Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Justin's 29th Birthday!

Last night, we had a birthday party for Justin! It was great! Lots of our friends came and I made some yummy goodies and, of course, his favorite cake in the shape of a Power T! Here are some pictures from the festivities!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pictures of our "Decked Halls"

As promised, here are some pictures of our house all decorated for Christmas!!

1. Christmas Kitchen Towels!

The stockings were hung on the Ikea shelf with care...

Tree and Stockings and Garland! :)

Some cute decorations for the Kitchen counter! Cute Red Chargers have been added since!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Weekend!

Well, we had another fabulous weekend! We went to dinner with our friends Phil and Colleen on Friday night. We went to Ben's Next Door, which is owned by the same people who own the famous DC establishment, Ben's Chili Bowl. It was wonderful! We got some good southern favorites: fried chicken and shrimp and grits! Saturday we slept in and woke up to snow falling! It snowed just about all day Saturday. We went over to Phil and Stacy's to watch the SEC Championship game. We had a great time and ate some yummy chili. Saturday night we watched more football and just went to bed early! Sunday I went to church by myself because Justin had a big group project meeting. I helped with a welcome home pot luck for a family who'd been living in the Dominican Republic as missionaries for a year! It was great and we had a HUGE turnout! I got some errands done on Sunday afternoon and Justin and I capped off the weekend with watching "The Holiday." It's one of my favorite Christmas movies!!! Pictures of the house all decked out for Christmas will be posted this week, hopefully tomorrow! Tonight, Justin has school and Courtney is coming over so we can watch Christmas Vacation and The Victorias Secret Fashion Show that I recorded! :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Decorating our First Christmas Tree Together! :)

Two nights ago, Justin and I decorated our first Christmas tree as a married couple! We had so much fun! We used all the ornaments we already had and added a few new special ones! We have one of the church we got married in that my Aunt Dannie gave us, one from Philadelphia (where we got engaged), and we hung our cake toppers up (Ramses and Smokey!) Here are some photos of us decorating!! First, our cake toppers from our wedding cake! Then, me putting the star on the tree and Justin putting the lights on the tree! It was so much fun!

Our first Thanksgiving!!

Le Left: Catie and I on the metro, Right: Our cute placecards that I made! Left below: Waters kids at the White House on Thanksgiving! Right below: Ashley and I with the feast we prepared! She's wearing my naked girl apron! :)

Our first Thanksgiving as husband and wife was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! It was also my first Thanksgiving to host! I might have gone a little overboard with the planning, but I wanted to make sure everything turned out JUST right! Justin's Dad, Stepmom, Heath and Ashley, and Catie came to visit us! We had SO MUCH FUN! It was such a great weekend and we had a lot of fun family time. They got here really late Wednesday night and Heath and Ashley borught me a gift! It was the FOUR pack of the Vacation movies! I was thrilled!! Thursday morning we woke up and had waffles and bacon and country ham. Then we got started on the feast! Alice helped me get the Turkey ready and on the rotisserie and then we got to work! Justin, Mark, Alice, Heath and Catie all went to visit the monuments while Ashley and I finished the cooking. Everything was delicious!!! We had SO much food! After the feast, we all walked down to the White House and took some pictures and did some sightseeing. We came back home and settled on the couch to watch Christmas Vacation, mine and Heath's favorite! Then we played Dominoes til late and had a blast! Friday we did some shopping and more sightseeing and went to the National Harbor to see the big Christmas tree and some fireworks! We were going to Ice Skate but it was FREEZING! Saturday we did some more sightseeing complete with a Capital tour for Mark, Alice and Catie and then went to the Wizards-Bobcats game on Saturday night. They had to leave early Sunday morning and we were sad to see them go. I really love having family around. It was SO much fun! Can't wait til Christmas! :) There are a few pictures from our weekend!