2 weekends ago, my mom and I took Karson to Nashville. We had the best time. We of course walked all through the Opryland Hotel and enjoyed all the lights and decorations. Karson even visited Santa. We did a lot of shopping at the Opry Mills Mall and the Green Hills Mall (which is the best by the way). We visited the Rain Forest Cafe and even went on a carriage ride. We also visited ICE which is a bunch of ice sculptures and the theme this year was Charlie Brown. It was very neat but the temperature in the place was 6 degrees- burrrrrrr!!!! Luckily we came prepared and Karson was bundled up. She was was very intrigued with how she could blow smoke - I thought she would hyperventilate. We had a really good time. Karson suprisingly did really well on the drive there and back - although she did not sleep any. She is just not a sleeper - much to my dismay!!
In Nashville, Karson got to send a letter to Santa and got an "e-mail" back from Santa. Karson also sat in Santa's lap - no, I am not kidding. As many of you know - last year she was terrified of Santa but this year she walked right up to him, told him her name, held up 3 fingers to tell him how old she was, and told him she wanted an orange La La for Christmas. For those of you who don't know, La La is her pink stuffed dog that is like her "security blanket" and she LOVES the color orange. As Christmas approached this year and we asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she told us an orange La La. I guess you will have to wait until the Christmas morning blog posting to see if Santa comes through!!!!
I am a God-fearing woman striving to be the best wife and mother that I can be. I am married to my wonderful husband (Dyran) and on 9/17/06, after 2 years of fertility treatment and continuous prayer, God blessed us with our daughter (Karson). I work as a nurse practitioner and Dyran teaches 5th grade. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and I am trying my best to live each day to the fullest and not take anything for granted.