I have been so bad at blogging this week but there has been so much going on! Last Saturday Shane took Luke and Matthew to a UGA game. They left early in the morning and got back just in time to go to a wedding. My parent's neighbor's daughter got married and the whole family went sans kids. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was so much fun. We pretty much danced all night. My parents danced, Shane and I danced, Shane and Dane danced, Daddy and I danced, Colie and Dane danced, Shane and my mom danced, Dane Colie and I danced and Shane and Colie danced. It was great! :)
Shane, Matthew and Luke at the UGA game
Me and Colie at the wedding. No one brought a camera so we used our phones. :)
The next day we had a girls day. Gracie spent the night after watching the girls and went to church with me in the morning. After church we had a quick lunch and then left Shane with the little girls. We went shopping all day. Christmas shopping and shopping for us. So many stores and of course Starbucks for some christmas coffee and a snack. Then for dinner we met Dane and Sabrina for dinner at the Mellow Mushroom for pizza. After dinner we went to a movie. Not just any movie...the new Twilight movie! I know, I know...totally crazy to be so excited about a Twilight movie. I have to say that I was so not going to get into those teeny bopper movies but I did. Last year I got sick and lost my voice so a friend loaned me the books. They ended up being really great, so I watched the movies. I was so excited for this movie to come out and it was actually really good. Way better than the other movies. It was such a fun day!
In the packed movie theater with another iphone photo! Kinda blurry but hey...it's a memory. :)
Thanksgiving was at my house this year. That morning all the guys played football and ultimate frisbee at the park. I brought the girls by so I could take some pictures and they ended up playing soccer on the other field.
Heidi wanted to play football too
Ava, Natalie and Heidi playing soccer
Shane blocking a catch by Brian
Luke actually caught this one!
Justin caught this one for the win
Later we had a pretty low key dinner. Dad grilled the turkey on the egg and all the sides were so good. I made a yummy pumpkin bread and everyone had pie. Everything was so amazing! After dinner we played Apples to Apples. One of our family favorites! Then Gracie spent the night so that Shane and I could hit the Black Friday sales. I have always loved Black Friday...getting up early and getting Christmas shopping done. I have to say that even though I got a ton of good deals...I don't really like the midnight shopping thing. Six am is plenty early. Having it at midnight had too many crazy teenagers with nothing better to do. Friday I went to the mall with Dane and Gracie to get a couple more things on my list and today pretty much finished it off. And...everything is wrapped and under the tree!! Yay!! I just love Christmas.
Also today, Shane put up the Christmas lights outside. We were just going to do a little bit cause he didn't have a huge ladder this year, but then we got the crazy idea to put his ladder in the back of his truck so that it would reach. It actually worked really well and now the house looks perfect. While he was hanging lights the girls were playing outside. It was a pretty fun morning and a really great week!
My cute girls in their hats
Natalie is getting way too big!
Taken from the inside of the garage...you can just see his feet!
Hanging up the lights
Our house all decorated for Christmas :)