I'm gonna start off with the absolute highlight of my weekend--and it didn't even involve the Alabama victory in the SEC Championship game (if you can believe that?).
On Sunday night, our church had its annual Children's Christmas Play. It was a wonderful story ("The Best Christmas Present Ever") with a wonderful message. And there was this adorable little five-year-old girl who performed a wonderful solo.
Seeing and hearing Sydney up there in front of the audience, putting her whole heart into the song, made me so proud and joyful. I cried (as did a large portion of the audience, if I believe what everyone told me) and it just tipped off the Christmas season perfectly. I am now absolutely in the mood (although I was just about there already!).
The other event--the MAIN event--of the weekend was the Alabama-Florida game for the SEC Championship and a berth in the national championship game. Alabama just dominated the Gators and they played as a true team. It was so exciting...and we were all yelling, and loud, and crazy, and just giddily excited about how it turned out. I doubt if I will come down off of Cloud Nine for a good while!
Here are a few pictures from the gameday festivities...