Sunday, January 9, 2011

Welcoming 2011

We spent another fun New Years Eve in Horseshoe Bay at the Marriott. This was our third year to celebrate there with our friends from all over the state! We hope you will consider joining us next year!

Our first year we went by ourselves and Misty and Eric happened to be there. I got no pictures of all of us but I have one of Misty and me!

Last year Aubra and Ryan, Cody and Sarah Beth, Cari and Greg, and Chris and Candice joined us. I was pregnant so it was a long night for me but a ton of fun spending the evening with everyone anyway.

This year Misty and Eric made the super long drive and I was so happy to see them for the first time in a year! Cody was sick with a cold but Sarah Beth lovingly encouraged him to suck it up and we all had a great time. Greg and Cari joined us again as well as Matt and Kayla and our friends John and Courtney. We had a fantastic time!

Congrats to my college roommate Melissa and her husband-to-be Carlos who got engaged on NYE!

Addy's first Christmas

My computer charging cord broke so I have been offline for a long time. I have missed reading the blogs of my friends and writing my own. I'm glad to be back and have a lot of catching up to do!

We have a lovely Christmas at home. I wanted to do a very "minimalist" approach to gifts because Addy already has so many clothes, books, and toys. I bought things we needed like bibs, a booster seat high chair, and formula and put them under the tree. Our families however did not follow the same methodology.

We did Christmas morning just the three of us at home.

We went to my parents' house for lunch and for another Christmas. All three of us got extremely spoiled over there. Addy and I got a ton of cute clothes and Nick got a little TV for his office at home. Uncle John went crazy spoiling his favorite baby!

We went to Nick's parents' home for dinner and the Christmas continued. We got a digital camera to take faster pictures of Addy. Our old one was about 5 years old so it was definitely time for an upgrade. One of the most unique gifts we got was a watercolor painting of Addy that the Woods had commissioned for us. It is hanging by our bedroom and we love it!

Addy and Butterbean are going to be best friends!