It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around out house. Steven finally got on board with have decorations since it's finally December. My dad quick putting lights up years ago and last year we lived in an apartment that wouldn't let us put them up, so I'm so excited about having Christmas lights up! Here's a preview of what our house looks like:
|Our outside trees|
|Our Slightly Crammed Nativity Scene|
This week I had my first guest post this week. Mandi from Catholic Newlywed wrote an awesome piece for my series contrasting NFP and Contraception. She wrote about using NFP with intentions of achieving a pregnancy. You should all go check it out here and then go check out her blog here.
Also, if you would like to add a guest post to this series I would be more than happy to have it. Just comment or email me about it. Kendra at The Nerdy Wife is working on one and eventually I'll get another one posted so it's really going be a fantastic little series that you'll rue the day you decided not to participate in if you don't. No pressure or anything.
On a less excited note, I have my last tests of the semester next week. I may sound weird but I'm surprisingly excited for it. Not really for the test aspect but just the idea that I only have one more semester of actual schooling left. That makes my heart smile (yes, that's the cheesiest thing ever but it's also true.) I mean I still have two and a half years left of medical school and then at least three more years of residency before I can actually do anything real but whatever, I'm choosing not to concentrate on that. It's the little things for me.
This may sound silly and I know it but I think my dog has separation anxiety problems. (Again thankful that eye rolling can't transcend a computer screen.) Oh in case you forgot or haven't found out yet, I'm a crazy dog lady (as if that needed to be said now.) But seriously, ever since we got back from the hospital he has been such a cuddler. He always liked be around us but now it's like he has to be ON us. Plus anytime either one of us leaves he cries forever! And when we both leave we can hear him crying as we're pulling out of the drive. At first I thought it was kind of cute like "Oh he misses us!" Now I'm just worried about him. Has anybody else had this happen?
|See what I mean?|
For those of you who were here last week that saw the brownie/cookie/oreo concoction, oh my! Warning: do no make it unless you can get rid of it all in one night or don't care about your weight at all (like my husband who needs to gain weight after his 12 days without food in hospital...I just hate him sometimes.) It is delicious. I who gained weight while Steven was in the hospital and am sure I will gain more by Christmas cannot stop eating it. I tell myself I'm just going to eat a little chunk, but 4-5 'little chunks' a day is like 2 big pieces. Please someone come take this from my home!!
|See what I mean?|
How did the revised Mass translation go for everyone? We were out of town at the most beautiful church. It really made up for the one I was talking about in One in the Same. It was everything I think of when I think about a church. Thank God for small town Kansas churches. Anyways, it went really well. Most everyone there read the new translation and there were only a few who wouldn't. I can't wait to get back to our parish this week to see how it's going there. Hope it and the beginning of Advent went well for you all!
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