So, the past few days, Copeland has figured out that hugs are so special. This morning she made Josh and I's heart melt as she went back and forth giving us hugs. Then, she went right to Josh and planted a kiss right on his lips. For a girl who is “Miss Independent”, she is turning into our cute little sappy girl! And that's my mommy moment for the day.
Copeland posing in her own little chair
Dez, Scott, and Brea on Christmas eve…making the Chadwick tradition- Ravioli's. YUM!
Mommy and Copey on Christmas day
McKenna, Hailey, and Copeland in their matching PJ's given by Grandma. So cute.
Thanks for all of those who made our Christmas so special!
Everything Has Its Time
1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
The God-Given Task
9 What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
“For every hour of television you watch each day, you spend $2000.”
So, my state of mind this morning is excitement…for a few reasons.
1. My sweet “little sister” young life girl, Aleisha, is getting married. I am so proud.
2. I get the opportunity to be her matron of honor. Wow! What a big responsibility! But oh how fun. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
3. I randomly decided to see if I could find my best friend from elementary school last night. And lo and behold, I got an email from her!
Excitement is fun.
Whether we think of, or speak to, God, whether we act or suffer for Him, all is prayer when we have no other object than His Love and the desire of pleasing Him.
– John Wesley
Today is day five in Atlanta…my mom surprised me with a trip back home last week. Copey and I left Sunday morning at the butt crack of dawn. She did amazing on the plane. And she made friends with really sweet Antionio Bandarez looking family. One of the girls gave Copeland a cool ball to take home. Isn't it amazing how other cultures love the idea of family and kids? I would not expect that behavior from a family from here. We are too cautious, too protective, too safe.
Anyway, once we landed on the plane, we hit the ground runnin'. I feel like I have to stop to take a breath here. The transition from Colorado to Georgia wears me out. I am tired by lunch time. Amidst the whirlwind of culture relevancy, Copeland and I have enjoyed family, friends, and the up-to-date fashion. 🙂 I always feel so not-hip when I am in Atlanta. But I love seeing all the new trends, as well.
The family time has been a breath of fresh air from my everyday boredom. There is something about being a mom and having your family around you to carry the load. And watching Copeland with her cousins makes my heart so warm. Yesterday, we had an adventure to go see Santa. Afterwards, we have decided to nickname Copeland, “Hurrican Copeland”…along with her cousin, Jackson- “Tornado Jackson”. They are two of a kind. I think Ansley is along those lines too. Very unique and fun and wild. I need to figure a nickname for her, too.
One of the things I needed most was some “Kristin” time. Some of my most favorite moments have been with my precious and dear best friend, Quinn. Being with her just reminds me to take life with a smile- that laughter is healing- that best friends like her will always stay close to your heart. Thanks Quinny, for all the laughs and talks this week.
Well, it's 9:15 and Copeland is sacked out after a night with the Luker family. I love how Ansley and Megan cover her with hugs and kisses. Mom is sitting on the couch watching a choir reality show. And I am stuffed from eating too much of Mom's Christmas goodies. This week has been so nice. However, I do miss my sweet and hard working husband, Josh, so much. This week has made me see how much love we have for each other and how we are one. I love you so much, Joshua!
Goodnight my friends, family, and whoever else decides to read this.
I will start my blog by showing one of my favorite Christmas films of the “Flying Snowman”. Oh, I always wish I could fly around with my stuffed animal, Softy, through a snowy night. I just love this! The music is so deep…
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!