Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas in New York!

    We have been married for one month now!! We are having Christmas again! Our upstate NY vacation villa is in full holiday mode! We have been visiting and shopping and wrapping and cooking and snuggling!! What an awesome time! Brian is finalizing plans to retire. It has become very obvious that we cannot wait any longer to spend the rest of our days together. We will keep this apartment until we can get out of the lease easier/cheaper. I have changed my flight arrangements so that we can drive back to TN together.
Our tree with Mr & Mrs ornament

Me, Ellie, Debbie, and Clarisse


Wow! Lots of gifts!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sadness :-(

   Today was the day that I had to take my sweet husband to the airport to fly back to NY. We have had a whirlwind of excitement and happiness since last Wednesday when he arrived. We toured Christmas lights, saw Opryland Hotel all lit up for the holidays, drove to Franklin, TN for "A Dickens of a Christmas", visited all the children and grandchildren, celebrated Christmas with the family, spent lots of quality time together in our home...He loves it here! You would think that it wouldn't be so sad for him to leave since I am flying up there on Friday afternoon. But it is heart-wrenching! We have spent 36 years apart and that is quite enough! We will spend the holidays together and then drive home to TN together!!! I can't wait!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas in Tennessee!

    We decided to have Brian visit Tennessee after I had to come back after our wedding. You can't imagine how difficult it was to leave him in NY after getting married! We knew I would be coming back to NY before Christmas but it was still agonizing to be apart. Soooo...the only solution was for him to visit TN! He was going to be living here and had never even seen the place!  We split the difference and he came halfway between when I would be going back to NY. I met him at the airport and we spent lovely days visiting, decorating, and meeting new family and friends. He even got to sing at Gallatin's Christmas parade and got his picture in the newspaper!
Waiting at the airport!
Singing for the parade!



Franklin, TN "Dickens of a Christmas"



Selfie at Opryland

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Time Once Again...

   I spent today decorating the house for Christmas. I did not put the tree up because my husband is not here yet and we want to do that together. He will be flying in on Wednesday!! He has never been to Tennessee and so has never seen our house! I am VERY excited to welcome him home and to show him around town!! I will be traveling to NY to stay with him for the holidays and then we will travel back home to Tennessee together.  He is working on retirement and getting rid of the apartment.  This being apart is for the birds and we can barely stand it!   Thank goodness for cell phones and Skype! I will add pics when he gets here!

UPDATE:   Ok...here are some pictures!
At Opryland Hotel
Ready to wrap gifts!

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