Callaway Gardens Birthday Trip

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So now that the holidays are over and things are settling down a bit, I have some more time to invest in blogging and documenting our busier seasons. My birthday trip seemed like a good place to start, since it’s still fresh in my mind. Some may say having a birthday in December has its disadvantages but I would beg to differ. I have always LOVED having a December birthday. For so many reasons. The lights, the spirit, the music, the magic…oh and all of that pales in comparison to getting to share my birthday month with the King of the earth! What a treasure! Anyhow, most of you know that my husband tends to spoil me rotten (and I try to do the same for him. hee-hee), so this year when he asked me what I wanted for my birthday, all I could think of was that I wanted to go look at Christmas lights with my family…make a memory. I have everything I could ever wish for in life. I truly need absolutely nothing (well maybe sometimes a good massage and manicure. LOL). I’ve noticed the older I get, the gifts that mean the most to my heart are the ones that include time with family and friends…time to slow down the crazy fast pace of this world and breathe in God’s goodness to me. So that’s what I wanted this year…for my 45th birthday! What?! Can that really be so? How have I been on this earth for 45 years. Sometimes I still feel like a kid (except when my arthritis kicks in. LOL).

So since my husband always goes above and beyond to make my dreams come true (as if he’s not enough himself….he’s totally my dream come true, y’all!), and since he knew that Callaway Gardens is one of my favorite places, he planned a trip to Callaway to celebrate my birthday. Not only a trip to Callaway, but on my actual birthday no less - in the middle of the week - (which meant he had to take a day off work. He tries hard to take my birthday off each year. It means the world to me), and also invited my twin and her family to join us! What?! Seriously yall! Best Gift EVER!!! Anytime I get to spend my birthday with my twin is a slam-dunk of a gift, but to do it at Callaway, with my entire family present as well was amazing (Getting all our kids on a trip is a rarity now because of their ages…they are hard to all get in the same place at the same time. Another reasons a December birthday is a win…normal schedules ease a bit leaving room for more family time! Yay!).

So…if you have never been to Callaway to see the Fantasy in Lights, you may want to grab some family and friends and make it priority to go in 2019. I will say going on weekends is a bit crazy tho due to the crowds. If you can manage during the week, you will save yourself a lot of stress, like we did. Thank you to my amazing husband and my twin’s amazing husband for making this happen for us. The sweetness of being able to be together on our birthday, see the lights, and stroll around together and just bask in God’s goodness to us thru our families was an absolute delight…one I will treasure for a very long time!

Keep smiling & making memories together and if you’ve made it this far in this post, then you’re a warrior! LOL. I know it’s a very long one. Hope you enjoyed it.

Allen & Carol