Thursday, November 13, 2008

So I Was Thinking...

...that the Christmas Holiday season is kind of lame for me. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and all, but every year I end up feeling a little jipped. Check this out:

December 23rd: Our wedding anniversary
December 25th: Christmas
January 1st: New Years
January 11: My birthday

So four of the most celebrated days of my year all happen in about a two-week period. Which is no big deal and I normally wouldn't complain, but I have another semi-important date to celebrate this year. It's the five year anniversary of my baptism and conformation into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And guess when that falls...December 28th. Yep. Just another special day to me over-shadowed by the rest of the hubbub of the busy holiday season. So though I rarely complain about my anniversary or birthday being overlooked due to Christmas, I'm making a big deal out of this one.

So what, exactly, am I looking for in terms of celebration? I don't really know. But it's sort of a big deal to me. I was thinking maybe I'd buy myself a gift. I've been browsing paintings by Greg Olsen, Del Parson, Simon Dewey, Liz Lemon Swindle, and a few other ones that have caught my eye recently. Here are some of the ones I like:

"Lost No More" by Greg Olsen

"The Good Shepherd" by Simon Dewey

"Once Lost" by Del Parson

So what are some of your favorites I should consider???


Dani said...

I like the first one best. I also like one where Jesus is looking over Jerusalem.

D said...

I like the pencil drawings of Jean Keaton of Christ with kids. Or you could get a cool picture of the Temple you were married in and kind of combine that with your anniversary. Congrats on all the big milestones.

Brad and Hailey said...

It's nice to know someone else gets excited about their baptism date! I get excited every year and keep a count as to how long I"ve been a member ... and no one else seems to really care. 5 years for me too this past September 26th. Congrats my friend! I am very excited for you!!!! :) Keep strong ;)

Mel said...

I think the first one and the last one have nice ties with the baptism anniversary, what with the found lambs and all. Congrats on everything! Good luck finding the perfect way to celebrate.

(Psst... just make late December/early January a month-long party.... cake and ice cream EVERY NIGHT. Yessssssss!!!!!)

Sara said...

December 28th was a special day for me too! I feel priviliged to have been at your baptism that day and CAN'T believe it's been 5 YEARS!!! You have been a blessing in my life and I'm grateful to know you! :) I love you!