We began the season by traveling to Troy for Thanksgiving. We were so thankful for the long visit we got to have there with Dad, Mom, my sisters, brother in law, and Meemaw. It was such a special few days together. As you can see from the picture below we did a lot of eating! It was so good!
|Our delicious Thanksgiving feast at Mom & Dad's house|
We were sad to leave, but took comfort in the fact that we'd all be seeing each other again soon for Christmas.
|Daniel enjoying reading with Gracie on Mom & Dad's porch|
Daniel survived his finals and came out of the semester with all A's! I was one proud wife. He is such a disciplined person and I couldn't be more proud of him. Amidst his finals and papers he took a break to take me on a Christmas Tree date! We went out to eat at a place called Newk's and enjoyed a yummy supper, then we headed over to where the Boy Scouts were selling Christmas trees.
It was a lot of fun to look through the trees and pick out which one we wanted. The Boy Scouts were so cute and were trying so hard to be "big boys" by carrying our tree around for us. It was pretty adorable.
|Selection of trees|
|Boy Scout Tree Sale|
After we found just the right tree we took it home and enjoyed having a real tree fill our apartment with that wonderful tree smell during the Christmas season. Here was our final product:
|Our 3rd Logan Christmas Tree|
|The Night Before Christmas (one of my favorite Christmas traditions!)|
|Some yummy scents to warm up our apartment|
|Our Advent Tree|
|Close up of the ornaments|
|View through the front window|
|Sweet Diogi trying to take a nap|
And here is one last picture from Aunt Cathy's house to show you just how magical it is:
So after our wonderful time with the Logan side of the family we drove to Troy to see the Butler side of the family. It was a short, but truly sweet time together. We arrived on time to go to the Christmas Eve service with the family, then returned home to make Christmas cookies and have a visit together.
|The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...|
On Christmas morning we got up and Sarah & Chase drove over to spend the day with us, too. We had so much fun giving each other gifts, listening to Christmas music, and celebrating the birth of Christ.
We had quite a few laughs at the expense of the poor pups, Buddy and Gracie.
|My darling Buddy|
|I love this picture of Gracie- caught her mid blink!|
After such a fun Christmas we reluctantly headed back to the real world to get back to work and other commitments. We are so blessed! I thank God for our precious family, sweet friends, and most importantly the gift of our salvation which is found in Christ. What a special season!
|So grateful for all of our sweet friends & family who sent us Christmas cards! We loved having them up.|
Can't wait for the next holiday season, but first cheers to a Happy 2013!