Merry Christmas!

Oh my goodness. All I can say is, it’s December! Between Christmas shopping, finishing up school, planning Bryan’s surprise birthday party, celebrating our birthday, celebrating Bryan’s birthday, and prepping to begin our annual, nomadic, holiday journey… it’s been a hectic month! And it’s not even Christmas yet. Oi. But hey, I am not complaining at all. I love our crazy Decembers, even if they seem overwhelming at times 🙂

I am SO excited to report several things so listen up.

Firstly, and most importantly today… today is Bryan’s 25th birthday!!!!!! He’s a quarter century old and only getting better with age. haha. It’s really has been a good year for the big 2-5 for him. We got to celebrate with friends, celebrate just the two of us, and now we are getting to celebrate with his family for the first time in a few years. He is actually currently out on the farm with his dad and I know he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. So happy birthday, Bryan Taylor! I am so thankful that God saw fit to begin, this day, shaping and molding the life of the man who was made for me. And what a man he has already turned out to be!

Secondly, on the 18th, Bryan and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary! We have been married for three years?! In some ways, it feels like it’s been fifty years but, in other ways, it has flown by. Either way, I am so blessed to have Bryan and I am thankful for every part of our marriage. Things have not been fairytale, (as if they ever are), but it has been perfect for us. In three years we have battled through some crazy rough stuff, but I know each battle has only grown us closer to each other and closer to God. And now it’s no longer, “I wonder what will happen when we face hard times?” Now I know what will happen and I am prepared, and able, to face absolutely anything, confident that Bryan is just who God had for me to do life with. I am blessed to have the friendship and romance that I have found in Bryan and three years in, I say bring on the rest! “Forever could never be long enough for me, to feel like I’ve had long enough with you.”

Thirdly, and HUGELY, I am done with school FOREVER!!!!!! Ok maybe not forever, I still have my board exams and I may want to further my education some day… but realistically, I could be done with school FOREVER if I wanted to be! I finished up my externship at the Kentucky Clinic and I will take my boards in January/February. The last day was such a “weight lifted” kind of feeling but, at the same time, it was just weird. I have been in school for 18 years so life without school seems just plain weird. Again, not complaining, but I already have this nagging feeling like I’m forgetting something and Monday will come and I didn’t write that paper. I’m sure that will wear off soon though, especially seeing as we just received my first “now you’re a big girl so start paying back your loans” letter. Bleck.

Fourthly, as I mentioned earlier, our nomadic holiday journey has begun and I am not sure when I will have time to write again. I do have several amazing stories to tell and I really don’t mean to keep you holding on, I just don’t have much time and am visiting with family as much as possible. So, I will hopefully find down time soon but, in case I don’t, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy time with your families and I pray you feel God’s joy over you as we take time to celebrate true Joy having come to the world!

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