After Amy got married the family went to Gulf Shores, Alabama. We have been here many times before and usually go every year.
I got to go to a few Palette Parties with my sisters and friends.
|This picture totally shows my family's personality!|
I got to return the favor and stand by one of my best friends as she married the man of her dreams. I didn't take any pictures at the wedding, so here is a throwback from our high school days.
|Circa 2001 or 2002|
We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with both of our families. We also held our 2nd annual Elf Workshop for all 9 of our nieces and nephews plus 1 great niece. The Elf Workshop is technically hosted by our dogs and it is just a day that we spend doing fun Christmas crafts, games, and watching movies. We have done an ornament both years and this year we did a snow family out of their handprints.
|Each kid did their own little masterpiece.|
Last for 2011, but certainly not least...we added a new family member with 4 legs. Our precious little Bailey was brought into our family in November and has been a perfect fit for us. She and big brother Buddy are the best of pals even though she is 6 times his size now.
|The day we got her. 11-4-11|
|Buddy checking out his new sister for the first time.|