Monday, December 21, 2009

Home Sweet Home

It is so nice to be home... That means Christmas is almost here!! When I got home last week a was filled with holiday spirit. I wrapped all the presents for my mom, helped decorate the house, and just having lots of snow makes it feel like Christmas time :)

I love going home! This is what I would wake up to every morning growing up. I love how you can leave everything behind you and relax. There isn't very good cell service so you turn you phone off and forget about it.

This is some wild life that we saw in less than a weeks time. A deer running through our back yard. And two raccoons in a tree down the street at a neighbors house. We also saw some turkeys! I may live in a small town in the mountains, but who wouldn't want to vacation for Christmas here?!?!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Spirit

It has finally snowed a couple of inches in Kirksville, making it feel more like the Christmas season. Sunday Ryan and I made and decorated sugar cookies as the first snow flakes came down.

Ryan SUPER excited for cookies

I forgot how pretty things our after it snows...

Gingerbread Houses

This weekend we made ginger bread houses at the Oldham's. It was a great night surrounded by friends, candy and hot chocolate!!

Village of Gingerbread Houses Natalie working hard

Girls admiring their work

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Winter Ball

AT Still hosted is annual Winter Ball. It only cost $5 and we got dinner catered by some local place and dancing! It was fun to get dressed up and have a candle lite dinner with Ryan.
Ryan and I pampering ourselves, getting ready for the ball!