Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Jesus

What a wonderful Christmas we have had together. This weekend we saw my mom's family in Rockwood and then came back to Clarksville to have our little Christmas celebration at our house. Last night we carried on 2 traditions from each of our families...we ate at McDonald's for dinner (Clint's tradition) and then went to the candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church (my tradition). Today, we have had a wonderfully lazy day. We both shot out of bed at around 6:30am, which is actually sleeping in to us. We exchanged presents and opened our stockings. I made sausage balls which we nibbled on until we got our Christmas lunch/dinner ready around 2ish (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole..the whole 9 yards). After that we continued to laze around the house reading books, figuring out the new version of itunes for Clint's Ipod, and hooking up our DVDR. (Well, to be truthful, I was the one reading and Clint was the one playing with the new electronics.) So far, our holiday time has been so fun and we still have more to come! I'll update again once we return from Jackson and Kingsport. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Christmas in Rockwood
I think this picture is so cute of Clint and Nana

Checking out his new iPod
Southern Living subscription :)
Clint could not have picked out a more perfect ring!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Clint!

Today is Clint's birthday! I cannot believe it's already here, I feel like just yesterday we were celebrating his birthday in Kingsport last year. Hopefully, I will remember to take some pictures tonight when we celebrate. I forgot to take some last weekend when we went to Nashville. Clint, I hope you have a wonderful day and know that I couldn't have made this year without you! I love you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another Christmas on the Road

I am vowing that this is the last year I will spend the majority of my Christmas break on I-40. For the past 10 years or so I have been traveling across the state of Tennessee to visit family. Having divorced parents who live close to 6 hours apart puts many many miles on a car, not to mention wears you out! This only intensified during my 6 years of college. I thought being in the middle of each family would make it easier, and it did to some degree. However, when I had to travel from one place to the other and back again, it just got worse. Now I get to add to that mix another family. Don't get the wrong idea. I love being part of the Davis family, but you can see the problem here. I told Clint not to worry because I am a pro at figuring out how to split up a week between different parts of our great state.
This year, we will begin our journey with my Mom's family in Rockwood. On Friday after work, Clint and I will hit I-40 for the first time. We will have Christmas with them and return to Clarksville on Sunday, because alas, some people don't get off a whole week for Christmas. Thankfully, we will get to spend our first Christmas together here at our house, just the two of us. The day after Christmas, I will kiss Clint good-bye and head down west to my birthplace. In Jackson, I will get to visit with my Dad's side of the family. Only for a quick spell, because on Friday I'll be heading back to Rockvegas. I'll be there just long enough to see JD get hitched and then catch a ride from Clint up to his neck of the woods in Kingsport. There we will visit with his family for the weekend. Finally, our journey ends and I-40 will lead us back to Clarksville just before we have to get up for work the next day! Whewww, makes me tired just thinking about it. But, we are so happy that this year we will get to see almost all of our family! Next year...well the verdict is still out on that one. If I had to guess, I would say that a quite Christmas celebration alone at our home is in our future. Although, we do love our family time, so who knows. Until then, family here we come!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

First Noel

Our first Christmas together as a married couple...we are so excited! So far, we have had such a wonderful time celebrating the holidays. Last night, feeling much like a summer evening, we decided to go down to the Riverwalk to enjoy all the lights. It was about 2 miles of lights set up along the river. What a perfect night to walk around! This weekend I am taking Clint to Nashville to celebrate his birthday which in next Thursday. Stay tuned for pictures. Below is the picture we selected for our Christmas cards.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Momma!

Today is my mother's 50th Birthday! Wow, this is a big one. When I was in town last weekend I decorated the dining room with black streamers and black balloons to celebrate her "way-over-the-hill birthday." She was a better sport about it than I thought she would be. I think 40 was more depressing for her! Of course, she doesn't look 50 at all...whatever that looks like. You know what they say, 50 is the new 30! Happy Birthday Momma, I love you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's the most Wonderful time of the year!

Clint and I both are big fans of the Christmas season. We really get into the whole thing-- Christmas songs, fun decorations, holiday movies, church programs, shopping, etc. This weekend we are planning on going to Opryland to look at the lights at the hotel and possibly shop at the mall. Sarah, Bridget and I made this a holiday tradition when we were in college. Sadly, they are not close enough for it to live on. However, Clint and I went last year so I hope we will carry on the tradition. I am posting one of the pictures that Brooke took of us at Thanksgiving. She graciously took some pics of us for our Christmas cards. So wonderful to have such a talented sister-in-law. I foresee her making some serious money doing this one day. For now, we are lucky to get the family discount :) You'll just have to wait to see the picture we picked to use. Thank you Brooke for putting up with our silly photo-shoots, we love you!
Holiday Stress!