Today I am mailing out this year's Christmas cards. For the last several years, this has become a tradition, to have a family picture taken and sent out (in Christmas card form) to family and loved ones during the holidays.
This year's picture isn't my favorite. (Last year's was cuter even if we lost Raina a little in all that black!) But it's still a cute card and since this is where my "blog family" is located, I thought I would share it with all of you!
I really do wish all of you a safe, happy and Merry Christmas! And I hope this year everyone has the time to sit back and reflect on what this holiday is truly about. The blessings that He has bestowed on you and the wonderful people (and puppies) that God has made a part of your life. This time of year can be stressful (baking and presents and shopping, oh my!) but it can be such a magical time too, if you let it! I am so grateful for all that I have. . .
. . . an amazing husband who adores me and who sometimes I wonder if I really deserve.
. . . a sweet little dog who loves to cuddle one minute and bark her little butt off the next.
. . . an infuriating, but wonderful family who I couldn't live without. Especially a mother who has always put me first, even when I'm all grown up.
. . . and a wonderful group of friends that I know would do anything for me if I ever needed it.
. . . Oh! And the DOC, who always lends an ear and a shoulder when life just gets to be too much and I can't quite take it anymore.
I really am grateful. There isn't much more in life that I could ask for (::cough:: baby ::cough::). May you all have a blessed Christmas!
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
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