I'm not sure anybody even reads the blog anymore but I wanted to make a post of gratitude. This past weekend has been one of the nicest I've experienced in a very long time. I am not sure what made the difference - maybe it was because a year ago I couldn't celebrate anything. Whatever the reason, I am most thankful for these rejuvenating few days.
The pictures here are backwards from what I did, but it still encompasses the full four days.
On Friday I set up the Christmas tree. Last year Gillian was my lifesaver because she set up the tree for me. I was so happy to be able to do it on my own this year. Ammon helped a little bit and put ornaments on where he could reach. Jim ran errands for me, finding me another set of lights, extension cords, etc. This year I put the quilt next to the tree so we would remember how it came to be in our home and to remind us of the need to help others. I will always treasure that warm "giving" quilt from friends in Spanish Fork 2nd Ward.
Jim and I spent a good portion of the day yesterday finishing some Christmas things. We thoroughly enjoyed our day together. I kept telling him last night that I loved being home and I really didn't want to go back to work. Someday.