31 December 2011

Ringing in 2012

(image from Pinterest)

Well, hello!  

I hope you all have enjoyed the holidays as much as I have!  My family--me included--just keeps saying how this was our best Christmas yet.  It was just really wonderful!  

My parents and sister came from Arkansas for a week and a half to celebrate Christmas with us and I can't remember when we've had more fun!  We wore ourselves out with all of the holiday fun, but it was so worth it.  

I just have to share some of my fave holiday shots with you:

 window shopping in downtown Paducah, KY  

Hamming it up with the whole family at Patti's 1880's Settlement

making gingerbread houses with our friends

visiting the Gaylord Opryland Hotel 

 decorating gingerbread cookies while waiting to see Santa at Bass Pro in Nashville

refocusing our souls at our church's candlelight communion service

the joy of a new puppy (my kiddos' first!)

 enjoying good food galore

new Christmas Eve pj's and house shoes

 the total fun and excitement of Christmas morning

I could share tons more, but I'll spare you;)  We just had such a great time together this year.  Besides our days shopping and seeing the sights, there were nights at the house watching Christmas movies, playing games and just hanging out.  


And now I am focused and looking forward to the New Year!  I believe it's going to bring some great things!

Happy New Year to you!


Lisa said...

What absolutely beautiful Christmas photos! You have made such wonderful memories, ones that I know your children will be telling their children about someday! :-)

I pray that you have a New Year that is filled with much love, health and happiness!

Many blessings,

Ellen said...

Love the photos AND the new blog design!

New Year's blessings,