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Friday, January 7, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy 2011! I hope that everyone has had a fantastic start to the New Year.

I will try to catch you up on our final moments of 2010. John and I were so excited to be able to spend our first Christmas with Elizabeth. Even though she may not have really understood what was going on I think she had a good time!

We started off with Christmas Eve at our house. We went to church at 4:00 for the Christmas Eve Service ( which was just wonderful and definitely put me in the Christmas spirit...always does). After church, we went back home where we had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner of baked ham, garlic cheese grits, sausage,baked apples, and buttermilk biscuits ( moms, there are always leftovers and they made a fantastic "leftover" breakfast in the morning). After breakfast Christmas morning and watching Elizabeth "open" her presents, she took a nap while we got ready to go to Ann and Tom's (Grann and Grandaddy) for lunch. Aunt Sarah and Uncle Jody were able to come up for Christmas lunch and we were so happy to see them! After a very filling and tasty lunch, we opened up presents for the third time and visited for a while before loading up in the "old front wheel drive sleigh" and headed to Laurel to spend Christmas night with my family(Colonel, Honey, and Mimi). We had an "Italian" Christmas and everyone made homemade pizza and a fantastic salad. For dessert we had homemade coconut cake ( soooo good), red velvet cake and German chocolate cake, although after all the eating, I'm not sure how we had room for dessert! We opened up presents again....and by this time, Elizabeth definitely had the hang of things! We enjoyed spending time with both families and are thankful for save travels!

Elizabeth and Uncle Lee telling jokes

Daddy giving Elizabeth a goodnight hug

Uncle Andrew...not sure what he's doing

Uncle Andrew and Elizabeth

Elizabeth with Aunt Sarah on Christmas morning

"Grandaddy, what's in here?"

"May I start opening presents now?"

The stockings hung by the fire with care...