Holiday Fun!

There is just something about this time of year that I can't seem to keep up!  It seems like my "To Do" list only grows instead of shrinks!  Before we get to deep into the Christmas season I wanted to get a post done from Thanksgiving and from our trip to the Georgia Aquarium with my sister and her boyfriend!

Thanksgiving week was a little crazy because I spent that Monday and Tuesday cleaning and getting everything just perfect for my sisters visit with her boyfriend Johnny!  I was SO excited for them to make the trip from Colorado, because it was the first time that my sister had got to meet Kellen other than on Skype!  I know that this sounds a little crazy as he is almost 2 years old, but my family is all from Montana and not real big travelers and with the price of tickets being outrageous it is a little tough for them to come her or us to go to them.  So my mom is the only family I have here and Kellen just adores his Nana!  My mom moved here in 2007, because she knew out of her three children I would be the one to have "grandkids" for her and if she wanted to see them she would have to move here (Yes that was before we were even trying or not trying in our case to get prego).  I am so glad that she moved her...I would be lost without her!  I think Kellen would be missing something too!

Back to Thanksgiving...My sister Sara (Auntie RaRa) and her boyfriend Johnny arrived on Tuesday afternoon.  My mom and I rode down on Marta to meet them in hopes to skip some of the traffic.  I was SO excited!  We headed home just in time to start making dinner!  :o)  I made a yummy Chicken Tortilla Chili (It is really easy and very yummy)...it never fails that when I am cooking for a crowd or some special dinner I burn myself.  I think this one takes the cake as far a severity of burns go, but all in all everything turned out!  :o)  My mom and Deanna came over and the chili was gobbled up!  Kellen was not shy what so ever around Sara and Johnny...he played with them the minute they walked in the door.  Tuesday was an early night since Sara and Johnny had gotten up super early and Wednesday was going to be a BIG day.  Wednesday we headed to my mom's school so that she could introduce Sara to all her coworker's!  Then we headed to meet Kellen and Matt for Lunch.  As soon as my mom got off work and Kellen woke up from his nap we headed to the Aquarium.  We found a link to get tickets for $15 and they were open for extended hours due to the holidays so we got there around 4:30.  It was perfect, it was not crowded at all.  We got some great pictures and Kellen had a blast.  Johnny and Sara loved it too! 



Thursday we had dinner at my in-laws and can I say the Turkey was very yummy (the other food was good too, but the turkey was outstanding)!!!  It was beautiful outside so Kellen and my nieces played outside for a bit.  All in all I had a lot to be thankful for and it really was a perfect day!  Friday we got up early and headed to the mall to hit up some of the awesome deals.  Kellen really made out like a bandit for Christmas and I was able to get him some new clothes...he is growing like a weed!  My sister had an eye appointment so we took Johnny to Checkers (his brother told him he had to have a Checkers burger)...all I can say is that they make some YUMMY fries.  Friday night we took Sarah and Johnny to Bub-A-Cue  for some Southern BBQ...I really needed to be rolled out to the car, I was SO full!

Kellen turned 22 months...I really do feel like it was yesterday that he was born.  He really is up to the same things.  A couple new things that he has done is he can now jump off the ground before it was more of a bouncing.  Now when he jumps, his feet leave the ground.  It is so cute to watch him do it.  He has also add "Nana", "RaRa" and "Papa" to his list of words he will say.  He still isn't talking, but he is getting there.  I know that one day soon he will be talking up a storm.  He is changing so much and busy as can be.  I thought he would struggle with Matt going back to work, but so far he has been pretty good.  He gets so excited when Matt gets home!  :o)

We went and got our tree last week, but have yet to decorate it.  Matt promises that we will do it tonight.  But here are a few pictures from picking it out!  :o)


 Happy Holidays!  I am really hoping that I will be better about blogging in 2011 than I was in 2010!

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures. I know you enjoyed your visit with you sister..yall look so much alike!!
    I want that recipe to that chicken tortilla soup sounds yummy!!


Template designed by Rainy Day