Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rachel's 25th

So, my birthday has come and gone once again. To celebrate, knowing we'd be traveling on the day of, Marc took me to a wonderful dinner and a piano bar the Saturday before. The restaurant was a steak place with candle light, wine, and live Christmas music on piano. So nice! Then we walked maybe a block to a piano bar and spent the rest of the evening enjoying the fun and music. Marc let me open my birthday presents on the way to the restaurant, since we were celebrating after all. A hat and gloves (much needed for where we are and where we're going) and earrings with my birthstone in them :) It was a nice celebration. Then, on Dec. 20, we drove from Little Rock to Oklahoma City in route to Clovis, our destination. That evening we spent some time with Marc's friend Magno, catching up and celebrating the day of my birth!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa Pippin

We bought Pippin a Santa suit. He didn't like it at first, but got used to it after a little time. It has a hood that, if put over pippin's head, covers his eyes. He was running around unable to see, so the hood stays off. So cute!!

Making Cookies

As a holiday tradition, my mom makes sugar cookies and we decorate them. The fun is definitely in the decorating. This year, since we wouldn't be there for Christmas, we decided to do Thanksgiving cookies instead...and Marc joined in (almost willfully) :)

She's a good cook

working hard on his Santa

Even daddy helped

Baylor leaf

My Mrs. Claus

Marc's Santa

Marc's Canadian leaf

I bit the leaf off the apple and made it a pumpkin

We had fun

Working hard

Our creations!!

Later in the weekend, we played games with old friends and took the typical Rachel and John shot :) (we've been taking this picture for years..haha)