I love celebrating Christmas with family! The last several days have been busy but so rewarding.
To start, we spent Christmas Eve/Christmas Day with Rachel’s family. After going to the Christmas Eve church service at St. James UMC, we headed over to Rachel’s grandmother’s home for dinner with her family. It was good to catch up with all of them. Rachel’s grandfather passed away this summer, so I think it was really good for everyone to be together at some point over Christmas.
We ended up spending the night with Rachel’s parents (they live about 45 minutes Northeast of us). The next morning, Rachel’s brother (Travis) and his wife (Erin) along with their grandmother came over and we spent the next several hours eating and opening presents.
Later that afternoon, we went to see the movie Joy. While I really enjoyed the director’s last 2 movies (American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook), this one was just ok for me. Rachel liked it more than I did for sure.
The next morning (after a 6 mile training run), we headed down to Auburn, Alabama to spend the day with my side of the family. We had a great time eating and opening presents with the family. (minus Will and co.) After dinner, we got back on the road to Atlanta.
The next morning Rachel and I got in a 12 mile training run (our last double digit run before the marathon). Then we spent the afternoon down at Ponce City Market in Downtown Atlanta. We had been wanting to get over there for several months now. We mainly just walked around the stores and food places while enjoying the crazy warmer temperatures for late December.
All in all, it was a great Christmas Holiday! Hard to believe we are less than 4 days from 2016! And less than 2 weeks from the WDW Marathon weekend!
How was your Christmas?