Saturday afternoon, The Husband and I will be hosting at one of the houses in downtown Fredericksburg on the Christmas Candlelight Tour. Historic Fredericksburg Foundation goes all out every year, and the homes are always beautifully decorated.
photo from the house we worked on 2012 Christmas Tour.
Because we are working the tour in the afternoon, we are taking the tour in the morning so we can see the other houses.
photo from the house we worked on 2011 Christmas Tour.
Saturday evening, we plan to go out for dinner somewhere to take advantage of the fact that we will both be nicely dressed and looking very Christmas-y, then we will spend the evening at our daughter's house to babysit the grandkids. Now that I think of it, I should take a change of clothes with me so I can get on the floor and play.
Sunday morning, bright and early, I will meet a hauler to pick up three greyhounds who are on their way from Florida to an adoption group in Maryland. Transporting dogs like this has always been one of my favorite parts of working with greyhound adoption!
photo from a greyhound haul in 2012.
As soon as I drop off the dogs, we have to turn right around to make it to a meeting for Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg, our charity that raises money for canine cancer research. GRF meetings are always full of food and fun. Our benefit in November was a great success ... this is the meeting where we figure out how much money we can donate to this year's beneficiary, The Mosby Foundation, and we start to plan what we will do in 2014.
Sweet Daniel, who died of lymphoma in May ... he didn't mind wearing those bunny ears. He was such a good boy!
Sunday afternoon will be full of even MORE friends and fun! I will be with the crew at The Empty Nest for crafts and girl time (and more food).
Whew! I'm already tired from writing about this ... can't imagine how it will be after I actually LIVE it. That's part of what Christmas is around here, though. It's a season full of time with family and friends, doing good for others, enjoying decorations and great company. I wouldn't have it any other way.