What I really want to tell you is that we had a conversation with our Bishop last week that has really changed my perspective. We have been given the gifts of time and freedom. For whatever reason, Heavenly Father has withheld this blessing from us, and I really believe it's because He wants us to be able to accomplish and learn certain things before we have kids. (I know we will also accomplish and learn certain things when we DO have kids and life doesn't end when that happens.) And I really want to (and I'm starting to) understand and appreciate and trust in His timing.
So since then I have been thinking a lot about what I really want to do, both individually and as a couple. I always have sort of limited myself (except for running the marathon) because I figured I would be getting pregnant soon and I shouldn't start something big.
Now I realize I should open my mind up to possibilities. I don't really know what I want to do but I know it includes travel, improving my talents, especially sewing (I want to improve my sewing, not just expecting it to be easy and then getting frustrated when it's not and rushing through a project, just to get it over with), and probably something to do with fitness. I really want a new physical challenge, one that I can pursue while still trying to conceive. I'm not supposed to run as much, but I can still run some. I just liked having the marathon to work towards and having prescribed workouts that I felt compelled to finish. And maybe it will also be about things I'm loving or learning at work.
So I guess I'm using this blog to brag about all the things I'm accomplishing and enjoying in life. I guess that's what it was about before. But I will be more consciously doing it. Hopefully that's not obnoxious to people. I am a "Brogger." (bragging blogger)
Here are the Christmas decorations that have been added to the lineup this year:
|Christmas Tree topiaries|
|I made these with my friend Rachael, she mixed her colors, aren't they so cute?|
|Before, denim, ugh....|
|And after. This is for holding Christmas cards and pictures|
|I made this at Super Saturday, I love it!|
|A little Christmas Cross-Stitch, I need to find a frame for it.|
|Rolled paper tree, it's not quite right, is it? Sort of bulgy looking.|