Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I feel like Christmas is flying by this year.  Our vacation really put me behind.  We finally got our tree last week and got it all decorated last weekend.  I got the inside of the house finished too and decorated but I still haven't finished the outside.  All we normally do outside is wreaths on the windows but my suction cups broke and home depot is out so they still aren't up!  UGH!  Oh well.  Here are some of the pics from our Christmas card this year.  I absolutly love getting the mail this time of year!  Everyone puts so much time and effort into their cards and I just love getting them.  Our kitchen is full of great's so nice to see all of your beautiful smiling faces every day! 

Thank you to Kelli Alfreds for our Christmas card photo session.  You did a great job with Ally and we had a great time.  Hope everyone is having a great Holiday season.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Big Apple...

The week after Thanksgiving TJ, my Mom, Jeff, and I headed to New York City for a big city Christmas Vacation.  We had a great time but were so ready to come home after a long week of sightseeing.  We got to see some amazing things.  It really got me in the Christmas spirit and decorating the house when I got back was even more exciting.  Here are some pictures from our trip.  Hope everyone is having a great Holiday season!
Rockafeller Center

The Tree at Rockafeller Center

Skating Rink...we had lunch at that cafe you see.  It was great. 
There were skaters skating while we ate...very cool.

We never made it up early enough to get on the Today show but we did do the NBC tour.

Rockafeller Center...I think this building, the main building is called the GE Building.  I really don't know though.  That's sad isn't it...

Amazing view from the Top of the Rock

TJ, Me, Mom, and Jeff

We walked all day along 5th Avenue

St. Patricks Cathedral

Times Square

Times Square

The Bull near Wall Street

The New York Stock Exchange

Mom and I had a great time in Tiffany's...what a fun Christmas!

The tragic yet facinating site of Ground Zero

Grand Central Station

Oh just me and Carrie Underwood hanging out at the Wax Museum

TJ taking on Muhammad Ali


The famous Macy's

I wish I could say this was our hotel, The Plaza...but that would be a lie.  It was beautiful but our home away from home was the Hampton Inn Madison Square Garden.  It was great and all we needed!

Central Park

Us at the Museum of Natural History...on the last day.