The holiday season seemed to go by in a blur this year! We were so busy! We began December with a weekend trip to Memphis to see Nonnie: it has been way too long since we were there! It was so wonderful spending time with family and catching up with everyone there.
That weekend Alan had planned to run in the St. Jude Marathon but it was cancelled (1st time in 12 years!) due to an ice storm that came through when we were there. So... Alan received a pass to run in the Country Music Marathon (which is also sponsored by St. Jude) next spring.
My family actually celebrated Christmas a little bit early this year (the day after Thanksgiving) when my brother Colin was here. It was so special to have everyone together which can be quite the challenge with so many of us!
Christmas Day we went to my parents' house in the morning and Alan's parents' house in the afternoon. No matter how old you get, there is something special about Christmas.
Christmas was particularly special this year because of a little announcement we made: we are going to be parents! Alan and I are expecting! We are overjoyed and feel so incredibly blessed. A new adventure is about to begin and we can't wait!