Thursday, December 22, 2011

guest post & our 2011 Christmas Card

I am guest posting over at rouge & whimsy today. A quick and super cute gift idea kids and adults are sure to love!

I thought today I would share with everyone the Christmas card I sent out to family and friends. {Many of my friends that I keep in touch with on Facebook did not get the letter as they have read my many fb updates and don't need a reminder of what is going on in our lives, hehe}


It is hard to believe 2011 is coming to an end. I can remember January 1, 2011 so vividly. I was having brunch with my dear friend Liz, and we were discussing how horrible 2011 was going to be. Looking back I couldn’t have been more wrong. 2011 has brought so many blessings to Scott and I. I think most notable is Scott being selected to become a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. He will be leaving for Officer Candidate School {OCS} in January. A very close second would be going to Washington D.C. this summer and being honored as the Navy family of the year. The trip was beyond amazing, we toured the White House, the Capitol building and so many other monuments. We met so many other amazing military families; it was a blessing beyond words.

Scott has had many accomplishments this year, he graduated from the University of La Verne in May. He welcomed a promotion at work {different from his selection to OCS} and of course his selection to become a commissioned officer. To say that Scott keeps busy would be an understatement. The guy works nonstop. He is always working towards a new goal and trying to do the best he can to provide for us. I am so proud of everything he does and so happy to see all his hard work paying off.

This year has been a journey for me. I have really learned a lot about myself. I started a new job in January; I quickly realized it was not for me. In July I quit my job and started working on some dreams and passions of mine. I opened an etsy shop making jewelry, headbands and other fun baubles. I have been pursuing my writing a lot more and started writing for a few military related websites. I have really focused these last few months on strengthening my walk with the Lord. We will be embarking on a new adventure next year and I know I need the Lord to guide me.

It is crazy to think this spring I will begin packing up our house and starting a new Navy adventure. Scott and I are so excited but also a bit nervous.

Wishing you the joy of family, the happiness of friends, and the love of Christmas!

It is crazy to think Christmas is in 2.5 days! eeeeek!!!


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