Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas Sweater Party
Ryan, Allison, and I started off my Christmas break with doing some last minute shopping on Saturday before Christmas. Terrible idea and I won't be doing that next year for two reasons. One because there was too many people and I don't like crowds and reason two...well that will come in a later in the post. Then we went to a wedding for Brad and Tiffany Carr. It was beautiful with the Christmas decorations. To end the day...we went to help get ready for and attend the Christmas Sweater Party at Ryan's house. It was so fun! I won't post all the pictures or videos I have of the night because I don't want to embarrass to many people.

All the girls by the tree.
All the boys by the tree.
Adam, Conner, Josh, and Ryan at the party. These are good friends of Ryan's and groomsmen in our wedding.
This is one of my favorite pictures of the night. It is a little dark, but it still gives great laughs!

Well I left for Little Rock on Monday afternoon so that I could go to dinner with Emilee, Abby, and Kelley and then go to the movie. I forgot my camera so there are no pictures. But the time we got to spend together was great!

Tuesday was another crazy day. I didn't do much but I forgot everything all day long. I am so sorry that I forgot about lunch with Rachael. Sorry Rachael. I don't know where my mind was all day. Ok so I do, I was waiting on Ryan to get there all day and we had Christmas at my Dad's and Stepmom's Tuesday night! To past the time I took a thousand pictures of their new puppy. There are some cute pictures but they are all on their camera so I will get them. I put Breck in his stocking and took a picture! I know I am mean! But it is toooooo cute!

Wednesday the craziest day of all! We started by going to my Grandparents at 9 for breakfast and Christmas present opening! I got to see all of my family and spend lots of time with my cousin and her husband Neil!

As if 18 people opening presents wasn't enough for the day. Ryan and I still had one Christmas present left to buy. And it is not that we didn't try for two weeks to find this gift we couldn't find it anywhere. Finally about 2:30 on Christmas Eve we had found it. We had gone back to my mom's to get ready and wait on her so that we could go to Benton for the Candle Light Service and a get together afterwards at the Green's house. Well that sounds pretty normal and laid back until we were on our way down there when we got a call to hurry cause someone special was getting engaged!!! Soooo I hurried to get down there and we heard a breif story from Mrs. Debbie at the house and we headed to the church where ALLISON AND BAXTER GOT ENGAGED!!! WHOOO!!! Baxter and Allison "went to the church early to save seats". When they got there Baxter had left roses and present under the tree. He had her open them and then he pulled out the ring and proposed. We showed up shortly there after! It was a great time and she got to show off her ring at church and afterwards at the get together. They are getting married December 19, 2009.

Allison and I at the church right afterward.

Brother and sister in front of the tree where it all happened.

Allison's and Baxter's whole new family!
Never did I think we would be Sister-in-laws but how much better could it get and we are now engaged at the same time and can plan together!!!!!!!

Some of the clan at the Green's.

The next morning Ryan had Christmas early in Benton with his parents, Allison, and Baxter. Then he came to Little Rock and Ryan and I had Christmas with my mom and Gran. We got lots of good stuff : our bedding for our new house, a new washer and dryer, and Ryan got a new tool chest and tools! (He couldn't have been happier!) Thanks Mom!!!!! We enjoyed our time we got to spend with my mom and gran but we were off again to Malvern to Aunt Joyce's. We got to spend time with lots of family and ate some more good food! Then we headed back to Benton to have Christmas with Ryan's parents. Which was a lot of fun and I got the 411 on all the family in Malvern.
Ryan and his mom on Christmas night.

Lucy got a new rawhide bone from Allison and Baxter and a new PINK! collar from Ryan and I!

So lets recap the day: Ryan started in Benton, went to Little Rock, Malvern, Benton and back to Little Rock!
Sarah started in Little Rock, went to Malvern, Benton and back to Little Rock!
We had a crazy but great day!!!!!

The next day we got up and ran some errands around town and then went back to Benton to spend the night there with Ryan's parents. And on Saturday we went to Malvern again to go to Grandma's and Grandpa's. There we ate some really good BBQ and played hand and foot the card game! Needless to say the boys beat the girls really bad! But hey it was all fun!!!!

Sunday we headed home to rest and Allison and Ryan had to go back to work on Monday, Baxter and I got to stay home and enjoy the rest of our break!


MomApoo said...

Love you so much...and can't wait to be sisters!!!

Lauren McKnight said...

Sounds like yalls christmas was just as hectic as ours! Thanks for putting a good picture of me on here ;) Tell Allison congratulations. That is so fun for you two!