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Monday, December 20, 2010

December happenings---

I have been so excited to decorate this year for Christmas. I always love Christmastime and am happy to be in our new house for christmas.

We changed our tradition of getting a real tree and opted for the artificial tree this year.  I am still not sure how I feel about the change, but it was alot easier to set up. The kids had a great time decorating.  I usually specify where the ornaments need to go, but this year I let the kids put things where they wanted.

Derek put lights on the house and I love the cozy feel when the house is decorated for Christmas!

We also continued some of our Christmas traditions. Gingerbread houses(with a little extra trip to get another one after I broke the pieces in frustration!) We also decorated sugar cookies.

We went to the Zilker Tree. There was no trail of lights this year, but we did enjoy the light show.

 Brooklyn also had her Christmas program at her school.  She was a Shepard and she was adorable. Though, she was disappointed that she did not have the role of Mary.  It was cute!  Derek took the kids to the Living Nativity at her school as well.  It is a cool show and a tradition we hope to continue.

 We had an adults only Christmas party. It was our first big party at our house.  It was fun to hang out with many of our friends. We did have a little fire in the bathroom, but everything was ok, except for my cute Christmas towel!

The highlight of the month was getting to meet Miss Olivia Shoemaker.  It was up in Dallas for her birth and then got to go back for a few days after she came home.  She is adorable and I am so in love!!  Kellee & Anthony are wonderful parents and I am so looking forward to watching Miss O grow up!  

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Turkey Day

We went to Houston for Thanksgiving with the Reaves.  We enjoyed lots of food and the kids had a blast hanging out with their cousins.  We ran the Turkey Trot and the kids ran too.  It was hot and humid, but we all seemed to have fun! It was a relaxing time together.

Kids before the race

After the race with their medals!
relaxing after the run

Brooklyn and GrandBob

H and B had lots of fun together

S reading to Brooklyn

Just chillin'!