Thursday, November 18, 2010

thankful thursday

This Thursday I am thankful for:

1) Upcoming holidays. Specifically some days off work. This time of year I always seem to get so frazzled... with the shopping... traveling... gift wrapping... But I am so thankful that I am able to take a few days off work to slow down and enjoy my time with family and friends. I am looking forward to sleeping in a few days, eating, maybe catching a holiday movie, and then eating some more.

2) Community. As in, our Community Group. At the new church we have recently joined they strongly encourage community groups... which is basically a group from the church that you meet with once a week that live near one another. It is a beautiful time of fellowship where we can encourage and challenge one another. I am so thankful for the new friends we have made in this group.

3) Christmas shopping. I absolutely love giving gifts. Anyone that knows me can attest to this. I love everything about gift giving... selecting the gift, the entire wrapping process, and seeing the receiver's expression as they open the gift. So you can imagine that I get pretty excited about the Christmas shopping season. We are on a super tight budget this year, so I have been challenged to think outside the box a little... thinking more handmade... more personal. Any ideas?

5 comments:

Claire's Momma said...

It is so nice to send handmade notecards! I love it when I get a really nice handwritten note from you! I remember one holiday, having nothing to give other than words - and it was appreciated so much. For example, Courtney and Claire - this holiday season I am giving you the gift of friendship. It's so important to have people you can trust, love and depend on. I am that person for you! :)
Or, you can send "hope" or "peace" or anything you think that person needs. I also think you are great at giving thanks to people by letting them know how much they mean to you and why. That would be like a double bonus!
Anyways, mark us off the list for any shopping - we cannot wait for our note from Auntie Julia!
We love you so much! Xoxo

The Hills said...

Sew Mama Sew does a new blog post full of hand crafted gift tutorials (some require no or only very basic sewing) each day in the month of November! http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

Courtney said...

Julia, you are so crafty that you can create anything that anyone would love. The vintage wreath would be a great gift. The notecard idea above would also be awesome. Sigh...if only I were crafty.

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

I am so ready for sometime off work!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

allie-mac-fallie said...

oh and thanks for your comment!!! you are so sweet :) I went to high school in Houston :) small world!!