Sunday, December 21, 2014

The First Christmas: Part 1

Family Time Means Game Time
After an amazing Thanksgiving in Des Moines that featured 10 people together in Abby & I's cozy little (1 bedroom) apartment, we flew through another month and here we are...the week before Christmas.

Due to unexpected scheduling changes, we are staying here in Iowa for Christmas this year. That means this will be the first Christmas for us together away from home. In a traditional lifestyle, this would happen after the wedding, but hey...who ever said anything about having traditional lifestyles? Besides, the traditional lifestyle has drastically changed throughout the past thirty or forty years right?

Perhaps ornaments will be a new tradition?
In any event, Abby and I are trying to be optimistic that it will be a fun and relaxing time for us. If anyone happens to be going through Des Moines this coming week, and looking for a stop, just let us know and we'll try to arrange a visit!

In other news...we are beginning to appreciate and enjoy our fireplace, have our Ohio State themed Christmas tree, and have some sweet new stockings.

One of my favorite parts of the holidays are the traditions. As we look forward to the new year, and the many changes that will come our way, I wonder what new traditions we will begin and what exciting adventures will come our way.

As we go through the holiday season, we do our best to turn our eyes to God and thank him for the wonderful gift he has given us. To live in a beautiful world and to have hope for a beautiful future with Him in heaven.

Merry Christmas everyone!