This has been a non traditional December for me but one I won’t soon forget.
Two trips this month were carefully planned out and thoroughly enjoyed. The first one I told you about earlier was a much anticipated trip to Asheville, N.C. with my daughter Angie. We met up with some very nice people I have known for years through a message board. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the grounds of The Biltmore and then toured the enormous and breathtaking home by candle light.
Unfortunately they don’t allow indoor photography, but let me just say if you ever have the chance to go ~~ DO IT! I’ve been before during springtime (beautiful), and it was extra special with all the lighted trees, candles and decorated mantles in December. Oh my!
We came home through Chicago visiting another daughter Emily. The morning we were leaving to come home we woke up to this:
We arrived back home just in time as we had a big snow storm the next day measuring a good 10” plus some impressive drifts!
This was results of the mall parking lot being cleared off:
Four days later Mr. Brown Socks and I flew back to Chicago for his birthday. With our middle daughter and her boyfriend we had a nice dinner in a quaint little neighborhood and then raced off to see Jersey Boys!
What a performance!! Go see this too if you can! The talent was more than impressive!!
So now I’m catching up trying to do a little decorating and finishing up shopping.
I have decided I may not do Christmas cards this year and I’m okay with that. I took advantage of some opportunities and made some memories with my sweet family and good friends. Besides the most important event, the birth of Jesus, isn’t that what the holidays should be about?
Oh yes, it will be a December to remember….<sigh>