Wednesday, December 29, 2010

K's First Christmas!

Now that the presents are opened, the food is eaten, and good times were had, I can honestly say this Christmas was very high up on my list of favorites. Not just because it was Baby K's first Christmas, it was just a great Christmas.

Now that I'm married, and have in-laws that live 3 hours away from my family, I have to choose where to spend the holidays. We spent Thanksgiving in Asheville, with my family, so Christmas was spent with the in-laws.

Even though I've been with the hubs for years, this was our first Christmas we spent together, which made this year even more special.

Since money is a little tight, and Baby K isn't really old enough to know what is going on, we didn't get her anything for Christmas. That makes me sound like a bad parent, but that is just another way we can save our money. Don't worry, she wasn't left sitting in the corner, while the rest of us opened gifts. Her biggest gift was her high chair, and I loooove it!

...and she loves it too! Even though she isn't really eating solids yet, we discovered she loves sitting up and playing with her toys...or kitchen utensils.

...see, no reason to buy tons of gifts when you have measuring cups!

She did get a few more toys to chew and drool over, this one being her favorite...

...but it feels extra yucky after she has been chewing on it for a while....and then she got money, almost more than we got.

The downfall of living in a small college town, is half the population is made up of students, most of which leave for Christmas break, turning it into a ghost town. While Corey has been at work, I've been busy spending my time alone with Kynlee, with nothing to do. Not that I saw my friends all the time during school, but at least I had adult interaction during class.

Beacuse all I have to talk to is a child, I have had a difficult time distinguishing from "adult-talk" and "baby-talk." I find myself grinning at the cashier at Wal-Mart, and talking to her they way I do to Kynlee. Needless to say, I have enjoyed being around other adults! I also enjoyed spending time with my new Sister and Brother-in-law, and niece and nephew.

...Sorry Ben, I know you tried to jump into a picture too, but your head was a little blurry haha, at least your eyes were open!

Biggest shocker of the week? I enjoyed the white Christmas we had. I know, who am I, right? I have decided Christmas is the only day of the year that I will tolerate cold weather and even snow. It was beautiful, and made the day more special.

Even though I have doubled my weight, and barely fit into my jeans, I had a great time. Our first Christmas as a family was simple, and that made it perfect. We got back to Boone yesterday, and we're enjoying the down-time we have before the new semester starts.

Now if we could get the apartment clean, everything would be just peachy! (Sorry Laura, that doesn't mean taking down the Christmas tree just yet, party pooper ;)...Here is a picture just to show you what you have to look forward to when you get here Friday!)

Hope everyone else had a great Christmas as well!


  1. Courtney, We loved spending Christmas with you this year- It is wonderful having a "sister" around to talk to...I love the Christmas tree, as long as it is in your house and not mine! :) I am really excited about ringing in the new year with you all! See you tomorrow! xoxo

  2. I loved spending time with you guys too! I'm glad to part of your family :) See you tomorrow!



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