Now to catch up from the past 2 months lets see.....
Christmas was amazing!! Got to spend time with my family as well as my husbands family! And yes we made out in the gift category. I have to laugh at that because every year I feel me being 26 is too old to receive gifts at Christmas but you know I go in with a little bit of hope for a gift, and when it happen I'm not gonna lie it feels pretty amazing haha. Two of my favorite gifts were the kindle fire and the naked eyeshadow palette from urban decay. I also sewed purses for my mom, Laura and my mother in-law that I was pretty proud of. Picture below.
January was awesome because we got to do our annual fast. Now last year we went into fasting wanting something and even though we didn't get the exact thing we wanted, God pulled us into the unexpected journey of buying a house and in the end blessed us like crazy. Now for this last fast my husband and I both agreed to go into the fast with the right heart. Not the heart of wanting something, but the heart of just prioritizing our lives and making sure God knows he's first. I have to stop here for a second and just say MY HUSBAND is seriously amazing! The way he was so excited for this fast made me excited. If you could only hear him talk to others about this last fast and how he wanted to make sure God was first, it would make you want to fast. I LOVE how his heart is so passionate about the things of God, most people wouldn't really think that about him because they haven't set down and had time to talk to him about that, but me being his wife and knowing everything about him, I can tell this guy is in LOVE with my God and as a wife I believe that the husband is who sets the way of a family and so I'm honored to be his wife. Ok, ya I got a little off topic lol. Back to the fast. So we went into the fast not expected anything, and came out with both my husband and I receiving crazy raises at our jobs. I'm not saying your going to get something crazy happen to you everytime you fast, BUT I do know that when you fast and show God that he is first priority in your life, you start to change even if you don't realize it. Everyone should try it :)
For the past two months all I have been doing is reading like crazy. Since I got my kindle fire, I feel the need to spend quality time with it. Some of my favorite reads so far this month are.
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks- I LOVE all Nicholas Sparks book, he's one of my favorite if not THE favorite author. I guess many people wouldn't see me as the Love Story Novel reader but it's true, can't get enough, I have his newest book "The Best of Me" waiting for me on my kindle as soon as I finish some other books.
Jaycee Dugard's A Stolen Life- This book was hard to read but was easy to read, if that makes any sense. It was hard because of the bad stuff happening to her but it was such a great book that I flew through all the pages. Her story is simple amazing- how she made it out as a sane person, I will never understand. A must read for sure.
The Hunger Games- I am completely into this trilogy. I put off buying them for a little bit because it didn't sound like something I personally would like reading, but I am so glad I changed my mind because they are seriously FANTASTIC, I can't put the books (kindle) down!! I have read the first two "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" and I am half way through "Mocking Jay". The movie on the first book is coming out in march and I'm so excited. I love watching the movies after the book but I can't stand watching a movie BEFORE a book. Not sure why maybe I will try changing that by reading the twilight series.... Lol everyone says its better than the movies...
Anyways I think I played enough catch up for today. I'm out.