december is the friday of months. it's all parties and festive snacks and not thinking ahead because it's christmastime. everything else can wait until next year because we made it.
because of the way christmas tour dates were arranged, i got to re-join my connect group in december. we had an ugly christmas sweater/cookie-swap party, during which we went caroling to the neighbors. i didn't know i'd be able to attend until a few days before, when the ugly christmas sweaters were long gone from goodwill, so i wore the one tab had made a few years ago, with the largest gold bow that felt hilarious and appropriate at the same time. #GOLD
i saw needtobreathe play the last show of their fall tour, part of the acoustic leg – which, as you can imagine, was incredibly dreamy. they had drew and ellie holcomb and gavin degraw as special guests, which was so fun.
molls and i met up at crema to catch up and exchange christmas gifts. i ran into another friend as i walked in, holding the bag with a gold bow. "bringing presents to crema?" he asked. but it only seemed appropriate for us to have christmas at crema, after having logged so many hours there when i was unemployed and she was in school.
one of my best friends and her husband (!!) moved from la to new york city (!!) and passed through nashville on their drive. it was such a treat to be able to hug (and host) them.
last, but not least: 6 different cities in 5 different states this month.