Here’s a quick run down of what we did in December.
Drew and Rob flew to Baltimore, did some site-seeing, then went to pick up his friend, Joseph, from the Naval Academy. From there they drove to Philly for the Army-Navy Game the next day. Although it was quite cold they had a good time.
While they were away, I took Alex to the Auburn Christmas Parade, where he got to march in a parade for the first time.
When we got back from NYC, it was time to buckle down and finish up everything that didn’t get done before we left. So we had Christmas Eve Day to do all that!
I know I say it every year, but this dog…good gracious. She loves Christmas day! She wants to open all of our presents. In fact later on Christmas day after all but the cat’s presents had been opened we noticed that one of the cat’s presents had been torn into. So since Katniss could care less about opening gifts, we let Daisy open the other one of the cat’s presents.
Typically each year we do a gift swap between our family members that includes Rob’s Mom and Step Dad and Rob’s sibling’s families. This year we decided to give back to our community instead so we went to a local community event were 100’s of locals came to stuff stockings and then deliver them to first responders as well as anyone who has to work on Christmas. It was truly amazing and will probably become a tradition.
Here’s the kids with the Opelika Fire Department #4. They were so excited and nice. They let any of who wanted to sit in the fire trucks. We were so hungry, because we hadn’t eaten yet, so we were anxious to get back and make the homemade pasta and chow down!
Rob and our preacher and his wife had a discussion at on the high school football games recently about our love for Conecuh sausage. She was telling Rob about the Christmas sausage that is very hard to get because it only sells around Christmas and they don’t make a lot of it. They were so nice to think of us and bought us some. We enjoyed it a couple days after Christmas in some Jambalaya.
Drew left early the day after Christmas to meet up with Auburn University Marching Band to load the buses and head to Nashville for the Music City Bowl. The weather was a rainy and yucky, but luckily Vanderbilt University allowed them to use their indoor facility to practice in.Photos courtesy of Keith Stephenson
We ended the month and the year with friends at a Sunday School Party, which I didn’t really take any pics of if you can believe that!