Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas survey

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? The biggest present is not wrapped but the rest are
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Color lights!!! Maybe white ones when I'm older :)
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Don't need it :)
5. When do you put up your decorations? Dec. 1
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? love it all!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Decorating the house and going to Aunt Diane's house to see santa Christmas Eve.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What about Santa? Oh don't tell me you believe the rumor going around that he isn't real....
9. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? As a young married couple we decorate it with the finest ornaments from dollar tree :)
10. Snow! Love it or Dread it? LOVE IT!
11. Can you ice skate? I try...
12. Do you remember your favorite gift? That's a hard one...
13. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being with family and friends.
14. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? All the desserts!
15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Decorating
16. What tops your tree? Growing up it was an angel but we've got a big Santa on top this year (it was the biggest ornament we could find at dollar tree)
17. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? It's way more fun to give- but don't get me wrong... I do love to receive ;)
18. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Santa Baby and the First Noel
19. Candy Canes? I actually don't like them all that much but I eat them anyway because it makes it really feel like Christmas :)

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Thursday, December 6, 2007


Mom and pop invited David and I to go up to Baltimore to see the patriots and ravens play monday night. We had SO much fun! I was hoping for the Ravens to win- I'm always for the underdog (except when it comes to VA TECH football of course) but the Patriots kept their undeafeated streak alive when they beat the Ravens 27-24. The game was so amazing! We had such a good time. Thanks mom and pop!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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

One of my most favorite things to do growing up was going with the family to get the Christmas tree. I remember all of us getting in the van to go get the perfect tree. I remember running through the trees out of pure excitement as soon as we got there. Running around immediately turned into Taylor and I playing tag while the rest of the family was looking for the tree. Dad always did find the perfect one.... so tall and full. When we got home I was back in the house running around (again from pure excitement) while the boys brought the tree in. Mom already had the tin cans of ornaments and lights out and ready to hang on the tree. Thank you so much mom and dad for always taking us to go the tree... those are some of my favorite memories I'll never forget. Well David and I have been debating whether or not to get a Christmas tree since we are headed out west for Christmas in few weeks... but we finally decided to go ahead a get one. I am so glad we did! Last night we went to Dollar tree to get all of the decorations and Lowes to get some lights. Then we went to get the tree. We were having so much fun picking it out. After going back and forth between a few trees we finally made a decision. The man wrapped up the tree and helped David put in on the car. We had such a great time putting up the lights and decorations. After we finished we sat on the couch and watched "Elf".
Here are some pictures from our night...

On our way....

At Lowes getting some lights

About to bring the tree in...

Our Tree

Monday, November 26, 2007


What a fun week! Thanksgiving at Aunt Diane's was wonderful! We enjoyed every second of our visit. I am so blessed to have such a great family. I have so much to be thankful for! Here are some pictures from our visit...

Cousin David, Jordan and Uncle Steve "jammin"

At the Lake

Jordan actually helped David make the Virginia Tech sign... what a great cousin! :)
(He's a huge UVA fan!)

The best woman I know and the cutest nephew I know!

Uncle Steve and Pop

The cutest nephew and the BEST AUNT EVER!!! ha ha juuuuust kidding... kinda ;)

The Redfern's

My wonderful aunt and cousin Melia after Thanksgiving dinner

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The past six months...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Here we go...

So I gave into the temptation of starting a blog. I'll try to learn how to post pictures, videos and other cool things you can do on here so that our blog will be more exciting! Well it's been 6 months since David and I were married. We are here in Buena Vista just trying to stay warm in our little apartment. There isn't much to do around here so on the weekends we try to drive down to Roanoke to get some dinner and catch a flick. David is staying busy with school, basketball and work so during the week we usually snuggle up to a movie, play some cards or just talk about anything and everything. I love being married! I applied to Applebee's just the other day. I start my training soon. I've never been a waitress before but I'm excited to start and try something new.

I can't believe the holiday's are just around the corner! We are looking forward to going to aunt Diane's and uncle Steve's new house with the family for Thanksgiving. Don't forget to bring you're guitar Pop- I want you and uncle Steve to jam!!!! Afterwards we are going to mom and dad's house for the rest of the weekend. I love my family and can't wait to just hang out. Then it's time for Christmas! I've already been listening to Christmas music. I just so excited... I'm such a kid. We are heading out west for Christmas. I am looking forward to spending time with my new family and can't wait to eat some of my mother in law's oatmeal cookies ... hint hint Momma B ;) I'm also looking forward to playing some cards! This will be my first Christmas away from home but I have a wonderful new family to share it with!