Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Joel and I celebrated our last Christmas this year with just the two of us. The craziness will begin next year! We enjoyed spending a lot of time with our families, and were so blessed with everything that we received! Everyone did way too much as usual! We especially enjoyed watching Morgan and Blaine this year. This is the first year that they both have been so into the spirit of Christmas, and it rubbed off on all of us! They were so excited! It was fun to watch them open every gift and ooh and ahh over it. They got along so well too! The Whitt family headed up to Mentone for the weekend after Christmas. We had a lot of fun relaxing at the cabin. It is always so nice up there. On Saturday, the guys played golf and the girls took a glass jewelry making class. We made some beautiful jewelry! We had fun doing something different than we normally do. The guys had a great time playing golf as well! Thanks Mom and Dad for planning all of that!

Joel's cousin Abby was presented in the Poinsettia Ball, so we celebrated Christmas with the Reed's before the ball. That is the reason we are all dressed up in the pictures below! Normally we would celebrate Christmas with them on Christmas Day, but Joel's grandmother was not doing well, so we postponed Christmas with the Reed's for a few days until we could get everyone together. It was really fun though...we should celebrate Christmas in formal attire every year! I'm sure the guys wouldn't agree with that, but everyone looked so nice! Thank you to the Reed's for all our wonderful gifts. Although we celebrated a few days later than we normally do, it was still fun to be together and celebrate.

After the unwrapping of presents, we headed to Vestavia Country Club for the ball. Abby looked gorgeous as always at the ball, and we had a fun time being a part of that as well.

On another note, keep Joel's grandmother in your prayers. She is still hanging on, but we are praying that her suffering will end soon. She is 91 years old and has lived a wonderful, long life.

Below are some pictures from Christmas and the Poinsettia Ball.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Girl Time!

My sister Carrie finally made it into town from Los Angeles. She was supposed to get home Saturday night, but didn't actually make it until Monday. Traveling across the country during the holidays is a nightmare. Anyway, it has been so great to see her these past couple of days and I'm so glad that we have the rest of the week to spend with her. We all wish that she would move back home. It has been since last January that we saw her. She looks gorgeous as always! Mom, Carrie, and I all went to Sips N Strokes last night to have some mother-daughter time that we have missed so much with Carrie being gone! It was an absolute blast. Our picture was really hard though! I must say that not being able to sip puts us Type A people at an extreme disadvantage! I was so stressed out about it, but I think they all turned out pretty good. Here are some pictures from our fun night out! Carrie had to leave a little bit early to go hang out with her friends, but her picture turned out great too! We are glad that she was able to fit us in her busy schedule!

Where Did That Nose Come From???

Joel and I had our second 4D ultrasound on Monday. The first time he would not cooperate at all so the doctor let us do another one. This time, we were able to get a quick glimpse of his sweet face. We just think he is so adorable, but we can't figure out where that nose came from! Maybe he is all squished in there...who knows! Anyway, just thought we would share a quick pic of our little guy. The doctor is going to let us do a third 4D at my next appointment, so if we get some better pictures, I will post them. We are so lucky that they are letting us have all these ultrasounds! Now we are even more excited to meet Hudson and hope these last 10 weeks fly by!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Welcome Blogging World!!!

Joel and I have finally caved and entered into the blogging world. After being a self proclaimed "blog stalker" for months now, I figured it was time to start one of my own. Hopefully this will be a good way for our family and friends to keep up with us, especially with our new addition coming around the beginning of March! So, this is a short post, but welcome to our blog! We will do our best to update it as often as possible.