Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa Advent Calendar

We have been counting down the days until Christmas with a little more flair this year!  With each day on the Santa calendar, there is a small activity for us to all do together as a family.  Avery has grown to get pretty excited about it each night; it's pretty cute.  Here is what we have been doing the last 10 days of our countdown!

Day 1:  Go to the Boy Scout's Christmas tree lot and get our Christmas tree!

Finding out what Day 1 holds...

Day 2: Decorate the Christmas Tree

Day 3:  Aves had a fever :(

Day 4:  Read Twas the Night Before Christmas

Day 5:  Go pick out a new Christmas ornament

Avery wanted this fat glass penguin... too cute :)

Day 6:  Read the story of Jesus' birth (forgot to take a picture of Daddy reading it)

Day 7:  Curl up in bed and watch her daddy's favorite Christmas movie as a child, The Muppet's Christmas Carol.  

Day 8: Help Mommy set up the snow villages

Day 9: Go get some nice warm hot chocolate!

Day 10:  Leave a Christmas surprise for our mail lady!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thanksgiving x2

We celebrated Thanksgiving with Matthew's family here in the Magic City first before heading to Cincinnati to celebrate with my family.

We hosted dinner at our place and M was in charge of the turkey.  It was delicious!
The fruits of our labor

Cute cousins

Avery loved sweet baby Luke who was born on my birthday!
Barrett and Avery helping Aunt Jeannie cook :)

The whole crew!  
Thankful that we were able to spend Thanksgiving with both of our families.  Getting geared up for Christmas!

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Rest of Fall

Here are the other activities we have been up to this Fall... after traveling A LOT in October, we were home quite a bit this month, just in time to start traveling again for the holidays.  Tis the season!  

On October 10th by beautiful friend Aimee got married!  So honored to be a part of her big day!  
4 Pi Delta babies reunited... rehearsal dinner.
A few weeks later we were back in Nashville for my 10 year high school reunion.

DLHS Class of 2004!  I had a great time catching up with people I hadn't seen since graduation.  
A lot of fun times had with these girls right here...missing a few in the picture.  Looking at this reminds me of how blessed I was to grow up with such a wonderful, fun, godly group of women.  
SO very thankful :) 
That same weekend we took Avery, with David and Sandra, to downtown Franklin for a fall festival there were having.  She was mesmerized by the princesses.
What heaven to a 2.5 year old looks like...

Trunk or Treat at church.  Poor Thomas got too hot in his costume ;)  
These girls are such sweet friends
The only picture I have of Kristen and me being pregnant at the same time!

Sweetest little cherry pie
Avery wanted her picture taken with Campbell
This is Avery's reaction to running into her best friend from school!
Supporting the Tide at school the day before the Mississippi State game!
M and I last minute got AWESOME tickets from the pediatrician I am rotating with to the Alabama game this past weekend.  It was obviously a cruddy game, but we got to sit in "The Zone", free food (and when I say food, I mean TONS of it) and drink all game long, plus the seats had backs!  The only way to go to a football game at 28 weeks pregnant, in my opinion :)