Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Back from Christmas Break :)

Hello there... I have been taking a much needed Christmas Break. It was absolutely wonderful and I hope all of you had a great Christmas season! 

JJ and I celebrated our very first Christmas together. It was so special. My sweet husband bought me a heavy duty camera that I can use to take pictures of our sweet baby on the way! We were way beyond blessed by both families and enjoyed spending the holidays with them and making new traditions. 

JJ and I also celebrated our 1st anniversary as a married couple yesterday. We had the entire day to spend together and somewhere in the midst of it, we decided what our child's name will be - boy or girl. 

I have become more and more aware of God's glory and how wonderful He is when you let Him completely take over your life. There are many things that have made us anxious in different ways, until recently we realized that none of them were as important as we were making them. God has a way of showing you when you are completely blowing things out of proportion. The point is that God will take care of everything - and that no matter what happens in this life, there is an eternal life waiting for us that is much better. As wonderful as my life is, God has much more in store for me and I am so excited to see what that is! I encourage all of you to pray to Him to completely take over your life and take your worries and struggles along with it. 

We also went to Chicago... I will upload pictures when I am not so lazy. We were given a gift of vacation to NYC from my parents this Christmas. Unfortunately the blizzard stopped us from entering NYC, so we went to Chicago. It was such a wonderful trip and I am so thankful for my parents and how much fun we had! As much as I loved Chicago, I learned a few funny things throughout the week... 

1. When you are passing through the street, you and everyone around you are invisible. In Chicago, they don't see you coming. So you either get out of the way, or you get run over. EVEN IF YOU ARE PREGNANT. And it's possible that since I am pregnant, I am further blowing this out of proportion.

2. Grocery shopping is an event in the city. Really! They let you try everything and eat samples until you don't need lunch anymore. As you can imagine, at this point in my life, that was incredible. 

3. IT REALLY IS THE WINDY CITY. Wow, was it cold! 

Along with seeing Blue Man Group and Wicked, combined with spending quality family time, IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!! 

I hope you all have a blessed week!!!