When life gets crazy or exciting or overwhelming or things change, I write. It’s always been this way for me. And so as an extension of this, I am going to have a weekly, “here’s a little bit of life”, post. From working in college ministry to life as a part time nanny. Date nights and soccer games on the weekends. Reading and drinking coffee and squeezing in a run. Just taking a moment to look back at what the week has brought me before plunging into that all so wonderful weekend!
Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been such a fun filled week after getting back from Florida! The wedding was beautiful and the entire weekend was a celebration. Friends and family came in from all over the country and helped to create such an amazing atmosphere for the wedding of dear friends.
Since schedules didn’t allow for us to leave before mid-afternoon on Thursday, we had to race and drive through most of the night to get to Florida in time for the rehearsal (we got to the hotel 45 minutes before the rehearsal started!). The wedding was out in the country in central Florida. The weather was completely perfect for an outdoor wedding and the bride’s parents had transformed their yard/driveway/patio into an absolutely prefect setting! Bonus: they finished off the evening with a bonfire and smores!
The trip back after the wedding was a lot of fun! We didn’t have to drive so much after dark (read: got to see more), we discovered Mobile, AL and the most delicious coffee (in an little old house!), and stopped by Vicksburg National Historical Park! If you have ever been here, you know it is so, so much to read about and learn. We got there just in time to drive around a bit and watch the sun set.
In the midst of so much hanging out with family and dinner with friends, we stopped in to one of my favorite little places to find old books. The Denton Downtown Mini mall is set up with multiple vendors/collectors who rent a small space to sell their second hand finds. One in particular spot is my favorite because it’s mostly old books and antique cameras. So I typically go in and find a 100+ year old book and get lost in the rich writing. This time I read about heating systems for homes, and William McKinley (two separate books). Merry Christmas to me.
“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”
No last minute shopping this year, just relaxing and enjoying Christmas Eve with the boy and his family. Christmas Day we’re going to morning church and then making the rounds with Zoe along for the ride! I hope each of you have a lovely holiday close to those who mean the most. Merry Christmas dear people!