Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to everyone! We had a wonderful time at church today, talking, laughing and dancing. We exchanged gifts and enjoyed each other's company very, very much.
     Again, we took a picture of 'The Gang', like we do every year, and once again, we've done some growing - both on the outside and inside.
     I love all of you so much; you have no idea. Let's stay the crazy friends we are for a very long time to come, and I look forward to sharing another Christmas with you next year, and making many memories in between.

- hannah

This is just a strange picture...

Last Year's Photo:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

     I can't believe it's already here! Instead of snow, we have rain, but that's okay - anything but a bright and sunny day sits well with me. :)
     Christmas crept up on me this year; It's almost as if I weren't expecting it, and all of a sudden it's standing in front of me. I'm actually excited about it, really. Tonight we're going to open presents, and tomorrow morning, we're going to church to spend an amazing day with friends. I can't *wait* for it! I'm looking forward to the rest of today and all of tomorrow so much I'm giddy!
     When I woke up this morning, I wasn't convinced that today would be a good one - but I've been proven wrong and it's turned out far better than I thought it was.
     Last night, after everyone had gone to bed and I'd gone in my room and closed the door, I sat in my bed surrounded by warm Christmas lights and wrote a very, very long prayer in my journal about, well... everything, mostly. Some of my prayers had to do with today and how things would go, and guess what? They're being answered.
     I'm sure all of you have heard the 'Christmas-turned-commerce' talk, so I won't give it to you again, but I will say this: REMEMBER. CHRIST.
     He's merciful to us far more than we can ever imagine, and what do we do most of the time? Ignore Him.
     Don't ignore Him. I've done that way too much recently, but He's always so faithful to show me His mercy again.
     Thanks to all of you for reading my blog! I love you all so much. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

     - Hannah