Friday, December 18, 2009

Random thoughts

Lots of things swimming in my head today.

-Christmas is only 1 week away!!! It doesn't feel like it. It rarely does anymore. Something about getting older, I guess, but this year it really doesn't feel like Christmas is here. So what's different about this year? We're still waiting until the last minute to buy gifts...we always do. We're still doing the benevolence program at church...we always do. The difference is we are down to one vehicle right now and it's a truck. We haven't been to the malls or shopping as a family or out and about this year. That makes it very hard to get into the spirit, but very easy to remember why we celebrate this season. It forces me to focus on the WHY not the WHAT.

-I am thankful for God's perfect timing. We can look back and see it in the big things, but what about the little things? I'm not talking about money being there just when we need it or something like that. Today I was about to pull my hair out. The two older kids were driving me up the wall because they are bored and want to do stuff and I have stuff I have to do. When I had just about reached my breaking point, my FIL called and asked if he could take the kids. I said sure and he said, "I thought so. I'm in the driveway!" Praise the Lord I have family who is willing to take both kids off my hands during the day occasionally. I don't know how other moms do it.

-Oh...we are starting up a photography business! We have discovered that we aren't too bad at this picture thing! We both have different strengths behind the camera, but put it together and we can shoot pretty much anything. We are focusing on family photography right now but have done a few headshot sessions, too. If you want to see what we've done you can visit our website.

I guess that's all for now. I'm sure I'll have lots more to say in the coming weeks as we move toward the new year. I always have lofty goals and put them on here. I'll try to make them more realistic this year! :)