Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Holidays

The holidays are nearly over.  Just one more small one to get through.  Thanksgiving was awesome and fun, followed by stomach flu for most of us.  Mixed bag.  Kym was with us for breakfast and we had a dear friend over for dinner.  The food was awesome.  

Dear Friend Katie and Annie
The table settings.  I love using China.

The Turkey
The only time this cookbook ever gets used is on Thanksgiving.  It's well loved.
Pecan Pie - made just for Katie

Annie's birthday was small and intimate.  My birthday was the same.  Just a simple dinner and a quick shopping trip with hubby.  Turning into our tradition for my birthday.  

Christmas weekend was busy and a blur.  Band practice on the 20th and 22nd.  Church on the 23rd.  Church on the 24th.  Then Christmas.  The older two spent Christmas Eve into Christmas morning at their mom's and we had them the afternoon of Christmas.  It was torture for Audrey to sit and wait for HOURS to open presents.

It was awesome to watch the girls open gifts.  Audrey was all about ripping it open as fast as possible to see what was inside.  Annie, however, was more concerned about getting the wrapping paper into the garbage bag.

Our biggest gift this year was time as a family.  Andrew being home the entire month was a real blessing.

New Year's Eve will be a quiet one in our house.  Andrew leaves around 5 am on Jan 1.  There will be no staying up until midnight in our house.

Christmas Scene

The girls

Annie loves her new toy

Curled up in their "beds" watching our traditional movie - The Polar Express

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