Faith Fitness and Laughter

The Most Important Thing

on December 20, 2011

Morning! 🙂   With all of the hustle and bustle during this time, I think we can sometimes forget to stop and just be thankful for the life that we have been given.  I LOVE Christmas.  It’s probably my favorite time of the year, with so much going on and times of fellowship.  I would probably say that being with my family is the most important thing to me.  When my brother and I were little we would go to my Grandmothers house in Natchez, MS.  We owned this really cool brown and tan station wagon (awesome I know) and my parents would make us a bed in the back and we would leave really early in the morning so we would make it there in time to help cook and see family.  Good times.  I miss that.

I have seen a lot of blogs that are talking about traditions and it has made me think about some of the things that my family and I do during the holidays.  When my niece and nephew were old enough to enjoy Christmas, my brother started making them Christmas pancakes.  On Christmas Day morning I would (and will) get up early (in my pj’s) and drive over to their home to share this with them.  By the time I get there they will have already opened their presents and they can’t wait to show me what Santa brought them.  🙂

I am also looking forward to my churches Sunday service that morning as well.  It’s in my heart all of the time, but I love special services that remind us of Jesus and how He came in such a humble way.

I LOVE Christmas!!


I woke up this morning before my alarm went off, but I was up and ready to hit the floor with my workout.  Once I was finished stretching and cooling off I made my way to the coffee pot.  I made myself some overnight oats before I went to bed last night, which included; 1/3 cup of old fashion oats, palm full of some Pumpkin Flax Granola, chia seeds, flax, almond milk, and some Peanut Butter.


Here’s another picture from Kazakhstan….or two 🙂

I hope that you have a great day!


What are some of your traditions that you like to do for Christmas?

What’s the one thing that you want the most this year?



6 responses to “The Most Important Thing

  1. Kayla says:

    When we sit down to open gifts, before we do anything my dad reads the nativity story from The Bible. It’s a tradition I want to continue with my children. We grew up not doing Santa Claus but knowing that there was a man they called St.Nick that would give to orphans and the less fortunate at Christmas time. We focused on Jesus and his birth and why he was sent to us! Lovin your blog!!

  2. Bill says:

    I can’t believe you remember the brown and beige suburban, you was just a little bitty thing. Of course we did have the thing several years.

  3. i love Christmas and all the traditions that come with it too. 🙂 it sounds like you have some really nice traditions with your family! how neat!

    mmm overnight oats – i love them! your combo sounds delicious too!

  4. Thanks Ashley! It was yummy and just what I needed after my workout this morning…:)

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