Tuesday, January 5, 2010

About: What My Family and I Have Been Up To :)

Hey y'all.
I know it's been such a long time since I've posted, and for that I'm sorry. I've just had tons of things going on. Things that take many many hours of preparation and leave no time whatsoever for blogging. At all. Really. :)
I love Christmas! It's the season to celebrate our Savior's coming to earth in the form of a baby to die for our sins. What wondrous love! It's the most wonderful time of the year! ;) If I may use the term so loosely.

Really and truly though... our Christmas season is just like the song!
~There are kids jingle belling
~And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
~With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends came to call
~There were parties for hosting
~Marshmallows for toasting (bonfire)
~And caroling out in the snow (skeeters actually since we live in Florida :)
~And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago (how about the first one?)
~There was much mistltoeing
~And hearts that were glowing
When loved ones were near

We did all this and more this past Christmas season! Lemme think back over the past few weeks and try to give you a brief synopsis of what's been going on.

*Que story telling music*
It aaaaaall started back the week of December 18th.... ;)

1} December 18th: Hannah and Peter's wedding! Beee-yooou-tiful! Anna has some pictures up and will be posting more soon!
2} December 19th&20th: We performed at Celtic Christmas in downtown T-town. It was SOO much fun! :)
3} December 21st: Block party for neighbors all up and down the street. Then Anna and I went to a "Princess party" and went to see the Princess and the Frog (cute movie :)
4} December 22nd: Stone family annual Christmas bash! I believe we had around 110-120 people here! :)
5} December 24th: Christmas caroling (in the skeeters) and snacks afterward with the J. and D. families and Jean. Fun night!
6} December 25th (Christmas): Late awakening, family gift exchange, C.C. for lunch, then back up here for dinner with some friends at church. We got to play around on harps! Anna and I figured out a duet for "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"! That's my next instrument! ;)
7} December 26th: We went to my dad's brother's house (Uncle Doug) and had our annual Stone family get together. Then played some super fun dancing game on the Wii. That night we went to a Christmas jam at the W's Fuuun! :)
8} December 28th: Amazing evening spent with more friends! Thanks L. family for your hospitality! :)
9} December 29th: Friend came over for a bit. THEN! :) We sisters went to Wal*Mart and Target and bought funky socks/shirts and did a photoshoot. That night, we went to see The Princess and the Frog again :) Only with Liv this time since she didn't get to see it yet.
10} December 30th: YC started... we made it for a few sessions, but then Anna and I went to Hannah and Peter's house to help them tidy up and unpack boxes from wedding presents! :) That night, got Liv and we practiced music for playing in Cocoa Village (which didn't happen btw *sigh) THEN! Anna and I went back to our host family's home and played Wii and stayed up till 2:30 with Rachel talking! :) Had a great time doing that though we payed for it the next morning :)
11} December 31st: YC again and scavengar hunt... we left early to practice once more for the performance that didn't happen *sigh*. Anyway, that night, we went to the J. family's New Years Eve party and played games all night. We stayed till 7:30 a.m. on the 1st o.O
12} January 2nd: New Years dance at the F's house. Soooo many different types of dancing! :)
12} January 3rd: We joined our church and had 2 J. families over along with 2 other guys from church. We played games all afternoon and then went back to church for communion. We then went to frisbee with Amanda and froze to pieces while making memories! Another fun night!

Aaaaand that's what we've been up to lately *sigh* It was a very very busy time for us!

Now that you know aaaalll about my Christmas season... ;)
How was yours?

Praying blessings upon this, the new year of 2010!


Soroya said...

Wow! Ya'll sure have been busy! Glad you're back to blogging! I always enjoy your posts! :)


Lauren Brittany Hope said...


Totally just realized that comment posted under my grandma's google account instead of mine (I was at her house)! lol

Thought that was funny....


Emily Rachael said...

yeeeeah... I was wondering about that ;)
I was wracking my brain thinking of all the Laurens I know :)
Glad you cleared that up!

Gabe the fiddler said...

WOW! that was a busy xmas season for yall!!! Mine was'nt sooo hectickly crazyish, but it was AWSOME! i think it was one of the best...yet! Singing singin singin, and yes some carolin, and campire bluegrass till 3am and friends and family! & new years, yeah, we dragged it to, well, i did, till 7. lol. BUt the best part is JESUS. he's the reason and the HERO of all the season!