Merry Christmas to all our loved ones!
It's a bittersweet time of year for us. We are so excited for our upcoming trip to the Smoky Mountains where we'll be spending 5 days in a cozy cabin, but at the same time, it will be both mine and Jason's first Christmas away from our families. I feel like I'm on a bit of a rollarcoaster, I'm super excited one minute that I have all this time coming up with Jason and then I get really sad that I'll be missing our families back home.
I hope that with even the distance, everyone will still have a wonderful Christmas together and make many new memories. If possible, we would love to see pictures of how everyone's Christmas was spent and then I'll even post them on the blog for all to share.
Our shopping is finally done. The families gifts have been mailed, most of the presents wrapped and the Christmas cards mailed. Other than some baking and packing for our trip, we're about ready for Christmas. There's even a chance of snow, which would be so very cool. I'm really excited about the gifts we've mailed to our family, they are going to love them!
I also have some other news, that most of you may have heard by now. But, no harm in mentioning it on the blog as well. I've sent out some emails requesting that people be praying for God's favor on Jason's music. While at work one evening, Billy Currington and his girlfriend came back into Morton's Restaurant. And Billy walked right up to Jason and told him how much he loved the song he gave him, Right Where We Belong. It was a huge compliment! Can you imagine a celebrity seeking out a normal person and not the other way around? Crazy! His girlfriend even mentioned that they keep Jason's demo cd in their car and listen to his songs all the time, that she loves them. Well here's where we're asking everyone to pray - Billy is finalizing his song list for his new album that he starts recording in January. So we're really praying that he picks Jason's song for his new cd. So please everyone, keep us in your prayers!
Other news, our firm Adams and Reese had a Christmas party at Mortons Steakhouse. It was fun to see my hunny working our party, looking all cute in his black and whites. One of the attorneys, Gif Thornton, who was running the show and making annoucements, pointed out Jason told everyone that he was my husband! He then proceeded to inform all of us that "Jason and his team" would be serving us today. You know he got razzed for that one by his coworkers. I had one lady I work, ask him if she could pinch his butt. When he told me this, I laughed, cause she knew he was my husband and she was trying to give him a hard time. It was pretty funny and don't worry, no pinchage took place. I was so proud of him, he was such a professional and looked so cute at the same time. We ended up having so much fun, that a bunch of us stuck around in the bar till almost 8pm that night - and that's with the Christmas party starting at 1pm! I have to say, I think it was the best company Christmas party I've been to. Oh, this picture is of myself, Brooke and Melissa. Our offices (or cubes I guess) are all next to eachother - and we love keeping our corner of the offices a fun place to be. We have a great time with some of the best attorneys in the offices right next to us.
I also met a new friend this week. There's this girl that started emailing me from Scotland, who was going to be moving out to Nashville and she wanted to make some friends before her move. So we've been emailing for the last 6 months or so and finally met for the first time last Monday night. I was nervous, but as you all know, I've done this before ;-) We met at Starbucks in West End and hit it off immediately. She's 27, recently married, 5 months pregnant and has a great accent. The next thing we knew, three and a half hours had flown by! I took her back to her home and met her husband Aaron. I'm looking foward to hanging out with her in the next few months, before she heads back to Scotland to have her baby. I've included a picture of my new friend from her MySpace, so you can see what her and her hubby look like.
We've also been to the movies quite a bit lately, so I have a few reviews for you. Our friends Nick and Melanie (I also stole their picture from Myspace) joined us to see Apacalypto - which I DO NOT recommend. Two thumbs way down. That movie was so incredibly violent! After 2 hours of sitting through a ton of violence, my stomach couldn't take it anymore and I went into the hallway and waited through the last 30 minutes on the phone with my dad. Then this last weekend, after church we went by ourselves to see The Nativity - two thumbs way up! We loved it - it was so good! This will be a movie we hope to buy and share with our kids every year at Christmas. It was done really well and wasn't corny at all, which I kinda expected a bit. If you haven't seen it yet, you should see it over the holidays! AND, last week, I went with my friend Brooke out to dinner and to go see The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet - loved it. It was such a good movie, very funny and heartwarming. I also recommend that one and will be adding it to my collection.
Tonight I'm baking a bunch of stuff as gifts for my attorneys. I'm making fudge, rice krispie treats, molasses cookies, peanut butter cup cookies and if I have time, Sugar Cookies. I know - I'm a maniac. Its a wild and crazy night in the Keith home ;-) You all have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back with pictures from our vacation next week!
Love you all & Merry Christmas!