Today I am on vacation!!!!!!!!!! The kids are playing the wii (and I am not going to feel guilty about how long :) :) I have set up my station- my little section of the couch is set up with my laptop, phone, york peppermint patties, my sewing stuff, and Sadie.
I am putting in an occasional load of laundry. But other than that- nothing!!!!!!
The tree lights are on. The evergreen candle is smelling up the whole house with the wonderful real tree scent.
I am planning on giving the kids treats when they ask (and not feeling guilty about it!!!!)
Dave is getting pizza for supper and then we are opening our presents. We leave for Dave's parents house towards the end of the week- so tonight is our early Christmas.
I have been struck with how outrageously spoiled we are. In our warm house. Our fridge full of food. The presents under the tree. I deserve none of this. I am so thankful for all I have with Jesus. How incredibly blessed I am, not just with the comforts of home- but most of all with the peace that comes with knowing Jesus. Knowing the One who we are celebrating this season.
I hope to spend some time today writing out goals for the new year. How will I live for the kingdom of God in 2011? I was very convicted and inspired by Dave's message- Lay up Treasure in Heaven in 2011 on Sunday. We have 2 choices everyday- are we going to worship and live for God today? Or are we going to worship ourselves or something else? Listen to the message- you will be inspired to start over fresh in the new year- living for God and choosing to live for His kingdom.
Who is on vacation already? Who is a mom and realizes that you don't get a vacation :) ?