Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas was all about family and friends this year. Wow, what a great time. Ava had the time of her life. She was amazed at all the new gifts she was given. She would smile the sweetest smile that would melt your heart. I love that girl.

Christmas Eve was spent with my side of the family. The highlight was the gift my sweet sister got. Who knew that new undies would be such a hit. (Mom, thanks for the many laughs!) As I was looking at the pictures I have to laugh. Really? I just love my family! What a blessing they are.Undies ChristmasEve Now it was time for us to get to bed so Santa could come. Of course there was milk and Santa's favorite peanut butter blossoms left for him. 101224_2556 101224_2565 For those of you that know my sweet hubs you know he has what I would call an obsession with the movie The Christmas Story. If you come to our house it will be playing all day and he will practically quote you the whole movie. (So annoying!) This year I found the perfect lamp for him. He really does deserve a "major award" in my eyes. 101224_2602
Then we all were all up at 6:30 ready to see what Santa had brought. (Thanks hubs!)101224_2601
What a perfect morning it was with my sweet family. It is times like this I will never forget. ChristmasMorning Then it was Christmas with my sis and my dad. There gift to Ava was a big hit. We had a nice lunch. I think we have started a new tradition.....Tamales. They were soooo good! ChristmasDay And this is how we spent our night. Playing our new games. We had such a great time together. I hated to see the day end. 101225_2769
This weekend it is Christmas with the in-laws. So excited to see and spend time with them.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas

I have to say that my favorite thing about Christmas is getting to spend the time with my family and friends. We have been busy the last couple of days enjoying each other.

Up first was spending time with Ava's friends at her Christmas party at school. I got teared up watching her sing Jingle Bells on the stage. My sweetie is growing up. School
Next was opening gifts with Ava's best friend and then her future husband. It sure helps that these girly's are my besties too! friends
Then it was spending time with my family. What is better than jumping in the car and taking a 2 hour ride to see Christmas lights? Maybe the dinner on the way home with the girl snoozing in the back and having a real conversation. Or maybe it was the nice dinner out and then going to see the live nativity the next night. I do have to say that the camel was really sweet. Lights Navity
Then it was off to see Santa. Jarred had a 10 dollar bet she would scream. I had 20 that she wouldn't. I won. She was a little shy but she liked Ho-Ho. And the good news is he is coming tonight. 101215_2374
We wish you all a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Life is so much sweeter with you.Cookie.college

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anniversary Recap

Jarred + me + crab cakes + stone crab + yummy dessert = great date
Jarred took me out to a wonderful dinner last Friday night. For those of you who know me know that I have a true love affair with crab. We went to a restaurant called Trulucks. Oh man was it good. I feel so blessed to have a husband who I still get excited to go on dates with. I feel so lucky after 5 years of marriage we still do not run out of things to talk about. I feel complete when I think of the many more anniversaries to come. I am one lucky girl who is so in love! 101210_2334 101210_2333 101210_2335

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Welcome to our home. Christmas time is my favorite season. I love the lights, trees, ornaments, the smells that go with it. I did simply a little this year. You may notice we are one tree short. I hope you will stay awhile and feel welcome.

First stop: Dinning room. Snowman themed. Holly Lenox China. Candles. 101211_2291 101211_2351 101211_2352 101211_2353
Second stop: Breakfast Area. Gingerbread themed. Fun plates. Fun pictures. Fun table setting. 101211_2346 101211_2348 101211_2349
Third Stop: Living Room. Fire in Mantle. Leopard Ribbon/Gold/Burgundy/Moss Green. Oh how I love animal print. 101212_2361
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Fourth Stop: A room for a princess. Pink, Pink, and more pink. Butterflies. Pictures. Precious Moments.Avatree
Fifth Stop: Master room. My favorite tree. Photo tree. So many precious memories. (I think everyone needs this tree. It is so neat to look at the pictures from each year. Not only do I just stick picture frames in the tree but I so love finding the photo ornaments each year. This year I found a popcorn one and I added pictures from our much loved popcorn eating at target.) Phototree
I hope you have enjoyed. Come back and visit soon. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

5 years and counting.....

5 years ago today I said I DO. I am so glad I did. I am one lucky girl. 235
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Birthday Party for Jesus

Happy birthday Jesus
I'm so glad its Christmas
All the tinsel and lights

And the presents are nice

But the real gift is You.
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A perfect party= Story of Jesus + Songs + Crafts + Cupcakes.
What a wonderful way to celebrate the true meaning of the season!
Happy Birthday Jesus!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

It is that time of year again. Oh yes, time for those much loved Christmas card pictures.
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On a different note, how cute is this: girls1
Best Friends!

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