Snapshots from the Holidays – 2022

We went to see Santa! Got some great pictures and there were no tears!! A win for everyone!

Matching Christmas jammies!! We spent lots of time by the tree enjoying the lights!

Nothing quite says “I’m 2” like a pose under the tree!

Brunch with Kaka and Kaki, this is the only picture…

A little cutie doing some Christmas grocery shopping!

Baking Christmas cookies with Mina and Kaki

We enjoyed our Christmas visit with Kaka and Kaki!

Sissy discovered the gifts! We opened a couple early, since she already took the paper off…

A little pre Christmas cozies!

Santa came!!

Christmas day fun! Presents everywhere!

The sweetest Christmas dress and Christmas smiles!

Ellis Ann’s first Christmas! Playing with her new doll!

Santa booty!

Papa Sam came for a visit and Graham got a bike and a HELMET!!

A Christmas family photo shoot by the tree!

Homemade pizza for Christmas dinner!

Practicing on the potty in Santa jams!

Exploring the lights at the botanical gardens!

Soaking up the last of Christmas!

New Years! Finally opening some special Champagne from our trip to Paris!

Family Holidays 2021

Graham’s First Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! We started the day with a FREEZING cold Turkey Strut. It was good to get out of the house and get in some exercise. We ordered most of our meal from Salem Kitchen so all we had to do was heat it up. I made a green bean casserole and homemade dressing, but otherwise we kept it low key. Aunt Jody came in the afternoon to have Thanksgiving with us and brought 2 pies and some deviled eggs. Graham tried and liked all of the food we had for our meal, he even had a bite of pumpkin pie! It was a great first Thanksgiving for G!

Christmas in Old Salem. We spent the morning walking around, listening to the carolers, and eating fresh Moravian Sugar Cake. I love the bridge in Old Salem at Christmas.

Christmas at Graylyn. We had a nice lunch at Graylyn before going to meet Santa. This was Graham’s first time seeing Santa. As you can see he was intrigued at first but then like most kids he was not a fan of sitting in his lap. Sorry, but I love the picture of him in Santa’s lap. It is a classic.

Christmas visit from Grandpa Jack.

Christmas at Reynolda House on a warm December day. Playing in the water fountain and the fields.

School Christmas Party! I love this background the teachers set up for the photoshoot, the kids did a gift exchange and everything!

We spent several days in West Virginia at Sean’s parents house this year celebrating Christmas. It was so much fun to see Graham start to be interested in Christmas. He liked the lights and all the shiny things best of all. Sean’s brother and his wife were in town for the holiday’s as well, so it was fun for Graham to be able to spend more time with his aunt and uncle. It was unusually warm so we spent a lot of time outside on walks and on the porch which was nice.

Champagne wasn’t the only thing popping this New Year’s Eve. My belly officially popped. We had a nice dinner out with friends while Aunt Jody baby sat G, and that wrapped up our holiday season this year!