Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Day After Christmas!

Hello all! We had an amazing Christmas yesterday and here I am blogging from from my favorite Christmas present, my new computer, the Mac Book Pro! I LOVE it and it should make posting pictures to the blog a whole lot faster and easier! The girls, of course, ended up with more presents than we will even be able to bring home with us...including bags and bags of clothes, toys, books and even some tooth fairy pillows with their initials on them (Grammy buys things a little prematurely)! Brian and I were again spoiled with clothing, purses and of course my computer (from Brian)! So, it was a great Christmas for all!

On Christmas Eve, the girls got dressed in their Christmas dresses to attend all of the Christmas parties that I've been attending since I was the girls age. It was bittersweet, since this is the last year we will be attending, since next year we will be spending Christmas at home in Ohio. I'm doing my best to convince Brian that we need to host a Christmas Eve party starting next year, since this is a tradition that I love!

And now, for the pictures...

The Savage Family on Christmas Eve!
Pretty Macy!
Grammy and Macy
The Girls!
Another of Grammy and Macy (Macy only wanted Grammy all evening!)

Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to the girls before bed!
Christmas morning! Macy surrounded by ribbons and bows!
Grammy and Macy
Daddy and a tired Sadie!
After Christmas at Grammy's, we headed over to Grandad's house for even more presents! Here is Sadie kissing a Santa ornament

Daddy and his Christmas girlies!
And one for the future embarrassment of my girls, here are two naked pictures, because they are just too cute...

The girlies!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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

Yes, from the minute Thanksgiving is over, all I can think about it Christmas! I'll admit that the Christmas music has been playing in our house since the week BEFORE Thanksgiving this year. It's by far my favorite time of year and I can't wait to celebrate with the girls this year. So, to add to my excitement, when we woke this morning it was snowing! The girls were absolutely fascinated watching the first snow of the season and looked out the windows all morning...

But, I suppose before getting too excited about Christmas, I should post our pictures of Thanksgiving. We started our morning with an annual tradition...watching Macy's own parade on TV!

And here's the star of the show herself, watching the parade that is just for her...
The girls got dressed in their Thanksgiving best and continued to watch festive TV shows, while we cooked and prepped for the big dinner to come!
With a little creative planning we were able to get the table set for 12 and it looked fabulous!
Macy enjoyed trying on Grammy's pretty earrings
And Daddy took the turkey outside to put into the fryer, while Grandpa Chuck stood back prepared for disaster (fire extinguisher in hand!)...
However, there was no need to panic, because the turkey frying went off without a hitch and turned out wonderfully...
Then the guests started arriving and getting excited for our feast...
And the food turned out wonderfully...

All in all, it was a perfect Thanksgiving! We had a massive amount of food and we are still eating leftovers in this household! But, most of all, I'm happy that the day marked the official beginning of the Christmas season!
Oh and one last picture, because it's VERY cute...a sisterly hug...their new favorite thing to do!