How many of you got up at the crack of dawn to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Not me. We were actually in a motel in Memphis, and even though the bed wasn't my own, it was still too comfortable to rise that early for anything. Besides, I think I was still full from Thanksgiving dinner.
The Christmas season officially started for our family Thanksgiving night with the movie "Christmas Vacation." We can truly relate with the Grizwolds. (That's scary, isn't it?)
December is here, so everyone has about three weeks to shop (which includes dealing with traffic and parking spaces), wrap, decorate, bake, mail Christmas cards, attend Christmas parties and/or cantatas, host some of those parties, so many other things to ensure a Merry Christmas for all, and, oh yes, breathe. But please remember and celebrate most of all, the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Saturday, Dec. 5, is the Chapel Hill Christmas Parade. The floats, cars, horses, etc. will leave CHES at 5:30 p.m. with the theme "Home for the Holidays." There will be activities thoughout the day at Forrest School. You can find arts and crafts from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; the baby contest is at 9 a.m. and the pet show is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. After a full day at the school and winding up with the night-time parade, you'll definitely feel the Christmas spirit.
The Chapel Hill United Methodist Women will host a "Desert and Thistle" in the Family LIfe Center Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. This benefits Magdalene House in Nashville.
The Forrest High School Rockets will host the games with Eagleville Friday, Dec. 4. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 7 will take them to Cannon County for games also beginning at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 8, the teams will travel to F.C. Boyd for games starting at 6 p.m.
The middle school Rockets will host the World Tournament Monday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 12.
The Rocket wrestlers will be in Chapel Hill Thursday, Dec. 10, for their matches with LaVergne and Franklin HIgh School.
Have a wonderful week!