Oh, I am so glad it is December! December has to be one of my favorite months out of the year. The house has smelled like sugar cookies for a few days as my mom and sister mass-bake enough to feed all of my mom's music students (and us, of course), and I love seeing all the houses with their decorations, going shopping, attending christmas parties, and just the joy of remembering why we celebrate Christmas in the first place! In my morning quiet times I've been studying different words associated with Christmas (Peace, Joy, Love, Hope, etc) and going through their different meanings and what all the Bible has to say about each of them. It's been really cool, and already has broadened my perspective and reminded me of the importance of it all.
And last but not least, I got a puppy! It was kind of an impulse buy, but we now have a new addition to the family. She's a border collie/german shepherd and I named her Dakota. She's around two months old and is really cute and small! The last two nights have been rather sleepless with her constant crying, but I know it will only be for a time - we'll get through it and I'm very much looking forward to having a future jogging partner!
Countdown till my trip to California: 18 days!
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