Monday, December 20, 2010

The first ever Jam Session Monday!

Everyone needs a little music to get 'em through the week right?  That is why I am starting "Jam Session Mondays".  Every Monday I will post a playlist with some of my favorite music for ya'll to rock out to for the rest of the week!

This week is Christmas music......obviously!  I love old Christmas carols, especially when they have been redone with a modern twist.   What Child is This, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, and Can You Hear What I Hear,  are some of my very favorite carols. 

Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Verse for the Week

Isaiah 9:6-7
 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Christmas Philosophy

I am one of those people that looooooooves the Christmas season.  I start planning for it in June, listening to carols in October, and decorating in November.  If it were up to me we would celebrate Christmas all year round!  In fact, this is something we should consider doing.  Ok so maybe we do need to pack away the decorations and ditch the fatty oh-so-delicious food for 11 months out of the year,  but we should always keep the real meaning for the holiday in our hearts.

Sorry Saint Valentine, but Christmas day is the ultimate love holiday.  What could express love more than an omnipotent God coming to earth as a fragile human baby, destined to die in order to offer salvation to His very sinful, ungrateful, yet beloved creations?  Knowing that I am one of the beneficiaries of His grace fills me up with hope and pure joy, how about you?  During the Christmas season we are reminded of this ultimate sacrifice yet we tend to forget it for most of the rest of the year.  Wouldn't it be great to be full of hope, joy, and peace all the time?!  And to share it with everyone?!!!  I think so!  It is for this reason that I believe we should keep the spirit of Christmas with us all year long.  To spread a little hope and joy, and to let every person know that they are loved.

So let's sing Joy to the World............all year long :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Loooooong way from home

Hello from sunny California.  Okay, so it hasn't been that sunny the past couple days but who cares?  No one in California obviously :)

I have been in San Jose since November 28th working as a nanny for my Aunt and Uncle who just moved out here.  My nanny-vacation has been great but busy, which is the reason for my long blogging hiatus.  I have lots of awesome pictures of all of my adventures but sadly do not have my camera accessories with me so I will have to post them when I get back to 'Nati.

Here are some things I have learned during this California adventure:

1. Do not book a flight between October and May that has a layover in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It snows there.  A lot.

2. Don't drive around an unfamiliar city with no directions, especially at night.

3.  If you are going to reside in California then you had better be willing to spend a lot of money on everything!  Seriously Californians, a carton of grape juice should not cost me 4 dollars when it only costs me a buck-fifty at home!

4.  Do not tell people you are from Ohio.  They will either give you sympathetic looks, proceed to ignore you, or ask you where Ohio is located.

5.  Don't respond to anything with "Oh that's gay".  You will instantly be surrounded by a lynch mob of homosexuals.

6.  This area is an organic foods/products paradise and I am loving every minute of it.

7.  You can be extremely quirky and eclectic, in fact you should be! 

8.  People out here care more about the environment, conservation, and well being.  I think this is awesome and I hope all of you peeps in the midwest start taking these things more seriously.

9.  Even though I love it here, I miss my home.