Oh How Time Flies.

I still cannot believe we are already going into week 3 of 2011 and that is has seriously been months since my last post.  In addition to a broken almost beyond repair computer, we were SO busy the month of December I don't think I sat long enough to even type a sentence.  That said, last month was an amazing ending to an incredible year! 

December started off for us with Bobby playing a show at Roosters Texas Style BBQ here in Nashville.  Mr. Rooster was so pleased by Bobby's performance he asked him to come back again to play a few more shows! Woohoo!

The next day I headed down to Birmingham to see mommy-to-be Laura  and her mom and to attend a mind blowing women's conference featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shier, and Kay Arthur. Words cannot even describe the feeling of over 14,000 women in one place all praising our Lord and listening to truthful teaching.  I left Birmingham that weekend with such a burning desire to know my Savior more than ever and with a deeper understanding as to why being in His Word daily is so vital to our walk... needless it say, it was incredible!

The following week we were able to spend an evening with our church group for a pre-Christmas gathering and a small game of dirty Santa.  We ended up with a pretty fab flashlight.  That same week we had our first taste of music business industry as we schmoozed our way through a couple of Christmas parties Bobby's boss was nice enough to give us invitations to.  No Keith Urban, Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood... but I will be sure to keep you posted when that day comes. We ended that week with an awesome Christmas party with fellow Williamson County Young Life leaders.  It was wonderful to spend a night in fellowship with others who have the same desire to share the Good News with teens as we do.  We even had our own version of the dirty Santa game.  Some had to show off their dance moves or put their push up and handstand skills to the test in order steal someones gift..

Before we headed home for the holidays, we went and saw the one and only Garth Brooks (aka Bobby's idol) for one of his Nashville flood relief concerts.  The man played 9 concerts in 5 days and raised over 10 million dollars for flood relief in Nashville!  It was hands down the best concert I've ever been to.

The best picture of night is Bobby's face right as Garth was coming up through the floor of the stage. I thought he was going to pee his pants.

 Then Trisha came out and I thought I was going to pee my pants.. =) Luckily I held it together.

The day after the concert we were finally off to Atlanta to spend the next week and a half with friends and family celebrating the birth of our Savior and ringing in the new year.  A week long vacation at the end of the year is a must, I highly recommend it.

Bobby and I are so blessed that our families actually enjoy hanging out with each other, not to mention it makes the holidays way easy.  Bobby's family came over for our Christmas Eve dinner, the Feast of the Seven Fish, an Italian-American (and slightly Catholic) tradition. I thought Terry's eyes were going to pop out of her head when she saw the menu.  Here's the low down:

Christmas Eve in the ancient Catholic church was a vigilia di magro -- a sacred fast day, on which no meat could be consumed. This stricture has long since been lifted, although many devout Italians still fast on Christmas Eve. In Southern Italy and Sicily the tradition of a Christmas Eve feast organized around fish dishes developed over the centuries, and the tradition lives on in all regions of Italy.
The menu and the number of fish dishes varies from family to family and village to village, but it's usually seven. Needless to say you don't feel as though you've been fasting by the end of the 7th course...

On New Years Eve made our way up the windy mountain roads to lake Raban where our friend Barrett's families lake house is.  The lake is gorgeous and their lake house was absolutely beautiful!  I knew that night would be filled with some much needed quality time with my girlfriends and fabulous life chats and boy was a right. For hours we talked weddings, marriages, babies and everything in between and I was in heaven! =) All the girls there have such a special place in my heart (and their significant other in my husbands) that I couldn't imagine spending the last night of 2010 and ringing in 2011 with any other group of people.

Here's a short little recap of our NYE:

Couch sharing with our July wedding friends =),

 a hysterical game of Fish Bowl,

hanging out with my momma to be friend =),

having the most amazing life chat ever invented with two wonderful friends,

 being surrounded by people I love,

a loud and bubbling HAPPY NEW YEAR!,

and finally ending the night with a New Years kiss from the man I love.

Happy New Year my friends and here's to a fabulous 2011!

1 comment:

  1. Oh friend!! I just love love love this post!!! What a great way to start the year!!


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