Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve 2011

It has been a very good year for us! We got to watch our first Grandchild grow and progress from a new born to a walking one year old. We welcomed home our 2nd Missionary. We had some wonderful visitors and hope to have more next year. We had the opportunity to see a lot of family and friends at Lauren and David's wedding.  We have enjoyed our backyard Brick Oven and are grateful for all the taste testers who have helped us eat the pizza made in it. We are grateful for good health this year! 
Here are a few pictures to close this year and move us forward into 2012.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Festivities

Such a special Christmas with everyone home this year!
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner prepared by our favorite Chef.
It is a tradition to open one gift, which is always new PJ's.
We had fun helping Santa put out gifts for everyone;) 

Bennett was a bit overwhelmed at first but enjoyed having lots of new things to explore.
We enjoyed being able to go to Church as a family and even had the pleasure of having 
Darren (serving as Bishop) sit with us for most of the meeting.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Road Trip

Darren and I took a fun road trip down to the Florida Key's!
We left after his last meeting on Tuesday night and drove to Yulee, Florida just past the state line.
After a quick breakfast we drove on to Ft. Lauderdale where we spent the evening and night at Embassy Suites. We enjoyed dinner at Outback Steak and watched the sun go down over the city.
On our way out of town we followed this Rolls Royce a few blocks. ( we are not big fans just fun to see one)
After about 2 hours we were on the Overseas Highway or the southern end of Highway 1. It is a 127.5 mile drive to Key West, but we stopped and checked into the Cheeca Lodge Resort.  Jill, McKay and Tyler met us for lunch on the beach. (Hapari was shooting their new styles for 2012)

After hanging out with the Hapari crew for a while we hit the Hwy for some Key Lime Pie in
Key West! If you like Key Lime Pie you must go to the Key Lime Outlet, it's the green and yellow building on Greene St.

With all the fun activities to do at the Cheeca Lodge Resort we decided to spend the day enjoying some. Breakfast out on the patio and then bicycling around the resort and over to the Moorings Village.
We paddled around the shoreline shooting some of the photo shoots going on, Hapari and Lands End were just a few.

We ate dinner at this great Brazilian House~Braza Lena make sure you are really hungry if you go.
It was time to pack and start heading back. One more stop on the way home, Downtown Disney for some Christmas shopping. We stayed at the Hilton across the street so we could walk. The weather was just perfect for our weekend away!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend together as a family here in warm and sunny Summerville. Darren made our Turkey in his brick oven and Jacquie made the pies and stuffing. 
I set the table and made green bean casserole. Bennett liked eating stuffing for his first Thanksgiving dinner. It sure was fun having everyone home this year!

All Photography By: Dream Lane Photography

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nerd Birthday

 It's A party A birthday Party that is!
Ben turned 26 today!
Jacquie created this cute invite for his special day.

Happy birthday Ben!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November has brought us cooler nights.

A few of the pictures taken at Azalea Park and the "Fall Activity" at Bargatze's Farm.


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