Wednesday, November 26, 2008

the most wonderful, eh stressful, time of the year

The holidays are officially upon us, and I couldn't have been more ready for food, fellowship with family, and gifts! It's hard to believe that it's been almost 2 months since the wedding. In fact, it feels like a year ago.

As much as i am looking forward to this 4 day weekend, I can't help but to think about how exhausted I will be on Sunday. I might need a whole week to recover from all of the family time, shopping time, and game time. YIKES!

Tonight we kick off the festivities by going to Daniel's dad's house, the Todd Thanksgiving. Tomorrow we will spend the majority of the day at his mom's house for the Cochran Thanksgiving. Friday we are going to the Galleria to shop for our Christmas gifts from his mom. How crazy are we?! Saturday will be "relaxing" by having the Brindley Thanksgiving at our place while watching the Iron Bowl. I don't know how relaxed I will be while watching the game, but we will see.

I know Jackson will be ready to spend time with some of the people he loves the most. He even has a Thanksgiving sweater! I think he is turning into a Bandit, because he loves wearing clothes now. He will priss around the apt with whatever he is wearing. I think he is really excited about his Christmas outfit though. He always seems to have it on....maybe it's Daniel that is more excited about it than Jackson...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

wedding photos

I am pretty sure that if you are reading this then you know about the wedding gallery. We now have access to all of the wedding day photos. I have to say I am quite pleased with every shot. It's nice to reminise about the day through the pictures and think about posing and not posing for each one. There were a few "surprise" photos too that I didn't know were taken.

I have said it once and I will have to say it again. I LOVE my photographers. They made the day. If it wasn't for their laid-back and yet aggressive approach to picture-taking, then I would have been a nervous wreck!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas is just around the corner, and I can't believe how fast this year has gone! I think I say this every year, but this has truly been the fastest year of my life. A lot can happen in a year and this year is no exception.
December 14, 2007: Daniel and I were engaged.
June 30, 2008: I moved out.
October 4, 2008: We were married.

Well, maybe that is just a few events that happened, but they were pretty big. There's still one and half months left in 2008. What else could God have in store for us?

Daniel and I were on a mission this past weekend to find the perfect Christmas decorations. We bought our first tree, which still excites me! We found some ornaments, stocking holders, and garland. Our next thing is to buy a tree skirt. How come they are so expensive? I mean $40 for a tree skirt is outrageous! We might stick with Mom's suggestion: live back in the olden days and use a sheet. Highly doubtful though. One thing is for sure that with all of this Christmas shopping it makes me want to put up the decorations. I am just afraid that we will get tired of them before Christmas actually comes. I do love Christmas though.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

our first married holiday

Happy late Halloween! Just as predicted our Halloween and party turned out great. The only thing I wish was different was not having any trick-or-treaters. We didn't have even one small child! We bought a huge bag of candy at the store thinking we might have a few, but no. Now we are stuck with all of that candy so guess who will eat it?

As you can see, I was Minnie Mouse and Daniel was God's Gift to Women. I don't really know how appropriate his costume was for himself, but it was funny. He thought of that all by himself. He so creative and corny.
Sadly, I don't have any pictures of Jackson in his Halloween sweater. I guess that means I better do a fake Halloween picture so I can have the memories.
After having parties, I always think about how great and fun our friends are. We are so loved and blessed to have friends who can have a great time and are there for us.