Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So ready for our "Secret" Getaway!

Jon and I will be leaving in the morning for a getaway to "The Secret" Bed and Breakfast! We will be staying in a Cottage at the B&B called "The Tree House". It is made like a tree house...I think it will be super fun! I am packing the camera and our new camcorder so we will be able to make lots of memories exploring the area and hiking around! I am so looking forward to getting away for a few days before we blast off in to 2011!
2011 is shaping up to be a busy year and it is has not even started yet! However should be exciting! There are certain things I want to get done within the first couple months of 2011! My number one is purging all of the bedrooms and closest in my house! We have too much junk (I use the word junk fondly because most of it is mine and I am quite attached to it)! Number two: to start blogging more regularly!!! We will see how that goes!
I am also very much enjoying my GLEE soundtracks that I got for Christmas and Jon's Kinect. We have the game Dance Central, and oh my goodness is it fun!!!! My friend, Angelia and I have been dancing it up!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All about Christmas...


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper...with lots of pretty bows and ribbon. I think that Christmas present wrapping is art!

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Artificial with clear lights! Jon and I tried our hand at the real tree, and lets just say that it did not go so well.

3. When do you put up the tree?
We usually try to wait until the weekend of Thanksgiving...however this year we have been extremely busy so the only weekend we had was the weekend of Nov. 14th... so we took that weekend to put all of stuff up including the Christmas tree.

4. When do you take the tree down?
We usually try to have the tree down before January 31st! We love our tree and the way it looks in our we wait til the very last minute. You know...right before the folks next door start to think we are crazy!

5. Favorite gift received as a child?
My Kid Sister Doll from my daddy! I loved her...

6. Hardest person to buy for?
All four of my parents! They are all hard to buy my brain hurts thinking about it!

7. Easiest person to buy for?
Jon...he always tells me what he wants.

8. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail!  I want the people that I send them to know that I took the time to send each one personally. I always try to put a personal message in each one.

9. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Home Alone...and this year I got to see White Christmas. It was pretty stinking awesome! Oh, and then there is This Christmas...LOVE THAT MOVIE! I think I like Christmas movies in general.

10. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Usually in November...the major kick off is Black Friday.

11. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Peanut butter fudge that my momma makes and the Christmas breakfast that my daddy makes.

13. Lights on the tree (colored or clear)?

14. Favorite Christmas song?
I love Christmas music period!

15. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
As of right now we travel...always! Jon and I have never had Christmas at home with just the two of us. However, once we have babies our plan is to be home Christmas day!

16. Angel, star or ribbon on top of tree?
A big beautiful sparkly Christmas Bow!

17. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
We open Christmas presents with my momma and Herbie and oldest brother and his family Christmas eve. All other gifts are open Christmas day.

18. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
People who are more worried about what they are going to get and buy that they forget the real meaning of Christmas. It is important that we remember God send his only son Jesus to be the baby who would grow to be the man...the lamb that would die so we could have ever lasting life...that my friend is the best Christmas gift of all!

19. What do you want for Christmas this year?
As far as an actual material thing I want a pillow case with mine and Jon's picture on it! That is it! There are other things that I long for it my heart...

20. Traditional colors (red and green) or other colors?
Traditional...but it must sparkle and be covered in glitter.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Asking for your prayers....

Well it is almost Christmas time! I am excited and simply cannot wait to start celebrating with my family. However, I am writing this post to ask for your prayers....
Please pray for a dear member of my church, Robert Conwell. Robert is the same age as me and Jon, and is currently fighting for his life. The week around Thanksgiving he was diagnosed with Leukemia. He has been undergoing treatments, and his immune system is completely wiped out. Infection has setup somewhere in his body, and he has been admitted to ICU yesterday. The doctors said that first 24 hours were critical, and Robert made it thur that, but he is not out of the wood yet. Doctors said that our prayers seem to be working, but I just ask that if you read this to please take a moment to pray for Robert and his family. He is an awesome man of God who works with the Youth at our church. He has so faithfully brought the van girls to my classes on Wednesday night, and he has inspired so many. His family is keeping us updated. I know that God is the healer and works all things to together for our good....after all Tis the season for Miracles!!!!

This came from my dear friend and Sunday School teacher, Cindy:
"He is in septic shock; which means his blood pressure has dropped; he's retaining fluids, his kidneys are not functioning. He has developed some sort of infection and has no immune system to fight it so they are giving him huge amounts of antibiotics. As of last night when we were there, they intubated him and doctors said the next 12 to 24 hours would be crucial. Ps. 118:17...."I will not die but live and tell of all you've done". "

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I am so looking forward to the holidays this year! I am excited about seeing my family and of course spending time with Jon. Christmas is our favorite time of year. We love the fact that God has blessed us so that we get to take time to bless other people.
Tonight we are having our Christmas party in the MPACT girls club. We are watching the Polar Express and having snacks. I love those little girls so much, and I am so blessed to get to celebrate with them. Should hopefully have some cute pictures from the party!
Friday my mom and I will hanging out making Christmas goodies all day, and then Saturday I will get to see my best friend Tiffany! We will be having a girls day...Charming Charlie's here we come! Sunday we have our Young Marrieds brunch and Christmas social that night! Lots of things to celebrate and so many things to be thankful for.
Jon and I will be heading to Gordo on Thursday of next week. We are excited because this year we are having a Christmas Feista at the Bordelon house! Should be lots of fun!  I will get to see most of my family while we are there for a couple days. Then Jon and I will come back for Christmas with his family Christmas night...Not to mention there should be a Couch/Whitten Christmas and a Wright Family Christmas at some point! We love our friends and family.
I am most excited about Jon and I taking a couple days to steal away at the end of the year to enjoy each other's company and make some plans for the new year! We are leaving town and not telling anyone exactly where we are going...maybe because we don't know where we will end up! LOL I cherish every moment that I spend with him...we got some adventures planned for 2011 that should be pretty exciting! to do some productive things....Merry Christmas!!!! Big Hugs from the Whittens!