Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Day After Christmas...

Am I alone in feeling weird today? 
I can't believe Christmas was yesterday and not tomorrow. I suppose it blows my mind how quickly time is flying by...and how much i feel i haven't fully absorbed. 
Christmas was fantastic, this Holiday season has been full of joyous moments and great memories. 
Three of my friends got engaged over the last week, another friend got married, i was able to spend time with family, the house was full, my brother is home...all things have been great. 
I'm thankful for a wonderful Christmas, and for what it really means. 
I loose sight so often of Jesus and what He has done for me...of His never-ending love and the true freedom i have within His arms. 
Overall...i spent some time reflecting and it really needed to happen. 
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I'm going to share tomorrow some gifts i received for thankful thursday that I am still humbled by. 
Today though I had to share the experience that is my mom's side of the family on Christmas Eve. You see i try to warn people, "Listen, we're a little crazy, loud, and a lot to take in so...watch out". But i don't think anyone REALLY understands until they experience it. My lovely roommate, she was so blessed to spend Christmas Eve with us! It was actually pretty funny because my friend Lauren (who just got engaged!!) swung by before family came over and she asked Maria, "What are you doing tonight?" & Maria responded "Oh, hanging out here with the family"....Lauren laughed and said "You have no idea what your'e in for".
Needless to say it was so much fun, great memories were made, and Maria made it! She had to dip out for a few breathers and to have a moment of silence because i'm being 100% honest when i say we can be overwhelming. Let me put it this way, picture 25 people yelling over each other to talk, children running around, presents and food everywhere, a dash of drama (what is a family function without it?!), and late late nights.....THAT is my family. 
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Can't wait to participate tomorrow with Sarah Grace for Thankful Thursday! 
How was y'alls Christmas?! I'm so excited to read all about it 

9 comments:

Victoria said...

Okay, I think your family sounds great! Glad your friends were able to join you too. Must meanyour family is prettyawesome. I love the first picture inyourpost....All kinds of crazy and there's your brother sitting on thr couch watching it all with a great big grin!

Melissa said...

HAHA! Oh, Lord. Yep, they sound crazy! Glad your roomie survived. ;) And glad you had a great Christmas! You are right - I can't believe today is the day after!

Genna said...

I always feel out of sorts the day after Christmas, this year especially.
I'm glad you had such a great time! Your family sounds very similar to mine :)

Laura said...

Better a loud, crazy family than a quiet, boring one. :)

Miss Riss said...

The day AFTER Christmas has to easily be one of the most depressing days of the year! Haha!

Robin said...

It's great that you have a family who you genuinely enjoy gathering with!

Laura Darling said...

Sounds a lot like my family! We always warn new significant others before their first family event! :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, I'm so glad you had a great day, friend! Merry (belated) Christmas! :)

Amanda said...

sounds like a fun and crazy Christmas!! And from the pictures it looks like a total blast. And yeah, I can't believe that Christmas is already over! It feels like it was just Thanksgiving...