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It's all about joy, laughter, family, and love, and the adventure of it all!
(And, guess what? I'm writing it all down!)
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Merry Christmas 2010 (brought to you by the Wray family and Facebook)
As I sit here writing this annual Christmas letter (with just a few days to go until the Big Day; what can I say? I’m a procrastinator) and hear Sydney downstairs, I take a quick break to post the following Facebook status: “Scout is using the fire-stoking tool and mini broom in the fireplace and on the hearth: "The chimney has got to be clean and dust-free for Santa. He will come down the chimney and he will be like, 'Woah, this is so clean. Sydney did a great job.' Cause, you know, he always sees and knows what you've done."
It got me thinking…what a better way to tell you about our previous year than to share it with you via Facebook? Here are some actual, real-live FB statuses posted throughout 2010.
Jan. 7: Celebrated the championship game with Texas and Alabama fans alike. We ended up the happy ones, and Delaney cried tears of joy.
Jan. 12: In Tennessee for McKenna’s first big Winterguard competition of the season. She looks beautiful and, as always, I’m amazed at the ability to toss anything four rotations in the air.
Feb. 20: Family church retreat at Camp Sumatanga has got to be in the top one or two weekends of the year. Nothing like it!
Feb. 27: Visited the University of West Alabama today, and I saw the light go off in McKenna’s eyes. I do believe this is the place. [She ended up picking UWA for her college!]
March 20—Waiting in line for Tinkerbell and the fairies for almost two hours? Suprisingly worth it. (By the way, Disney World bed-jumping pictures are now officially in my FB albums for all of you to enjoy!)
April 10--Just sent McKenna off to her Senior Prom, and she looked mah-velous! (Thank you Jessica McClintock for the dress, Tina for the hair and makeup, and whatever family genes gave her what I couldn't give her.)
April 29--Kindergarterners still learning to read crack me up. Yesterday after school, Sydney got excited in the car and said: "Look, it's Waffle House! Let's go!" Then she stopped and said, "Oh man. That's not waffle house. It says mattress warehouse.”
April 30—Scout has decided to give nicknames to every Atlanta Braves player. We now have Chippyjon Jones, Brian McCandy Corn, Melky Way, and Clucky McClutch (Nate McClouth).
May 4--Noooooooooo! (Delaney and I just watched our dvr-ed "Lost" after coming home from a victorious night of softball.) The episode--especially the beach scene with them all crying over the loss of their friends--had us bawling like babies. “Lost,” you're killing me (and, yet, I love it)!
May 11--Scout's possible championship-winning game and McKenna's Senior Night (where she's giving a speech) are both at the same time tonight. I wish I could clone myself!
May 27--Today is a real "full circle" day! Fifteen years ago today, Gary and I got married...with this adorable little 3-year-old by our side. And today, McKenna graduates from high school.
June 14—I’m exhausted from the Southern Christian Writer’s Conference. But, as always, it was uplifting and encouraging and oh-so-fun!
June 24--Coming back from the beach last night, Sydney made this wiser-than-her-years (and also funny...since, well, it was Scout saying it) statement: "Think about all the dolphins and the fish out there. And the sharks too. Even though they're mean, they're important for this environment." Seeing the oil barriers on our beloved beach made all of us so sad.
July 24--Red-letter day for Scout: She swam "for real" for the first time and now can't get enough of it. ("I can't believe I can swim now!" she keeps saying.)
July 26--Best place EVER to play softball. The pitcher's circle is shaped like Mickey's ears. :-) [Delaney’s travel ball team participated in the USSA World Series, and came in 5th out of 48 teams.]
July 27--I'm always afraid of looking forward to something and then being disappointed, but that was NOT the case today. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was absolutely fabulous!!! (From Hogwarts, to Olivander's, to the frozen butterbeer, to the chocolate frogs...everything.)