December 31, 2014

Happy New Years!

 We had a wonderful christmas full of family time. At first the holidays seemed to be missing something. I'm guessing it's because we are so used to spending it with extended family but we didn't this year. I was a little worried but it turned out to be my favorite christmas ever. Little R is old enough to get the idea of gifts! She loved opening them and playing with them immediately. She even made a gift for her daddy!

Is it terrible that I still have my stocking hanging with all the candy in it? We have had so many sweets in the house that I just don't crave them. Ja. I guess that's not all bad. 

Today is the last day of the year and I am so
excited for next year! This year was full of adjustments and next year I feel like we will just be able to enjoy life. I know things come up when you least expect it but I am still excited. 

I have seen so many people making goals and I think that is wonderful. I don't usually make goals for new years. I do it year round! Especially on General Conference weekends. It always seems like the perfect time to me. 
As a family we have decided to work on our fitness and health. Hopefully we don't forget. :) I have already been working on adding more veggies to our meals and having healthier snacks. It is definitely a work in progress. 

I hope you all have a great New Years!

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!


The Nativity at Temple Square

Every year we do several things to celebrate Christmas and for the first time we went to see the lights at Temple Square. It was pretty amazing. My family took us out for dinner to celebrate my birthday and then we walk around to see the lights. 
Today is the day to keep your hearts near Our Savior Jesus Christ. Remember all He did for us. It is truly amazing to think about all He did just so we could live again. 
Share the gift. If you haven't seen this video yet. I would like to invite you to see it now. 

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful Christmas Day!

December 17, 2014

Christmas Fun

It is that time of year yet again and this time around I have a 2 year old in the house. Her first year, I just had to keep her from eating the wrapping paper. Last year I had to make sure she didn't tip the tree too many times. And this year I keep finding ornaments all over the place. She loved decorating the tree with us but now she just takes the ornaments off. As of now she hasn't tip the tree over but you never know. 

We have been spending time with family so much lately and I must admit it has been good for me. I am such a people person and being at home during the days with only a toddler to talk to gets lonely. I love the days the hubby has off. We get to do so many fun things together. Like running instead of walking everywhere(I guess that happens anyway...).

We finally put our tree up on Saint Nick's Day(it's become a little tradition). And I've been working on Christmas presents. I decided this year I would do my best to make everything I give to my hubby and to R. It had been a bit of a challenge. It takes so much longer but I feel like the gifts will be more appreciated because of it though. 
So wish me luck. 

Thanks for reading along and I wish you happy holidays!

Marie

December 15, 2014

Christmas Time, Overwhelmed....?

I love Christmas time but have you ever noticed all the activities. 
We have somewhere to be at least twice a week until well after Christmas. 

Do you ever find it overwhelming? I do at times. 
Don't get me wrong I love the festivities, especially the time with family and friends.

Recently, I read an article over on Club31women and it has helped me keep perspective this season. I thought you would all enjoy it. 

On a similar note.

I've been reading different stories about people in the 1800s and in my opinion winter exists for a reason. It is the perfect time to make things for your family and to spend time together. 
During the warmer months we spend a lot of time out doing things. And during the winter we are home much more often. 
So I invite you to be purposeful in spending time with your family this holiday season. Make memories with your family that will never be forgotten and keep the Lord in mind as Christmas day approaches. 


Thanks for reading!

December 4, 2014

Share the Gift

As Christmas comes. It is the perfect opportunity to reach out to those around you 
and share the gift. 

I invite you all to visit http://www.mormon.org/christmas 
and to feel the love the Savior has for us.

I know struggles will come and go. Try to keep the faith and reach out to those around you. 
You never know who might need it the most. 

I know that Jesus Christ if our Savior and that though him
all may be saved at the last day. I know that he has suffered all things
so that when life gets hard and we feel like we can't go any further 
He will lift us up and carry us though.