It has been hard on all of us. Even down to my little sister, Mackenzie who has Down Syndrome. She got potty trained back in the summer and since this with the kitchen, she had some accidents. She likes her routine and structure and when it is out of place, it makes her upset. Shoot, it makes me upset!
If you have been reading my posts for awhile, you'd know that I like things neat and tidy. I am a very clean person and with having the kitchen torn up has not been fun. But I know that God is with us through it all. Even if it is hard to see it, He is.
There is this quote I like, "An unseen God is never more present, than when He seems strangely absent." And that is so true. Even through all the chaos in life, He never leaves us nor forsakes us. We just got to get our eyes off of the problems around us, and put them back onto God.
There are so many people in this world with much worse problems then a kitchen under construction. And I am so thankful that I have kitchen and it has food and a stove and running water, even if the counters are temporarily wood(we're getting counters in today, YAY!), its ok. I have a beautiful family and a warm home. And so much to be thankful for.
Ok, now that I said what unpleasant things happened this last month, let's focus on some good things. Because even though it was a hard month, there were some wonderful memories made as well. At the first of the month with some of the kitchen down, we took a trip down south. It was wonderful. We stayed in a beautiful hotel and I got to go to a vintage clothing store not too far away with my Dad (my siblings and Mom stayed at the hotel).
I got to spend a day out with my Grammy. We went to the Antique Faire, saw my Nana, had lunch, went to a store called, the Antique Trove, and finished with seeing my Great Aunt, Uncle, and my second cousin. We were gone most of the day, but it was a lot of fun.
I got to see Rogue One...sniff. BEST STAR WARS MOVIE EVER!!!! Seriously, at the beginning it was a bit jumpy, but then it took off and soared. It was so well done and connected the puzzle between three and four PERFECTLY. You may not know, but Obi-Wan is my favorite Star Wars character, EVER!! He's the best. So that was my only thing with the movie was that he wasn't in it. But that is understandable because he probably shouldn't be. ;) So, out of all Star Wars movies, in my opinion, it was the best. <3
At home we had a craft day, baking day (since by then the kitchen was usable, but still not "done," which it still isn't, yet), and building day, as in LEGO's. We built two of the Christmas sets. One is a train and the other was a toy store and Christmas tree. And of course, we watched Christmas movies throughout the month.
Christmas was a wonderful day. We had a fun morning with our stockings and gift opening and then a wonderful lunch. Then we played games we got from Santa. One of them called, "Bean Boozled," its a Jelly Belly game. It's fun, but super gross. I urge you too look it up and see what I had to go through. ;P
So, if you take out the kitchen being under construction, December did have a lot of good times in it. So despite having something unpleasant and frustrating going on, we still made the best of it and made memories. I hope you all had a wonderful December and that you will have an awesome January.
Thanks for reading!~ Morgan