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A Christmas Recap

Well the break is over and it was nice while it lasted.

My sleeping in, shopping, playing Wii, hanging with the fam and lovin on the most adorable baby boy days, have come to an end.
And I am sad.
Our first holiday season as a married couple was a success and further proved that we are very blessed with such great families.

We kicked off the break by heading over to my family's home to begin perfecting our Wii skills. I soon became known as the 'worst Wii tennis player ever'. Which was fine with me because I store my treasure in higher things, such as becoming the 'best Wii High School Musical Karaoke singer ever'

In my opinion I was the best, despite the fact that I could clear out the room before I even made it to the chorus.

Christmas Day came and went and we walked away with some great new loot. We also walked away with some newly learned parenting skills as we spent most of our time with this cute little guy, our nephew:

Although, you can rest assured that our baby will look nothing like this baby. Our baby will probably have enough hair on its head to cover a small rabbit - and blue eyes will not be found in our family.

Kati (my sis) with Maxton

After spending time with Luke's family (I forgot to bring my camera) Luke headed back home to work and I stayed with my family for a couple of more days.

We then decided to torture ourselves and went to see the movie Marley and Me. I spent the better half of the rest of my break in tears and I blame it solely on that movie.

I knew it was going to happen, its a dog movie, dog movies don't end well. I went in to the movie determined not to cry, I thought I had hardened my heart strong enough to survive the ending.

I left the theatre a complete mess.

My sister has a golden retriever who usually gets on my nerves, however the rest of the break she was the love of my life. Stupid movie.

Lily the Golden Retriever looks slightly confused in the picture, wondering why somebody who never showed her much attention was now hugging her endlessly.

Haley showing Lily some love
Later that week Luke came back to hang out with the fam some more. When I last spoke to you we had no plans on New Years Eve. It remained that way. Luke and I watched my house clear out as various family members went to their fun parties while we remained eventless. Here are pictures from our New Years Eve. Don't we look like a barrell of fun?

Further proof that we are a roller coaster of emotions.

I wish Luke was this excited when I took his picture:

Then we headed to hang out with Luke's family for a couple of days and then back home.

It was such a great break!!

I plan to be back to my normal posting/commenting self by the end of this week. I have been catching up on all of your blogs but haven't been commenting as I have just been trying to read them all!

Happy New Year!



  1. That is one cute darlin' baby boy!! Oh my stars!!! You and Luke are adorable. I'm so glad your first Christmas as a married couple was happy and fun.

    Glad your back!!!!!

    Have a Blessed week,

  2. Your nephew is adorable and it made me laugh, reading your discription of what your children will look like...mine is the exact same. Well, I actually describe our future children as monkey babies, because they will for sure be covered in hair. I can't wait for our babies to have Alex's jet black hair! :)

    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with fam.

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog in the new year.

  3. woo hoo! you're back! I've missed reading...

    glad you had a wonderful break!

  4. You crack me up!! Love this post! Don't feel bad, we didn't party either on NYE.

    And btw, you and Luke would make some adorable parents! You look so natural with your nephew :)

  5. Glad you are back! Good luck getting back in the routines of life after the holidays!

  6. Happy New Year to you too!

    And I really wanted to see Marley and Me, but every one warned me that it was so sad, so we saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button instead.....*Sigh*

    And your baby will be adorable....with enough hair to cover a rabbit and all.;)

    God Bless,

  7. You are such an adorable couple!

    I can't wait to see Marley and Me; I am ready for a good cry!

  8. Look at all his toys! He is the cutest little boy! I'm glad you had a good break.

  9. Great pictures! Glad you had a good break!!

  10. Glad you had a great break. Love the pictures!

  11. Looks like such fun! My hubby and I stopped at the Pop's place in OK on our way back to TX to pick up some yummy soda pop. It was neat :)

  12. Looks like you guys had a great break, and I had a New Year's Eve similar to yours. We were asleep before midnight. So sad! My Christmas was strange too. It was my first Christmas Eve not at my parents house and not spending the night with my family. I didn't like!

  13. Souns like you had a good Christmas and New Years! You two are a cute couple.

  14. maxton is darling.. i just want to squeeze him(in a nice way)
    I love the picturse from new years! We staying in too--- best kind of new years...
    Golden retrievers are the best.. we love our daisy:) and you guys have a lilycute:)

  15. I absolutely CANNOT and WILL NOT see that movie. It's not that I don't want's that I just can't handle it. Maxton is a doll...and I am so glad you had a wonderful break!

  16. First of all, I can't wait to see that rabbit!! LOL

    Second of all... you're right, that baby is TOO cute!!!

    Glad you had a great break! Welcome back!

  17. So glad you're back! I've missed you, your adorable pictures and your wonderful sense of humor!

    BTW...your nephew is adorable, too.

    Glad you had a nice break!

  18. You're so funny...glad you had a good time and love the pics :)


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