Saturday, February 16, 2013

Decatur Visit

In late January, we made a trip up to Decatur.  Luckily for us, everyone {including Stacey & David} was in town that weekend.  Carter and Callen were excited that they were able to pack in lots of cousin time.

We enjoyed a yummy lunch at Debbie's with the whole crew, and then Debbie took us over to a friend's house so that the children could dig up some carrots.

A quick cousin shot {+Wrigley} before the carrot-digging.

Everyone with with their fresh-from-the-dirt carrots.  I think my children were amazed that this is how carrots actually grow!  They were very proud and enjoyed munching on them after we washed them off.

 That evening, we spent the night with Popsy & Gigi, who were kind enough to allow us to roast weenies and make smores over the fire on the back porch.

We enjoyed our quick visit and everyone's teeth checked out fabulously the next day at Popsy's dentist office!

Monday, December 31, 2012

More Christmas Celebrations

We continued our Christmas celebrations at Steve and Emily's after church on the 23rd.  Callen sang with her Sunday School class in the service at church, so we all attended together and then went to Emily & Steve's for a lovely lunch.

We got these three to snap a few pictures before we ate.
 Carter is a sweet big cousin. He loves to love on LE.
 Christmas Eve, I asked C&C to take a few pictures in their "church clothes" in front of the Christmas tree.  They obliged long enough for me to get at least one good one...
 and then the sillies came out.

 That evening, we had Mom & Dad, Button, Ken & LE over for dinner, so we snapped another picture of the three of them.
 This is my two on Christmas morning before all of the ripping of paper started!
 After opening stockings...
 Ready to open the presents under the tree.

 Carter loved his new UA jersey...and has worn it every day since.
 Callen received a UA cheerleading outfit...gearing up for the big NC game coming up!
 It seemed they must have been really good this year because Santa seemed to bring all of the items they requested!
We capped off our Christmas morning with a yummy cinnamon roll, sausage and cranberry apple breakfast.  Callen suggested that we pretend our cinnamon rolls were cupcakes and so we put candles in them to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.  It was a wonderful Christmas celebration!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gymnastics Twins

The Saturday before Christmas, we headed to Decatur to celebrate with Nick's family.  We started off with a delicious breakfast to kick off the annual Christmas Bingo at Popsy and Gigi's house.  This was the first year that Carter was really into it.  He was excited to score a nerf gun, jelly beans and some movies!

After Bingo, we went over to Debbie's to celebrate Christmas.  We had a yummy pizza dinner and then  got to open gifts.  Debbie got Mary Reese and Callen matching green sparkle leotards for them to wear for gymnastics!

Modeling the matching leotards {with matching scrunchies!}
  with Debbie!
 Doing the butterfly
We had a fun time celebrating Christmas in Decatur!

Callen's Christmas Program

In December, Callen's school {also where Carter goes for after-school}, hosted a Santa breakfast for the families.  It was so great!  They had it from 7-9am so that the school age children could come also before school.  We went by...Callen wanted to take a picture with Santa, but Carter said he had already taken one so he didn't need to take another one!

A couple of days later, the preschool classes held a Christmas program.  Callen had been reciting her poems and singing songs for a few weeks in preparation.  {she is on the middle row, second from the right to the child with the white bow}.
 They did a great job and the program was very sweet!  After the program, they hosted us to a reception in their room.  She was excited to show me all of the crafts they had created!

 She loved her "Callen elf" as she called it.  It is now hanging in her room! 

Callen with two of her sweet friends after the program.  

We love VDS!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas from us!

We're hoping that you already received your Christmas card from us, but in case you didn't, I thought I'd share it with you here!