Saturday, January 1, 2011

Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!

A little out of order....but here are some of our many pictures from last week! Today is Casey's birthday! As you can see from the picture above--he is 34! He likes to remind me that I am still older as he is just now turning 34 and in October I already turned 35......ha, ha, funny isn't it
So we celebrated with a some decorations, a big meal tonight, and a cake.....Emery-Claire kept saying all day "happy birthday to me!" When I constantly reminded her "no it's Daddy's birthday." She didn't really seem to care much except for asking me for the cake! So here's to our New Year's birthday......we love you & are so thankful for you! As all day he has been working nonstop on getting our house ready to move into next weekend! Yes, next weekend we are moving it all in! I can't believe it's coming up so quickly....Wednesday my mom is meeting me to keep the kids for a few days so I can actually be productive in taking things over there. I can't wait to begin to post more pictures as it has come such a long way!

Christmas day--since we stayed put this year due to our big upcoming move! We had some dear friends also in we all ate together that afternoon. Here is Reed with his big buddy, Deacon!

Emery-Claire thinks Deacon is one of her best friends too!
Christmas morning.....Mary Etta in her new chair
Reed with his new Georgia football---almost every picture I took that morning looks like this--same expression just different gift! So cute, he was just so excited!
Our one attempt at a family photo of all 5 of one we got
Waking up to the we don't make a huge deal about presents (we don't do Santa--so they know their presents are from us); the kids only get 3 each & and I had a family one (movie & game). But with Reed only being 4 and the oldest, it obviously just didn't register that this "morning" is a little different than other mornings. So they woke up at their usual time, come to me asking for breakfast, and then as we all walk out to the living room it was so cute as their eyes got so big and Reed kept saying "What!!", "What is this?!!!"--then there was laughing & giggling & running; they were so excited & full of energy! It was so cute & fun!
Some Christmas Eve pictures after our church service
Does anyone else's pictures usually end up looking like the above one?
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! We are so thankful for all the Lord has done in our family this past year, and look forward to this new year ahead of us! What many blessings He has bestowed upon our family. May we bring Him all the glory and honor due His name--as we grow in knowing Him more & making Him known!


  1. love the pics! happy birthday,casey...did you finally open you b'day present from us?
    look forward to seeing you & helping you,mom

  2. What fun pictures, Erica!
    How did the move go? That's so exciting!
    Also, I think Georgia & Mary Etta would be good friends...! :)

  3. Happy birthday to Casey ... loved the pix can't wait to see the ones of the house. Happy moving to you and me :)