Christmas Prayers, Treats and Travels

12.18.2012

Before I start this post, I feel I should preface with the fact I spent a great deal of time deliberating on whether or not I wanted to do a "normal" post today or not.  We are all aware of the horrific nightmare that took place in Connecticut on Friday, but I also realize I could write a thousand posts about it and nothing would change.  I will continue to do what I can do, which is to keep praying for the children and parents that are having to live the nightmare out as well as our country as a whole.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. - Romans 21:4

I like to focus on the fact that those sweet souls will be getting to spend Christmas in Heaven and that lessens the sting for me a little bit. 

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It's hard to believe we're down to single digits until Christmas! I believe the month of December should be a little longer because it's such a fun and festive month, and there is just not enough time do it all.  Our home is and has been fully decked out and I'm pretty sure we got the best smelling tree in the world.


The guitar ornament in the top left corner was a sweet surprise from Andrew that made me squeal when he pointed it out.  I should probably be ashamed to say that, but sadly, I'm not.

This past Saturday, we headed up to my grandparents for their yearly Christmas get together and I temporarily lost my mind because I didn't take a single picture. I was so bummed when I finally realized it, but I'm going to claim temporary insanity.  On Sunday, we decorated Christmas cookies with our nieces and nephews, and let me tell you, this is is not an easy or pretty feat with 3 and 4 year-olds.  It ends up being the type of thing where you're asking if you'd like some cookie with your icing, but they had a great time and that's what matters!


Yesterday I came home to a delightful little Christmas goodie box from Jill which also elicited some squeals of joy.  I also instantly wanted to redo the package I had sent her (already making the resolution I will not be so busy next year), but more to come on that later!


Tomorrow Andrew and I will be hitting the road bright and early to make our way to Music City and the best way to describe what I'm feeling is with every synonym for excited!

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We were able to get an amazing hotel deal all because of a Facebook status.  Seriously. It was proof that it truly never hurts to ask.

We've made plans to go to the Bluebird Cafe, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, but if any of y'all are aware of somewhere else we should check out, please let me know!

The one thing I'm not so excited about is the drive to get there...over 6 and half hours! Now to some, that may not seem bad, but I hit the proverbial wall around the 3 hour mark.  With this being the case, I'll need to fill up my Kindle with some good reading material, otherwise, my sweet husband may drop me off somewhere in this vicinity...



So please wish both of us luck with that and prayers for safe travel are appreciated!

Happy one week before Christmas everyone!!



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2 i love your comments!:

short stack said...

i hope you guys have so so so much fun! i've never been to nashville. i wanna gooo!!!

Kari said...

I LOVE Nashville!! You should have done a tour of the Opry! We did it and loved it!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!

 
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