We're a couple days away from Christmas. All the craziness and commotion are passed. And the Higham's are on an exciting adventure.
This Christmas we surprised the kids with a Christmas vacation road trip. We had talked earlier in the Fall about foregoing the traditional exchanging of Christmas gifts for a vacation trip to some where warm, fun, and new. However, late in the Fall season, things didn't appear to be lining up for a trip, so we scrubbed the idea and focused on celebrating another Christmas at home.
Then, a few weeks before Christmas, the opportunity came for Amy and I to rethink a trip. But through God's blessing and provision, we were able to surprise the kids with a Christmas vacation trip! Here, watch our little video.
Yep, we surprised the kids with a trip to Florida for a couple of days at Universal Studios, in Orlando, FL, and some time with uncle Brian in Jacksonville. The fun thing about all of this is that for the last couple of weeks we've talked about taking a trip or adopting or going some place fun, and the possibilities of taking an adventure. But Amy and I made it clear that we were NOT going anywhere. So it was great fun when we told them the we WERE going away!
It's Sunday. Friday was spent driving. All day. Driving. We stopped 3 times for gas and potty breaks. Sat in an hours worth of traffic. We saw the sun rise and the sun set. But we made it. It was a long, long ride, but the kids were awesome. I want to share more about our time here, along with picture and video. But for now, this will get things started. So till later, Merry Christmas!
It 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. I'm tired. Barely awake. Amy is wrapping a few last minute gifts.
The movie, It's a Wonderful Life just ended and the 11:00 news is running through the list of recent shootings, crashes, house fires, robberies, and abuse cases. A little iconic actually. From the 'wonderful life', to the realities of life.
It was an interesting day. Not quite what I had hoped for. But it's almost over.
There's not much to talk about. No agenda. Just wanted to get on the blog and say, hey, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Don't think I'll post anything tomorrow, Christmas Day, but you never know.
Good night friends. And again, Merry Christmas!
I am so excited about tonight. Tonight we gather at Harvest Church for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship service.
Tonight we will celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and look forward to coming again! We want to invite you to come and join us tonight!
Be sure to visit the Harvest Church website to learn more about Harvest Church and our Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship.
The weekend is always fun. Time to relax, be with family, and enjoy some good time with God's people. This past weekend was one of those weekends.
It started Friday night with a great time spent with our LIFEgroup as we finished up, The Love Dare for Parents. While we missed the first four weeks due to football commitments, we were able to catch the last two. And we're glad we did. Even though it was only 2 sessions, they were really good. And kudos to our group leaders who did a great job leading.
Saturday, was spent cleaning and readying things for Christmas. The kids did a great job pitching in to straighten the house up.
But Sunday... Sunday was the big day. Worship Sunday morning was awesome. Sunday evening we hosted a Christmas party for Harvest and friends. The house was packed. We had so much fun. From the incredible spread of appetizers and desserts to some great fellowship to an awesome good time playing a made up game of Hollywood Game Night.
Thinking back now, most of it seems like a blur. It was fast. It was fun. And it was a great snapshot of the week to come. Christmas. Yep, a weeks worth of Christmas vacation. And I can't wait.
Stay tuned, we have a great week ahead!
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