Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Fun With the Fam

We had a wonderful weekend! My aunt and cousin came for a visit. As a child I always enjoyed spending the night at Aunt Mayme's house. I remember swimming in their pool, eating LaRosa's pizza, watching movies and staying up late. There was never a dull moment. I'm thrilled that we were able to spend some time together and make new memories. Saturday was spent in Music City. I love seeing the Opryland Hotel decorated for the holidays. We didn't have time to go inside, but the outside is just magical! We started our day with lunch at the Macaroni Grill. It was delicious! I have a new fondness for their blackberry mint iced tea, sweet, of course! Then it was off to do some Christmas shopping. It's hard to tell that there is a recession going on by the many, many cars in the parking lot and the crowds of people in the mall. We didn't boost the economy very much with our purchases, but we had a lot of fun window shopping and people watching!

I was a little disappointed that our guests had to leave so early Sunday morning that they didn't get to join us for church. The singing was especially uplifting to me this week. We sang one of my favorites, Our God, He Is Alive. We sat in the front and could hear everyone singing out in beautiful harmony. That is a song that must be sung in its entirety. I am so disappointed when the song leader says we will only sing the first, second and last verses. It's a crime I tell you!

Our minister mentioned that Florida's quarterback, Tim Tebow was sporting John 16:33 under his eyes during Saturday's game and during a press conference. How nice it is to hear something positive in the world of sports!

Blessings ya'll! Have a great week!
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  1. It sounds like it was a great weekend -- especially visiting the Opryland Hotel. I haven't seen it at Christmas in many years, but in college going out there to look at the lights was a popular cheap date.