Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the Holiday Season! Bring on the Holidays!

Wow---it's been a little while since our last blog post.  Luke is a toddler, we celebrated Thanksgiving and now we are getting ready for Christmas!  So much as happened since our last post, but I will highlight just a few of the most recent happenings.

1.   We had a wonderful Thanksgiving potluck with our Austin Stone Missional Community Group.   It was a lot of fun visiting with everyone and sharing a meal together.   Unfortunately, we forgot to take pictures while everyone was together.  We snapped a couple before everyone arrived though.

2.  Then, we traveled down to Sugar Land, TX to visit Drew's side of the family.  We had a great time---Drew and I even got to play golf with Drew's dad on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  On Thanksgiving, we shared a wonderful meal together.  It was delicious! 

Mitchell contemplates what to put on his plate.

Chef Kathleen (Mimi) and Tom (Papa)
(Luke loves saying "Papa."  He has a picture book with family photos in it and enjoys finding Papa and then pointing to him and saying his name over and over.) 

The beautiful table
On Thanksgiving morning, I did a little online shopping.  I found some great deals and didn't have to leave the house.  I am thinking that online shopping may be the way to go from now on.

As with most of our adventures, travels and visits, we wish we would have snapped more pictures on Thanksgiving.  Sometimes we have to be VERY intentional about remembering to take pictures.  When we are having a lot of fun, we often forget to take the time to go get the camera out and snap some pics.  We will be better about it.  

3.  When we got back to our home from our visit with Mimi and Papa, we decided to decorate our house for Christmas.  Luke was fascinated by the decorations!  We tried to accomplish most of the decorating during his Sunday afternoon nap.  So, when he awoke and went downstairs, he shouted "Ohhhhhhhhhhhh" with extreme excitement when he saw the Christmas tree.  That's when we truly realized it was going to be so much fun this Christmas season!  We can't wait!  

Luke examines the Christmas lights on the tree in our front yard.

Our house
 While I was finishing up with some indoor decorations, I noticed that Luke had found daddy's shoes.  It was so cute!   He put them on and attempted to walk in Daddy's size 11.5 shoes, while saying "Dadda....Dadda." 

The pics above with Daddy's shoes reminded me of this pic I posted on my Facebook page in July.  Luke has always been fascinated with shoes.  He sure is growing up quickly.

Our tree...we decided to put less on the tree this year since Luke is so mobile.  We figured there is less to break this way!

Our stockings, hung by the chimney with care.
 Oh yeah--one more important note--Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State last Saturday in a very exciting football game.  Our household was extremely excited!  Now, we need to beat Nebraska this weekend!  We'll all be decked out in our OU gear cheering them on from home!  Boomer Sooner!

We have many adventures ahead this Christmas season.  More to come this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a yummy Thanksgiving! You were better at us in taking pictures this Thanksgiving. We didn't take 1 picture! I'll just have to make up for it at Christmas. This will be such a fun Christmas for you all. Can't wait to celebrate with you!