Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is Huck a Reindeer?

Annon and Scott gave Huck some pet antlers for Christmas. When we got home from Ted's parents house - we decided to try and put them on Huck. As you can see from the pictures -- we were not very successful. He thought it was a game and as soon as we put them on -- he took them off. Se we did not get a good picture - but we had fun with them anyways!

Christmas With Family - Part 1

Last night was the kick off to our adventure of making it to all families during the Christmas Holidays. We went to Ted's parents house here in Auburn and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with Ted's immediate family - Will (Ted's brother) - a sophomore at Auburn was done with classes and Annon and Scott (Ted's sister and Brother-in-law) came in from Birmingham. After dinner we opened gifts and had lots of good laughs. Here are a few of my favorites:

This is all of the 'kids'!

I am not sure the entire story on these - but I believe that these were some 'old school' overalls that were found and Ted had the pleasure of receiving them. He says that he is going to wear them in the woods -- I have no problem with that - I would just perfer NOT in public!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Birthday Surprise

Saturday was Shealy's Birthday and Clayton wanted to put together a surprise for her. Several of us went to her parent's lake house and were waiting for Clayton and Shealy when they returned from dinner. We had a wonderful time making smores, eating cake and staying warm by the bonfire. Thanks Clayton for including us and Happy Birthday Shealy!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Craft Time!

Ok -- I am definitely not someone you would call - Martha Stewart or homemaker by any means -- but I was determined to give it a try. I have loved the Ballard Designs Letter Wreath for 2 years. I knew that I could not spend that much money on it so after some inspiration from others' blogs -- I decided to give it a whirl. I think it turned out very well and I was pleased. I did have some wonderful help from my mom and grandmom who came to visit yesterday afternoon! So here is my cheap way of a Letter Wreath!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Beach Update - A Little Late!

The weekend before Thanksgiving we had a family girls trip to the beach. It was wonderful!! There were definitely great deals at the outlets and I am now completely done with my Christamas shopping. I find that getting done early with my Christmas shopping allows for a more relaxed and enjoyable Decemeber with all of the hussle and bussle of the holidays. The weather was perfect and I throughly enjoyed spending time with my family. Here are some pictures of the beautiful view we had from our room. We were very fortunate that we were able to stay at the Grand Sandestin in a 3 bedroom suite for Free. My aunts company is having a huge conference at the resort at the first of the year and they offered the room to us as a Thank you for her booking the conference with them. Enjoy the pictures.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Giving Thanks

I definitely want to give thanks for being blessed with such a wonderful family that all live relatively close to each other.
We went and spent the night in Montgomery with my parents on Wednesday night and as always - we watched a Christmas movie. (This is a tradition that the night before Thanksgiving we watch a Christmas movie). This year we watched Fred Clause -- and I have to say that it was Terrible!!! It was one of those movies that could not have had good reviews -- we should probably look at the reviews beforehand next time.

On Thursday - we ate lunch and dinner with each set of my grandparents and then Ted and I headed to Dothan to see his side of the family. Before we left Montgomery we did attempt some Christmas card pictures -- so here is a sneak peak -- and no this is not the one we used.

We stayed in Dothan Thursday night and Friday. We decided to come home Friday night so that we could have time over the weekend to get out the Christmas decroations. Overall -- it was a wonderful time with family and a great reminder that we have so much to be Thankful for.