Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Wedding Weekend

We are finally home after a weekend full of events! Our good friends Rachael and Sylvain were married last night up near Cincinnati and since I was in the wedding we've been going strong since Thursday afternoon. It seemed like each evening was more fun than the next. I love dancing at receptions --especially when the Champagne is flowing! We got home from Cincinnati this afternoon only to have to turn around after about an hour and a half to head over to Louisville. One of Pete's high school friends got married this summer and her parents had a reception dinner for her tonight. On the plus side, we hadn't seen Pete's family yet this holiday season so we went by his mom's house and spent time with his family before changing and going to our last wedding-related dinner of the weekend. Here are some pictures from our fun-filled weekend.

Pete and Emily REALLY liked the ribbon on our presents!

The Lovely Bride

Dancing Queens

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Eve and Early Morning

Merry Christmas Everyone! We'll probably post a few times today so we can share all the day's pictures, but here are some scenes from last night's celebration and stockings and presents this morning.

Pete hung lights on the house Saturday night, and I added some over the door yesterday.

Baking treats for last night --in my new Christmas apron!

The tree last night with all the eats, and us in front of our tree.

Presents from Mom and Dad --Thanks!

We got each other some clothes --Pete got me a nice North Face fleece, and I got him some flannel-lined jeans.

Well, that's it for now. Hope you all are enjoying the celebrations at your houses!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

2nd Try --Christmas Tree Story, etc.

Now I've got Firefox instead of Explorer, so hopefully I won't lose posts anymore. Back to the story of how we got our Christmas tree.

We got our Christmas tree Thursday afternoon and it's a beauty --8 ft tall! This year we went with a Fraser fir, it touches the ceiling and we might not be able to put our star on it. We went to the same tree farm where we got last year's tree, it's just a little ways out of town and the family who runs it seems really nice --they even remembered us from last year. We've got the tree fully decorated and everything, but I think it might need something more --maybe some beads or wired ribbon, I don't know. We put it in a different place this year, a little more out of the way, but we didn't have to move any furniture, it makes it easier to walk through the house, and isn't as tempting for the dog to eat. Here are some pictures from our mantle as well, so you can see our stockings, etc. In the corner is Big Dolly, Pete's toy soldier from when he was little --you should have seen me getting that thing out of the attic!
The next couple of weeks should be pretty busy for us, we've got Christmas church services, Egg Nog Night (only ask if you REALLY want to know --it's a scary tale involving Pete and 64oz of the stuff), a weekend in Cincinnati for a wedding, etc. We'll be pretty worn out by the start of 2007, but we will have no doubt had some good times. Hope everyone has safe travels for the holidays!


I had this nice post about our Christmas tree with pictures to go with but internet explorer encountered a problem, had to restart, and I lost the whole thing. And now I have to leave to go to Cincinnati for a music rehearsal for my friend Rachael's wedding. All that to say, sorry no update, I'll try to log back on tonight and repost everything.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Holy Moly Guacamole

We made guacamole this evening so we could use our new avocado bowl --here's the picture as proof! Thanks again to Pete and Jenn for giving it to us, like we needed another excuse to make guacamole --we love that stuff. Anyway, Pete (my husband, not my brother) wholeheartedly approves. Not much else going on here, our big staff party is tomorrow night so I'll probably have some pictures from that later on in the week.