We had a fantastic time spending time with family and friends, great food, and lots of laughter.
my parents' tree on Christmas morning
Relaxing Christmas Eve morning/breakfast with just me and Ant,
awesome and fun Christmas Eve with my family,
Mom's cool Christmas bar
followed by fun Christmas morning, great lunch with my family on my mom's side in South Boston, then back to Richmond for Christmas celebrations with Marchetti's and Hanky's.
my 2011 wrapping color scheme
We got in lots of skype time with Ben in Thailand and some VERY exciting news was shared with the family when Jake announced that Kristen said YES! to his proposal!!!
So excited for my brother in law and my sister-to-be in the family!
This is in addition to several other engagements that happened over the course of the holidays. We are SO happy for Peyton and Ryan, Brittany and JF, Ashley Callis and Jess, and a few other friends who got engaged last week! It was a steady stream of wonderful news!
Not all that many good pictures from the holidays, as usual a bit too busy and chaotic for much of that.
As always, we were spoiled by our families, friends and Santas in our lives and got lots of great gifts, but I do have to share one in particular.
My father in law bought me a pink Daisy BB gun.
How awesome is this?
I can't wait to shoot squirrels in my garden, but I proved that I need quite a bit of target practice so I'd better get on it if I'm gonna be good by spring : )
This is the first time in my life I've had to go back to work so soon after Christmas...how depressing.
Anyways, short work week followed by more festivities
so I suppose I'll survive!