I know...it's been almost 4 months since we last posted where we are in life. I have excuses - good ones too I think! But - let's just start the year off on the right foot. One of our New Years resolutions was to be better about updating our blog - letting our friends and family that we don't see often enough stay updated on our little family. We promise to update on a regular basis, even we we really don't have exciting things to talk about. So, I guess we promise to bore you with random details and happenings. Excited yet? :-)
So...what's new since October?
Jamaica was great! Travis and Anna both looked amazing and the resort was just as beautiful. We had a blast on a catamaran tour - climbing Dunn's River Falls and snorkeling. It was too short of a trip, but we are so thankful to have been able to go. Anna and Travis will have wonderful memories of their wedding, and we will have such special memories of our first birthdays old married folks. Thanks for getting married there guys! :-) I've posted a couple of pictures from the trip...Matt - we'll email you the rest so you can live vicariously through us.
On the Catamaran to Dunn's River Falls
Our first splash in!
Slide off the back of the boat.
Me and the Beautiful Bride
With the Crawfords!
Barrett's Birthday Breakfast
November was relatively low key. We spent a great weekend in Richmond with Matt and Lora following the ECU/Va Tech game. Buddy had a blast with their dog Cody, and we had a blast with our best friends. We spent Thanksgiving at our house...again. One day, Barrett's really going to get some time off around the holidays and we'll visit family. Until then, we're happy to take care of our friends. :-) We're also lucky that Jeff and Cindy (Barrett's dad and stepmom) live so close and that Rachel and Bubba aren't against making the trip to Charlotte. December brought busy holiday weekends and our First Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party! Our friends went all out and really took the Tacky theme to the limits! Here's a picture or two to give you a taste...
Barrett and the guys...Yes, this was their idea.
Rebecca and the girls from work.
We spent Christmas at home. Susan and Mike came into town a few days before Christmas. Matt, Jenna, and Landon came in Christmas Day. We were so happy to be able to spend Christmas with family this year! Jeff and Cindy came over Christmas night and we had a great Christmas dinner and lots of fun. Having a baby (well, I guess Landon's not really a baby anymore!) in the house was tons of fun! As most kids do, I think he was into the boxes and paper more than the gifts!
For New Years, we headed to the deep south and spent some time with my family in Louisiana and Mississippi. New Years Eve was a blast! We had a bonfire at my mom's in MS...Barrett kicked my butt in darts, we roasted marshmallows and hotdogs, and sang at the top of our lungs to every song that came on the radio. The neighbors the next day said we appeared to have "had a really good time." We did. :-) Then, we headed west a bit more to LA. It was COLD which was a bit of a change of pace...we're talking temps in the teens! Who knew we should have packed big winter coats? We got to eat good food (A LOT of it) and I even learned how to shoot a handgun. I felt pretty hardcore. :-)
At the end of January, Barrett and I celebrated 8 amazing years being together. We can't believe it's been so long! We count our blessings each day for each other.
So, now here we are, 2 months in to 2010. We hope you all have started the new year off with a bang.
Talk with you soon...we promise!