Monday, December 8, 2008

We may not have everything, but at least we have everything important

This may be the most humbling December we have ever had. Looking at the budget and lack of extra income this month, I am not sure that we will be able to buy any gifts for our highly eventful month. This month we have

Our 3rd Anniversary on the 10th

My 24th Birthday on the 16th

Scarlett's 2nd Birthday on the 17th

And of course Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Eve and Day on their respective dates. 

But, we have each other. We have a place to live. We paid our rent. I have half a tank of gas in my car. I have a few dollars in my bank account, enough to keep from overdrawing, and Joe has a job. We have love for one another, and even if it can be bothersome when our daughter refuses to go to bed until 1:30 in the morning, we still love her just as much when she wakes up later that day. 

The festive decor around the house does keep up my spirits. This was one of the more boring of weekends I have had in a long time, as I didnt see a single movie, or really do anything super exciting. I hope that things are going well for all of you, and we send our love. 


Lost said...

<3 That's what matters most love.. Love. Christmas isn't about presents, and parties. It's about being with the ones you love. I only HOPE I can be with the one(s) I love this Christmas.


Camille said...

I am feeling the same way this month. I'm just glad I get to be in Mesa for Christmas...whether anyone gets gifts from us remains to be seen.

Wen said...

You do have all the important things!!! I like your fireplace graphic! It sucks to not have money, but to be homeless with no money and no friends, now that would really be bad.

Sarah S. Foote said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding photo! You guys really are sweet together.

Anjeanette said...

Well Molly you know what the Grinch said...
And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?"
"It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!"
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

Perhaps your Christmas will be even more special as you focus on the reason rather than the mess in the stores.