Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Traditions

I love Christmas. I love everything about it-- celebrating Jesus's birthday, family, friends, food, and just relaxing for the day visiting. I was thinking earlier today about all the traditions that my family had growing up. For one, my mom would get us an ornament each year from Christmas village. I got all different types: from princesses, teachers, dogs, etc. I love all of them and get so excited each year to put them on our tree. My parents also would give Davis and me pajamas each Christmas eve, as well as a stuffed animal. We enjoyed both and looked forward to them every year. To this day, I love p,j's and I think this started my love for them! Davis and I would always open each other's presents. On Christmas morning, Davis and I would wake up, go get our parents, and once they were posed with the cameras, we would walk in. It never failed, Santa stubbed his toe. My dad later described each Christmas as a "toy store". I couldn't say he was wrong-- I don't know how they did it, but we always got something special that was really hard for Santa to find. I love Santa. I will believe in Santa until I die. He never let me down.

I hope that we can all look at Christmas through the eyes of a child and truly experience the miracle of Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Decorations

I have ALWAYS been obsessed with Christmas decorations and couldn't wait to buy stuff for our house. I get so excited every year to pull out the stuff from the basement to see what all we have collected. My mom has such a gift for decorating and really helped me jazz up my house for the holiday season. Here are some pics of our decorated house!

Christmas is Coming!!!

Emily, Katelyn, Cherry and me enjoying the holiday decor.

dear friends

We had so much fun with our friends a few weeks ago when we went to Opryland. I hadn't been there in forever and I loved the lights! Sadly, Mattie had a bad cold, but he was a great sport & still let me get my holidays pics in! :) Here are a few from the night.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

St. Louie!

Mattie and I had so much fun on our quick trip to St. Louis for Pat and Breanne's engagement party. Pat is Matt's best friend from SLU and we are so happy for them! The party was at Breanne's parents house & it was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We have been busy lately getting to be with friends and family, which we love. Steve and Susan took us out to have dinner while William was home for Thanksgiving. We also went to see Four Christmases with Emily and Jonas-- it was cute, but not my favorite-- it was the company that made it better! Hope you all are ready for CHRISTMAS! My FAVORITE time of the year!