Thursday, December 22, 2005

A Christmas Photo Blog

Today, we leave for good ol' North Cackalacky. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. First we travel to my parents house. I love Christmas morning here, because we literally lie around in our PJ's all morning (if not all day) and we don't care about bedhead... see?


we sleep all day...


and play games with the cutest dog in the world


and of course, act like the total goofballs we are...






Then, it's off to see Forrest's dad and that side of the familiy, where crazy brothers do crazy things....


and we decorate cookies...


and my wonderful father-in-law realizes with horror that his son married a Democrat...

(I joke, I joke! It's not that bad, but yeah... we definately don't see eye to eye on anything politically)

After that little jaunt to see his dad, we head to the mountains to visit his mom. I absolutely LOVE it here, not just because of Forrest's mom, but because I went to college here, met Forrest here... and "grew-up" here... The mountains have a special place in my heart, and everytime I go there, I fall in love with the sleepy little town all over again. I love walking through campus, driving through town, and remembering what life was like just a few years ago... remembering how far I've come, and how much I've changed since walking into my dorm Freshman year. It also helps that Appalachian State University won the National Championship for Division I-AA Football! :) Go Apps!!!!!


Back to Christmas... shall we? So it's here, at Forrest's mom's house that we relax by the glow of the wood stove...


we pig out on homemade goodies by Nanny and Cathy...


And I once again state my love for Papa, the most adorable grandpa anyone could have...


And after all of the fun has been had, the fudge has been eaten, and the gifts have all been given... we head back home. Once here... even MORE fun, as Forrest's dad, brother, and brother's-girlfriend come up for New Years....



:) Again... I jest! We're very much looking forward to this week and to New Years with all of our family.

To our family: We love you all SO much and cannot thank you enough for all the support and love you've given us over the years.
To our friends: You guys are the best. Thank you so much for being a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and a laugh to share.
To our "blog-friends": Thank you so much for writing. You have kept me sane by allowing me to realize that so many other people go through exactly what I go through... that we are all so much alike, yet so different. I love your honesty, your transparency, and your support for other writers out there.

To Everyone: MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Rude Cactus said...

Have a fantabulous one!

Reesh said...

Ha! Halarious! I too love Christmas with my family and is all the little things that make it so great. I just hope I can find Christmas thru all the boxes this year...

Have a great time!

Erika said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE YOUR PG TICKER ONLY HAS ONE SQUARE LEFT. YEEE-IKES!!

Have a great time in NC, sounds BUSY!

Isabel said...

Isn't Christmas wonderful? Spending time with the people we love is just...Heaven on Earth.

Thanks for the great photos.

Merry Christmas to you and Forrest..and travel safely!