Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
We began Christmas day at my parents' house with the whole family: mom & dad...
We started out with a delicious breakfast and then headed into the living room for stockings and presents. It was so much fun to enjoy the morning with everyone and see the thoughtfulness and time put into all the gifts.
Next, we headed to Alan's parents' house for Christmas brunch and stockings and presents with his family. Most of our (mine & Alan's) Christmas stuff is still packed away in boxes but I did manage to find our stockings which we filled up for each other this year :)
We had such a good time with his family laughing and admiring all the fun presents. Our afternoon got even better when we decided to play a game, Imagine If, that Alan got for his parents, it was hilarious! We are so happy to be back in Knoxville celebrating Christmas with our sweet (and crazy) families, but most importantly, so thankful that Jesus is the reason for this season and the most precious gift of all!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
- 8 (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate baking squares
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1¾ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2⅔ cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1¾ cups buttermilk
- unsweetened cocoa
- Chocolate Truffle Filling
- 2 (14 ounce) containers of Pepperidge Farm Pirouline hazelnut rolled wafer cookies
- 4 (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate baking squares, chopped
- 6 TBS. butter
- 6 TBS. whipping cream
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- 10 (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate baking squares, chopped
- ½ cup whipping cream
Monday, November 28, 2011
Heather, McNeill, Tinsley, and Brittany
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
mud room (this was one of my faves)
awesome sliding glass doors opened from the living room to screened-in porch
this little detail was one of my faves...double doorway
beautiful hallway upstairs, notice Elizabeth's "slippers" we had to wear, ha!
family room (this was Alan's fave)
After a late lunch, we went on to the Titans game.
cool display of the American Flag during our National Anthem
Elizabeth and Patrick... thanks for inviting us, we had a blast!
Such a fun day!