Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2 on Tuesday: Christmas Traditions

I'm linking up with my cousin Andrea @ My Chihuahua Bites, for Two on Tuesdays! This week's topic is Christmas Traditions.

Growing up one of my favorite traditions were making Christmas cookies with my family. We would make them on the morning of Christmas Eve. It was always a lot of fun to make cookies for Santa! My other favorite tradition was also on Christmas Eve. My parents always lets us open two gifts on Christmas Eve. We would 1st read the story of Jesus's birth in Luke 2, then go around and take turn opening our presents. One gift was always pajamas, and the 2nd would usually be a devotional book. We would then line up in front of the Christmas tree and take family pictures in our pajamas :) See old picture below

This is one of my favorite memories... my grandfather was in the nursing home, so we invited my grandmother to spend Christmas eve with us at my parent's house. She got to open her own set of new Christmas pj's that year. So here we are with my grandmother looking super cute in her pjs, while me and my brother and sister are in old comfy clothes :)

Now that I'm married, my husband and I have some of our own Christmas traditions...

On the morning of Christmas Eve, we head to Cracker Barrell for the annual family Christmas breakfast with my husband's side of the family. Here is a picture from two years ago, because I am a slacker and did not document last year's trip:

Another tradition that we have continued, is that we always ready the biblical Christmas story on Christmas Eve together. I'm sure one day when we have kids, we will create more Christmas traditions for our family to share together. I will leave you with our family Christmas card photo from last year.

Merry Christmas, ya'll :)


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Hope everyone is having a great hump day! Today I'm linking up with Jamie @ this kind of love for What I'm Loving Wednesday :)

Today I'm loving.....

That Chris and I went to dinner with my cousin and her family tonight.

That Thanksgiving is about a week away

This super cute Marley Lilly monogrammed i-phone case

...And of course I'm loving these two!

Hope everyone has a great week!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Random Musings....

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope everyone's week is off to a great start! With Thanksgiving approaching I thought it would be fun to say some things I'm thankful for.

I am thankful:

That yesterday was my Friday! whoo hoo! (life of a nurse)

My dog, Lexie, is starting to semi-behave (she definitely has only child syndrome)

That God led us to an awesome Sunday school class at our church for married couples

That my husband and I found out today that he got a great new job!

That the Lord continues to help our marriage grow in Him.

What about you? What are you thankful for?

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done"
1 Chronicles 16:18


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2 on Tuesday!

I'm linking up with Andrea @ My Chihuahua Bites for 2 on Tuesdays! This week, the theme is two favorite halloween costumes. I'm not one to dress up every year. I'm also reallly bad about taking pictures. So here are the only two pictures of me dressed up for halloween that I could find.

Exhibit A:

I really thought my husband's costume (then boyfriend) was hilarious! He was a whoopie cushion. And I was a nurse.

Exhibit B:

This is from this year. My friend Jessica hosted a halloween party. I was a flapper and Chris (once again with funny costume), is a Red Sox pitcher. Sorry to all of the red sox fans out there in advance. He had a KFC bucket and a beer in his hand because the ongoing joke is that the pitchers sit in the dug outs during the games drinking beer and eating KFC. He was a big hit with the guys at the party.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe halloween!