Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Reminder Of Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

As I was doing my devotions this morning and was reflecting on this holiday of love, I felt the urge to type a few things down.  Though I think this holiday should be practiced all year long; the bottom line is we all often get wrapped up in our hectic lives, we sometimes forget to tell people we care most about how we truly feel.  Especially the ones we are closest to! 

I sometimes forget that if things would have gone in another direction, my life might not be where it is today.  I sometimes forget how blessed I am to have a man in my life that adores me and loves me despite all my imperfections.  I sometimes forget that I have forgiven my husband for his past, and sometimes still take my hurt feelings out on him every now and then.  I sometimes forget "God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8

Today most people are celebrating the love they have in their lives, but there are also those dealing with great pain and heartache today as well.  I can tell you, I have been there.  I feel your pain and I empathize with your breaking heart.  To those who are really struggling with their marriage and find themselves questioning what love really is, there is hope.  To those who are working through something big (i.e. an affair, sickness or heart break of any kind), there is HOPE.  To those who are single and feel like your day will never come, THERE IS HOPE.  Why?  Because He is faithful! 

This Valentines... I am blessed!  I'm reminded of God's promise for our marriage and how far this marriage has come in the last 4 years and smile because HE IS GOOD!  If you know anyone struggling and hurting today, let them know you care and let them know how much you love them. If you know someone who has lost all hope... well, just tell them to come read our story and maybe they will see things a little differently. Never give up on what you love, because HE never gives up on you. :)

"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 
Corinthians 13: 8-13

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

Hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Christmas!!  

I know it's been a long time since I've written last and hopefully in the next week or so I can explain that, but for now, I just wanted to give a quick update before this year was over.  (mostly of my favorite pictures from Christmas)

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is my favorite night.  There is something so special about it to me.  Maybe it's because I always remember it being so magical when I was little.  Who knows, but we do spend it with my side of the family.  We start with a yummy traditional Hungarian dinner and then head into the living room to exchange gifts.  I think each year becomes more fun as we add children to the mix.  However, at times... it did seem quite chaotic.  But all-in-all it was a great time with family and being able to bless one another.  
 And my favorite.... two cousins fighting for a toy!  I thought this was hysterical. 

Christmas Morning
Christmas morning was so awesome.  Four-year-old's have a way of making that magic of Christmas come a live again.  Well, at least for me it did.  Ian on the other hand, didn't really care about the gift he just wanted to play with whatever was opened by anyone.  Jayden was so excited to see what Santa brought for him!!!  He was even excited to see what Santa brought for mommy and daddy!  It was so cute!  

Christmas Day
 Then we spent the rest of Christmas day with my in-laws.  It was a good time with Jesse's side of the family.  We had a wonderful breakfast that Jesse's dad made us, and then we went and opened some great gifts.   I must say... we all made out pretty well this year.  :)

That's about it from us.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that your new year is filled with joy and blessings!  Hopefully I'll get some time this week to read over some of your Christmas fun!  

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shutterfly... oh, How I Love Thee

I can not believe that Christmas is just around the corner!  
Where the heck did this year go! 

A few weeks ago we finally got to take some family photos, thanks to my SIL Katie.  She did an amazing job in capturing our family!  At first, I thought there was no way we got a single good shot because my boys just wouldn't cooperate.  However, I was very wrong.  We got some great ones!  Here are my favorite ones!
 And now, I can finally start to process of ordering our Christmas card!  And there is no other place I would go to order them, than good old Shutterfly.   Last year, the ones I picked came out so great!  I loved them!!

 So this year won't be any different.  Their collection of Christmas cards is awesome, the only problem I'm having trouble with is PICKING which one I want to use!  
I'm even contemplating doing more then just a Christmas card.  Last year I made a Shutterfly mug for my dad with the grand-kiddies on them and that was a huge success.  I think I may want to do a Calendar or something for Jesse's parents. 

A few weeks ago my friend had a Shutterfly photo book party at her house and we all got a free photo book.  Needless to say I have been spending hours upon hours trying to do my first book.  I just can't seem to make up my mind.  However, they are going to make for some great Christmas gifts this year!  

I'm really looking forward to this year... Have you thought about your Christmas cards yet?

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