Saturday, December 12, 2009

Busy, Oh So Busy!



First of all, let me say I am still here. I haven't felt much like blogging, but more than that I just haven't had the time.

Christmas is only 13 days away. I have done some of the shopping and have some more to do. For some of the children I haven't figured out what to buy them.

Each year we say that we are going to cut back on how much we spend for each of the children. This year we are finally following through with it. Finances are not great and truth be told, we do not need anymore toys at our house! The older children always want some expensive gadget, so we give money towards it and they have to put up the rest. Hubby is really good at finding some great deals on things so that helps a whole bunch!

Tim and Naomi's Wedding is in 3 weeks! I have been working on making sure everyone has something to wear. All of the kids are in the Wedding in some capacity.

Jeremy and Josh have to have Tuxes because they are a groomsman and usher. Rebekah is a Bridesmaid, so she has her dress. Victoria and Matthew are lighting the candles. I bought Victoria a pretty silver dress that was on clearance for a wonderful price. Matthew is wearing a suit. Samuel is the ring bearer, so he has to rent a tux. Anna is the flower girl, so her dress is bought and ready. Luke and Micah are like mini ushers. They both have a nice suit to wear.  Now I need to make sure they all have shoes to wear and the boys have a shirt and tie to wear with their suits.

An agonizing experience for me has been trying to find a dress to wear. I do not care for most of the styles out there. I also prefer for the dress to be tea length. I also like dark colors. It has been impossible to find a dress with these specifications. I found a teal colored dress that I do like, but not thrilled with the color.  I have an image of a dress etched in my mind and wonder if it exists somewhere.

On top of this agonizing experience, I have put on 10 pounds this year. I have battled with weight most of my life. I need to lose a lot of weight and now I have added 10 more pounds! I guess comfort foods have been too comforting!  I pray that this new year I can get my act together and lose this weight!

During all this hustle and bustle I would like to remember to keep my focus on the reason we are celebrating, Jesus!  Our children have been taught what Christmas is about. We are celebrating the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ! Yes, they do receive presents, but I  would like the emphasis to be on giving instead of receiving. Jesus came to give His life for us and Oh how important it is for us to accept Him as our Savior. It really is a life or death decision.




So if you find yourself all caught up in the busyness of the season, I challenge you to stop and remember why we are celebrating . Let's remember what is really important. If you do not have all the decorations up that you wanted or didn't bake enough or didn't find just the most perfect present, just stop and think about the one who gave his life for you and give Him Thanks!

And if you think about it, pray for me to find the right dress for a great price and that I will not be totally stressed out. I really do want to enjoy this Season along with the first Wedding in our family!
 



 

9 comments:

croleyc69 said...

Oh I just love your new blog look. It's so AwEsOmE and you are so right let us not forget the real reason for the season. The Nativity was always the first piece of Christmas that my Mom got out every year and not the tree. We always read the Christmas story out of the Bible before any gifts were opened.
I'm praying you can find the right dress to.
Great post and Happy Holidays !
" Jesus is the reason for the Season"
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

Pam said...

Praying also for you, about a dress that makes you feel lovely. Will pray about the wedding too. Thanks for the post and keep looking up!

Trennia said...

Merry CHRISTmas Karen!
Yeah I know the weight issue tell me about it! Oh well, that dress you need is out there! Do you have a JC pennys,sears,or burlington coat factory? Try there they have nice stuff, not sure what you want to spend.I remember looking at pennys for Emily's burial grown and I wanted the heirloom type, but they didn't have what I was looking for so I found a lady whom made Emily's burial dress (I bought the materials) it was beautiful! Plus she made her a bonnet. Maybe you could have someone make you a beautiful dress.(((HUGS))) and again Merry CHRISTmas!

Trennia said...

Merry CHRISTmas Karen!
Yeah I know the weight issue tell me about it! Oh well, that dress you need is out there! Do you have a JC pennys,sears,or burlington coat factory? Try there they have nice stuff, not sure what you want to spend.I remember looking at pennys for Emily's burial grown and I wanted the heirloom type, but they didn't have what I was looking for so I found a lady whom made Emily's burial dress (I bought the materials) it was beautiful! Plus she made her a bonnet. Maybe you could have someone make you a beautiful dress.(((HUGS))) and again Merry CHRISTmas!

Trennia said...

Merry CHRISTmas Karen!
Yeah I know the weight issue tell me about it! Oh well, that dress you need is out there! Do you have a JC pennys,sears,or burlington coat factory? Try there they have nice stuff, not sure what you want to spend.I remember looking at pennys for Emily's burial grown and I wanted the heirloom type, but they didn't have what I was looking for so I found a lady whom made Emily's burial dress (I bought the materials) it was beautiful! Plus she made her a bonnet. Maybe you could have someone make you a beautiful dress.(((HUGS))) and again Merry CHRISTmas!

Trennia said...

Sorry don't know what happened it went in all these times! Guess you need alot of (((HUGS)))
:0)

Angie said...

Seems to be the time for hardships. This year we will not be giving gifts at all. Our focus will be completely on Christ, and not gift giving. Being thankful for his birth, his ministry and most of all his willingness to die!

I pray you have a blessed and peaceful Christmas

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

It sounds like you are very busy :o) A wedding in your family...how very exciting! Our oldest child was married last year Dec 31, 2009 and we are very blessed to have our son-in-law added to our family :o)

It will be fun to see all yours as a part of this special day :o) And I am sure you will find the perfect dress.

Blessings & Aloha!
(Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. It is always fun to meet new bloggers. Come back any time... and I read that you are in Kentucky? Our three go to the University of Kentucky... although both our girls were UofL undergraduate alums and homecoming queens there...so although they are at UK now and do support UK sports, whenever UofL and UK play against each other, they do pull out their Cardinal red! haha) I dont have much time to blog read as much as I would like, but hope to get some more reading soon).

Holly said...

Praying that the perfect dress comes your way!!

Life is busy already and then add this time of the year and it can get crazy!! But really, the most important thing is taking time for family and our Lord.