We had a wonderful Christmas season! It seemed to go by so quickly, but it was filled with rest and time with family and friends. Here are some of the highlights.
December 3 – Christmas Tea with Women’s Ministry
I made my own centerpiece with live greens and it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. It was nice to meet some new ladies who aren’t yet in a relationship with Jesus and just enjoy being girly together. We laughed a lot while putting our centerpieces together! The food was yummy too!
December 3 – Went to Bethlehem Walk
I posted about this here already, but again, this was a wonderful time to get my mind focused on the true meaning of Christmas before the madness set in!
December 16 – Small Group Christmas Party
Our small group Christmas party was so much fun! We decided not to do dinner, but to keep it to snacks and desserts which was a great idea! Less stress for all! We met at my friend Mary’s sweet home and gathered around the wood stove, Christmas tree, and dining room table for some sweet time together. Our group has been through a lot together, so it was nice to laugh together and celebrate another year together. We also did the White Elephant gift exchange and Kevin and I did pretty well. We were to bring something from home and we ended up with some nice decorations for our house!
December 21 – Kevin’s parents arrive
We had a wonderful time with Kevin’s parents. They loved up on Savannah a ton and we just talked and talked and talked! We exchanged gifts with them this year since we were face-to-face (we normally pick names and mail gifts if we aren’t all together). We took them on the “Tacky Light Tour” here in town and they were quite impressed! We were sad to see them go on December 26th.
|The running joke was how Kevin never smiles with his mouth open and he always squints his eyes!|
|So, he decided to be funny in this one and really let us see his blue eyes!|
December 25 – Christmas Day
We had a wonderful time opening presents together as a family. Savannah was totally overwhelmed by all the gifts. Even though we kept her gifts to 4 (something you want, something you need, something you wear, something you read), she was spoiled by the rest of her family! She has plenty of toys to keep her busy for the rest of the year! I also made my first Christmas dinner with the help of my mother-in-law. We enjoyed a turkey breast, cornbread dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pie. It was pretty yummy!
December 28 – Christmastown at Busch Gardens
My sister treated us to an afternoon at Christmastown! It was so beautifully decorated with Christmas lights that I didn’t care a thing about any of the rides. If it would have been a little warmer, it would have been perfect!