Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Friday, November 25, 2005

words alone cannot describe...but i'll try.

there are a few things that need to be posted up here: wednesday night before thanksgiving dinner at gramma's, thanksgiving at gramma's, yesterday's cowboys game (...) and the events of last night.

however, the batteries in my camera are dead and unlike everyone else on the planet, i am at work today. and i didn't have time to go get more before i got here. in anticipation of those.

but about the events last night...i need to just try to tell you what it was like now. i can't wait until i get batteries.

we put up our christmas tree.

just landon and me. thanksgiving evening. with christmas carols playing. well...the third harry potter was on for awhile, but then it ended and then we had christmas carols. heard about our tree/ornament buying experience at target so i don't need to give you the run down of what we have. but i put up this tree, branch by branch. and then i watched landon wrap the lights perfectly around it. then we hung our sparkly red and gold ornaments all over it.

i felt like a little kid. i had a lump in my throat - a mix between awe, excitment and nostalgia. i remembered the 20-something times i've decorated a christmas tree before. with my family. and this was the first time to do it with my new family...landon.

i wanted to cry thinking of days in the future when our kids would be there. i actually imagined a tiny little person looking at the lower branches with lights twinkling and ornaments shining - eyes wide open with pleasure.

i am so incredibly blessed to have landon as my husband. everyday that i wake up to him i think..."what did i do to deserve such i gift?"

i didn't do anything. i just got lucky. and God must love me.

i can't wait to spend every christmas for the rest of my life with him. it was so special getting the season started with him last night. and even though we don't have much money to lavish presents on each other or anyone else -- i think this is going to be the best christmas on record.

i love you, baby!

it's beginning to look a lot (more) like christmas...

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