Monday, December 30, 2013

The Murray Odyssey - Part 1

Since I am still in the 'sitting around pondering working on a post that has anything to do with New Year's' stage, I decided I would at least do a little recap of the first part of our road trip. You know, so it doesn't just go into the massive abyss that is my iPhoto collection without getting anything recorded...

It's been a great trip so far and while I'm sure we will be happy to make it back home whenever that happens, we are about as motivated to leave as dogs are to eat fabric ribbons.


That's apparently a lot, since a certain dog eating a certain collection of ribbons is what kept us from the road yesterday. But more on that later.


December 7
Waiting for P's bag to arrive. (He made it the night before from Panama; bag did not.) 
On road at 10. 
Pick up scones...
Interstate at 11. 
Cold (20s all day). 
Limping in to a Texarkana motel (on the AK side!) as freezing rain fell. 

December 8
Stopping for an hour, half an hour, forty-five minutes. 
Turn around for different route. 
Greeted by a fireplace, friends, and festivities. 

December 9-13
Franklin, TN.
Downtown strolls. 
Christmas cheer. 
Bristol, TN. 
Light show with Papaw. 
Minivan on the racetrack.

{Our mini will take your car on any day.}
Follow along on Instagram!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

Because it's nice to look back...
(Like I did earlier at Declan's first- 2012)

*The snow was magic. A furious flurry of white followed by blue skies and sun, leaving only the slightest lingering trace that it ever was there at all.*

*While Declan enjoyed his stocking, we still have about half of it in tact hanging next to me. Might get us through the long trek home.*

*His train? Christmas magic. He ran around the rooms crying out the "woo-wooos" that he knew it wanted to make.*

*And then traditions. Warm homemade scones tucked tight in a towel, opening stockings around the table at breakfast, lazing the day away before starting presents- a routine that takes hours and rounds of snacks and creates conversation and leaves us all present-ed out at the end.*

Hope your day was full of love, laughter, and warmth as well. 

 ** And just in case you missed it, check out our gender announcement here! **


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Our Christmas Announcement...

Hoping your day is full of whatever it is you are longing for - love, laughter, family, presents, food, tv, sleep, you name it. Ours couldn't be better. <3

Happy holidays friends! 

(In case your just jumping onboard, we originally announced this little bundle right here.)