BUT since you VOLUNTARILY stopped by this web site, I’ll take the liberty of sharing a slew of our Holiday highlights.
On the way to my parent’s for Thanksgiving, we stopped to see our dear friends the Dando’s on the Dando family farm in Virginia. You’ve never seen 5 kids get along so well or have so much fun. The adults stayed up way past their bedtimes laughing and talking too!
We had such an incredible time with my family. What a gift and a blessing.
Our CRU Staff Christmas party was a blast. Dirty Santa and Christmas Carol charades brought lots of laughs to our staff family. And speaking of Christmas parties, our friends were so kind to include the new kids on the block to their annual parties in Oxford. We spent a time wrapping up the semester on campus and enjoying some time to settle into our first Christmas in our new home. There were movie nights, game nights and nights just sitting on the couch snuggled up reading library books.
Every Christmas Eve they pack Gigi’s whole side of the family into Sugar and Sweetie’s house for lots of food, funny games and a powerful Christmas message. It’s such a fun tradition.The kids were asleep before we even got home and we all woke up Christmas morning at Gigi and Hawk’s to read the Christmas story, eat sausage balls, etc. and open presents.
EG inherited the bunk beds that Hawk and the bedding that Sweetie had made Aunt Heather & Aunt Holly years ago.
D got REAL football pads and a REAL bow and arrow. He said with seriousness and intensity, “It’s exactly what I wished for and I thank God.” We were dying.Joel and I didn’t even look at our gifts until our cheeks were aching from smiling at our little ones in the thick of their excitement. It was such a special morning. I must have been blacked out last Christmas, because it’s all a blur…might have had something to do with getting the kids about 3 months prior. Which is why I am beyond excited about this being a year of curating our family and ministry moments.
Here’s to a new year of following Him and loving them!