Holiday & weekend thoughts

We had a wonderful time with my Mom and little sister Amanda going to see the lights at Lake Lanier Friday night. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows by the fire and picking out this year’s ornament which has become a family tradition.  These pictures are from my iphone, so they’re not the best of quality.

The nice fire to warm ourselves and roast marshmallows!

The nice fire to warm ourselves and roast marshmallows!

Christmas house at Lake Lanier

Christmas house at Lake Lanier

Roasted Marshmallows

Roasted Marshmallows

Mom and Amanda (with a colorful holiday charactor)

Mom and Amanda (with a colorful holiday charactor)

It was so nice to relax this weekend after such a busy week at work. We enjoyed some hot chocolate as we watched the live nativity scene. It was a great reminder of why we celebrate each and every year. Their arms were raised and they were praising God for our savior. What a beautiful symbol of love.

The Nativity Scene at Lake Lanier

The Nativity Scene at Lake Lanier


Dan and I moseyed around a lot on Saturday. We had my grandparents over for lunch and I made my famous Shepherd’s pie. My grandparents are so wise and we always enjoy the conversations we have with them. It’s always such a joy to spend time with them. Here’s some cute photos from our lazy Saturday afternoon with the pups and some of our holiday decorations.

Santa Summer

Santa Summer

Lizzie trying to show her approval with a kiss, but it was so quick that it went with a blur...

Lizzie trying to show her approval with a kiss, but it was so quick that it went with a blur...

Summer warming herself by the fire

Summer warming herself by the fire

Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating

Its a lazy afternoon for Lizzie and her friend

It's a lazy afternoon for Lizzie and her friend

Dan and Summer hanging out

Dan and Summer hanging out

I’m off to a new week at work. Hopefully this one won’t be as stressful as last week. December is a stressful month in general, so I have come up with a plan to control my stress and anxiety.

  1. I will work out at least 5x a week
  2. I will spend time with God, praying, reading the word and journaling my thoughts every day
  3. I will give back at least once a week to someone in need without expecting anything in return
  4. I will attend yoga class at least once a week
  5. I will leave work at work, and remind myself that I do not get my identity solely through my career
  6. I will spend time with my husband and find ways to enrich our relationship

Everyone: Help hold me accountable to this!

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