5 Things

It’s been a hard year.  My life has changed significantly, & as we come to the close of 2015 I am disappointed at how little I accomplished this year.  My 2015 goals were abandoned along the road side early in the year out of a sheer need to survive.

But despite this being a hard year, I am grateful for some many things.  So here are 5 things that are going right in my life right now 🙂

  1. I am listening to Christmas music.  I know this may not seem like a big deal, but I assure you it is.  Last year I didn’t celebrate Christmas.  No tree, lights, decorations, or music.  This year I was so excited to begin the Christmas holiday that I had music playing on Thanksgiving.  As I listen to some of my favorite Christmas melodies I cant help but smile, and look forward to the Christmas season.
  2. I am picking up pictures today.  Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but this is the first set of pictures I have actually had printed in years.  When I moved to CA, and started decorating my room, I hung several cork boards. However all the photos I have are close to 10 years old.  So I went through all my phones photos, and my online cloud storage, and selected a wide assortment of photos to be printed, and eventually hung on the wall.
  3. Star Wars is coming out in less then a month.  Need I say more?
  4. Yesterday Kiri, Sydney, Ken, and myself went to Disneyland for a family day at the park, and to enjoy Seasons of the Force.  While we were there we may or may not have taken this amazing picture.12307346_10205535694657551_7140249013968207326_o
  5. But perhaps the most important thing that is going right in my life is my decision to be happy, and move forward with my life.  It’s been a hard year yes, but I am not going to let those hardships define who I am or how I behave.  I have wonderful people in my life, and great opportunities.  So I am choosing to focus on the good instead of the past.

The Christmas Tree and the New House

So the week before Thanksgiving Terra and I moved into a house. We are really excited about it because we went from an apartment that was 925 sq. ft. to a house that is 1875 sq. ft. with a yard and two car garage.

Living in a house is much better then an apartment, but Terra and I are still deciding where everything goes and in what order we want things to be. This means that we have piles of pictures, boxes, and other assorted things all over the house.

However its Christmas and even though we dont yet know where everything is going to hang, go, or be placed we brought home a Christmas Tree today and are going to be put it up. So far the experiance has been going not as excpected. The tree we bought is too big for our stand. So Terra ran off to go get a new stand.

OK Terra went to Taget and got another kind of stand and we are literally up but not running. We dont run until Tuesday. (For those of you not aware of how that was a joke Terra and I run with a running group on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

The problem now is we got the garlands up, and the lights are sort of on the tree….(sort of defined as only one strand of lights and only half way done). Terra requested we do the rest Monday. This is Terra with her “I dont want to do anymore tonight face”

But we are slowly making order out of chaos. Sort of?!

The Weekend

I am going to take the weekend off, to spend time with my Wife, and friends. We are planning on getting a Christmas tree this weekend, and I hope to have some pictures soon. We are also planning on attending a new ward for our church, and maybe rearrange our living room. Pictures soon to follow….I really need to get a camera that is not also my phone.

I hope you all have a great weekend!