Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas #3, 4, 5 . . .

So I blogged about Christmas with my parents and Christmas with the Wulbers. We also had Christmas morning with some gifts from Santa and presents for Aubrey and me. Later on Christmas day, we celebrated with my mom's family, although I'm not allowed to post any videos, and just yesterday we had Christmas with our friends, the Seuberts.

On Christmas morning, I was so excited for Aubrey to see her presents. I had seen that Santa had brought her an art easel and I got her a kitchen. Both were sitting unwrapped around the Christmas tree. Aubrey walked into the living room, right past everything, and sat on the couch with Mamaw and Papaw (who came to watch her open her presents) and asked if it was Christmas Eve? She was a bit dazed and I had to tell her 3 times to look around the tree to find her presents.



After gift opening, we went to church where the children presented The Little Drummer Boy, Aubrey was a shepherd.



Later that day, we went to one of my aunt and uncle's houses and had Christmas with my mom's family. Aubrey got a Barbie campout set and a dance leotard, which she proceeded to wear over her clothes for the rest of the day.

We went to see the lights at the Columbus Zoo on Wednesday. We had Christmas at the Seuberts yesterday. Aubrey got a balance beam that she's very excited about!



We are laying low on New Years' activities this year, but I've been wanting to eat at the Texas Roadhouse, so we might have to go out for supper.

-A

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

We had Christmas with the Wulber family yesterday and Aubrey was playing it up. She sang for us and then spent a lot of time playing games with Grandpa and jumping on Uncle Nathan. I think they were probably both worn out when they left. We had a wonderful time!

We hope you all have great family gatherings as well.

video

-A

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

We are well into the swing of our Christmas season. This is my favorite time of the year. It is always a little bittersweet because our anniversary was also this time of year, but it gives me a chance to reminisce. I watch our wedding video this past Saturday and shed a couple of tears, but mostly I laughed at the things that were going on that I didn't remember or probably didn't even notice that day!

Here is my pretty girl and her cousins at church on Sunday, dressed in their best Christmas dresses.



We wish a blessed Christmas to each and every one of you!

-A

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Our" canum

We went shopping with my parents tonight and we left their car in Arcanum so that I wouldn't have to drive all the way back to their house when we got close to home. After we dropped them off at their car and headed out of Arcanum, Aubrey asked me if we were in Arcanum. I told her that we were already out of Arcanum and that the place where we dropped Papaw and Mamaw off at their car was Arcanum. She said, "that's "our"canum but where's theircanum?"

-A

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cutting Down the Christmas Tree

Aubrey is so excited for Christmas this year. She is so amazed by all the lights and decorations and she was a big help decorating our Christmas tree tonight.

On Saturday, my mom helped me hang Christmas lights around our porch. I bugged Ryan for several years to put Christmas lights out, but we never had outlets on the front porch. This year, both our neighbors put lights up and when Aubrey asked where ours were, I didn't have any reason not to put any up. I had to go buy some, but we have lights outside now!

We went on Saturday afternoon to cut down our Christmas tree. We put it up last night and I got the lights on. When we got home this afternoon, Aubrey helped me put the ornaments on.

Here is Aubrey and I at the Christmas tree farm.



-A