Addison and Ty

Addison and Ty

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Ok I may start saying this every year-but.....
This was the BEST Christmas EVER
It started out on Saturday evening at my parents house-such a fun time spent with my parents, sister, sisters bf Chad, Samantha, AJ, my loving hubs Bryan and Addison. What a great time we had telling old stories-screaming at the kids-laughing at the kids-and just being together as a family. I love Christmas Eve. Usually we sit around and open 1 gift at a time (yes-1 gift at a time). It is the longest most fun process ever!! Makes Christmas Eve really last. BUT this year we have a 2yr old and a 3yr old. Soooo they opened their gifts all up and then the adults and Sam went one by one. Addison got a TV from Mom and Dad, doll, picnic table, dog, books, rain boots (that she had to put on), a panda bear and lady bug, tent, tea set and all sorts of things. Bryan and I must have been really good this year-Mom and Dad were awesome to us. Bryan had me open the gift from him and Addison which is a Cannon camcorder-it is awesome!! We took a video of Addison coming down the stairs and looking at everything Santa brought her. This Christmas was unlike any Christmas I have ever had before. I finally didn't care about me. Sounds odd-but having a child and watching her open gifts is so exciting for me and the twinkle in her eye and the way she lights up and gets all excited-that is enough for me. She has changed me in such a good way. Addison stayed up until about 9:30 on Christmas Eve then woke up about 8:45 Christmas morning. She came down the stairs and Santa had come to see her!!! She was thrilled!! Books, Doll, Reindeer, Princess Tent, Cupcake kitchen, Keyboard and all kinds of toys. She had a blast! Then the 3 of us sat down and opened gifts as a family. Then we all got ready and headed to Oakland to the Harpers house-we had a great time there with Tammi-Michael-Erma-Katie and Bryce. The kids played the whole time and then everyone got to open gifts. Then we headed to Collierville to see Justin and Robin and the Matheny crew before heading back to G'town to see Mom and Dad and Kelly and Chad for Christmas dinner. This was such a special Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas really showed through this year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Parties 2011

Addison showing me all of the presents 
Addison being 2 
Our new ornament that we picked out together
Our new Mommy / Addison tradition 
Here goes the drop off 
Victory is ours!!!! Whooo Hooo
Not a tear in sight! 

Whiteaker/Harper Christmas get together
Dec 2011 
These 2 are a mess 

Our final product!
1st time for Kelly, Travis, Marshall, Bryan and Addison
to ever make a ginger bread house 
Proof that the Moms were there! 
CPK for Addison and a piggy bank and princess book
Marshall got a cool truck and a CARS big coloring book 
The ornament that Addison and I picked out. For this
year we had to go with something with trains on it. This one looked perfect! 
And then Mommy went nuts and had to add 2 more 
Purty and shinny I could not resist 
Ahhhh can I keep it up all year??
I love our Christmas tree and all the presents around it. 
1st Annual Todd/Long/Harper Christmas get together
Addison 2, Kyler 2, Drake 2 
Yup sometimes she would rather play with trucks 
Ali and Kyler 
Amy & Drake 

Friday before Christmas-PJ day at daycare
Goodness this kid is a mess-but a mighty sweet one! 
Ms. Erin with Addison and Marshall
They adore her! 
My sweet girl-Merry Christmas from Addison