This year my hubby and I did not exchange any Christmas gifts. We just did a full kitchen renovation and need to save money. However, my hubby did the whole kitchen reno himself, and I really wanted to say thank you for all his hard work. (He is still doing finishing touches as I type this.) So I decided to stay up late and make a BIG and FUN surprise for him… A Scavenger Hunt!!!
Christmas is a very special time for me. It has nothing to do with presents and everything to do with the the blessings God has given me. I always reflect on the past year during Christmas Mass. Surrounded by family and friends, while singing Christmas carols, I reflect on the past year and all the Lord has given me. However, this reflection has caused me some pain during the past five years. Every year I am beyond thankful for all I have, but there is a deep ache in my heart for the one wish I have not received yet.
For so many years, all I wished for was my husband. I have been praying for my husband since 5th grade. I prayed and prayed that God would give me a kind and faith-filled man to walk through life with. I went through my share of heart aches and there were years I thought my man would never come. Was God listening to me?
What did you ask Santa for Christmas this year?
A new car?
A sweet baby?
A healthy 2017?
A box of dog biscuits? (Oh wait, that’s Bailey’s wish 🙂 )
The hubby and I have started a tradition of going on a trip together instead of exchanging gifts at Christmas. We are always in need of some quality time around this time of year. Last year we went to one of my FAVORITE cities in the US…Nashville, TN! To me, Nashville screams (or sings) southern hospitality. The people are kind and the music is amazing. Christmas is the perfect time to visit Nashville. There is so much to do. The city is simply magical.
Most of us here in the States are in the middle of a polar vortex. As I type this, it is 16 degrees outside at my house. That is ridiculously cold! Bailey loves a brisk walk outdoors, but even he needs to bundle up in this weather. As biting as the cold is, I love it! Yes, I LOVE cold weather!
In all honesty, I woul rather be cold than hot. Anyone else with me?
This week my blog surpassed 1,000 views! Holy moly! Some of you more experienced bloggers probably think 1,000 is just a drop in the bucket. However, for lil ol’ me, it is pretty dang amazing!
I started this blog on a whim. I was going through a huge life change, switching jobs, struggling through infertility, and frankly had no clue where life was going to take me! I found myself in a job that would give me more time to explore new interests. I thought to myself: Is there anything you have often wanted to do, but just didn’t have the time? What would you do, if you weren’t scared?
Infertility can be described in many ways: a roller coaster, a mountain, a marathon. I see it more as stages. Most of the stages aren’t pretty, but they are all necessary to make it to the end. Through my experience, infertility goes through 6 main stages.