We met Lindsey, Brian, and Harper at a Cracker Barrel in Arkansas for breakfast and then followed each other the rest of the way to Natalie's house. It rained almost all the way through Arkansas and Tennessee so there wasn't much to see except spray from behind all the cars and truck. Blah.
Ms. Harper loves her books!
But good news! We got there safe and sound ~ Katie and Seymore arrived 2 days earlier, so she already got some good Ella Kate bonding time in. So sweet!
Even Seymore got in some sweetness with our baby girl.
We just relaxed and enjoyed our family. Perfect!
Lovin' that Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa time!
Seymore had to leave bright and early on Christmas Eve to make it to Shawnee, Oklahoma to spend Christmas time with his son, Ray. So he got to open his gifts on Friday night.
Then WHOA! The unexpected ~ Poor Harper got the stomach bug Friday night and had to leave early. I felt so badly for her! Natalie quarantined herself and Ella Kate and I started praying hard that no one else, especially David would come down with it. Prayers were answered. Well, Brian's stomach wasn't doing too great, but he attributed that to a lousy coney dog at lunch and deadly hot chicken wings...haha.
Christmas Eve will forever be one of my most favorite Christmas memories EVER. We all met at Journey Church for their Christmas Eve service. David and his singing buddy, Leslie Jordan, (All Sons & Daughters) led worship ~ A.MAZ.ING!!! But the best part was Ella Kate's dedication. There's a video somewhere, I just haven't laid my hands on it yet...
Can you see her little hand lifted up?
Here's her Dedication Day photo op:
She has stolen our hearts!
This was the beginning of a fabulous Tennessee Christmas! Keep reading to find out about our Christmas!
Still Praising God in Tennessee!