{starbucks, snow, & thankfulness}

so.  it’s that time of year friends!!! TONIGHT!!!
as much as it becomes pretty old after, oh I don’t know… MAY!… I love the snow, the winter, and just the magic of this season! and I swear having a little one that is just as excited is just amazing!  as we took our Christmas stuff out the other night… her face just continued to light up as her daddy continued to bring boxes up as she whispered and yelled “Chrissssmiieeee!!!” So adorable!!
Anyway.  So the snow. yes! so excited! we will see if it actually happens and if it actually sticks so it’s pretty! And for the first time in a long time, I’m not thinking… UGH! I have to drive all the way across town in the snowy, slick conditions! It definitely takes the joy out of the pretty snow, let me tell ya!  SO.SO SOOO very thankful for this new season of life!!
AND.  something else to be thankful for?… thank you groupon and starbucks for teaming up once again, to give me a discount on holiday drinks! ha!  with all this nonsense going on about the starbucks cups, I’m so happy to be supporting them in saying… WHO CARES!!! Do I think the cups are a little plain this year? sure… does it offend me as a Christian? NO WAY! I believe Candace Cameron Bure said it best:
“Starbucks War on Christmas? It’s a red cup, folks, Until Starbucks puts a baby Jesus or nativity scene on the cup while saying Merry Christmas, then pulls it because they say it’s offensive, let’s talk. I don’t remember Starbucks ever being a Christian company, do you?”
“A Santa, a snowflake, some holly, a polar bear, some jingle bells or plain red cups don’t define Christmas for me as a Christian. My relationship with Jesus does. I will joyfully sip on my Starbucks coffee, in a plain red cup, and instead of complaining about the lack of decorations, I will lovingly share the good news of Jesus Christ with friends and co-workers or anyone who’s willing to engage in conversation. Merry Christmas to all!”

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