Well, we made it to the end of 2020, friends. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with the new year. My goal this year after I got home from our spring break trip was to be a light during a dark time. I have no idea what 2021 has in store for us, but my commitment and promise to you is that I’ll continue to be a safe place on the internet where we can fellowship together about all of those fun, frivolous and energizing (not draining!) things in life.
Today is my kids’ last day of school for the semester, and we have big plans to sleep late, eat lots of yummy food, watch all the Christmas movies, get in lots of snuggles, dog walks, Jammy Cocoa Christmases, put our house back together (maybe even my office!), and, we’re even going to try and ski/snowboard too. After I read Loving My Actual Christmas in November (seriously, you should all read it!), I’ve also decided that I’m going to do something I haven’t ever done before…I’m going to completely unplug between now and January. So, if you’re looking for me, please know I’m here…but I’m not going to be on my phone or computer. I’ll be back online January 4th (Ashby’s 6th Gotcha Day!).
I love Christmas so much. I think about it far more than any normal person should. I get so excited when I spot my first twinkle light, tree lot, hear my first carol on the radio and start to deck my halls. I love the music, the movies, the weather, the ugly sweaters, the food, the hustle and bustle, the chaos of it all…but what I love most and what is MOST important to me is that it is the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. HE is the reason for the season. HE is my hope, my joy, and my peace. If you do not think you know Jesus…really know Jesus, I invite you to read this post HERE about my faith.
From the very bottom of my heart, I’m wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am so thankful for this community. After 13 years, I continue to be blessed by you more and more each day. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and I can’t wait to “do life” with you again in 2021.
Merry Christmas, friends! God bless you all. xo Shay