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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

CHRISTMAS: Week One Highlights

"Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things."

I just saw that quote on one of my friend's Facebooks, and it really drove home the reason why I started to write this blog in the first place.  I decided that all through the Christmas season, I'm going to document the fun things I do - big and small - because time is such a valuable thing, and the years fly by.  I just want to appreciate every single moment!

Since Christmas officially starts right after Thanksgiving, I'll start with highlights from the week of November 27.

I had my wisdom teeth out the day after Thanksgiving, so I wasn't able to do much til that Sunday.

Sunday, November 27
-Went to J&S with my mom, brother, and sister.  J&S is one of my favorite restaurants!
-Did homework at Barnes & Noble with Alex, and my sister tagged along.  We sat in the children's section.  Barnes & Noble is lovely at Christmas time.  And it always smells so delicious, so that was definitely a win.
-Watched TV with Zach.  He's so fun.

Monday, November 28
-Worked out after my 8:00 class.  Really appreciated the time to be able to do that, since I won't have that time next semester when I student teach.
-Watched Kathie Lee and Hoda with Zach
-Went for a walk with Honeygirl and Zach.  The weather was beautiful.
-Took a nap
-Went to class (yes, this is a highlight because I honestly LOVE all of the classes I've had this semester.)
-Went to HOBBY LOBBY and got Christmas ribbon!!!!!! And got a Christmas bow at Kerr Drug to put on my car.
-Went home and put the ribbons and bows on my car, on Honeygirl, and on my jackets and anything else I saw that needed a bow.
-Took it easy. Blogged. Enjoyed having free time to myself. Got to enjoy some good conversation with Chanelle.

Tuesday, November 29
-Met Brooke and we went shopping at Target.  Thought about how much I love Target at Christmas. Almost accidentally stole a bag of Halls cough drops.
-Brooke and I ate at J&S, and I got to eat something other than mashed potatoes and Jell-O. We enjoyed just sitting and talking.
-It was a nice cloudy day.  I like cloudy days. 
-Went to check on my grandma's house.  Saw that her neighbors' door was open, so I decided to go in and visit.  I stayed a lot longer than I had intended, but when I left, I was so glad I went.  I knew I had a lot of other stuff to do, but deciding at the spur of the moment to go over there and visit was such a blessing.  Talking to people that were close friends with my grandparents for decades was cool.
-Driving home, High Point looked so festive and Christmasy.  I was in a spectacularly great mood.
-Ate dinner at home.
-Went and picked Ashley up from dance.
-Ashley, Zach, and I went to the mall and I got a great deal on some Christmas products at Bath & Body Works.  Oak Hollow Mall is tiny and sort of empty, but it's still so sweet-looking, especially at Christmas.

Wednesday, November 30
-Zach and I had breakfast at Tom's Place.  It was so fun and nice.  I got to eat more real food!
-After class, Ashley and I went to see Granny before church.  She had her Christmas tree up, and it looked so cute.  She was watching Andy Griffith.
-Loved going to church.
-Went to College Life, a Christian club at school that I just started attending.  The people there are so nice, and some of my friends from class go.  The theme was "Tacky Christmas" so everyone was all decked out.
-After that I received a wonderful blessing from one of the custodians at school.
-Did homework in the library for a looong time with Ashley B.  Hadn't seen her in a while!

Thursday, December 1
-Enjoyed sleeping in. 
-Enjoyed SCRAMBLING to do homework and study, mad at myself for sleeping in.
-Watched Kathie Lee & Hoda. <3
-Had lunch with Mattie and Flash, and what a blessing.  Not only did I FINALLY get a hot dog, but I enjoyed some wonderful conversation and love as well. 
-Came up with lots of Christmas activity ideas (that won't get to happen til all this school stuff is done)

Friday, December 2
-Worked pretty much all day.  Came home and freaked out about homework.

Saturday, December 3
-Worked most of the day.  I actually really enjoy working on Saturdays.
-Went to the Christmas pageant at Green Street Baptist with Granny, my sister, and Zach.  Honestly, I really miss Green Street at Christmas time because that's where I grew up and decided to get saved, and spent so much time every single Christmas of my childhood.  I was in the Christmas pageant a few times and the children's choirs, etc.  So going back for that was something that was really cool for me.
-Afterward, we went to IHOP. Mmmmm.
-Went back to Granny's house and decorated her tree.  A tradition we usually keep every year. 

So that's week one of my Christmas!



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