Friday, December 9, 2011

Our tree

This year we trimmed our little aluminum tree with old glass ornaments from the goodwill.
They are so delicate and sweet.
I'm sure a few will be lost for the cause this christmas...but I'm gonna enjoy them while they last.

Ayden wasn't very excited about having a "short, silver tree."
I guess it's not really christmas in our house because our tree isn't green.
Don't you love when your little ones speak their mind?
It's pretty funny the things they come up with...
and I only wish I could speak my mind half as much as him!

I love this time of year!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Redlands has a Christmas Parade every year,
which is honestly one of my favorite things to do during the holidays.
We get to sit outside, drink coffee and say Merry Christmas to just about every person that walks past.
It's awesome.
And it reminds me of how much I love living in this town!

This year though was even more special...
because Brandon played his Sax in the elementary school marching band! I have never been more excited in my life!

When I saw the band coming, I started taking pictures like a mad women in hopes that I would catch one of him & my camera was being slow as dirt. I was so afraid I'd miss this moment!!!
But when I went thru the photos at the end of the night I got the sweetest shot of him and I'm so grateful for it!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


SO I'm reading this new book,
and it's weighing so heavily on my heart.
Exposing so much of who I think I am, and how much of this person I don't recognize at all.

It's amazing what you start realizing about yourself when you start looking inward...
where your priorites lie and well, mine are pretty upside down.

I dream of a person who is completely selfless,
so full of love it shines out of me like the sun...
and as I read the words in this book I realize how far I have to go to get there.