Well, we finally finished up Christmas Extravaganza 2012. I was planning to title this post "Christmas Round Up #2" as a follow up to my post from Monday, but I changed my mind. Instead I went with the one above because that's exactly what I am, blessed.
Blessed to have been present for an uplifting and powerful Christmas Eve candlelight service and to have found a church home with a pastor that speaks to my heart, soul and mind every Sunday. If you are in the Austin area and looking for a church, please give Celebration a visit.
Blessed to have a group of friends that I consider an extension of my family.
Blessed that my girls have a group of friends that they consider brothers and sisters.
Blessed that we were able to celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's birthday with good health and solid happiness.
Blessed that our family company provides for us and enables Ross and I to give our children gifts "from Santa" Christmas morning.
Blessed to have two fun loving, crazy beautiful, healthy, smart and sassy little girls.
Blessed to have a thoughtful, giving, selfless and handsome husband that surprises me every single day; even on Christmas morning with an iPad.
Blessed to have two parents that have wholeheartedly and willingly sacrificed their lives, even today, for our family.
Blessed to have the home I grew up in to come back to for every holiday, special event or for a quick visit.
Blessed that nothing is fake about our family. The love, silliness and sincerity is real.
Blessed that I am a winner!
A winner in race car driving competitions with my husband.
A winner in a friendly family game of Scrabble.
A winner at another friendly family game....poker...dealer calls it. Nice red Solo cup of wine, right. Hey, I never said I was a classy gal.
Blessed to have made some of the best blog friends in the world. Ones that surprise you with Christmas gifts and sweet, melt your heart notes. Thank you Kristin and Ashlyn. I love you girls. And to the ones I got Christmas cards from, you made my day. You guys, I never would have thought blogging would bring so many new friends into my life.
Blessed to have been part of the Secret Santa group with some of my favorite blog buds. Eight of us ladies drew names and I was so lucky that Jes drew my name. She and I met when I first started blogging. Her little bun head self is one of the funniest and most sincere girls I have met through this crazy world. And, yes, she calls me Body Odor Shanna. It's our little secret as to why, but I PROMISE, I do NOT, I repeat DO NOT have B.O. Thank you, Jes. I love you to pieces!!!
What's crazy about this post, is that sometimes all it takes are a few photos to remind a person how blessed they really are. I know we all have our struggles, heartaches, hardships, but if you just take a minute to look through your pictures on your Facebook page, Instagram profile or even your phone, I bet you will discover you are pretty darn blessed too.