Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Lakehouse Forums turn 2

Hello all. As many of you know the beloved Lakehouse forums turned two today. I for one can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our 1st anniversery, and looking back its incredible to think of all we gone though. Both the good times that we will treasure in our hearts forever and the bad that we wish we could forget but also understand that going through it has made us even stronger.

When I first joined the lakehouse I expected to chat about starwars and maybe make a few online friendships but I never imagined how important and special the lakehouse would become and how big it would be in my life. I never expected to meet so many wonderful girls and to become connected to each and everyone one of them. I never expected for the lakehouse to become a place where fellow members turned from strangers to close friends and online sisters. I never imagined I would ever spend hours on one website chatting with such wonderful friends.

In past forums and sites I would spend a few months and then move on never to visit again and honestly i thought the lakehouse would be like that and admittedly the first time i came on it was but after meeting JC at Sww and hearing her talk about it I decided I had to give it another chance at least check it out once more, and truthfully my expectations weren't high. I thought it would be another fad site. I couldn't believe the warm open armed welcome I recieved with those i have met before welcoming me back as a long lost friend. and new friends being so welcoming and inviting. From those first few days I knew the lakehouse was something special but i still had my doubts on how long I would be interested. Soon, however it turned from having some cool conversations to making some true friendships.

I love each and every one of you fellow lakehouse sisters and I so proud of everything we have gotten through and accomplished. I had the pleasure of meeting some of you this past summer and will treausre those memories always and pray that more oppurtunities to meet you all arise sometime in our futures. The lakehouse has become more than just a forum it has become a support system. A place we can come no matter what or how we feel and know we are in a safe enviroment surrounded by friends. It has become a hangout where I obsessively check whats going on and most importantly it has become a family of fangirls all trying to make sense of the world and looking for those who are like us in place we are not only welcomed but truly belong.

Happy Anniversery my fellow lakehouse sisters and heres to many many more years . Praying for many blessings in the coming year love you all and of course MTFBWY always. God bless


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hello All.

I know it has been a long time since I blogged. I have been epically failing at maintaining this blog but it is something I am working on Promise. It seems this year has flown by and Christmas kinda just snuck up on me. At first it seemed that it was way off and then next thing I know its here and I realized I didn't do half the things I was going to for example getting Christmas cards out or buying tons of presents or decorating like crazy (most of our decorating was done the day before Christmas eve) for a lot of the season finding time for all of this stressed me out in a way I felt obligated to get it done but I didn't and the world didn't end. I still had a fantastic Christmas. I am learning to let things go not just not worry about things but realize that if not everything gets done its okay. In stressing about the hustle and bustle of the holiday I was missing the true meaning of it. And with talking to other people I realize I wasn't the only one.

Christmas is a time of peace a time to celebrate with family and friends and remember the best gift ever given and rejoice in the birth of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. That is all the matters during the season. Making sure decorations are up and perfect, stressing on getting money to buy the best gifts, getting cards out on time isn't necessary sure its nice but why put ourselves through so much stress during such a wonderful and magical time of year.

Think back to when you were a young child and the magic the Christmas season brought. I remember waiting for Christmas and it seemed like it would never come but the anticipation was part of the magic. Now as we grow older it seems there is never enough time to get everything done and Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, changes from a magical holiday to a deadline a day everything we prepared for is due and our effort is shown.

Why is that why do we focus so much on hurrying about to make is so special and big, all the while stressing ourselves to the max. That's not was Christmas is about. Being with family and friends and letting each other know how special they are to you (and there are more ways to do that then just with expensive gifts) and truly celebrating each others company and the miraculous birth of Jesus THAT IS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT. The other stuff is details all the planning and buying and decorating and stressing in the world isn't what creates that magical feeling of Christmas. Being together and remembering the true reason for the season is what creates that. Sometimes its easy to forget that smaller and simple is sometimes better.

With that said, I hope each and everyone of you has a very Merry Christmas. I have.

Most of our Christmas this year took place Christmas eve since my dad had to be at work early this morning. When my mom came home from work we went out to dinner. Then we came home and opened presents. I got a K-cup coffee Maker (gotta have my coffee), Fabulous boots (which are also perfect for sww), Brita Water bottle, a game, pjs, Starwars mug and travel mug set, starwars crayola story studio (even though I am 22 I still totally flipped over this so awesome :D ), and early Christmas present (like early november) of the HerUniverse Ahsoka Tunic, and some other small things. After we all opened presents we kinda just hung out and relaxed the rest of the night. At midnight me, my sister and mom went to midnight mass. Then this morning we had a French toast breakfast so yummy, played yatzee then went to the movies. We saw Parental Guidance, and it was amazing loved the movie definitly recommend it. and now we are haning out til dinner (we are having skyline chili yummy :D)

So that's my Christmas. I hope each of you had an amazing day too to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Thaks for reading Merry Christmas and God bless

Thanks and of course May the force be with you