Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thanksgiving and Such

Thanksgiving this year was so much fun! My parents and Kerri decided to fly out and spend the weekend with us. It was so good to FINALLY have some visitors and to give them a glimpse of our life out here in Milwaukee. We packed alot in over the weekend. They flew in on Thanksgiving Day so basically we just ate and relaxed. We also had our friends the Fairbourns and Fitzgeralds join us for the feast and it was all great food. The boys even helped with the dishes! (see below) The guys played lots of Rook and the girls relaxed, watched Miracle on 34th Street, and mapped out our route for the Black Friday sales.

My Mom in MY apartment- it was so fun to have them.

The Thanksgiving Spread

The gang

Such good helpers!

I love this picture- Mom was tired from a day of traveling and eating =)

So Friday after a day of shopping we went to downtown Milwaukee and went to the 'Christmas Carol' play at the Pabst Theater. They had a beautiful Christmas tree in their lobby so we had to have a little photo shoot.

The play was so much fun. The acting and set were so good. It was a great way to kick off the Holiday Season. Thanks for coming out Mom, Dad, and Kerri! I will always remember all the fun times we had. Hope you can make it out again SOON!

Christmas in Chicago

So the Saturday after Thanksgiving we decided to go down to Chicago to see the decorations and to do a little shopping. Neither of my parents had ever been there and Mom was dying to see Michigan Avenue. We left bright and early and had a fun day seeing Chicago. It was a perfect day to take it all in.

Cozy in the backseat- love that shot of Dad.
Pilot and Co-Pilot


The girlers

Me and My Honey

So on our wanderings down Michigan Avenue there were two ladies outside wearing these big fur coats and they told us we HAD to check out their store. So we did. Upstairs there were these crazy, huge, expensive fur coats. The owners were so nice they let us try them on and let us take pictures (knowing very well we had no intention of buying anything). They were so fancy. We decided to try our shot at modeling.

Mom wins best model. She's already been recruited. Me? I gave up my contract a long time ago....Haha.

Macy's was decorated so pretty! It was just like off of a movie. Kerri and I got our make-up done and browsed the nine floors. We love Chicago.

Christmas 2009

Christmas this year was awesome. We spent Christmas with my family and then went over to Washington for a very quick trip. We were supposed to stay there through New Year's but the weather wasn't cooperating so we had to come back early. Sorry Barbers! We wish we could have stayed longer. But despite the weather, we had a great trip home.

Before we left for home I surprised Dave with his Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary/any other occasion present. For the past two years Dave has been complaining about our TV, so about 8 months ago I started saving. I was planning on saving it for his birthday, but I cracked one night because there was a good deal. So, he got his present early and I must say I love it just as much as he does, if not more =) Now I'm just trying to find a sofa/console table to go with it....

Christmas in Montana- Santa didn't forget us!
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Dave and Jason with their stocking treats

The aftermath....

There were so many ping pong tournaments I think everyone lost track who was ahead. Fun times.
It was so fun to see everyone again (minus Melissa's family =( ) Can't wait to see everyone again.

They even let me play one game.

Merry Christmas 2009!