Wednesday, December 25

25 December 2013

We had a quiet family Christmas in the middle of the week.
There was a little shopping and a lot of eating.
Santa came and brought a new suitcase and books about Italy
(in anticipation of a possible Spring Break trip).
He also brought clothes, earrings, iTunes GC and a dart board.
Santa left a note to explain that his sled had an accident
and the ping pong table was damaged!
It had to be sent back to Santa's workshop,
but a new one was on the way.
That's ok because,
Christmas afternoon included so much dart playing
that a couple of people woke up with sore arms!

Tuesday, December 17

17 december 2013

Wise Family Christmas included a change in venue.
In order to go to a family wedding in Jackson,
we had Christmas at John and Libba's.
There was food and laughter
and a wedding
and gifts and even some basketball
but most of all family.

Tuesday, December 10

10 december 2013

Before the move, Carly had hosted her
"Girlfriend Christmas Party"
for several years.  Last year following the move
and being displaced in the apartment,
we didn't have a party.  I don't think we officially
called it off, I think life was just so topsy-turvy
that it just didn't happen.
But after high demand (pretty much from Carly)
the party was back on this year.
They ate, they crafted, they swapped ornaments
and they refused to take a serious picture!

Tuesday, December 3

3 december 2013

The tree is up and a couple of presents are wrapped.
Christmas 2013 has kicked off.
The first Christmas in our new house.
Last year, Christmas was spent in the apartment
with all our Christmas decorations in storage.
I'm thankful for those memories including the
Charlie Brown Christmas tree that Kacey let us borrow.
But... I'm glad to have our ornaments hanging, each with special memories attached.
 Carly's nativity scene is set up, each piece dated from the past 13 years.
The countdown box was back with a month full of fun.
The albums full of Christmas cards from family and friends are out.
I think we are ready...
well, that might be a small overstatement!