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Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  I also have a present for you ... later! 

Why the Merry Greeting?  Well, today I am posting my SITSmas Card for all of my SITSas from “The Secrets in the Sauce”. If you aren’t familiar with SITS I highly encourage you to pop on over and learn about it. It is community of women bloggers who support each other and participate in spreading comment luv!

2009 has been a tough year for us here in the F w/a F household. For the full version of the story, you can read about it here but let me give you the cliff notes version. We’ve both been laid off, had to find new jobs, move states away, and are still struggling with trying to get our home sold. Currently, we are shacking up here in TN in a one bedroom apartment that we have been stuck in since March.

At this point, it feels like our lives have been on pause for months while we wait for our home to sell. We can’t get a new home, we have had to put our plans to start a family on hold, and the fact that I am in full on nesting mode is really not conducive to apartment living.

This is part of the reason why I started this blog and it has been a great way for me to funnel my creative juices into something else besides obsessing over HGTV’s Rate my Space. I can’t believe how much I enjoy doing this. Which is why I want to tell you all how thankful I am for all of my readers, you guys are the best!

So to all of you and your families, may your season be merry and bright! I hope you get to indulge in sweet memories with your loved ones. And most importantly, that you can take the stress of this year and rest in the peace that comes with knowing the reason for the season. No matter where you are or what you are going through there is a plan for each of us.

As my present to all of you (its ok, you didn’t need to get me anything), I would like to share the end of one of my favorite Disney cartoons. I highly encourage you to take the 5 minutes it takes to watch this short clip. The name of this cartoon is Small One. If you don’t know this one … a little boy whose family are carpenters has several donkeys that they use to gather wood. The oldest of these donkeys is called Small One and he and the little boy have a very special bond. Unfortunately, Small One can not carry the burdens that are expected of him and the boy’s father tells the boy that he must take Small One to town to sell him as they cannot afford to keep him. They go to town the next day. The first shop they go to is a tanner’s shop, but the boy won’t sell him to be killed. They find some merchants who direct them to the auction house, where they are both made fun of and abused by the auctioneer. At the start of this clip, they have run away and there is very little time left for the boy to find someone kind to buy Small One.

Enjoy! (Oh and potentially grab some tissues!) There’s a place for each Small One ….

33 frugal friends said ...

Judy @ In His Grip said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:01 PM

I hope 2010 is a better year for you. Merry SITSmas!

Jessica Jones, ATL Mom of 3 said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Merry SITSMAS! is it bad I am kinda glad HGTV is giving u a bad rating since it means u r here! Hope 2010 brings u the home of your dreams!

Jessica Jones

Sassily Yours... said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:05 PM

Hello there! Just stopping in from SITS to say, Merry SITSmas and to snoop around a few blogs. LUCK ME, LUCKY YOU!
Sassily Yours,

Swirl Girl said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Wishing you all the best for a happy New Year -
Swirl Girl

Encore Bride said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:10 PM

I wish you a wonderful 2010 ('cause sometimes things can't help but get better!) Merry SITSmas day!

Anonymous said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:16 PM

PRecious! Merry Christmas and Merry Sitsmas!

Amarie said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM

I'm sure 2010 will be MUCH better for you. God bless.
Merry SITSmas!

Unknown said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Merry SITSmas...and I am sure 2010 has a whole bundle of positive in store for you

Angelia said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:37 PM

That was wonderful, I needed that and now a tissue. :-) Precious.

Merry SITSmas, great post!

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said... @ December 7, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Merry SITSmas!
I am positive 2010 will bring many good things your way!


Rachael said... @ December 8, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Merry SITSmas! We were dealing with layoffs too, and I hope that 2010 is a much better year for everyone! Here's to endless blessings for next year!

BLOGitse said... @ December 8, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Merry SITSmas
from Cairo!

Rachel Cotterill said... @ December 8, 2009 at 1:03 AM

Merry SITSmas! And all the best for 2010, it sounds like you're having a tough time at the moment. I hope it gets better soon.

Anonymous said... @ December 8, 2009 at 1:51 AM

Oh my goodness I LOVE that movie! I haven't seen it in years. Merry SITSmas, and I hope 2010 brings the blessing of a house sold and jobs.

Jenny said... @ December 8, 2009 at 7:03 AM

Hmm not diggin' the movie. It's cute but... yea...

Merry SITSmas though :D And have a great week :D

Sandy said... @ December 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM

Praying that you have a brighter 2010! Merry SITSmas!

Unknown said... @ December 8, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Heres hoping for a better 20120 for your family. Merry SITmas!

Queenie Jeannie said... @ December 8, 2009 at 8:29 AM

Merry SITSmas!

I hope 2010 is a much better year for you both!!! But I have a feeling that later, you'll look back on this time with a smile and a sense of achievement and strength!

Unknown said... @ December 8, 2009 at 8:30 AM

I love this cartoon.
I hope your new year looks better!
Merry SITS-mas!

said... @ December 8, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Have a very merry SITSmas Jess!

Jessica said... @ December 8, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Merry Sitsmas. I hope 2010 brings better things your way! :)

Chrisy said... @ December 8, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Merry SITSMAS! Wishes that the New Year brings you all your needs and desires!

Anonymous said... @ December 8, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Hey SITSta! Here's hoping that this new year brings you nothing but good fortune and new hope! Things will get better I promise. Merry SITSmas!

Amanda - Small Home Big Start said... @ December 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Merry SITSmas! Wish you all he best in the New Year!

Thanks for the film clip!

JaelCustomDesigns said... @ December 8, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Merry SITSmas!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful & prosperous New Year!

Natalie said... @ December 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Praying for a better 2010 for you and your family! Merry SITSmas to you!

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said... @ December 8, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I've seen that movie before... definitely brings tears to my eyes. However, I'm an emotional sap and I cry at just about everything, so I might not be a good barometer!

Merry SITSmas!


Sammy said... @ December 8, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Merry SITSmas, hope that 2010 brings you many possitive changes!

Btw, that's one of my favorite holiday cartoons!

MovieGuy said... @ December 8, 2009 at 7:25 PM

I think you should put The Bernstein Bears Christmas Tree on here, I found it on youtube the other day and its still cute. Btw, I've written to Santa and asked him to buy your house from you so you can move on to your new home already. Think he'll come through?

Andi said... @ December 8, 2009 at 8:52 PM

I hope things go better for you! Blogs are a great form of therapy and there are so many people out there to share the love with! Merry SITSmas!

Veronica Lee said... @ December 8, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Merry SITSmas to you !!!!

Anonymous said... @ December 10, 2009 at 7:59 AM

Merry SITSmas. Congrats on the grand prize!!

Anonymous said... @ December 10, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Merry SITSmas!!

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