I decided to change my blog’s look to celebrate the holiday season. I know, it’s pretty sweet. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and this time I have a legitimate reason for the inactivity! You see, a dog ate my computer. He was a big dog. Mean. Hairy. Hungry. He told me (yes, he spoke) that he wanted to eat my computer so I let him.

Ok, a dog didn’t eat my computer. Dogs aren’t allowed in our apartment complex. I AM excited to be gearing up for the travelling that will be taking place to see my family. I refuse to post one of those countdown posts since I’m only travelling a few hours and will only be there for two short days ,but countdown post or not, I am stoked! Today someone asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I don’t know if it’s from growing up on welfare or getting excited when the local church (err..I mean Santa) would drop off presents for my siblings and I, but I don’t remember ever thinking about something that I really wanted for Christmas. I was happy with anything. I had to think about it for a minute and honestly, all I wanted was a day off from work and time away from Riverside. I checked my schedule (again) just to make sure I had those days off. I do. I’m happy. Life is sweet.

On another awesome note, it was cold today! For all of you non-So Cal residents who are hating me for wishing cold, I apologize for my lack of appreciation of the fine weather we are blessed with down here. It isn’t that I dislike 70 degrees, I’m only saying it’s hard to get in the “holiday spirit” and enjoy the Christmas music that is playing non-stop when it feels like summer. Yeah for 45 degrees! 🙂

One more awesome note: my friend, Merea, wrote a post recently about how much she loves the words to some of the famous Christmas carols and I couldn’t agree with her more! We sang Joy to the World today in church and I couldn’t help but worship Christ as we sang:
“He rules the world with truth and grace
and makes the nations prove
the glories of His righteousness
and wonders of His love”
Matt shared how we often reflect of the birth of Jesus during this time of year(which is a great thing) but we need to remember even more what it is that the birth of Jesus Christ fulfilled. Immanuel. Jesus. Those names mean “God is with us” and “He who saves”. He brings salvation and is with us. Whoa. Let’s celebrate! Man, God is good.