Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas'10/ New Years '11

So I know that it has been a while since I have updated this blog. While I do not think that our life is that interesting right now, others might like to see some pictures of what we are up to. So I am going to try to update it more often, even if it is with stupid things.

Of course we headed back to Knoxville for the holidays. It was a busy 11 days!

Ben and I at my grandparents house on Christmas Eve.

Mom and I on Christmas Eve

The Christmas Tree at Grandma and Grandpa's

The Christmas Tree at Daddy and Bobbie's house

Joe, Leslie and Tim unwrapping their presents on Christmas Day

All us actually managed to get together for the holidays. Here are 9 of us squeezed into the dining room for Christmas dinner.

All of us kids got together and got the parents a Wii. It proved to be more of a family present but we did manage to get Daddy and Bobbie to play.

There was snow falling all day, but it did not begin to stick until that night. Here is what my car looked like when we left my parents house. It was the first white Christmas that I can remember. I loved it!!!

The 26th is the day we normally open presents at my moms house and her birthday. Here is Ally and Ben prepping for present opening.

Due to the snow, she did not want to get out and get stuck so Ben and I ran some errands and got her a cookie cake and pizza for dinner. We all sat down and watched "Inception" including Ally.

On the 27th, we had a get together at my grandparents house because some of my out of town cousins, had come in town. Here is Megan and I catching up since we have not seen each other since May.

Veronica and Katie catching up.

After the family gathering us big girls left and went to take Katie and Veronica for a drink for their 21st birthdays. It was such a weird but neat thing to walk into a bar with these 3 girls whom I have known their whole lives.

On the 28th, Ben and I headed up to Greeneville to see his sister, brother-in-law, niece and parents, who were there visiting. While there we picked up his best friend, Daniel who stayed with us through the rest of the trip. Here is Ben with his mini-me, Annemarie. She actually talked to Uncle Ben! That never happens.

On the 29th, Ben, Daniel, Ally and I went downtown and hung out. We ended up at Sapphire and got drinks. I just thought this picture was nice. At the top is Daniel's Naughty Elf, then Ben's Coal something, and on the bottom my mojito.

For New Year's Eve Ben planned a surprise dinner. It was so much fun and I saw so many friends. I just loved that Ben actually planned something.

Ben's sister, Liz, and her husband Dave

Ben, Daniel, and Dave

Ben and I

On my birthday we hung out with family and then went to dinner at my favorite restaurant, Altruda's. I requested that I not have a grocery store birthday cake so my uncle made me chocolate bar cake. Yummy!

I have been looking forward to my birthday being 1/1/11 for a while so I had to document it somehow.

Unwrapping my birthday presents.

We made breakfast on the 2nd. Here are Daniel and Ben making gravy.

Well that is all from our trip home for the holidays. It seems like a blur. Now it is back to work and back to real life.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I ever told you 'Happy Birthday,' Whit! Well...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! <3