If you know anything about our lives it’s that we travel A LOT, and of course that means that Luna travels a lot too. We are SO lucky that she is so great in the car for any amount of time. She has gotten so accustomed to this constant travel that she has her own special car routine. Our very first trip from Boston to Maryland with the three of us Luna of course had to ride in the backseat and if you have ever owned a lab you must know that any time spent away from their people (even just a few inches away…) is devastating to them. Not only does she feel completely alone but she gets very jealous when you speak to each other and she is not in the middle of you, which has ultimately resulted in her wiggling the front half of her body on top of the center console leaving her back legs and butt just chillin on the back seat.
This has become such a common occurance that we have started to position our arms, hands and sometimes even legs to accommodate her resting positions.
As much as this is probably an inconvenience at times we are glad to do it because she has become the best travel companion. When she does spend time in the back seat to enjoy a little window action, you can always count on kisses behind your ears. Which is always welcome!
We are so glad that with all our moves to come we have such a great pup by our side!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Christmas is here and I am so excited! Mostly because I haven’t had too much time to see family over the last 6 months and I plan to just relax with them over the holiday season. This seems like the perfect time to share my thoughts on Christmas. My dad did an awesome job telling me about Santa when I was starting to question if he was real. He explained that Santa can represent the act of giving. That there is no magical man that can travel the world giving gifts. I agree with that thought and want to add something. Christmas is a holiday to give LOVE to everyone. God loves us so that we will love others the same way. Christmas isn’t about gifts that bankrupt us. It’s not about rushing and stampeding each other for a better deal.
Society and media have convinced us that we need to buy mass quantities of gifts that people really don’t need to bring them joy. I find that every person I talk to agrees with this but then we still go overboard. I think if we were to focus on love, we could better appreciate the holiday, and I’m sure our bank accounts would appreciate the holiday too.
Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday! (Paired with easter) and I have been so grateful to be at home with my family this holiday season AND to have my husband home which is such a blessing.
When I think about Christmas I get very easily overwhelmed. Ever since I was saved Christmas has had such a different meaning to me and has always brought a ton of emotion into the holiday. I think I am now fully aware of the greatness of this day. I am so grateful that God gave his son to us. This day always reminds me how much light Jesus brought to a world with so much darkness and I love to celebrate that in any way that I can whether it’s with lights, food, church, or time with family. It’s so easy to be distracted from all of this when you think of presents, and money and the stress of making everything work during the holiday but I have a husband who is constantly reminding me how blessed we are. He brings such a light to my life that I can see through his love for Christ. This year we decided not to exchange gifts because we just have so many things already. It has been so refreshing to just focus on enjoying time with each other especially in this huge transition we are about to go through.
We have been so grateful for the wonderful feedback we have received through this blog and we are so glad that you all read. It’s so awesome knowing that so many people we know and love have been so encouraging through this crazy life we live! We love you, we’re grateful for you, and we hope that God blesses each of your lives this next year!
Love always, the Burtons
We are so excited to share with you our photos we had done in North Carolina. We are also SO excited to share a glowing review of the photographer that we worked with in Holly Springs. (You can find her on her website, Facebook, and Instagram all links at the bottom of the post!)
Rachel Hennessy of Red Henn Photography truly blew us away. You can tell this is such a natural talent of hers. She is professional, fun, and made us feel so comfortable. It was really a pleasure to see her do something she is so passionate about and so excellent at. We are so excited to have photos of Dean with his new title on his uniform. We HIGHLY recommend her and will most likely fly her to us wherever we are located whenever we have a family milestone we want captured.
So to Rachel (and her assistant James!) THANK YOU for capturing such an exciting time for our family. We are so grateful for your talent.
We realize we have been MIA the past two weeks so we are here to update you on The Burtons! Last week Dean graduated BM A school and is now a Petty Officer and I am SO PROUD of him! Here’s a look at how cute he is!
Did I get lucky with one handsome hunk or what?! We have a lot to do in the next couple weeks before our big move to the sunshine state but that also means we get to see a lot of family, a lot of friends and we are so excited for that!
We can’t wait to update you on the rest of our adventures!