Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve this year was spent in Texas with my mom's side of the family at Nana's house! It was so great to catch up with almost all of my cousins. The picture above is Nana with all her grandkids and great grandkids. Check out the post below this one to see the homemade gifts Barrett and I took to Nana's house for our gift exchange! Before we headed to Nana's house we made sure to take a few pictures!
Mom and Dad looking good on Christmas Eve!

Reid, Mom and Dad!

The four of us! One of the best pictures we have taken!

My not-so-little anymore brother!

My hubby!
Me and hubs at Nana's!
Check out the goofs creeping in our picture! haha!

Sorry this isn't turned the right way, but my cousin Corrie gave this to my Nana and I LOVE it!

LOVE her! Rhonda!

And the night would not be complete without the "silly face" picture. All I have to say about this picture is....wow! :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Eve! We sure did!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Homemade Christmas Presents

This year for Christmas gifts at Nana's house everyone had to make their Christmas gifts. I have to admit I was pretty stressed about making a gift to give, but I think Barrett and I ended up doing a pretty good job.
Below is a picture of the frame I painted. The picture was actually taken before the ceramic was "fired", so the end result looked a lot better. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of the frame finished. My cousin Cristan ended up with the frame and I think she really liked it!


The next picture is what Barrett ended up making. I was so impressed with his work. I really figured I would end up making his gift, but he did all the work himself! My brother ended up taking Barrett's handy-work home and he seemed to really like it!

It was really neat seeing what everyone made, and it made all the gifts really personal.
Who knows, we may have created a new tradition!



1st of Many Christmas Posts


This year we are spending Christmas in Texas! Before we headed to Texas for the holidays we spent the weekend with Barrett's family. We were able to finish up our Christmas shopping and eat the Christmas dinner at Barrett's parent's church. These are a couple of pictures we took with our niece, Aubrey Grace.



Stay tuned for more Christmas posts!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Emily Got Married!!!

One of my wonderful friends, Emily, got married on December 4! It was a small family wedding that was just perfect! Emily's aunt, Carol, and mom did all the decorating and setting up for the ceremony! It was fabulous!!
Here are the flower girls!
Josh and Jo have the sweetest and cutest kids ever!

Todd seeing his bride!

Walking down the stairs

So sweet...

Love her face!


Beautiful table and cake!

Cutting the cake!

:)

Mom with her BF, Connie

Aydia & Rylie! So cute

Lisa & Reid

Lisa & I

Dad & Mom

Reid & I
Congratulations Emily & Todd!



Sunday, November 28, 2010

A day with Aubrey Grace

On Friday my mother-in-law and sister-in-law went to the Alabama vs Auburn game. I volunteered to babysit Aubrey, so we could spend the day together. I didn't want to miss a chance to spend some quality time with my precious little niece!
We took pictures....

Made silly faces....(or Katie did anyway)


I may or may not have taught her a bad habit...

We made a "Dora Castle"...


And sang songs in our "Dora Castle"....


We even drew pictures and played with Bindi...

Aubrey is quite the talker now. One of my favorite things to do is just talk to her. Here is a little video I took of us talking about Alabama.

Isn't she just the cutest?!?

video





Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving this year in Tennessee with Barrett's family.
We had a great meal and great family time. I had an overwhelming feeling of thankfulness for all the wonderful people in my life. God has been so incredible good to me.

What are you thankful for?


Monday, November 22, 2010

Alabama Game


I was beyond excited that Barrett and I were finally able to go to an Alabama football game! Barrett gets tickets to all the home games, because he is in the A Club, but due to his own football coaching schedule it is hard for us to attend the games.
Thursday night The Tide played Georgia State and we had such a great time.

Here is a picture of Alabama's Million Dollar Band!

Go defense!

Here is Erin Andrews with ESPN on the sideline.


And here we are enjoying the game!

Alabama beat Georgia State 63-7. It was quite a beating for Georgia State, but this is the first year they have had a football program.
Yea for fun night of Crimson Tide football and Yea Alabama!



Monday, November 15, 2010

Matt & Jesseca's Reception


Saturday we were able to spend time with our friends celebrating Matt & Jesseca's marriage! The reception was at Matt's parent's house. The food was good, the decorations were really cute, but the best part was catching up with old friends (and for me, meeting new friends!).
Below is a picture of the "water bottles" on the table. I thought this was the cutest idea!
The bottle is a recycled wine bottle.

Kristen & Luke!

Hubby and I!
We had a great time!
Congratulations Matt & Jesseca!!!