Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas, Birthdays and other stuff

Happy New Year! This is just a combination post of a few pictures that we took over the Christmas holidays. We were lucky enough to have one of my best friends fly in to spend Christmas with us. Too bad I didn't take more pictures. On Christmas afternoon we surprised the kids and took an overnight trip to Helen, Georgia. We had booked a hotel and were able to enjoy the beautiful lights, swim in the hotel and just have a fun getaway together. The next morning we went to a few shops and then headed to Mt. Yonah for a fun family hike. The weather was perfect. Sunny and just warm enough to still be brisk and enjoyable. Matt and I have done this hike many times, since it is where we got engaged, but the kids had yet to see the tree where Matt asked me to marry him. We made it to the top with out too many complaints and found the tree!!! Heather was kind enough to take some pictures of our family by the tree that kind of started it all!

The kids on top of Mt. Yonah. Don't worry, they aren't really on the cliff edge- Matt just likes to make it look that way.

I got one picture of each child on Christmas morning. Savannah with a blurry stocking stuffer.
Ryanne with a Pet Shop
Jonah with a marshmalllow Yoda.
Matt and I both celebrated birthdays as well. This year I made Matt a rice krispy bundt cake since Matt doesn't really care about dessert that much and it was easy.
We had a wonderful Christmas with so many blessings. We are so thankful for a great 2011. I hope 2012 brings lots of love, laughter and enjoyable memories!


Carlia said...

that's awesome that you took your children to "your" tree! we want to take our children to the rock where carl and i had our engagement picture taken at the botanical gardens. happy belated to you and matt!

Audrey and the Boys said...

Love that the carving is still in the tree! That is awesome! Happy New Year!