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Thursday, December 27, 2012


A quick family pic on Christmas Eve before all the festivities :)

Jonathon loved our gift.

Mom opening her gifts.


We waited until Christmas morning to open our gifts. Joseph was very happy that Mumford's latest album was in his stocking

Joseph's other gifts -- mom and dad gave him his 1st pair of Toms!

And my gifts...Joseph did a great job on my red Jessica Simpson peacoat, this was a complete surprise! I also can't wait to experiment with pictures using my new photo editing software, Lightroom! 

 Today we did nothing -- it was rainy and blustery, so we stayed inside. We played Qwirkle (like dominoes but with shapes and colors) and drank hot chocolate. Lots of quality time :)

Joe and I have the whole week off (even though I can't believe it's already Thursday!) and plan to enjoy every day that is left! Hope everyone had a great Christmas! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Presents {check!}

It's always a great feeling when all the presents are wrapped and under the tree! This year I went with brown paper and green and red yard. I'm obsessed with how they turned out! 

I love these green and red yarn poms. There were so many tutorials on Pinterest and when I first started seeing all DIY pom pins, I knew thats what I was doing for Christmas. I also picked up a pack of cream colored tags at A.C. Moore and stamped on each name.

Each gift took a little longer than usual but it was so worth it. After all, you spend good money on the gift inside why not make the outside just as beautiful!

Merry Christmas, xo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Weekend trip to the Queen City

We spent last weekend in Charlotte. We had never been before so we thought it would be a fun weekend trip to get away and shop.

Skyline shots of Uptown

It was our first time at Ikea and it was great...overwhelming and tiring but great!

Lots of good shopping!

We also went to Billy Graham's Library and it was the 1st night of 'Christmas at the Library'. Everything was decorated beautifully.

Going inside the Library. 

 On Sunday we went to Stephen Furtick's Elevation Church. . .

And then had brunch at The Original Pancake House.
I wish I had these pumpkin pecan pancakes in front of me now!

 It was a great weekend and we loved exploring another new city.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

And another Christmas post. . .

The outside is finally finished!

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Christmas Time Again

It's already time for Christmas, I can't believe it! It really is the best time of year (well Christmas time and summer of course! ha!)...I love the meaning, giving, the decorations, people's attitudes, parties, music, the smells, and all the homemade yummy treats. 

Here is a look at our decor:


I love how cozy our house is this time of year!

(I'm not sure why our blinds are closed in this pic...we do keep them open! :)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. . .

Side table details:

Kitchen chalkboard

This feather tree is one of my favorite decorations:

'tis the season to be merry!