Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas, New Years and Beyond!!

Merry Christmas!!!  Happy New Years!!  Yeah, I have a little catching up to do.  I haven't posted in a while and I missed it so much! In the last couple of months, I've been super focused on work.  Haven't had time for blogging, decorating, DIYing, or much time to breathe when I think about it.  But with a new year comes new goals and resolutions and one of my goals is to post on this here blog at least once a week.  Even if I'm super busy, I need to take the time to do something that I enjoy.  Sooooo..... here's my first post for 2012!

Since I didn't post at all during Christmas... and ahem...  I didn't even take one picture of my Christmas decorations... I should be ashamed... I wanted to show a few pictures of the fam during Christmas (I did remember to take pictures of them) :)

We spend Christmas Eve with my family.  We head to Charleston on the 23rd after work then spend the night and next day with my family.  Then we head home that night so we can wake up at our house on Christmas morning.
Here's my two favorite boys! Bray and Landon.

Sittin' on the ledge of the stairs waiting to open presents... I remember doing that when I was a kid :)

 Here's the whole crew (well, most of them)... I love the look on Mom's face... haha... she'll kill me later for posting this.

My Daddy :)

On Christmas morning we woke up at our house to open our presents to each other... I'll spare you the pictures of us in our PJs.  Chris got me a new humungo lens and a bunch of accessories (most of which I have no idea what they do) for my camera!  I'm so pumped about taking close-ups.  Oh, but I will share a picture of Mercedes.  We bought her a new squeaky toy which she wanted nothing to do with.  But later that morning, we looked out to see this.
This picture cracks me up!  That little red thing beside of her is her new toy.  I just imagine her scootin' over beside it and saying, "My name is how's it going..." Yeah, I regularly decide that I know what our dog is thinking.

Later that morning, we went to Chris' sister's house for breakfast.  After breakfast, Chris said he had one more surprise for me.  He took me to this beautiful hidden waterfall he found to try out my new camera stuff!  Sweetheart :)  We got some really great pics.

Then it was my turn to try out my new lens.

That evening we went to Chris' mom and dad's house to eat dinner and watch the kids open presents.  

We had a great Christmas filled with friends and family and celebrating the true reason for the season... the birth of Jesus.  I hope you had a great holiday with your loved ones.

Thanks for hangin' in there with me when the blog was non-existent.  I'll be back next week with another post, and let me tell you, we made a change to our house that has been VERY dramatic... at least I think so :)
- Brooke

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