The past couple of days have been busy, busy, BUSY. Seems like all we did was eat and laugh but I've heard laughter burns a few calories so maybe we are on the right track.
Christmas Eve day was spent watching reruns of Family Feud with Terry... I had forgotten how much I loved that show. Now Terry has it on his iphone and I can play whenever I want. That night we drove out to my parents house to enjoy a Christmas dinner with my mom's family. After they left we had Christmas with my brother, sister-in-law and my parents. We were spoiled rotten and got some awesome gifts. My brother and sister-in-law gave us a gift certificate for two to attend a Viking Cooking Class. How awesome is that?
Marleigh had a great Christmas. She loved opening all her gifts and playing half the night. Christmas morning, Terry and I enjoy opening gifts with each other. He surprised me with a Tiffany necklace, a new stainless steel grill and stadium seats for MSU football games!
We went to my papaw's house for Christmas Day lunch and enjoyed being with all my dad's family. There was presents, presents and yes even more presents. We got some great things. It's a tradition every year to have my picture taken with papaw... so have fun looking it and a few more below.
After we left papaw's we had Christmas with Terry's family. His nieces had a blast opening their gifts from us and I even think his mom liked her new camera. We ate our third meal of the day before heading home to pack for the road trip over the next two days. After two days on the road visiting Terry's aunts and uncles and cousins.... it is so good to be home. This Christmas was the best, EVER. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store!
Wow... are you kidding me? Christmas is two and a half weeks away?? I can hardly contain my excitement. The gifts are bought and wrapped under the tree just waiting for Santa to come so we can see everything. The holiday baking is around the corner and you can bet chocolate covered pretzels and fudge will be making their presence known.
The tree, our tree.... oh how I love our tree!!! I can tell you that I am one lucky girl to have a friend like Abby Dennis. Not only is she creative but she is funny and one of the best people to talk to if you need your spirits lifted. She helped me with my tree last year and was in on the action with the tree this year. God knew exactly what he was doing when he created her!
Our 2009 Christmas Tree! Christmas movies are playing on the TV and my favorite XM station is Holly or it will be until the holidays are over. The cards have been mailed and our Christmas card pic is one of my favorites of us... the only thing missing from the picture is Marleigh, my miniature dachshund.
Marleigh Bell or as Terry calls her, MB. Our Christmas card pic... I'm not sure what I did to deserve the love of the man I have but I do know that I am very blessed and overjoyed to have him in my life. Spending Christmas with he and his family this year will be something new and exciting for me. But my family is equally excited about him joining our Christmas celebrations. Hope he knows what he is getting in to. The only gift I asked for this year, I know I'm getting. He asked what I wanted for Christmas and I told him I already had my gift, him. No matter what - this Christmas is gonna be a good one!!