Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Holiday Wrap-Up

Well, like I said last post...this holiday season has been NUTTY!!! We bought a house 2 days before Thanksgiving, worked during Thanksgiving, both worked our butts OFF working overtime the whole month of December, worked our regular shifts during Christmas, visited Mikey's parents in Tennessee, had Christmas together, and then visited my parents out of town. WHEW!!!! I hate to say it but I am not too sad to see this holiday season go. It was great! but VERY exhausting! I am ready to begin the new year with my wonderful hubby in our new house, and make lots of good memories this coming year!

Since this was our first Christmas in our first home I did manage to squeeze in some time to take some pictures of our Christmas decorations. They aren't the best pictures because I am still learning how to get the most out of our camera but they will suffice. Also, we didn't get to do too much decorating because, HELLO...we were NEVER here this month but it's okay...it's a start and will be fun to look back on : )

So here's to Christmas 2009...








These looked LOTS prettier in person... Mikey did a GREAT job putting these up all alone! Next year we will be adding lights to the roof...just didn't have time this year : )


My sad attempt at decorating our table for Christmas...i am so NOT a decorator : (






LOVE my santa clause

These next few pictures are just some of my favorite ornaments...


My mommy made this ornament and others like it : )


From momma & papa coop last year...LOVE it : )


Mikey got this one for our First Christmas as husband and wife : )

We started a tradition the first year we spent Christmas together (before we got married) of buying each other an ornament for Christmas each year...These are the 2009 ornaments...


I got this one for Mikey...it's a snowman and woman who fit together like two puzzle pieces...just like me and Mikey : )


And this one is mine from Mikey because he knows i LOVE angels : )

Christmas, Part II

WOW!!!! These last couple of weeks have been CRAZY busy! Whew! So, this post is our second part of Christmas this year. We had Christmas together on Christmas night since I worked Christmas Eve night and Mikey worked Christmas Day. It was a nice, quiet evening together : ) i LOVE Christmas! Again, I didn't take many pictures of us opening gifts : (, but I have a couple. I got some VERY cute pajamas (my FAV) and sweaters : ) Also, some perfume and adorable socks! Mikey is the BEST gift shopper, he ALWAYS gets the BEST gifts : ) Mikey also got some pj's, slippers, Darius Rucker CD, Lowe's gift card and a nail gun to go with his air compressor...fun, i know ha!



The pups got some cool toys, treats and new bones!!!! They had one bone they were all 3 obsessed with and fought over, ha! So, now they all have a bone to chew on! So last year during the Christmas season...Mikey and I were out one night after putting gifts under the tree. When we came home that night, Toby and Ellie had opened ALL their gifts and eaten them ALL...the WHOLE bag of treats, bones, etc! It was HILARIOUS!!! Well, I thought so at least! So, needless to say we learned our lesson and didn't wrap anything edible this year. Well, while I was asleep Christmas day on the couch (after working), Toby and Ellie snuck off the couch and opened their presents (only toys this time)...AGAIN!!!! and then crawled back up on the couch and went back to sleep like nothing ever happened, ha! Those two are worse than children!!!!


The evidence left behind by the Christmas thieves



This was not staged...ha!



Waiting on their Christmas treats to be opened : )



Toby enjoying his Christmas treat



This girl LOVES her treats : )



Charlie and his bone : )

Saturday morning we drove to my mommy and daddy's house to visit them for Christmas. We just hung out, talked and laughed at my Daddy as usual. My momma, daddy, me and Mikey played Yahtzee that night...and Daddy cheated of course, ha! And he won : ) It was fun though : ) Good Times!

That pretty much wraps up this 2009 Christmas season for the Coops : ) We look forward to doing it again next year!