Happy December!

Happy December! One of the best months of the year has arrived and brings good things. Some of my favorite things happen in December:

– gift giving
– cold weather
– SEC championship game (Geaux Tigers!)
– Christmas (duh)
– and family time

All things that make you warm and fuzzy inside. So here are my warm and fuzzies for this specific December.

1. Sister/Brother-in-law time! Liza and her hubby Johnathan come home to the motherland in a few weeks and I’m pumped!

2. School break! (*insert best Pink Floyd accent here) School’s out for summer winter! This means a break, albeit short, from grad school. My first semester will be over and I will have successfully not died. That’s an accomplishment.

3. A kajillion Christmas celebrations — the best thing about being married is you get another family, and when my in-laws are just as kick-butt awesome as my original family is, it’s an extra bonus! Jason and I get to celebrate not once (with friends and Dirty Santa), not twice (with my family the weekend before Christmas), not three times (with the Roussells), but four times because…..

4. The fourth celebration is New Years Eve in Gatlinburg! Wahoo! A trip to the family cabin in Tennessee is on tap for New Years Eve and it’s going to be a blast. Cold, mountain weather, possibly snow, and fires at night will be just the thing we need to come down off the post holiday bonanza. And the best part? We are flying this time. No 14 hour drive for me. WAHOO!

5. Presents! Due to our reduced budget, Jason and I are doing a lot of DIY Christmas gifts. Won’t spill the beans here, but it’s allowing me to flex my crafting muscle. Hopefully once the gifts have been delivered I can share with all of you! Pinterest has been a religion this holiday season…

6. Cozy living rooms with Sadie, the human dog. That would be four pillows she is laying on top of. I know, right?

And of course, the reason for the entire season. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, and his precious gift to us. I hope you take time to wrap yourself in this season and remember from whom all these warm and fuzzy blessings flow.

Feliz Navidad!