Time flies when you are doing a puzzle, let me tell you! We worked away & were not tired at all. Finally, we looked at the clock & it said 2:10!! We said, "that cannot be right?!" But it was! We could not believe we stayed up that late! I still can't believe it! But what a great time we had together. =)
Today was a perfect day. I love spending time with Brad. I can't say it enough! I love spending time with his family also! They're wonderful!! Today, Christmas dinner was planned for 2 o'clock. Last year we did it at noon & the families with children had a harder time getting there by then. So we changed it to 2 today. This was MORE than okay with us! So we woke up this morning & exchanged gifts just between us. =) I got Brad a gift card to Barnes & Noble (trust me- this is what he wants more than anything! He would be disappointed if i got him anything else!) and he got me some beautiful jewelry! A cross necklace with matching ears & another beautiful pair of earrings. I loved it! He did a great job!
We spent the morning drinking coffee, eating cinnamon rolls & working on that puzzle! Then i got to cooking! I made my mean Green Bean Casserole & a new recipe I hadn't tried before, Peanut Butter Blossoms. Both were delicious!! We headed to Brad's Uncle Cliff & Aunt Paula's. LOVE their house! We had a fabulous time! I am always laughing till my stomach hurts over there!! Not to mention the BEST food! Good thing it was my lunch AND dinner! =) We truly had a great time as we always do with this crazy fun family!! Here are some pics from the day...
Granny & Jaimie (my sister-in-law)
Cousin Whitney & her new PINK BB gun! How funny is that?!
Brad's Aunt Paula & her grandbabies Kiersten & Rylee. Are they not precious!? I love them.
The newest addition to the family - Baby Hayden!! (Kiersten & Rylee's baby sister!)
Cousin Megan & Sister-in-law Jaimie
Me & the man I love.
Today I have been a little overwhelmed with my love for my husband. I have a lot of days like that...they're more common than not. I told him tonight that i don't know what i will do when i have kids. Because i've heard moms say that they feel like their hearts will BURST with love for their kids... & they don't think their heart can contain any more love! But i already feel like that for my husband! I swear, i am not trying to be dramatic here, but sometimes I'm just overwhelmed by how GOOD God is & how much he blessed me with this husband. And i just don't know if my heart could stay intact with any more love! I know that made no sense. But i'm just saying. I'm feeling the love. To quite an alarming degree. ;) And it's him. And his family. And my family. And our friends. And our God. SO many people to be thankful for. So many blessings.
This is the verse that has repeated over & over in my head all day. The true reason for the season: "For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given... His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace" Isaiah 9:6
And aren't those names fitting for Him? He has definitely proved to be those things in my life time & time again! I hope He has been for you as well. Or that He WILL be in 2010. (Wow. Can you believe it? 2010?!)
I hope your Christmas is also merry & bright. =)