Saturday, October 5, 2013

Christmas in August

     We took a trip back home during week 32, the last one before Savannah comes.  While we thought this would be just a simple visit, our families had much more in store for us! 

     Josh, Savannah, and I were shocked when we opened the front door to Grandma and Grandpa Hurtley's house: Christmas had arrived early! The entire house had been transformed into a winter wonderland.  The tree was up and decorated, the nativity sat on the entry table, and Christmas music was playing in the background. We were greeted with big hugs and the news that Savannah's Christmas was only 2 days away.  

    The only thing that was pre-planned for the weekend was taking a trip to the circus: Quidam by Cirque du Soleil!! Josh and I love Cirque du Soleil, and this was such an exciting experience to share with Savannah.  Throughout the show Savannah was doing some crazy stunts in my belly; Josh is starting to think we have a little acrobat of our own!! 

     On our way home from the circus we made a surprise stop at the airport to pick up some very special unexpected guests... Savannah's Aunt Sarah and Uncle Justin! They flew in from Texas just to be here for Savannah's Christmas.

     All of that was on the night before Christmas! (We love that we got to spend Savannah's Christmas Eve at the circus!!)    
     The next day was Christmas and we were really looking forward to spending it with all of our family.  We took our group photos, had a delicious Christmas dinner, and our family even had special gifts for Savannah.  

Only the best dads get promoted to GRANDPA! <3
     Christmas at the Hurtley house would not be complete without the Florida snowball fight! It is a tradition that Josh's mom started years ago. Simply put: We all throw our FL snowballs (marshmallows) at each other until they get so gooey that we have to stop.  It is always tons of fun, and makes for some amazing memories! 

     We want to say how blessed we are to have such amazing families that helped to create the most memorable Christmas for sweet Savannah! Words cannot express how thankful we are for each of you and the time that you took to make every detail just right.  This truly was a magical Christmas!

     When Josh and I got home we continued Savannah's Christmas celebration by watching classic movies as well as reading her some holiday books!  It was such a sweet moment when we got to share the true meaning of Christmas with our little girl.  

     We finished the week by taking Savannah to a movie in the park.  We watched The Lorax as we ate our yummy food truck food! <3 

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  1. I continue to be amazed at the way you and your family are walking through this time. You are truly living each moment with your Sweet Savannah Joy. May the peace that only He can give fill your hearts to overflowing as you look forward to holding your daughter.

  2. Dear Rebecca and Josh,
    This morning I read about Savannah Joy's birth and home-going on Jane's page. I cannot imagine your sorrow this time, yet your faith and trust in God continues to shine through your loss. Thank you for sharing the journey that the three if you have taken these last months. I think you will not fully know until eternity how God has used you. May His peace and presence surround and strengthen and encourage you as you continue to walk with your Savior.