It’s Been Awhile

It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I think I’ve gotten into thinking that since nothing “big” has been happening in my life, I have nothing to write about. But God is always at work, and that is a very big thing.

Here is a “quick” update on my life, for my interested family and friends. Christmas was a beautiful time for Trigg and I, as it was our first as a married couple! I had a BLAST decorating our tiny apartment with all of the Christmas cheer I could find for free or little money. Here’s a picture of our tree. I’m pretty proud of it!!

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I got to spend my entire break from school with family: Trigg’s family, my family, and the Blush family (who Trigg and I have claimed as our adoptive family). It was restful and tons of fun, but I was pretty much out of town for four weeks straight! I calculated that I was on the road for 75+ hours. Needless to say it feels good to be home. šŸ™‚

Here are some of my favorite pictures from Christmastime!

First came Christmas cookies with Anna Beth! SheĀ doesn’t like to listen to Christmas musicĀ before Thanksgiving (and of course we all know how I feel about Christmas!!), so we’ve started the tradition of having our own personal CHRISTMAS PARTY every Thanksgiving night at midnight, to celebrate FINALLY getting to listen to Christmas music together!!

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Then came Trigg looking like a monkey as he pretended to hold mistletoe above us…

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And a super fun Christmas party at the church with our best friends Jeff and Caitlyn!!

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We had a Christmas party with our small group…

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And Trigg took me on a CHRISTmas date that consisted of Hot Choffee (that is, hot chocolate with coffee and whipped cream–HEAVENLY), CHRISTmas lights, and a ride in a helicopter to see–you guessed it–MORE CHRISTmas lights!!

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We traveled to Colorado with Trigg’s family and a couple of friends…

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And upon returning home, we saw this:

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Turn into this:

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Turn into THIS! Kyle and Ginny are engaged!!! This means that my sister-in-law/best friend is marrying Trigg’s best man/best friend! I can’t wait!

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After Christmas, we traveled to Louisiana to visit my family, and then back to Colorado with Kyle’s family, the Blushes!

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And we discovered our restaurant!!

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And finally, Ginny and I traveled to see our long-distance best friend, Kaitlyn!

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And now after reliving those memories, I’m feeling exhausted again. šŸ™‚

But God has been good to us. Now Christmas is over, and we’re back in the full swing of things. School is going strong, and we can see Trigg’s graduation in the distance, as well as our one year anniversary!!

One thing God has been teaching me lately is thatĀ sometimes our excitement for the future can swallow up the present. Counting down the days is fun, and exciting, and good! But don’t forget where you are in life right now. Don’t forget to enjoy all of the sweet moments you have now. Don’t forget that your happiness shouldn’t dwell in the future–nor should it dwell on your current circumstances. Happiness comes from God’s blessings, but JOY, my friends. JOY comes from Above. And God wants your life to be full of joy.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peaceĀ as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13.

 

Cari

P.S. I’ll be writing more soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

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