I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a pretty selfish person. Many times I get wrapped up in what I’m thinking about or struggling with, that I forget to listen and look at what’s going on around me.
A perfect example of this is the Christmas season and my chef/husband.
So often I start to feel sorry for myself or for the girls because of the hours Tom is working at the restaurant, that I forget to think about him.
Well, I think about him and how I wish he could be around more, but I forget that he wishes he could be around more too.
I forget that he misses us as much as we miss him.(more…)
Christmas time is busy, not only for our chefs in the restaurant, but for us at home and work.
As the calendar starts to fill up, it’s hard to not get sucked up into all the commercialism and craziness of the season!
For our family, Christmas is not about presents and Santa. It’s not about Christmas lights and candy canes. While we do celebrate these things with our children, I never want them (or us) to lose sight of the real reason for the Christmas season – the birth of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
As the girls and I shop for gifts for others, I love talking with them about the greatest gift of all, one we did not deserve nor could ever earn. Every day, I’m humbled that God would chose to send His Son to be the Savior of a world, full of sinners like me. (You can read more about this over here.)
I just reread this post from a few years ago and it was SO STUPID! So..new post…here we go!
After looking over all the gift ideas for a chef, I really think the best gift for them is a nap! Don’t you agree?? Our poor chefs are SO TIRED this time of year! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could gift them a nap? (more…)
Today I’d like to encourage you to not sit at home, wishing the Christmas season was just over so you could see your chef/husband or chef/boyfriend again. Last year, half way through the month, my chef/husband and I actually had a conversation about that. We just wanted December to be over. 🙁
I don’t know about where you live, but here in Seattle, there are so many fun things to do at Christmas time.
I used to try and save all those things for when my chef/husband was off. But when I did that, we ended up missing out on a lot of things.(more…)