Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Review

It is hard to believe that 2011 is coming to a close...it has been a good year! We celebrated with friends who got engaged and married...
Baby Eli made his debut into the world and my aunthood doubled...
Later in the year Baby Eli moved to Alabama...
The biggest event of 2011: Buying a house!
That needed a facelift...
We welcomed a new puppy into the house:

Favorite new dinner recipe from 2011: Southwestern Chicken Wraps
Favorite new dessert recipe: S'mores Cookies
Thankful that I got to experience the last year with this one at my side...

Here's to 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Catching up

I am embarrassed to say I didn't take any pictures on Christmas this year! I will have to do better next year. This Christmas we stayed here and celebrated with Fletcher's family. We had a wonderful time together on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Now I am recovering from the Christmas craziness with a few days off of work. This is the first time I have ever taken days off without a specific reason or event. I have nothing planned and it is wonderful! I am enjoying the days of rest and catching up on things around the house. Drinking multiple cups of coffee, watching the Today show, lunch with friends, and spending time with my nephew is the way my days have been filling up. I could get use to this! Since I didn't take any pictures on Christmas I'll leave you with an iPhone review of the last week...

The last picture deserves a description! My vacation days started off with Eli spending the night! His first night away from home ever. It went so well! Mainly because he is such a happy and easy-going baby! Plus he and LuLu are biffles.

Monday, December 26, 2011

"The message of Christmas can be summed up in four words-God sent his son. The gift we celebrate at Christmas was not wrapped, it was crucified. It was not under the tree, it was nailed to the tree, and it was not opened on Christmas day, it was opened on Easter morning."
-Douglas Webster

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's Christmas Time

Christmas is in full swing around here...December is the busiest month of the year for both our jobs, so it has been crazy. We are thankful for the time we have together at home. We loved decorating our new house for Christmas and it is about time I post some pictures of our decorations!
The decorations on the stairs were inspired by pinterest. Fletch made the garland out of Christmas tree scraps!

The entry way...the glitter candles made it back again this year! Much to the husband's dismay.

If you're wondering why there are three stockings, here is why...

Fletch thought she deserved a stocking too. We love our little pup so much! She is growing like a WEED. She went to the vet this week and she has gained 11 pounds in the last 3 weeks! I couldn't believe it. Turns out those big paws do mean something!

10 more days until Christmas!