Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It is really starting to hit me that we are here in Texas for Christmas and not home with family...ok well our immediate cousins and uncles and aunts and grandparents. I am so used to seeing my dad and his family on Christmas Eve and then momma's family on Christmas Day. I will miss that a lot. This year will be so different...we won't be seeing them or hubby's family. Also on Christmas Eve momma, Aarika and I normally go to the cemetary where my brother was buried and we have some lunch and chat and maybe open a gift. I will miss that. I know Christmas has not been the same since Erich died, but we still always see our family Christmas week. I miss my family. My aunt Sherri emailed me the other day saying how lonely this holiday will be because we won't all be getting together for Christmas Eve. I am tearing up as I am writing this because I never realized how much I really miss my family and being around them. There will be no going up to grandma and papa's house this year the day after Christmas :(  And you know one of the make me wanna cry saddest things is, is that all my cousins are in town. Even my cousin who lives in CO flew in for the holidays....and we aren't even home.
I just found out Christmas will be pretty mellow this year. Christmas Eve morning I work. Christmas Eve night Aarika works...so that means we will not all be together. Not sure what we will be doing now. Christmas Day (no one works!!!) but it will just be us...the five of us (momma, Jim, Aarika, hubby and me). Feeling kinda sad about that :(

Now on to
 
{1} I am loving that someone is covering my shift for Christmas. See last week I found out I worked on Christmas morning (6:30am-12:00pm) and I was so bummed obviously. I wrote on the white board to see if someone wanted to switched. I asked a bunch of people. I got nothing :( Then this last Saturday one of the girls came up and said we can swtich shifts. I got the hugest smile on my face. The deal is/was I worked for her this last Sunday (5:00am-9:30am) and she will work my Christmas shift. It made my day. I immediately called hubby to tell him the good news. I am so excited, I will actually get to wake up with hubby this year :) (last year he was gone) Christmas will be good now :)

{2} I am loving that my cousin (below) and his fiance are expecting there first baby at the end of June. I am so extremely ecstatic for them!!! My cousin is like a brother to me, he was my brother's best friend. I just know they are going to be amazing parents. Makes me wanna get pregnant too, so our kiddos will grow up together and be the same age :) Oh and I cannot wait to 'torture' his kid like he did to me aahhah ;)


{3} I am loving that I have 95 followers. Seriously had no idea this many people would follow along in my life. I started blogging because I enjoy it. I wanted to share my life with family and friends. I wanted to write down memories, so I have something to look back on. Thank you so so much for reading my blog and following along in my life :-)

{4} I am loving my hubby. You bring so much happiness to my life. I love you baby!!
Joe's Crab Shack in Oceanside 2008
meeting his family for the first time.
OMG my super blonde hair!!! hubby looks SO young

Go visit Jamie's blog so I/we can see what you are loving today :)

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13 comments:

Amanda said...

oh i'm glad you got your shift switched!!! that is awesome! :)

Rebekah said...

I understand about not being able to go home for Christmas. We can't either this year, and it feels sort of strange. I am excited for us to do things on our own, but I miss our family.

I love that you got your shift switched! That's awesome!

MJ said...

I hope you have lots of fun with your smaller family gathering this year. I know how hard it can be to be away from family during the holidays. Make lots of phone calls!! :)

Nicole said...

Have a great Christmas!

Mrs_Thielke said...

I'm glad you got Christmas off! My husband did too, and it just wouldn't be the same without him! Merry Christmas!

Caroline said...

Yay for a nice person switching shifts. I know Christmas will be different, but enjoy the time with those you are able to be with. :) Well, be driving all over town (back and forth between families). Exhausting!!! Merry Christmas!

Emily P. said...

I love your blog design and layout. It's super cute!

kimberly said...

I am so glad there is a highlight to look forward to on Christmas for you..working that morning would have just been awful! We are going to Arizona for Christmas this year, so I am there with you about it not being the same as it always is...we aren't bringing presents and will have to do them another time with our family, but it will be nice to spend it with family we don't get to see often...we'll just have to make new memories this year...I am still sad that you are not here..I was in Simi this weekend and when I knew I was going out there..for a split-second, I was thinking I would have to fit in a Spoon Session...and then got sad again when I realized that that part of my Simi trips isn't the same anymore...I miss you guys!!! I hope you have a great Christmas whatever you do!! Give the family Merry Christmas hugs for me!! I love you!!

Stephanie said...

So excited that you guys get to spend Christmas day together! Merry Christmas!

The Wife In Her New Life said...

I LOVE your list! Christmas will be fabulous because you don't have to work and you are with the husband =)

Suze said...

Girl i understand, my sister isn't coming home this christmas because she's toooo great with child to make the trek so she wont be here and its hitting home and hard for me! That is such a blessing that your ccoworker switched with you so you wont have to work on christmas day! so sweet! Hope you and your family have a great christmas together! Be thinking of you and your hubs and praying that y'all make it back to CALI soon :)

Eric's Mommy said...

I am so glad you got X-mas off. I had to work X-mas when Eric was 4 and I was so mad, nobody would cover for me :(
I'm so sorry you are missing your family at the holidays. My family has gotten smaller over the years due to a few cancer deaths (CANCER SUCKS!) but my parents and in-laws are nearby. My parents are actually going over to my in-laws on X-mas day and we are meeting them over there. My Husband's grandparents are also up from Florida, they never stay up here until X-mas usually just until fall. They are in their 90's so we are spending as much time as we can with them.

Kit said...

Great things you are loving!!!! That is awesome that someone was able to cover your shift! I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!