Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tacky Sweater Holiday Party

This year my work had our holiday party at a great restaurant!  We had to wear tacky sweaters and there was a contest.  We didn't win anything, but it was a fun time!

Friday, December 16, 2011


We put our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving because I was in such a festive mood this year.  Yes, Drew did think I was crazy but at least he helped me put it up!  I bought a cool picture app on the iphone and we took this picture which I really like.  Sort of gives the tree an antique feel!

I had a hard time getting a good picture of our Christmas tree with all of the twinkling lights.  It kept coming out blurry, but this one isn't too bad.

I posed Penny in front of it and that took the focus off of all the lights so I think it is a little better!

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas lights

This is our first year putting up Christmas lights and I love driving home at night with it all lit up!  It was unseasonably warm the day after Thanksgiving so Drew didn't freeze while putting up the lights.  Only a few days left to enjoy the glow!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

North Carolina

We took the week off after Thanksgiving and went with our friends Josh, Angie and their baby Adler to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  Josh and Angie had a timeshare rental with two bedrooms so we tagged along and had a great time!!

Our condo was beautiful!  It snowed one evening but was pretty sunny the rest of the time.

We took a day trip to the Biltmore mansion and it was such a fun day!  (other than the weather being freezing!!)  The mansion is amazing and there are so many rooms.  It was decorated for Christmas but you are not allowed to take pictures inside. We followed the rules. :(

We took the tour and then went to each lunch in the stable area.  We actually ate in an old horse stall!!

The boys went golfing a couple days so Angie and I hung out with Adler and took him to the Christmas tree farm and shopping. 

Isn't he adorable?!  He has the cutest dimples!

Here we are with his cute Santa outfit!

It was a great week and we really enjoyed hanging out with Josh, Angie and Adler!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Family photo!

My friend Leslie takes such great photos!!  I love our Christmas family photo. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stocking Garland

I was at Target the other day and saw the cutest stocking ornaments.  I knew that they wouldn't really go on my tree but I figured I'd find somewhere to put them.

I found some yarn I had from a different project and ended up making garland and hanging in the living room.  It is so festive!!