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Hi! We're Lance and Rebekah Gibson. We are newlyweds happily settled in the Lonestar state. We love lots of things including drive-in movies, game nights, anything involving the lake, and our Lord and Savior.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Though It's Been Said Many Times, Many Ways...

Well, the holidays have pretty much come and gone. They seem to go by faster every year. Part of me misses the little kid excitement that a child displays when December rolls around. I remember when it felt like December was the longest month ever, and that week leading up to Christmas would never end. I felt like we had all the time in the world to watch whatever Christmas movie we wanted, to bake and decorate endless sugar cookies, or spend time with the family doing fun Christmas activities. Nowadays, we're trying to find a time that works with everyone's schedule to decorate the tree, and I didn't watch one minute of The Santa Clause or Elf. The only time I catch a glimpse of the old Christmas excitement in myself is when Christmas Eve arrives and I find myself tossing and turning all night long... But I think even that stems from the coffee I drank before bed. 

This was my Christmas present that my sweet,
sweet boyfriend MADE me.
I love, love, love it! 

But honestly, while I may miss those parts of my childhood Christmases, it's okay that things have changed because those times are not what I celebrate. This time of the year is still special and always will be, because this is time that we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. And the excitement I feel when I think about that will never fade with time! 
I've probably made it sound like I had the dreariest Christmas ever.... NOT the case at all! I had an incredible Christmas spent with all the people I love the most, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm just too nostalgic. :) 

Scenes from our surprise Christmas date!
Have I mentioned that I love that guy?

This Christmas was full of all the things I love: my family, friends, twinkle lights (hehe), and so much more. I come away looking back at the weekend and feeling undeservedly blessed by all of the people the Lord has allowed me to share my life with. To start with, the man whom I find myself loving more and more every single day as we grow together and learn more about one another. I'm so thankful to have shared part of my life with him thus far. I know that if the Lord sees fit to allow me to walk with him for the rest of my days I will always be happy, loved, and madly in love. He is one of my biggest, most unexpected blessings. My parents, whose love never has and never will falter, who have taught me so much and support me so passionately in all that I do. Things are not always easy, but I know that despite the occasional temper flare-up or the especially hard time that we come to, our love for one another never subside. My brothers and sister, it has been hard to watch the way you have had to grow up over the past year. I wish things were different for us, but I know that you are all strong enough to handle this life as long as you continue to depend on the Lord in all things. That is what I pray so desperately for you, because I KNOW that you will encounter many hard times within our own home. I pray that you realize your relationship with God something you could never live without; that He would be evident in your lives in a mighty way as He comforts you in hard times and uses you each to bring glory to His name. I'm so lucky to watch you grow in Him, and to see you each become your own individuals. 
I love you all so much.  

He even put twinkle lights inside his car!
He knows I love them! 

I am so thankful and so blessed. Thank you Lord. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Sometimes all you have to do is let yourself be silly and cry for a good long while. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cold December Night

"So please just fall in love with me, this Christmas
There's nothing else that I will need, this Christmas
Won't be wrapped under a tree, I want something that lasts forever, 
so kiss me on this cold December night.

They call it the season of giving;
I'm here, I'm yours for the taking"