Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Birthday's

I've mentioned before that as a child I felt jipped having a December birthday.  But these days, I just can't get enough of it.  My philosophy now is that all the coolest folks celebrate their birthday's in December (mine is the 8th, my oldest son's is the 15th, and my husband's is the 27th).  Of course, what makes the month especially special is the celebration of the birth of JESUS on the 25th.  (Disclaimer: This does not imply that my other three children that were not born in the month of December are less cool.)  Aside from frigid temperatures, there are just way cooler things to do to celebrate a December birthday than other times of the year.  Three years ago, we spent Jaden's birthday at Disney World.  Two years ago, we spent my birthday in Canton - the city of lights, last year we saw TobyMac in concert along with Chris August, Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jamie Grace, Britt Nicole, and Group 1 Crew on their Hits Deep Tour.  This year we went to Tylertown to see their Christmas drive through display for my birthday, and we cut into the last of our wedding cake that I'd frozen to use as my birthday cake.  (It was just as good the second time around!)  As I've gotten older, I've begun to treasure making memories more than receiving gifts.

My enthusiasm seems to be contagious as this year to celebrate my son, Jaden's, 13th birthday, instead of gifts he requested a family adventure which this past Saturday led us to a little town known as Monroe, Louisiana.

Now if you are a Duck Dynasty fan a trip to that town would seem pretty awesome anytime of year, but this past Saturday, the town of Monroe was celebrating COMMANDER CHRISTMAS making the entire day quite epic.

Our trip began before daybreak.  Apparently Elvis and Cane hoped for a glimpse of the commander family too.

We were some of the first to arrive for the day which offered us some of the sights all to ourself!

Tommy was even interviewed by a local news team.  You can check out his television debut HERE.

The highlight of the day came when my four kiddos got to share the stage with Lil' Willie, John Luke, and Sadie Robertson.  (You'll notice that my kids are center stage while those other people are just off to the side.  There's no denying they were the real stars of the day!)

And an extra special treat was when the kids were joined on stage by Korie and Ms. Kay.  Ms. Kay patted the birthday boy's hand and commented how cute my four kids are.  She's very wise.

The evening ended with a flotilla including the Robertson family and a Christmas laser show.  The laser show left something to be desired and we left before it was over.

There are still two more birthday's to celebrate in our home before December is over.  They are sure to be celebrated with just as much enthusiasm and joy as the first two!

I love Christmas-time, y'all!


  1. Awesome day,Awesome month!!!!!!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!! It makes me happy happy happy!!

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