Happy New Year! I hope all of you are ringing it in with hope and expectation in a God who can do anything, turn everything to good, and fill us with His Spirit of love, joy, and peace. The hubster and I just got back from an amazing two week vacation, first in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, and then in Virginia, because we couldn’t resist hopping in the car and surprising Steph and her hubby for Christmas. By the way, did you know it’s incredibly hard to find a reindeer headband at highway rest stops when you actually want one?
Anyway, here’s a list of things I learned and loved in December. Thank you a ton for being here and ringing in the new year with us!
The Sound of Music Live with Carrie Underwood was so good. Like, I want to buy it on iTunes and add it to our digital library good. (I know not everyone feels this way, but the hubster sat through almost the entire thing and plus the cast was adorable, so it’s a win.)
Our physical selves might be stuck in a place we don’t want to be, our bodies might be broken, or our bank accounts might be indebted, but our souls are free. We literally cannot be defeated. We are free. (See Galatians 5:1.)
These are great reminders walking into 2014.
Earth Science almond aloe face moisturizer is natural and affordable and my new favorite.
My friend Courtney made this necklace, and I want to wear it everyday or just keep it where I can see it and look at it as art.
My friend Nicole gifted both me and Steph (in the pic above) blue and turquoise beaded necklaces, and I’m wearing them like there’s no tomorrow.
It takes me at least five days to adjust to new time zones. I learned this when we spent 9 days in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Which means it will take me exactly two to three more days to adjust to Eastern Standard Time.
The best way to return from vacation is with a freezer stocked full of pre-made meals and a clean bathroom.
iPhone + adventure to Staten Island + snowy day = my favorite photo of the month.
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