Sunday, December 10, 2006

Oh Christmas Tree!!!

One of our first traditions it seems as married couple started before we were even married. While we were dating we went to pick out a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner at his parents house in the mountains. This tradition has lasted for the past three years and we love it!! To walk off the food induced coma after a large Thanksgiving meal and we go out to Mountain Memories Christmas farm and pick out our tree. It really is a beautiful place and we love going up there. They remember us from years past and we end up chatting with "the guys" a little before we leave. It's so much fun! Above is my very handsome (and rather lumber jack looking husband!) and below is the finished product!
Enjoy our fun and funky-looking tree! We thought the silver garland was a nice touch! Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Giving Thanks

This past Thanksgiving we went up to my in-laws and cooked up a storm! I had so much fun and was very thankful that everything turned out so tasty! Or at least "my friends tell me" I'm a good cook (only Jane Austin fans will get that reference to Sense and Sensibility). His brothers also joined us so we had a nice time chatting and playing with our little niece Kaitlyn.

I don't mean to sound cliche' but Michael and I are so thankful for all the Lord has done for us this year. There is the many blessings that He provides for us like a house, food clothes and then He goes above and beyond and allows us to deepen our relationship with Him through those un-expected situations in life (trips to the hospital, job changes, etc). I was just thinking today how sweet it is that God uses all things for His glory and our good. No matter what our take on the situation is! I often think of my favorite verse that has gotten me through many situations in my life - "And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love Him and for those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. So all that to say we are very blessed and thankful for all that God brings us through.
Sorry for the late post of Thanksgiving but look for more adventures with the Rotens soon!!!