Home for Christmas

29 Dec

It’s hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. The Christmas season is one that brings much anticipation and joy throughout the year. I have always been blessed to be home every year for Christmas; which is often something that I have taken for granted, that is, until this year.

My sweet husband’s 30th birthday was December 18th. Being his 30th, I wanted to do something really special for him. Something that would make this birthday unforgettable. So let’s rewind to June of this year. That is when the idea originated; take him on a surprise trip to peacock bass fish in Florida. This has always been a dream of his. See he LOVES to bass fish. Seriously though, love is probably an understatement. Anyway, being from the South, we don’t have these special type of bass anywhere. The closest they are is the southern most part of Florida. The water can’t get below 60 degrees in order for them to survive. They’re actually kind of pretty…but don’t tell him I said that! πŸ˜‰

Peacock Bass

So the day after his birthday, we set off for our great Florida adventure! We flew out on a Saturday and he fished that Sunday and Monday. I think he had a blast!

See what I mean? πŸ™‚

While he was fishing, I stayed at the resort to enjoy the beach and relax.

I didn’t mind this view at all…honest! πŸ˜‰

Fast forward now to Tuesday; it was three days before Christmas and we were both exhausted and ready to be home. We had a long day of flying, busy airports, and a two hour drive ahead of us before we’d finally be home.

 

Exhausted in the Atlanta airport ✈️😴


We finally made it home about 1:30 that morning and needless to say we were SO glad!

The next few days were filled with cooking, eating, presents, family, and most important, celebrating our Savior’s birth! Here are a few highlights from Christmas this year:

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Adalyn was so excited about her cookies for Santa! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ˜„


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My sweet husband got me a new Bible with my married last name printed on it…such a special gift that I will always cherish.

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Emery’s first Christmas morning! πŸ™‚

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MeMe and sweet Emery Kate Christmas morning!

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She wasn’t sure what to think about everything! πŸ™‚

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Opening presents Christmas morning!

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The wrapping paper was her favorite part! πŸ™‚

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Love these three so much.

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Trying to get a good picture in front of our Christmas tree! πŸŽ„β€οΈ


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Opening presents at MeMe’s house Christmas night! πŸŽ„

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Beautiful Adalyn in her new dress! ❀️

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Chels & Emery; love them lots!

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Adalyn helping unwrap MeMe’s presents! 🎁


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Adam taking a picture of me taking a picture of him taking a picture.. 😏

 

My sweet hubby & me; Christmas Day 2015! πŸŽ„β€οΈ

This year was my first time to ever travel around Christmas. It got me to thinking about the millions of people that travel every year for this holiday. The rush of the airports and the busyness of traveling makes it easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas and the blessing of spending time with the ones you love. I know that Christmas is over and we are closer than ever to the New Year, but I encourage you to take some time this holiday season to remember that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Thank Him for the blessing of family and cherish each second spent with the ones you love! 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❀️

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One Response to “Home for Christmas”

  1. Ginger Bailey December 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    Love this blog! It was a wonderful season!

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