Category Archives: Holidays

Fall Farewell – MIX IT UP

Season One finals. Fall is over and Christmas is here!! Be on the look out for new season this week!!

Advertisements

Wild Times at Animal Kingdom – MIX IT UP

Elyn and I had a wild time and a little bit of a wet time at Animal Kingdom last week!! Lol

Enjoy!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a great day everybody!! Count your blessings and remember to tell people who and what your thankful for!!

Return to Alabama – MIX IT UP

Here’s a look at my return home back in October!! Enjoy!! 🙂

December

The month of December is probably my absolute favorite month of the entire year.  It is one of the most eventful months for me every year.  There is always soooooo much stuff going on, and so much to do, and I love every minute of it!!

There are several holidays that are celebrated around this time of the year, but for me the holiday is Christmas!!!!  It is my favorite holiday and I am always in the Christmas mood pretty much from the second Thanksgiving is over.

I love all of the Christmas decorations that you see everywhere.  And all of the Christmas music.  I NEVER get tired of it.  There are so many parties to go to, and friends and family to be around.  It is just a joyful and happy time of the year.

I am a little down this Christmas though b/c I am not going to be able to put up all of my Christmas decorations in my room like I always do.  The reason for this being that when I moved home from Mobile I had a whole bunch of stuff that I had to bring in and it is all over my room, so there is no room for my Christmas tree or anything.  It is also going to be the first Christmas since my grandmother passed away in September.  So it will be a little bit tougher than usual, but there is still so much to be happy and thankful for this Christmas.

The MOST EXCITING thing about this Christmas is I am going to NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!!

I have dreamed and wanted to go to New York since I was in 8th grade.  And in 8 years I have never been able to go or had an opportunity.  But now I am finally getting to go.  I actually leave a week from today on the 11th and will return on the 21st.  I will give more details about this later in another post.

I once again have been away from the blog for a few days.  I have missed my “…Of the Week” blogs and all kinds of stuff in the past couple of weeks.  Things have been crazy in and out of the hotel.  I got part of my braces off, and I get the rest of them of on this coming Monday.  I will DEF blog about it when I get home!!

December is also a time to look back and reflect on everything that has happened over the year and in my opinion the last chance to make that year count.

2009 hasn’t been the brightest one on the Caleb Graham highlight reel, but this month is going to make up for all of that!!

Have a wonderful December!!!!

PS I also picked a new layout for the season!!  Lemme know if you like it!!

November

So I am so thrilled that it is finally November.  I think that October, November and December are my top three favorite months in the year.  They are my favorite for several reasons.  Probably three.  I love the look of the world, in October and November we have those “colors of fall” which are so gorgeous.  Then the look of Christmas is part of this but we will wait until December to talk about all that.

The second probably is how the weather is starting to turn colder and it is all just wonderful to me.

Then of course the three big holidays.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  One in each month that brings family and friends together to spend time and just flat out have a good time.

I think that the season of Fall is always VERY significant to me.  It is the time of the year where to me you see the most change in the world as far as environment, for some a new school year where things are different.  Better movies are always out this time of the year getting ready for the Oscars.  I always seem to go through the most changes in life of the year during the fall months.  ESPECIALLY this year.  So much had changed and is different now than it was just a couple of months ago in the summer.

I love that line in the Jordin Sparks song “No Parade” that says, “Changes come but where they go you never know”  It is so true.  I would have never thought just two months ago that I would be where I am now.  It is such a perfect example of how things can change so fast in the blink of an eye.

But I think that it is all about how you take the change.  What I always try to do and what I encourage others to do is to always move forward.  We don’t have a very long time here before it is all over.  So by God make the most of it.  Live each day like it was your last one because you never know when that will be.

So in the words of the new Carrie Underwood song that was released on her album today – PLAY ON!!!!

That’s my thoughts for today!!

Everyone have a great rest of the week!!

Tomorrow is HUMP day!! haha

Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day America!!!! Hope everyone has an awesome day as we celebrate our freedom in this amazing country that we live!!
Stay safe!!

american-flag

For today I wanted to post a video and the lyrics to one of my favorite patriotic songs. It is called “For Freedom” by Avalon. So here is a video that I found on YouTube of them singing the National Anthem and “For Freedom” at a Sean Hannity Freedom Concert in 2007. It isn’t the entire group. I’m not sure why Melissa wasn’t there and I don’t know who the black man is because he isn’t in Avalon, but he is amazing!! He must have been feeling in at the time. But it is still is a really good video. They mess up the lyrics a lil bit on “For Freedom” but it is still good and it’s the only live video I could find. Here is the video and the lyrics. I hope you enjoy!! Happy 4th!!

For Freedom – Avalon

Somewhere a trumpet sounds in the night
A soldier is standing there
It’s calling him out to the stars and the stripes
It’s calling him God knows where

He kisses the ones he loves goodbye
and leaves in the dead of night
For freedom he’ll heed the call
Leave all he knows
And for freedom he’ll stand and fight

And somewhere a man and wife
can’t believe they’re waving their girl goodbye
For gone are the days of pigtails and curls and candlelight lullabies

If they had their way she’d stay young forever
and never be far from home
But freedom has drawn her heart to danger’s shore
And for freedom they’ll let her go

And somewhere a thunderous crash in the night
It echoes all through the hills
Though many escape it’s wrath and it’s rage
A soldier lies wounded still

Remembering the land he loves, he cries
I’ve loved you with all my might
For freedom said I’m her son whatever comes
And for freedom I’ll say goodbye

And somewhere beneath the stars and the sky
Our flag is still standing there
She bled and she brought one land under God
Her colors still lead us there

She’s carried the lives of those before us
She’s buried the bold and brave
For freedom she holds our hopes and and hands up high
And for freedom she’ll ever wave