Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our First Christmas

We had such a wonderful time tonight celebrating our first Christmas together. I am so thankful to have such an amazing husband. We loved starting our own traditions and enjoyed giving gifts to each other!

Getting Ready To Open Presents


John got me some awesome presents!!

And my surprise present was 6 new lights for our house!! Yea!!

John also got me the sweetest ornament to remember our first Christmas together- so sweet.

Here is some stuff I got for John...but his surprise present awaits him in Charlotte :)

John has kept every ticket from every bama game he has been to- over 100..so I found him these ticket albums to keep them in :)

It was so much fun and so special! Loved it!

A Project Finished Before 2011!!

I Finished the Cabinets!! WhooHOO!!! I am so excited about them...so here are the final pictures.
The Before...


Next Kitchen Project: Painting and possibly a backsplash...we shall see!

The Joy of Christmas Is Giving

The joy of Christmas is giving- to others in need, and especially to those you love. God gave us the perfect example of the perfect gift. He is the ultimate gift-giver. He gave His only son to the WORLD...for everyone..to show His love for all mankind. Last night we celebrated Gossett Christmas. We had such a wonderful time. John and I are both blessed to have amazing families, and last night we received so many wonderful gifts. I have to say though, the highlight of John and my night was seeing our nephews, John David, Hudson and Graham, open up the gift we gave them--Toy Story 3 DVD and Figurines :). The look on their faces- especially Hudson's- was priceless!!

They loved it!! We felt such joy being able to give someone we loved so much something that they loved!! It was just another reminder of God's love to us, when He gave us something so precious, so priceless, because He loved us!! We have received the greatest gift of all, and Christmas is the time to celebrate and remember that perfect gift, but my greatest desire is that each and every day, I would wake up with excitement and anticipation of this gift God has given us, and enjoy His love and fellowship in my life.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lindsey's Visit & The 5K

My sister Lindsey got to come visit us this week! We had so much fun!! We did a lot of shopping and baking :) This morning, her, John and our other friend John ran a
5K! They all did awesome and placed 5th in their age groups! Here are some pics!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I have the SWEETEST husband :)

I was able to attend an amazing womens conference called "Deeper Still" this weekend. When I got home, John had wrapped presents for me under the tree...so sweet.

Love him :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Mantel and House Decorations

I LOVEDDDD decorating our house for Christmas!! I have been saving all of these decorations forever it seems like and it was so fun to get everything out! It's also so fun and special because it is our first Christmas!

So...Here is the Family Room...

The Tree...

The Mantel...

The Dining Room...

And some pics with the lights off...

Thanksgiving Festivities

This whole week we had Kyle in town for Thanksgiving and had alot of fun! We all went to the Iron Bowl on Friday. And on Saturday, John and I went and got our very first Christmas Tree!
These are some fun donuts I found

At the "Walk of Champions"

John & Paul Finebaum


We also got our Christmas Tree! We went and cut it down and it was so fun!!
On our way...

I loved all of the trees!!

This is the one!!

And got Starbucks Carmel Apple Spice on the way home!