Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Morning!!

Christmas morning was a blast with three little ones!! Of course, Brooks, being 3, was really the only one that kind of understood the whole thing. He was so excited that Santa enjoyed the cookies and milk, and loved that the reindeer really loved their carrots and dog food. (Brooks chose the dog food for them). Brooks, Barrett and Anna Lou must have been really good this year, because Santa definitely showed up!!

Brooks trying out his new camera.

Lou Lou (a nickname that seems to be sticking) loving her gifts from Santa!

Later, we opened family presents

Anna got a pettiskirt from Aunt Sissy (Wendi) and Uncle Nick. She loved it!

Christmas Eve and the Juonds are BACK!!! (just to visit)

Wendi, Nick, Brooks and Barrett came in on the 23rd to be here for Christmas. It was the best present ever to be with them and have them here, in the US of A!! Christmas Eve was a marathon! We went to church with my family in the afternoon and then back to my parents house for a little bit. We then drove to be with a bunch of Dave's dad's family and Memaw for dinner. After that, drove back to my parents to spend the night. Whew!! What a night! But a great one for Anna's first Christmas Eve! It was great being with everyone!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Baby Hall!!!

My sister in law, Kim, delivered Carter Michael Hall this morning at 1:42 a.m. He is a healthy, beautiful baby boy!! Mike, Kim and their 3 girls, Aubrey, Lily and Emery are so excited that he is here. We made it to Houston and got to see the sweet little thing today, and I will post pics when we get back home. Praise the Lord for Carter!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas in Houston...

After the wedding in Austin, we drove to Houston to spend a few days to do Christmas a little early with some of Dave's family. It was a great trip and Anna had a great time with her cousins! Here are a bunch of pics from our trip...All the little girls got dolls from Mimi that looked like them and had their name on their dress! So cute!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Amanda's Wedding...

On December 20th, my friend and college roommate Amanda got married to Doug Brown! It was such a fun weekend in Austin and a beautiful wedding! Here are a bunch of pics from the weekend...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Anna Loves Santa!!

My mom, Honey, and I took Anna to see Santa the other day. It was a covered area, but still outside and so it was a little chilly. Anna didn't seem to mind! She was entertained by all of the toddlers screaming their eyes out and clinging to their parents. I know that will be us next year!! But this first meeting with Santa was great! She was taken with him! He was so sweet with her and talked to her for a while. I am sure she told him exactly what she wanted and that she had been very good this year:)! Like all parents say, it brings a new light to Christmas when you start having kids! Man, this is the best!! I am so excited for the years to come when she really begins to enjoy this precious time of year.
Here are some pics from our trip to meet Santa...

The day before we saw Santa, we were at the mall with Jerica and Jack. Anna couldn't take her eyes off Santa at the mall, so I knew she had to meet him up close and personal!

Jack blowing Anna kisses.