Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Recap: Part 1

Christmas has come and gone - and I can't believe it.
Where did 2011 go?
I guess moving to a new town, selling a house, buying a house, starting new jobs, and adopting a kitten will make a year fly by...

We had a wonderful Christmas - it was full of time with our family and friends.
And really, who can ask for more?

T and decided not to exchange gifts, since we are trying to furnish our house.  

These few of our Christmas presents to each other...

A new kitchen table
We had this made by a local guy here in Americus - he is really talented!  He used old heart pine boards to make it, and we love the way it turned out.

and this hutch
which is currently being refinished, but should be in place soon

Our kitchen is red!
Can you tell in the top picture of the table?
Red, Red!
I like red, but our kitchen is pretty small, so we are thinking of painting it a lighter color to make it feel a little bigger.  This kitchen is amazing (not sure of the source - I'd like to give credit, but can't remember where this is from!) but I would love our kitchen to look *something* like this.

Here's hoping!

Anyway, we have really loved our first Christmas in Americus, and our first Christmas with little Birdie.
She is so fun, and I love her to death.  Here she is warming up by the fire...tough life, huh?

Before we headed out of town to my parents - we delivered a few small gifts to our neighbors...  

mailed out a few more Christmas cards
We got so many fun cards this year!
and we even got one from Michelle, one of my favorite blog friends :)

wrapped a few gifts...
Is it weird that I loved wrapping presents?!?  It's so relaxing to me, especially if I'm watching a good Christmas movie.

and we were ready to go!

Sadly, I took zero pictures Christmas day!  Dad was the designated picture taker - a job he has been doing for years!  

I did snap a few the night before...

My parent's dog
He loves that toy - can you tell?

Christmas eve we munched on a few pecans my Mom picked up at my grandparent's house

It was really a lovely, relaxed Christmas at the farm

We headed to Colorado a couple of days later to go skiing with T's family - more about that later!

Hope you and your family had a great Christmas - I've really enjoyed catching up with everyone!
We are finally getting back in the groove of things since the holidays!  
And we've been taking it easy...
Last night at 9 p.m.
We are wild, if you can't tell!

Much love all!
Happy Belated Christmas to you all :)


Tessa said...

welcome back, darlin'!! happy new year! the hutch is amazing and will look gorgeous in your sweet new home!! xo, tessa

Elise said...

i love wrapping presents too! :)

Bethanie said...

Merry Christmas Catie! I've missed you on here!! Cant wait to read more of your holidays!

Kasey Lynne said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful holiday!!! Like Bethanie said, we miss you around here!!

Glad to hear that you're doing well. I can't wait to see how your hutch turns out!

Michele said...

I've missed you blog friend! I can't wait to see more photos from your ski trip. How fun to see our Christmas card on your fridge! We have yours up, too. I love the kitchen inspiration photo. That will be a dramatic before/after.

Megan said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas from this great recap. Glad to see you back blogging!!

Happiness Is... said...

Looks like a great Christmas to me! I am always envious of your fires....

Sara Louise said...

I love your fireplace... it's huge!
And wrapping presents while watching a Christmas movie is one of my absolute favorite part of the holidays :-)
Happy 2012 to you!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Sounds like a great Christmas--that table is so cool! I can't wait to see what more is to come for your new home!

Fit With Flash said...

Your holidays look amazing! I love the hutch! And that fireplace is where my ass would be parked EVERY night during this winter. : ) Have fun on your ski trip!

Kat said...

What a fabulous Christmas. Your sweet little kitty is adorable. Love the new furniture for you darling new house! We didn't exchange gifts this year either and had hardwoods installed in the dining room instead!

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