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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Turkey Holiday recap.

Before we begin with the blog, I have a huge prayer request. A fellow leader from Velocity is pregnant with twins. She went in the hospital almost 2 weeks ago in early labor at 21 weeks. They were able to stop the labor and tried to do a surgery to keep the babies in but it was unsuccessful. So they put her on bed rest until she went into labor again. The chance of survival under 23 weeks in almost non existent and even 23-25 weeks doesn't guarantee survival. At 23 weeks they will be developed enough to survive outside of the womb but would be in the hospital for a very long time. She is almost 23 weeks. She was doing fine until a few minutes ago and has started pre-labor again and is in a lot of pain. So I ask that you please stop for a few minutes and pray for a miracle. Put yourself in her place and try to imagine what it would be like to be in this position. How scared she must be and how scary this would be. The thought of her losing twins just brings me to tears. I couldn't imagine losing one let alone two. She needs a miracle. So please do that, she needs as much prayer as possible.

Moving on. So we went to 5 Thanksgiving's. Yes turkey and I are not bff's at this moment. I have had my fill for quite awhile! It was fun to go to all the different thanksgiving's and see different traditions and share this special time with more then just family! If anything, holidays are a chance to bring people closer! I made Martha Stewart Mac and Cheese. O M G. It was devine! Defiantly one of the best I have had!! Here is the recipe- http://www.food52.com/recipes/14671_martha_stewarts_macaroni_and_cheese It is a lot of work, and it isn't cheap to make but it is deliciousss! I would suggest making it for company or for Christmas! I also made these cupcakes- http://www.fashionmeetsfood.com/2011/11/skinny-funfetti-cupcakes.html They were super yummy! And super moist! I didn't think this recipe would work but it was super easy and I would recommend it! I made them for my Meggers and she loved them! So did my husband!! I also made these cookie dough bites without eggs- http://family.go.com/food/recipe-639377-cookie-dough-bites-t/ They were pretty good! Not exactly the same taste as raw cookie dough, but no tummy ache after! They came pretty close to the same flavor!

I have so much to be thankful for this year. My family, my husband, my dream wedding, my new life, my job, Antonio's job, our apartment, my new family, our new church, our new church family, my friends, my Lola, those who love and support us, and so much more! This year has brought SO MUCH into my life and I can't even believe the changes that I have been through! I am so thankful God has put me on this path and that I have become closer to Him!

Amidst all this, I am still human. I still have my weaknesses. And Black Friday really was rough for me. I decided to go out at midnight and ended up in the worst store with the worst lines. I should have just waited since all I wanted to buy was Christmas decorations. When I am tired, hungry, and have stood in line for 2.5 hours in the middle of the night, this does not make for a happy Lyndsey. I ended up in bed at 5 and had to be up at 11, so I was not a happy camper.

We were also test driving a Murano we found that was a really good deal. I got a letter in the mail from the dealership and just decided to go take a look at what they had since my lease is up in July. I didn't expect to find anything but found this 09 used Murano that was an amazing deal. So we just decided to check it out and then also go check out Ford and see what we could get with Antonio's discount. We realized the Murano was a great deal but we couldn't afford the payment they wanted so we went back to see if we could get it down. They ended up getting it down to what we could afford, but it was going to require taking longer to pay the car off. Which we were ok with. So I got all excited thinking I had gotten the car and then we find out the bank didn't want us to take that long to pay it off since so many people lately haven't been able to afford paying for cars. So then I was pretty much deflated and I usually get what I want so when I don't, I somehow take it personally. So I left in a bad mood on top of a tired cranky mood. Then we got to my parents house and my mom had told me something that someone had said about her and I am not sure if my emotions were just high or what was going on, but it just sent me over the edge. It's one thing to be tired, and not get something you wanted, but someone saying rude things about my mom when she is like the nicest person on earth and has been nothing but nice to these people just infuriated me! And on top of that we have known these people for a long time and I was genuinely hurt that someone would be that mean about my mother when we have treated them so kindly. So my black friday was just an emotional mess on my part.

It is so very hard to get out of a bad mood on a normal day and even harder on a holiday since you know you should be thankful. It was a major challenge to myself to snap out of this mood and put my mind back in the correct frame of thought. I just kept looking at a ring I have on my right hand that is a scripture verse and kept thinking God is faithful. And I told myself if the car was meant to be and the timing was right I would have it. But it's not, and I need to let it go. Who knows what I will get in July and just have faith he will provide. And as much as I would like to punch people in the face for being mean to my mom, I think those things came out of jealousy and I feel sorry they have to stoop to that level due to jealousy. And I should be thankful I have such a wonderful mother and I am so proud of her. She handled the comment quite well and I know it hurt her but she knows she is better then that. She turned the comment into something funny and has found some strength from it as well. So even through bad things, as hard as it is, we can always find something good from it! It's a daily battle and I hope you can find something good out of hard times as well!

On another note I would like to proclaim my excitement for inspiring a new blogger!! Yay! I am so happy people can read my blog and become inspired in whatever way possible! Here is her blog Daniella Noble. Good luck to her in her blogging! She is engaged and will be getting married next December in 2012 and wanted to start a blog as a fiance and then eventually a wife! Woo wife power! :)

Anddd my last thing, we decorated for Christmas last night and I wish I could turn our apartment into a Christmas Winter Wonderland but that costs a lot of money! So I will have to slowly work our way up to that! I thought it was going to be a jolly time but I wanted to make our tree look perfect and moving your husbands previously post ornament does not bode well in tree decorating. I ended up having to decorate most of the tree by myself. Oops. Guess this is why women do all the decorating! I can't help wanting to make it look nice. So he ended up sitting on the couch angry at me for moving his ornament and refused to help. Then later admitted I did a good job decorating the tree. So I am not sure if that ended well or not? We finished the evening out watching Love Actually. One of my all time favorite Christmas movies! I LOVEEE it! If you  haven't seen it you must watch!
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Ok christmas decorating pictures!!
First this is my little baby niece Ellisia. This was from Thanksgiving!
Our sliding door window. Little snowmen and penguin stick ons!
Lola had to have her own ornament. She doesn't know what to do with it.
Must try to eat it!
Mineeee!
I decorated our windows with ribbon hanging from our tension rod and tied little ornaments on it. 
our Christmas tree and Tv stand!
our first tree!
our tv stand
our door to our apt!

We also got a game to play on Thanksgiving. It is called Urban Myth. It was pretty fun and easy. And the facts they put on there are so ridiculous you don't feel so dumb when you don't know them! So if you are looking for a fun, easy game to get try it out!
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Tell me about your holiday! How did it go? Did you struggle with being thankful this weekend?

"Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ- the Message- have run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives-words, actions, whatever- be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way." Colossians 3:16 MSG



1 comment:

Tom Watson said...

Looks interesting, ill be sure to check it out. Cheap property in Turkey