Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh How I LOVE Christmas Cards!

Have I told you how much I LOVE getting mail...well I LOVE it! 

Receiving Christmas cards in the mail during the holiday season is one of my most favorite things! I especially love the cards that come with pictures (I mean I love the cards with no pictures too, but I absolutely love getting picture cards)! It just makes me so happy to run to the mailbox everyday and see what new cards we will get! I might just go out on a limb and say its my favorite time of the day! To all my friends and family out there who have sent me a Christmas card know that it is being displayed proudly. I have been wanting a very cute wire Christmas tree that displays cards but until then I have them hanging  from ribbon on my magazine rack so I can admire them everytime I walk by.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Enjoying the Ice...

2 Days with no school because of icy roads=

-A lot of extra time on my hands to...have a ridiculous photo session with my precious dog in her Mrs. Claus outfit

-Take at least 3 naps no shorter than 2 hours each in one day!

-Make my husband cinnamon rolls and coffee for breakfast.

-Watch Regis and Kelly and the Today show (and maybe a soap opera or two).

-See my husbands brand new truck slide out of our extremely icy, steep driveway while he checks the mail.

-Get an early stocking gift from my sweet husband (see picture below)

A French Press...something that I have been wanting for quite some time now!
Babette as Mrs. Claus

Another picture of the fireplace with the addition of Babette's stocking
Our table decorated for Christmas

I have officially started Christmas Break and the best part is that Alec is taking the same two weeks off of work to spend some extra special time with me! I am so excited and feel blessed that Alec works at a place that will allow him to have so many wonderful vacation days!

If I don't post again before Christmas I hope everyone has a very blessed holiday!
Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The good old days...

I stumbled upon these pictures the other day. I thought you would share them with you.
Junior year Christmas gift exchange
Christmas at 949 EN 13th St.
"The Pink Palace"

We always had a fun Christmas gift exchange! I remember when it all began freshman year! I am blessed to have such dear friends!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

If you don't know already...the Lawrence's LOVE Christmas (especially Alec)!!!
We have had our Christmas tree up since the beginning of November and if it wasn't for me Alec would have had it up back in July!!! I've never known someone who loves Christmas so much...I think its cute!

This weekend we went shopping at my favorite shopping center in Tulsa...Utica Square. It just feels like Christmas when you are shopping there. Then we finished up the rest of our decorating (see pictures below) and started wrapping gifts.

Then today we took Babette to visit Santa at our favorite dog store...the Dog Dish. I thought the picture was cute...although Babette's ears are so big they are covering up Santa's face. But oh well, she's cuter than Santa anyway :)
The fireplace...ready for Santa's arrival!

Alec put our Christmas lights up this year! I think he did a great job (and we didn't have to make a trip to the ER so that made it even better)!

I couldn't decide which one I liked and white or color so here are both!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Branson Thanksgiving!

We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with the Lawrence/McKinney side of the family in Branson, MO this year! Here is a picture outside the great hotel we stayed in: The Chateau on the Lake. We had a great time (especially at Silver Dollar City) and enjoyed spending time with everyone...its a rare occasion when the whole family is together. We knew we had to get a family picture especially since Austin and Katherine will be in Africa visiting her family over Christmas. They will be missed!