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Welcome to the Holidays! As you can see, I haven’t exactly been a slave to this blog.. Hmm.. Well if any of you have bothered to stick around for the possiblity of a future post, you are finally in luck!! See below if you want an idea of what my priorities are in my free time these days.. It’s not my photo, but the key elements are cozy slippers, good books, a mug with something hot in it: I’m not picky- coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate.. As long as it’s steaming hot, I’ll take it.

Is your schedule crazy during the holiday season? Here’s some unsolicited free advice.. Make time to see the Nutcracker! If ballet is your thing and you’re a Christmas Spirit at heart, I know you’ll love it. Ha. I really do. I’ve even been subjecting my poor little classical music-loving nephew to the music and my dancing around the living room (trying to get him to join in). Once he’s old enough to remember/describe this scene the tradition’s going to have to end..

I’m getting pictures/stories together to send out “Josh & Suzanne’s Highlights of 2010” and this keeps coming to mind:

Psalm 30 

I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit.

Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said “I will never be shaken.” O Lord, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.

To you, O Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:

What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me; O Lord, be my help.”

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.

O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.

Isn’t that beautiful?

Merry Christmas, friends.

Not our tree, actually we don't have one yet.. But I think this one's super pretty! 🙂 Do you like it too? If so, make sure you tell Josh you agree with me! (haha)