Monday, January 11, 2010

first post of 2010...late of course

So happy new year, can't believe its finally 2010, I love the way that sounds, and am so overjoyed its finally here, this is going to be a FABULOUS year in so many ways! The wedding countdown has officially begun, we are now at 68 days & I get more excited every single day. But I'm pretty sure my wedding to-do list gets longer everyday, busy busy busy! We had a great end to 2009, our holidays were wonderful with our families, and both got somewhat of a little break from the real world. My parents and brother & I left on Christmas Eve in the blizzard we got in Abilene to drive down to Houston it was a very interesting drive to say the least! When we finally arrived in Houston we went over to my cousins, Jeff & Alison's house for dinner and hung out with them the rest of the night. We thoroughly enjoyed Pappasito's for dinner and loved getting to finally meet baby Jack, the newest little addition to our family. Big brother Ben was so excited to see us and ready for Santa to come to his house, he was so much fun to play with!

Then on Christmas Day we enjoyed a relaxing morning at my sister & brother in law's house in Katy before we went to Nana & Papa's house for the day. We all got lots of goodies from Santa, which I will share about later. Then we all went over to nana & papa's house for the rest of Christmas Day, we did kind of a brunch with my grandparents, closest aunts, uncles, & cousins and all exchanged gifts before the rest of my big extended family came over for our traditional breakfast meal in the early evening. We watched all the little kids exchange gifts which is always a joy to watch and really just hung out, ate way too much, and just enjoyed being with all the family.

The day after Christmas my parents, sister & brother in law, brother & I left to go to the ranch up near Fredericksburg for the week. We were later joined by my grandparents, a few of my aunts, and a few of my cousins. We had a great time all hanging out together at the ranch for the week, once again ate WAY too much, played games, enjoyed the scenery and animals. All the men hunted while we were there, my dad, brother, cousin's boyfriend, and cousin all shot a deer that week. I left the ranch on New years Eve, while the rest of my family for another day or two, I headed back to Abilene to spend the new years celebration with Jake and leave for Austin on new years day for Lindy & Mitch's wedding weekend. Jake & I had a great new years eve celebration with a friend from his work & his girlfriend we went to enjoy dinner and drinks together.

Enough talking on my part, but here a few pictures from our holiday break to enjoy, they are in order from most recent to oldest. And some have been borrowed from people on facebook, sorry Jenna!!

lindy and mitch leaving their wedding reception...the happy new couple!
The end of the Holt wedding ceremony, their first kiss as a new married couple

Christmas Day at nana & papa's house, their pretty tree!

Here is a picture of what we spent majority of our time doing during the holiday break
and I am now paying the new years consequence HA! Trying weight watchers to get in shape for the big day!!

Christmas morning at Jenna & Matt's house with my immediate family, gotta love morning pictures!!

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