Monday, November 26, 2007

Getting Back To The Grind

My anniversary was "nice", I say that only because it would have been much better if we could've gone out of town or something. We debated whether we should and what we would do with the baby, etc. As usual, my husband put forth very little effort into the planning and we didn't get eachother gifts so, he put in about zero effort until toward the end of the day when I got a card and some pink-tipped roses(lovely I might add). Sometimes I get frustrated, although I have really no right to since I knew who he was going into the marriage. He does do sweet things every now and then when it's not expected. We went to dinner at a new restaurant and sat in the twilight outside eating. It was new so there were only a few people there. We weren't able to go to the Melting Pot because it was booked(never been there). We went to Dave & Busters for some games and got one of those drawing pictures taken in the booth. Anyways, it was nice to spend time with each other and have more than 2 hours without the baby.

Thanksgiving was wonderful. It's my favorite holiday. It's about family, food and enjoying eachother's company without the expectation of gifts or what someone is going to get out of it. I have been going to the home of people in my church that aren't family for many years. Actually probably since I moved out the AZ in 1996. They were my church family and the extended family of one of my great friends. My Aunt and Uncle tagged along to their house too, so I was able to spend the holiday's with some of my family. Fast forward to today where my Brother is married to the same friend and so I get to spend the holiday's with many people that I love. Brandon and I went there first and then on to his mom's. I wish I could see more of my Mom but, she doesn't live here and she doesn't visit here because of her health. Anyways, I enjoyed all of it but, we had to cut it short because Brandon worked a few hours that night.

Each local in my church has "reunions", a few days carved out at different times in the year for worship and fellowshipping, etc. The Phoenix reunion is always the 3 days following Thanksgiving. There are services throughout the day and lunch and dinner is served. The preparations are all made by the local that is hosting the reunion. It is a time to see old friends from different states, and to hear the word of God. I have enjoyed it immensely and even visited for reunion a few times when I lived in Oregon. I felt very edified this weekend. I know some of the sermons and some of the testimonies were for me. They gave me a better perspective into some of the things going on in my life. Kaia did GREAT! She has finally gotten over her major people phobia and was able to have a great time with the kids and adults around oggling her! She is super mobile now which is a blessing and curse at the same time...haha She is walking a ton as of this week and of course wants to touch, eat, and play with everything. She is "talking" a ton too. She has voice inflection and expression and is too adorable for words. Thanksgiving reminded me again why this country is so great, my life is so great even though I'm broke most of the time hehe, and that my friends and my family are a true blessing in my life.

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and that your family and friends made it even more precious!