Merry Christmas!

My favorite festive spot in the house.

It’s after midnight. I’m typing this as my husband assembles the new toy kitchen from IKEA.  (Santa has had her his eye on that for months.  And the darling felt food to go with it.)  My children have been asleep for hours. A true miracle.  I delivered homemade spudnuts and candy to our neighbors and friends.  I got my George Bailey fix.  I even made it to the gym today.  I’m so sleepy I can barely keep my eyelids propped open.

My heart is so full of joy and thanksgiving today.

This year has not been easy for many reasons. One of the major hardships to hit our family was the loss of my husband’s job back in May. His summer break has lasted a very long time. :)

For the past few weeks we have been the recipients of much generosity and kindness. Even those two words aren’t enough to express it. There has been money, food, gifts. Every other day. Sometimes twice a day.

I am humbled by the goodness of our anonymous benefactors. I am humbled that so many would share so much with little old us. Surely there are those who are much worse off than we. And yet, I’m so grateful.

I hope the New Year brings good things to us–particularly a new job. And I hope it brings good things to our Secret Santas who took care of us this year. I also hope it’s good to you also.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.  Thanks for sticking with me as I’ve dealt with my depression–for your kind words of support and love, your friendship, just being there. It means so much.

I am thankful for this Christmas season where I am reminded how wonderful it is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of this world. I am grateful for Him and celebrate His birth and His life.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!


A few pics from our week:

My family getting ready to ride Trax, our local commuter train in downtown Salt Lake City to Temple Square.

Fritz and I waited outside for the lights to come on.  It’s one of the most beautiful light displays I’ve seen and draws crowds all throughout the Christmas season.  That’s the famous Salt Lake LDS Temple in the background.

On Monday night we had a fun party with my husband’s family, who I absolutely adore.  This is a picture of my husband’s father (in the plaid shirt in the center) with his siblings.  They are a riot when they all get together.  I just love them all so much.

And our family Christmas card that I never got around to sending…the best of intentions. :)

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  1. Love this. Love you. It does my heart good to know people have been looking out for your family this year, particularly as my heart is still full with remembrance of how you looked after us just a couple of winters ago.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. So sorry to hear about the job loss. I had no idea…I’m terrible! I will keep my ear out for anything. I hope something comes up soon, VERY soon. P.S. Your kids are GORGEOUS! P.P.S. My husband has been begging me to make homemade doughnuts forever and he loves eggnog (I’m not a huge fan of the store bought eggnog either), so, you’ve inspired me to finally get my hiney in gear :)

  3. Lindsey, Gorgeous decor!!! WOW! LOVE your wallpaper, how awesome, and looks so perfect at Christmas. Love your candle sticks, and candlelabra. Beautiful, with the ornaments!!!!

    Gotta love IKEA!!

    May Blessings overflow for you and your family this year!

    much love, XO JennyKY

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