Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

This year, Christmas started on Saturday, December 17, when we exchanged gifts with John T.'s granny.

We had yummy snacks, and she spoiled us with lots of gifts!

I made these cuties, and they were so good! A little time consuming...but fun!

Here's what you need:

Melt candiquik. Dip Oreos in candiquik. Decorate.

I melted my chocolate chips & poured them into a plastic bag, cut a small hole in the corner & piped the eyes & mouth on.

When we left Minnie's, we headed to John T.'s mom & dad's to exchange presents with them. We did it a little earlier than normal this year because of John T.'s work schedule, but it worked out great!

Jayden got some Justice outfits from us & the game Operation

Taleah...the Kentucky fan of the family with her Tervis Tumbler :o)

{The picture of John T.'s kindergarten graduation on the wall cracks me up!}

Christmas Eve morning, John T. & I exchanged presents with each other when he got home from work. My favorite gift was my new Pandora bracelet & charm to add to my collection!

 Later, we went to my aunt & uncle's house to celebrate with my family. My aunt Sharon always buys the best gifts, and I got my first pair of Toms! I love them!

This yule log is one of my favorite things about Christmas at Sharon's! It is so good!

We had burgers & baked potatoes...

and salads

Me, mom, Sharon & Ashley

The whole gang: Dad, Mom, Antione, Ashley, Daryl, Sharon, me & John T.

John T. had to work on Christmas Eve, so I spent the night with my mom & dad. When he got off work Christmas morning, he came to my mom & dad's, & we had breakfast & exchanged presents with them. This was the first time we have done this, and it was so fun!
The yummy breakfast my mom fixed!

John T. was excited about his bike from my mom & dad!

We had a wonderful Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Card design by Leslie Duffield

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Week of Parties

This past week/weekend has been full of Christmas parties/get-togethers! On Wednesday night, my crew from work met at Brazeiros in Knoxville for dinner. Their food was amazing! It is a Brazillian steakhouse, and they have all different kinds of meat from chicken to lamb. Their salad bar, sides & desserts were great, too!

On Thursday, we met with a few of my high school girlfriends and ate at Texas Roadhouse. I'm sad that I didn't take one picture! It was fun to see everyone & play with Brayden & love on Addy. :o)

Then, finally on Saturday, we went the hospital Christmas party at the Tellico Village Yacht club. I was super excited to get to wear this dress from Riffraff!

{back of dress}

I saw it when we went to Fayetteville last month and couldn't decided whether I needed it or not, but I ended up ordering it through their facebook page when we got home, and I am so glad I did. It was perfect!