We have planned to go to Santa's Village several times during the month of December, but got rained out everytime. We finally got to go the Tuesday before Christmas and so did everyone else! It was so crowded that it was miserable. We could barely move. We didn't even get to see Santa because the line was so long I knew Anna Beth would never wait that long.
I did not commit to doing the December Daily because everyone knows I usually only post about once a month. I know, I'm not doing very well at this blogging thing. This year I managed to get up two Christmas trees. I wanted to share Anna Beth's bedroom tree. I went with a pink and green theme. I think it turned out really cute. I posted some of my favorite ornaments on her tree.
Friday night we all gathered at Lane's Salon to celebrate Lillian's 3rd Birthday. Such a WONDERFUL idea! There is nothing Anna Beth loves more than make-up and getting her fingernails painted. I have a feeling this is a bad sign for things to come! Teenage years may be very expensive! Anyway, the girls had so much fun! Thanks to all of the girls at the salon for being so patient with all of our little princesses!
Every year Santa comes to visit all the children at the daycare where I work. He is just the sweetest little ole Santa you'll ever see! Just about all the kids love him. Anna Beth walked up to him and talked to him, but would not sit in his lap. After all of the kids visited with Santa, he read Twas the Night Before Christmas to them and stayed for snack time. During this time, my dad shows up to get Anna Beth. I told Anna Beth to tell Santa bye. She looks at him with the biggest grin and says "Bye Santa Claus! See you later!" and runs and gives him a big hug. I had already taken my camera to my office and missed a great photo opportunity. The hug lasted about 5 seconds and she realized she was in Santa's lap and was finished with the whole hugging thing. Maybe next year she will sit in his lap.
Why is it FREEZING every year for the Athens Christmas parade?!!! This year was no exception. We debated on whether to go and finally decided to just bundle up and bear it! I'm glad we did! Anna Beth had a ball. She waved to everyone that came by. She loved it!
This year was the second year in a row that our family in Birmingham came to Athens for Thanksgiving. It is so much easier on us to not have to travel that day. We had lunch with Matt's family and supper with mine.
I married my high school sweetheart, Matt, on May 4, 2002. On July 24, 2007, we became the parents of a beautiful little girl, Anna Beth. On September 2, 2010, we completed our family with the addition of our son, Samuel Matthew. We are so thankful to be blessed with two healthy, beautiful children.