Micah loves Christmas lights!
Although we all had some illness over the break, we still had a good Thanksgiving. We had a nice meal at the home of some church friends and spent that afternoon playing in their backyard in the mild Arkansas weather. They sent us home with leftover turkey and pie :-) On Friday we put up the Christmas tree and decorations and spent the rest of the weekend relaxing at home, getting better, taking walks and watching movies. We did drive over to DeGray Lake to see the lights that had put up for the holidays. There is usually a big lights presentation later in the season, but they had put a few things up down by the marina so we went over there because Micah just loves Christmas lights. Hopefully we will be putting a few up this year ourselves. We purchased tickets for Garvin Gardens' Holiday Lights display in December and are looking forward to that. It's a huge arboretum in Hot Springs that is supposed to be really beautiful at Christmas time. The next few weeks will be busy ones for Dan since he has rehearsals for Festival of Christmas at OBU and the one-act play festival, not to mention preparing for finals and completing all the grading! At my work, we have been given a new interim boss so I imagine there will be a few changes, but hopefully for the better. Overall, it was a good Thanksgiving. Sometimes when everything isn't perfect, it does make me appreciate those everyday moments that I take for granted, like everyone waking up healthy and able to go to work/school. Micah is already asking if it is Christmas yet. And I told him, "No, not until your brother has chewed every ornament on the tree." :-) No, but really, he is asking every day. And Jacob really is going for that record. You would think we don't feed him enough! But a glimpse of those chubby cheeks will tell you otherwise. Here is a shout-out to my nephew Josh and his wife-to-be Melissa who are getting married this weekend! Hope everything goes smoothly in the festivities and more importantly, that your marriage is wonderful. I hope every one has a blessed Christmas season.