Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas in P.C.

We had such a lovely Christmas in Panama City.  

Beach babies!

We started staying at the beach house.  The beach house is always such a relaxing, enjoyable time.  We took the toy poodles to the beach.  They loved it!! We let them run free and I've never seen a more joyful sight.

The Girls!
 We also had the annual gingerbread making night.  So blessed to have high school friends I still love and consider my good friends.  

Vivi giving mom tissues!

She was so proud :)

The next night we had Christmas with Heather and Ted, Jan and Judy and the babies Vivi and Judson! It was so much fun watching the kids open their presents!! Christmas is for kids... Kids bring that Christmas magic.

Traditional stair PJ pic!

Love my fam!

The next morning we treated it like Christmas morning.  We all wore our PJs (minus Hal who had to work :(  ) and opened our presents.  Mom did such a wonderful job getting us so many lovely presents. We then had a morning and afternoon of Hot Chocolate (Homemade of course) and Christmas movies.  

That night we went over to dads and exchanged presents and went to dinner. Even though it was a few days before Christmas, it really did feel like real Christmas!  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas-y night!

The nights before we left for FL were so much fun.

One of my favorite nights we just stayed home, ordered pizza, and watched a Christmas movie.  

Diva checking out the Christmas Tree:)

Girls Christmas Craft Night!

I'm going to try to blog about a few fun nights we had this Christmas season.

Before we left for Christmas break I had some girlfriends over for dinner and to start our Christmas crafts for the Sojourn Women's Christmas Gift Exchange.   It was our first dinner party at our new house!  With Trader Joe's and Mama Lisa (a favorite Pure Barre Client of mine that made dessert for us) help, we had a wonderful meal.  Wining and dining is one of my favorite activities.  I could talk and eat and drink with friends every night!

After lots of eating and talking, we began our crafts.  We worked on them until we were too tired to see straight.

Such a blessing to have these women in my life!

Monday, December 24, 2012


This is my first year not being home for Christmas.  I'm missing all of the small traditions my family does during these few days.

Sewing Christmas Pajamas with mom

O.C. and sour gummy worms with dad and the boys

Christmas Eve shopping trip with Ross and Robbie

Christmas Eve Service at LHUMC 

Christmas morning stair/fighting picture

Just a few of the things I am missing on this Christmas Eve.  Chris and I are beginning our own small traditions this year starting.  I'm trying to remember that Christmas is about our God giving us the gift of our Savior, and in turn the gift of salvation.  I'm trying to make this season more about peace and joy and less about my small traditions. 

Merry Christmas!