Monday, December 13, 2010

Thanksgiving-Winter Fun

Our ugly sweaters

Sitting on Santa's lap

Brett giving his ugly sweater winning speech

The Crew

The girls

Thanksgiving fun

For Thanksgiving this year we went to Austin's parents house for dinner and then we went to my Grandma and Grandpa Ballif's for dessert, then we went to Unstoppable with Brett and Amber. That movie is awesome, everyone should go see it. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving. I wish I'd have taken more pictures. Then on Saturday we went to the annual Ugly Sweater Party at the Greenwell's. It was a blast. This year Santa came! The kids were all scared to death haha it was so funny. We had a nice fancy dinner, and played a fun game with white elephants. Thanks to all the Greenwell's for a fun time! Austin and I are looking forward to the Ballif Christmas party this week. Hope we win lots of good stuff :)

Monday, December 6, 2010


So, I must confess. I LOVE Christmas. I love the weather, the smells, the scenery, and I love love to give gifts. So much in fact that I CANNOT wait until Christmas day to give people their presents. For instance Austin is currently wearing a pair of levi's, a basketball jacket, a jazz hat, and playing with an accessory for his xbox. My mother is wearing 3 very cute watch bands that I gave her, and I have already watched my copy of eclipse, and worn my jazz hoodie. I know... I know.. it's only December 6th, but I told you.. i'm THE worst at waiting. I get so excited about the presents I buy, I just can't wait to give them to everyone. I text my mom yesterday and said, "Mom will you feel bad on Christmas morning if you get your present from us today?" I was so glad when her response was NO. I ordered these watch band kits like two weeks ago and they finally came Friday, so I hurried and made the bands and couldn't even wait 1 whole day to give them to her. She loved them! So I was glad I gave them to her early, so now she can wear them all month long. I've also decided this habit of giving gifts out early can be bad... because Christmas morning Austin isn't going to have 1 present to open since he already has them all.. so we've started putting our opened gifts under the tree unwrapped just so it looks like we gave each other stuff.

That is my confession.. I don't know that I'll ever change, but it is something I am actively working on :) However, it is something that I am now getting made fun of for constantly, but if you are the one receiving the gift.... I bet you won't be making fun of me.

P.S. I will post pictures of all our opened gifts soon

Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!