Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas in Dallas..... my favorite time of year!!!

I'm still recovering from an action packed Christmas! Mimi and I drove to Dallas this year so we would have more room to bring back presents (haha!). After a 7.5 hour drive complete with a Starbuck's latte, a book on tape, and two spills - my latte and Mimi's water - on my my white shirt, we made it to my parent's house. Every Christmas is fun and special, and this one was no different. I'll admit, I had a lot on my mind and a lot to do the weeks and days leading up to my trip, and I was feeling a little stressed, but once I got in the car a lot of that stress melted away. In addition to lots of family time and delicious food, some highlights of my trip were:

  • Seeing Christen and Andrew before they headed back to Boston. I'm so glad I got to see her before baby Rogers comes in the spring!!!
  • Spending time with my Aunt Tena, Uncle Steve, Courtney, Cody, Brayden, and Dawson (in addition to my family and Christen & Andrew) at El Fenix.
  • Enjoying the day with my Mom's family, including two of my great-aunts.
  • One-on-one time with my Gran-Gran (that doesn't happen too often in big families!)
  • Dinner with the Dabners and a heated game of Catch Phrase
  • Having a girls day starting with manis and pedis with my mom, then getting my hair cut and colored by my favorite stylist, then a girls night out.
  • Girl's night out with Denise at Fireside Pies, Urban Crust, and 32 Degrees Rooftop Bar.
  • Quality time with Sadie, Andrew, Denise, and Travis
  • A White Christmas in Dallas!!!! Beautiful Christmas Eve snowfall.
  • Fun family time with my dad's side of the family. Good food, conversation, and games.
  • After Christmas shopping at IKEA!
  • Watching Blindside
  • Getting snowed out of KC and returning a day late!

I hope you had a blessed holiday! I'm looking forward to the new year. God Bless.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Too Cute not to share!

This is my newest baby cousin Dawson at Thanksgiving. He is the sweetest thing, and I loved my time snuggling with him. He is a doll, and my cousin Courtney is the best little mom!
I had a great time in Texas for the holiday, and I would blog about it, but all my pictures are on my mom's camera (that's a hint...!). However, this picture pretty much sums up how I like to spend my time - loving on all the babies in our family! It seems like we have a lot of babies around, but you don't see me complaining!!