Sunday, December 14, 2008

The True Meaning of Christmas

I recieved this email from a friend and thougth that I would post it. It just bring CHRISTmas back into prospective and helped me remember through all the gift buying, Christmas parties, decorations, the planning, the goodies etc. That there is a much more meaningful part to Christmas.....the reason why we have Christmas. Hope you enjoy! XOXO

With 2 weeks before Christmas REMEMBER:

Jesus is more important than Santa

Santa lives at the North Pole.

JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh

JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year

JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies

JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited

JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.

You have to stand in line to see Santa

JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap

JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"

JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly

JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO

JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"

JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.

Santa's little helpers make toys

JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but

JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree

JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.

We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.

We need to put Christ back in Christmas.

Jesus is still the reason for the season.

May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2008

And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.

May God bless you all

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday........To ME!

My Birthday was on December 7, and I am posting this post not to wish myself a happy birthday but to brag a little bit about my husband and HOW AMAZING he is! For quite sometime now he kept telling me that we were just going to have a nice relaxing day, breakfast, movie, dinner, and have my family come over for cake and icecream. That sounded way nice to me so I was excited for some time with him and some relaxation time! Well the day started just as he said it would we went to breakfast and then started to head the the "Layton Movie". As we were driving he told me to open my card and the first present. The card told me exactly what we were doing! Breakfast, movie, and then we are heading up to Park City to stay the night in a Suite and go to dinner at Ruth's Chris(my all time FAVORITE Steakhouse). Of cour me being the girly girly I am was thinking what about clothes, shoes, makeup etc. etc. He had taken care of it all and had packed for me! He did an amazing job! He even had called my work and scheduled the time off for me! So after him telling me he had taken care of everything off we went! We saw the movie Four Christmases! It was super good and very funny! Then we headed up to Park City. We went into old town and went to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and got some YUMMY goodies then went back to the room(which was absolutely amazing) to get ready for dinner! Dinner was AMAZING! MMMM! Seriously if you guys haven't been there you need to go! The steak melts in your mouth, the garlic mashed potatoes are to die for and the sweet potato casserole is HEAVENLY! MMMmmm! It is pretty pricey but well worth it! Then when we got back to the room we lounged in the hot tub in our room, and he gave me a massage! Yes I am going to massage school but my sweet husband had packed up my massage table and gave me one! He is REALLY good! I seriously have the best husband! He is always trying to find ways to suprise me and spoil me and he does an excellent job!
Here are a few pics....I forgot to take the camera with us more! Oops!

ThAnKsGiViNg WiTh ThE gRoFtS!

For Thanksgiving this year we packed up and headed out to Curtis' families property in Junction, UT. We had a lot of fun being with his family that we don't get to see alot and eating so much yummy food! We also enjoyed riding our 4Wheelers, and cutting down our own Christmas Tree. Here are some pictures we took while we were there. There are alot of scenery pictures....sorry I just love to take them! Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving and is gearing up for Christmas! XOXO