Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas in Birmingham

On the Saturday after Christmas, we went to Birmingham to have Christmas with our family there. Anna Beth had a ball playing with Maddie and Emmie and Destiny. It is always so nice to see everyone there. I wish we saw them more often!

Taking a juice break with Uncle Bobo

Nannie with her Great-Grandchildren

Nannie with her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren

Christmas at Grandmomma and Grandaddy's

After opening our presents from Santa, we got ready and went to Matt's parents house for lunch. Anna Beth got lots of nice toys from everyone there. Aunt Brooke and Al got Anna Beth and Destiny a V-Smile and game. Uncle Jeremy, Aunt Tiffany, and Destiny gave Anna Beth a cute learning game, and a Strawberry Shortcake game. From Grandmomma and Grandaddy she received building blocks, a Farm set, and LOTS of other things!

I think Daddy, Al, and Jeremy had more fun with the blocks than Anna Beth did!!!

Our family on Christmas morning

Santa Came to Our House!

Christmas morning was alot of fun this year. Anna Beth got a recliner of her very own, a laundry center, a Stawberry shortcake doll, a keyboard and lots of surprises! She went straight to her laundry center Christmas morning. We all know she is obsessed with the dryer!

Christmas Eve at Nana's and Paw's

We started Christmas Eve off by taking Anna Beth to see Dr. Zbell. She informed us that Anna Beth had a double ear infection. This is definitely not what we wanted for Christmas...a sick child. After a dose of antibiotics and a nap she seemed to be feeling better. We went to visit my grandparents before heading to Mama and Daddy's. Here is a couple of pictures taken at our house before we left and one of her playing with Granny and Grandaddy.

We all had a very good Christmas this year. Anna Beth got a Cozy Coupe car that she absolutely loves. While we were eating supper. She loaded presents into her car and then pushed it around the living room. She got lots of movies, books, clothes, and toys.

Busy, Busy, Busy

December was extremely busy this year! We started out the month with Santa's Village and the Athens Christmas Parade. The following week I had parties to attend Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera to all of these parties. Thursday was an ornament swap at Leanne Helums' home. I had a lot of fun with all of the girls from church. Friday was my work party and Saturday was a Christmas get together with some of my high school friends. Sunday night we attended a Dirty Santa party at Will and Amber Lovell's. We all brought gag gifts. It was hilarious! I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time. On Friday the 19th, we had our Christmas get together with Al, Brooke, Jay, Alicia, Bryson, and Kynsley. The kids really enjoyed playing together and swaping gifts. And of course, all of the adults enjoyed talking and cutting up. We are really blessed to have such wonderful friends!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Athens Christmas Parade

Thursday night was the annual Christmas parade in Athens. Anna Beth rode with Aunt Brooke in the Grand Marshal's car. Anna Beth was totally amazed by all of the activity around her. Brooke said she would wave at everyone for a while and then take a break for juice and raisins. Poor thing was so exhausted from all the excitement that she fell asleep on the way to Cracker Barrel. We barely got her to wake up to eat supper. She had a lot of fun and I think Aunt Brooke did too!

Sorry about the quality of these pictures. I guess it was too dark!

Santa's Village

On Tuesday night, we decided to take Anna Beth to Santa's Village. Anna Beth absolutely loved it! We were able to walk around and see the Snowman and Gingerbread Man. She wasn't too sure about either one of them. Every 30 minutes, it begins to snow. She wasn't quite sure what was going on then, but she liked it! She even liked visiting with Santa. I was really shocked. I figured she would be scared of him this year. She REALLY enjoyed decorating cookies and eating them. I know each year she will enjoy Santa's Village more. She was still too young to do some of the activities. We had a great evening together!