Below you will see an entry from our December calendar. If you put on your Sherlock Holmes hat for a minute, you can probably figure out pretty quickly what the entry refers to. But for those of you whose Holmes Hats might be at the cleaners, I will go ahead and explain it for you. Because I’m nice like that.
December 23. Nathan and Meagan fly in from Florida. Hurray!
December 31. Nathan and Meagan leave for Florida. Boo hiss!
Steve and I have never had a daughter-in-law fly home for Christmas before and Sarah has never had the chance to be a Christmas sister-in-law, so we are all excited about welcoming Meagan to her first Smith Family Christmas. (And as much as we love Meagan, I did remind her to please remember to bring her husband with her.)
In the days leading up to their arrival, we’ve been putting a few little Christmas-touches on the house. We usually have our tree completely decorated by this point but we wanted to save some of it for Nathan and Meagan to do with us, so we put the ribbon on and will wait for their arrival to add the ornaments.
Steve was sitting on the couch watching TV while I took these pictures and I just want to say how considerate it was of him to be drinking something berry colored that perfectly matched the décor. (Let’s hear it for pomegranate/cranberry juice!)
More Smith-esque décor.
And now for a quick update on the pending blog makeover/changeover/do over. The guy who is helping me with the switch said he could do it this Thursday and Friday but I sort of panicked about doing something that big so close to Christmas so we are going to wait until after the first of the year.
Just a reminder that if you click on this blog during that period of time, you will not be able to access it because we will be working on the change. But trust me, the wait will be worth it. I am so excited!
And finally, here are a couple comments.
Connie said (about last week’s Wedding Wednesday), “What song is being sung when so many have their hands raised in praise?
I too will be sad when WW's are done. Hugs!”
Connie, I have to say that I don’t have any idea what song we were singing; my mind is a complete and total blur because I was in “wedding mode” rather than “music mode” at the time. I do remember the songs being lively and beautiful and very meaningful, even if I can’t remember the titles.
(And if Meagan reads this, maybe she could chime in with the titles.)
Gayle said, “Another great set of WW pictures! And the photographers are from the town right next to ours!! They did a great job and I'll certainly remember to recommend them if I know anyone needing a photographer. Do they have an actual business?”
Gayle, Kristen (the photographer) actually answered your question herself; I wanted to be sure you saw it so I’m re-posting it below.
Kristen wrote, “This is the photographer! Mrs. Becky, I've really enjoyed reading these posts, and seeing the day from your point-of-view! And thank you, as well, for mentioning us several times!
To Gayle in AL- What town do you live in, if that's not too personal? We started our own business this year, but currently 95% of our business is on location. I do have a small studio set-up in Ozark at our church. Our website is here.