Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

On Christmas morning, Mark, Belle, Abigail and I exchanged gifts. We got some great stuff! Thank you Grandma Belle and John (aka Grandma and Pe-Paw)! After the gift exchange, we relaxed the day away (actually, we stayed in our pj's all day). We had a scrumptious Christmas dinner, Belle did a wonderful job! Mark and I were off the 26th too so we were excited to stay another day. We did a little shopping and ate at a great meal at Tijuana Flats. Mark's dad and stepmom came for a visit before we left for home. Abigail had so much fun. We made it safely home around 7:30. We are truly grateful for our families! God has blessed us beyond measure! Enjoy the pictures. Until next time...God is good! All the time!  

So excited about her Leap Frog laptop

Peanuts coloring book

Watching Daddy open his present

Belle looking through her 100 picture album

Grandma's singing Christmas card

A recorded story book from Grandma

Butterfly hand puppet

Ice cream sundae set

Stocking goodies


Cupcake necklace from Grandma

New sweater

Another new outfit

Miss Priss

Being "stretched" by Daddy and Grandpa

Look, she's taller!

Christmas Eve

We headed down to Virginia Beach on Christmas Eve and went over to Mark's cousin's house for the Hadley Christmas Eve party. The food was good and it was nice to see his relatives. Abigail played with a couple of her third cousins and the dogs. She had a blast. The gift exchange is always fun. We ended up with an awesome crockpot! Abigail got a Christmas Snoopy toy and Ariel pajamas. After a little while, we headed back to Belle's house and called it a night. Enjoy the pictures.

Aubrey and Abigail playing in the jewelry box

Playing with the toys


My beauty in front of the tree

Aubrey and Abigail

Playing with the doggie

Kid's table

Princess Abigail

Would have been a perfect picture, if I hadn't cut off Mark's head

Abigail's Christmas Snoopy

Abigail's Ariel pajamas

Monday, December 19, 2011

HBC Christmas Party

Abigail attented her first Hyles Baptist Christmas Party yesterday. There were 100+ kids and boy was it loud and a little crazy in there! There was singing, preaching, a skit with The Grinch and Cindy Lou, a Christmas lunch and a special visit from Santa. Every child got a present from Santa and best of all a couple children got the best gift of all-salvation! Enjoy the pictures.
Waiting for the party to begin

Watching the skit

The Grinch and Cindy Lou

She was scared at first but the candy cane won her over

Pre-K opening their presents

Happy kiddos!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Abigail's Christmas Card Pictures

We didn't take Abigail to a portrait studio this year for our Christmas cards. It was just more sensible to take some pictures at home. I definitely need a new camera though. Some pictures were too bright and others were too dark and fuzzy. After about 20 pictures, here are a few of the best ones.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

We finally put up our Christmas Tree. Abigail had so much fun helping. She is so excited about everything Christmas related. She definitely brightens our lives!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weekend trip to Harrisonburg

Mark had the weekend off of work so we went up to his dad and stepmom's house in Harrisonburg, VA. Other than Mark's dad cutting his leg with the chainsaw and getting 12 stitches on Saturday, it was a relaxing and uneventful trip. We had the best time and are really looking forward to our next visit up there. Enjoy the pictures.

Abigail was so excited to see the fish

Her Nemo has grown quite a bit (he's the smaller white and orange one)

Picking flower seed pods

So proud of all her seed pods

Here's more!

Off to more fun

Mark all bundled up

Putting out bird seed

Sun was too bright...good thing she had her doggie!

She loved playing with all these blocks

Gazing outside

All bundled and ready for a walk

Blowing the dandelion blooms

The easier way to get the blooms off :o)
Beautiful Abigail

Walking back home

Abigail watching the sunset from inside

God's beautiful work