This year, however, with Landon coming in (a short) 7 weeks, and us needing to get things done at home (the nursery, for example) as well as at school (lesson plans for my sub when I am on maternity leave - 12 weeks off!), we decided that that we would stay home and have Christmas with just the three of us. It has been wonderful - not having to travel 10 hours in the car there and back and not having to entertain anyone, but it was also a little sad for me because this was the first Christmas that I did not spend with my mom. Luckily, Todd and I have kept busy so I haven't had time to think about it much AND knowing that next year she will be down here, I made it and was still able to have a Merry Christmas :)
Something else that was 'new' this year (or at least it hasn't happened since we have lived here), middle Tennessee had a white Christmas!
|The first white Christmas in 17 years!|
|Here's to a Merry Christmas from our family to yours!|
|The last year for just three stockings hung by the chimney with care!|
|The real reason for the season - Happy Birthday Jesus!|