Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas

Our Christmas tree this year

For the past 2 years we have gone somewhere different for Christmas with my parents and sister. I guess you could say that we think being "Home for the Holidays" is overrated! :) Two years ago we went to the Biltmore house in Asheville on Christmas eve and stayed in a bed and breakfast that night! Last year we traveled to Nashville to see the Rockettes at the Grande Ole Opry and then Louise Mandrel in a dinner show. This year we went to Atlanta to see the Coke museum and the aquarium. We always open presents on Christmas eve. It has been such a fun tradition, and even more now that Lael is here!

Here we are at a brewery in downtown Atlanta on the night of the 23rd.

I just love this hat on her!

At the Coke museum.

Before the 3d Coke show. It was really neat contrary to the look on our faces!


Us holding an actual Olympic torch from the Beijing Olympics (which we went to!)

My favorite-- Diet Coke!!

Tasting the Coke products of the world


Trey getting his free Coke :)

Lael with her first Coca-Cola!

Here we all are at the aquarium!

Granddaddy and Lael

Lael checking out the fish

Lael with her silver spoon from GramPatti and Granddaddy!

Baby's first Christmas ornament--in our favorite "Old World" style!


I was most excited about this gift (I even had Trey video tape us opening it!)--her first baby doll--Baby Huggums from the Madame Alexander Doll collection! It still thrills me to open up a doll at Christmas...how I miss those days, but now with this little girl I'll get to live them all over again! Thank you GramPatti and Granddaddy!

A cute little teddy bear pacifier holder! I love this thing because it's so soft, she can hold on to it, and we can easily keep track of her paci!

GramPatti with the sweet angel

Next, we headed on over to Rock Hill to spend a night at Trey's parents' house.

Pops and Mimi with the girl

Daddy always has the touch.


Uncle Mike doesn't know about all of this fussing!

Mimi with Lael and Haley

Grandma Ashley, now known as Gigi

Granddaddy, Jan and Beth


Great Grandma and Big Daddy Ingram on the left and Great, Great Aunt Jimmie and Uncle Ace on the right.

The festivities aren't over quite yet! We are having our Christmas celebration on New Year's Day with my mom's side of the family! We are so looking forward to introducing Lael to some of them who haven't met her yet! More pics to come!
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