Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas in the Heart and Busyness

I am not sure if anyone of you can relate to this or not, I am guessing some can, but have you ever had a dry spell in your social calendar?  Only to have it followed up by the busiest 2 weeks you ever had in your life?  That's me right now.  I am usually boring in the social area, especially during the days with Molly.  Starting yesterday and ending right before Christmas, I literally have something scheduled to do everyday.  Some days mornings, afternoons, and evenings!  I am not used to being this busy!  But I am blessed to be able to meet with some wonderful people, and some wonderful clients God has brought my way.  I am also so blessed to have wonderful friends to watch Molly, and a great hubby with a semi-flexible work schedule to help me out.  'Tis the season, right :)

So today with the time I have before we get off to a birthday party, I am linking up with Joye.  She is doing a Christmas meme on Tuesdays from now till Christmas.  It is all about how you enjoy Jesus this season, and she asking us to use our senses.  I am not really creative or an eloquent writer like Joye, but I figured I would give it a shot. 



This week is all about the sights of Christmas...


The first sight of Christmas is trying to get that darn Christmas card picture...
Make sure everyone is smiling, looking at the camera, and is happy!  Ha!


I love dressing Molly up all Christmasy...
Nothing says Christmas like a crying kid!



 
By the end she loved it, and we have never tried it again!


That pesky Christmas card picture again...

Oh so cooperative


It may be a Charlie Brown tree,
but it's our Charlie Brown tree.

Whatever it is about the Christmas season that you love to see, family pictures, kids dressed up oh so ridiculously cute, or looking at everyone's different tree decorating style, I hope it brings you happiness, which in turn makes your heart feel so warm. 

When my heart feels so full with love after experiencing a sight of Christmas I only have Jesus to thank.  He is the reason for the season, however cliche that sounds, it's true.  I love seeing people get in the mood for the holidays, I love seeing people open presents on Christmas morning and give you that "how did you know?" look.  I just love Christmas because it typically brings out the best in us, and we all seem a little bit more happy, even if it's just for a night or two. 

So keep looking all around you, look for Christmas, see it everywhere, and remember to thank Jesus for it all. 

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

What cute pictures! Thanks so much for sharing!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh my goodness!!! I laughed so hard about the fiasco of taking a Christmas card picture! You know, I haven't even attempted it yet--I'm scared stiff! : ) You always make me smile, Kate! I'm so glad you linked up! I loved this!!

Oh and I fixed my temperamental Mcklinky and added your link for you : )

Kristin said...

I think that was a beautiful post, Kate! I love Molly's pictures. Ha! We always try really hard to get a good picture of all 3 girls, but usually one of them has their shoes off and is looking at who knows what, or one is missing their pants......you just never know what you're gonna get. LOL! Last year, they wanted to wear their shorts for the picture and I was like, can we at least pretend it's cold outside? :D

Have fun at your party. I know what you mean about being busy. This time of year is always so full of parties and programs, etc.

Lauren said...

You have an adorable tree -- Charlie Brown trees are the best!! :)

That looked like quite the ordeal trying to get a good picture! haha

HappyascanB said...

Wow you're busy busy! Sweet pictures, too!

Jenilee said...

I love the screaming santa!! :) isn't that perfect Christmas picture so hard to get? Although, after the big "battle" of trying to get all three to look at the camera and smile, I end up loving every picture anyway. :)

Holly said...

I've definitely had those times when it's slow socially and then everything's all at once! It can get crazy!!

Molly is so cute in that pic where she's screaming. I guess she didn't want to be Santa! It can be quite challenging to get a good Christmas pic!

Phil said...

I do not recall her being that upset...... I hope Molly forgets too. . . .

He & Me + 3 said...

Cute...cracking up at your comment "nothing says Christmas like a crying kid" LOL

September said...

Molly is such a doll baby! I definetely understand the Family picture thing - trying to get all eleven of us smiling at the same time.. miracle upon Christmas miracles!
You have a special gift Kate, and I am so happy the Lord is allowing you to use it right now - even it is busy! A good busy, right!?
Blessings to you!

Jennifer said...

Aww... what great sights of Christmas! :)