Well, the past couple of days have been so much fun being able to hang out with family and friends that we really don't get to do during the week. It all started this past Friday when my Dad's side of the family celebrated Christmas together (you never know what's going to happen when we all get together), then Saturday we went up to Adam's Uncle's house in Asheville to celebrate with his Dad's side of the family. This was a very special time because it was Adam's Uncle and Aunt's first Christmas without their daughter Jessica. There were some tears shed, but we could not be happier to know that she is with the Lord celebrating in heaven!
Sunday was the BIG church service at Cricket Arena that had over 5500 people worshiping the Lord! Needless to say, it was AMAZING! Sunday night Adam's parents had their Christmas party with his Dad's accountability group and their families. It was really fun to hang out with friends. Monday was Christmas Eve and yes, we did do some last minute Christmas Eve shopping! After that we went over to Adam's parent's house to have dinner with both sets of his grandparents, my mom, his brother and parents. Adam and I exchanged gifts that night and we each got one present from his parents. My present was the coolest! I had a letter to read from "Santa", and in the letter it told me to open this present. I did and there was a cap and gown in it. As the letter went on it told me to look under their couch and I found my diploma framed in a beautiful frame! Then all of a sudden I heard the "graduation song" in the background and everyone started clapping and crying! If you didn't know the story before, I had a hard time graduating in May and it turns out I did graduate in May, but did not know I did until July. So since I found out so late I was unable to walk across the stage. Well, last night I got my chance to walk and to finally graduate! And let me tell you, that was the funnest graduation I have ever been to and the most special! (And did I mention I didn't have to wait 3 hours to hear my name?) So that night was very special to me.
We spent the night Christmas Eve with Adam's parents and woke up to find that Santa had been there last night! After we looked through all our things, we got ready and went to my Uncle's house for my mom's side of the family's Christmas. We had a lot of fun and I was able to do my "graduation walk" for them also which was special to my mom and to me! We are getting ready to head over to my mom's house to hang out for a little bit then it's home to get some much needed rest!
This was a very busy Christmas, but it was also an unforgettable one because it was our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton!! I'm so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man! Well, I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas with family and friends, but most importantly, celebrating our Lord's birth! Merry Christmas!