All our bags are packed....

we're ready to go.

Last night at 646. I think we're both beyond exhausted and ready for our little Christmas "vacation" to start. Tomorrow the movers come, we have our last 412 for youth ministry. Tuesday we close on the house and drive to Charleston for a little vacay and much needed quality time with Nonny, Poppy, & Caroline... until Friday when it's back to Charlotte for Staci's graduation/party. Saturday we do Christmas with Nick's extended family, Sunday my dad comes home for the holidays.

Monday thru Thursday is Christmas shopping, family time, visiting friends, Friday the 21 is dinner with my best friends from high school/Forest Hill, the 22 is the Hopper Family Christmas party, 23 is Powell family party, 24 is for Nick's family and our little nuclear family. We'll wake on the 25 and see Nick's nana, aunt and uncle, drive to Cola and say bye to Dad & Judith, drive to Charleston and do Christmas with the Hopper side, spend the 26th as a family, and Nick starts his trek on the 27th. Elias and I will then relax and enjoy time in Charleston until the 2nd when we drive to Charlotte & fly to Seattle.

Just in case you need to know where we're at in the next three weeks.... now you know. I'm really excited for the coming days. I'm going to try and appreciate them for everything that they are - not wish that I was anywhere different or that any circumstance was any different. I love Christmas, I love my family, and I'm excited for this little season to start.