Monday, December 24, 2012


Oh google, did you realize how many bloggers you would stop in their tracks by cutting their picasa storage space? Given, it takes about 5 minutes to create a new google account and add yourself as an author, but life has been too crazy for that. Sorry, everyone. I'm back!

Life has been crazy busy. Full of wonderful things, but crazy busy. I've started a new job working for an SAT prep company. I feel very blessed to have found a flexible gig with good people. I'm working 7 hours a week to start out, and all when Rob can be home with the kids. I've been spending a lot of time trying to remember this algebra stuff I haven't attempted in 8 years, doing all my training activities, and getting comfortable with the curriculum. 

Music has also been filling my life up with good things. I thoroughly enjoyed leading our ward choir this Christmas, and I also participated in a choir that sang for a nursing home. It has been wonderful to have these songs in my soul this season, and it has made me feel very connected to and grateful for my Heavenly Father.

We spent Thanksgiving with Rob's dad in South Carolina. We ate a lot of good food, slept a lot of good sleep, and had a lot of great conversation. If that's not a good vacation, I don't know what is. Hooray for great in-laws!
My wonderful mom came out for a week in December, and it was amazing to have her here. We saw the trains at the Botanical Gardens. We did insane amounts of Christmas crafts with Emily. We stayed up late watching Twilight (my mom and I, not the kids). We went to the mall. We saw the Christmas lights at the temple. I loved having her here. Now I just have to figure out how to get my hands on a transporter so we can do this more often...

My wonderful mom also watched the kids overnight so we Rob and I could have an early anniversary celebration. We went down to Charlottesville, where we toured Monticello, enjoyed the pedestrian mall, and made a glass ornament at the Glass Palette. I doubt I'll get a specific anniversary post done this year, but wow, do I love that man. It is wonderful to be seen exactly as I am, and loved all the more for it. It is wonderful to spend every day with someone who is so unbelievably good and kind. Life is very good with him in it.

Merry Christmas, everyone! I'm grateful for your love and friendship.