The last two days of November have flown by. The weather has been gorgeous and perfect for walks with Elle. A visit with Ruth yesterday afternoon and a quick catch up with my Gabby tonight made the last two days such a blessing.
I'm thankful for all the blessings of this month both big and small. Marc and Marie's wedding and the friends and family that came to share the day is so fresh in my heart. For a Thanksgiving shared with Marie's family, I am so thankful to my sweet sister in law Bev for hostessing.
It feels like the October Unprocessed Challenge continues to help me make better choices that will result in better health. That is a blessing.
November Gratitude was a wonderful opportunity to process each blessing and be mindful of what God is doing in our lives while pushing me to find time to blog (almost) daily. Good discipline for me.
December is bringing something new. While reading Ginger Lemon Girl's site this week I was happy to read about the December Sanity Challenge 2012 - A Peaceful Holiday Season. What a refreshing take on the holidays! I love Carrie's goals for December and focusing on making time to keeping Christ's birthday the focus. I'm excited to see what I'll learn through this challenge.
My silly outside Christmas tree fits right in. It's done, it's stress free, it keeps our house clean and it's the perfect spot for gluten free s'mores on the deck. Is there an easier, more relaxed way to spend time with friends? I hope that we can keep things calm, keep the schedule light and have a serene December so that we can enjoy Christmas together. I'll work on my own specific goals to help ensure that next.