My Christmas trip was full of fun and extra surprises!
First, I flew into Orlando and was picked up by D and K. My sis-in-law was in search of a toy for Christmas, so we headed to Downtown Disney. Such fun! Even at 50 degrees -- for Florida, chilly! Here's K in the Village! We had a blast together.
We headed to G-ville for fun, movies, shopping, dinner, shopping, colds, and sleep. Christmas was super, fun gifts, blessed times and a great deal of shorts and flipflops! Too many got sick, you might have been one yourself. But, with a ride from my mom to Orlando, I got to stop and see my sweet friend, Karen at her work. It was such fun to see her. It was short, but good.
I headed to the G's. We partied, shopped, laughed, played the card game and just spent time together. Tried to post a good photo, but it won't load. It was so great to see them and spend time at Owood for church on Sunday. Loved it! It's been hard up here, the worship isn't the same, the styles are different, and it makes me miss OPC alot each Sunday. And to be there and worship - for real, for the first time in a long while was sweet beyond words.
From there had lunch with my bro and wife - D & M. Got a nice wind chime from them. Am afraid the wind will take it down, but am ambitious to have it up longer than 3 days! Headed for a few days with the J's. Delivered cookies, went shopping (4 times at Publix in 8 days -- nice!!!), laughed, talked, watched movies, ate yummo food - thanks KJ!! And had a great restful time. And let's just say that when people are off, they don't want to be seen where they work, thus explaining those who picked me up one day!
I had one last lunch with the M's. They did vow to disown me if I didn't visit while in town. Next time, staying at their house! Promise. And with a swift DM ride to the airport, I was gone out of the land of shorts and sandals.
Here's a picture of my friend A and her 2 kids. T was taking the picture. A & I have been friends for over 30 years. What is up with that?!?!
Phew, I feel like I've stormed through a whole month of excitement. Well, not a whole month, but loads. Will get back into the groove of things soon.
But, for my celeb gossip friends: get ready for Dr. Carter to return to ER; can't believe Katarina and Maksim are engaged (DWTS); and am really excited to see the new Nathan Fillion series on ABC. Oh, and if you haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire -- go see it. It is worth it and it is awesome. It called to my heart to go to India and love on some kids. Powerful. Oh, and by the way, if I see another Hallmark commercial and it makes me cry, why I oughta! D - it made me think of you!! You know who you are, crying cryerson!