Monday, January 10, 2011

Holidays Part Dos

After an amazing time in Tennessee for the holidays, we finally made it back to NC, and got ready for the arrival of my parents!  They moved us into our apartment back in July, but hadn't been back since, so we were thrilled to show them our abode and our favorite new spots in Durham.

We were able to do a big lunch w/ my cousins and their beautiful kids, while my parents were here.  It had snowed the day before and it was so much fun. I have lots of family in NC, who we have loved seeing since  we moved here!

Next, it was Christmas w/ my fam, stockings and all!  My mom and I prepared a yummy meal of ham, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, spinach casserole, and chocolate cake.  It was amazing!

John and me w/ our stockings :)
My sweet mom and dad
Dad loved his new Duke hat
 I loved my new rainbows - best flip flops EVER
My mom was so proud of the apron I made for her!
Flowerbomb - obsessed.
 For New Years, we drove to Emerald Isle Beach to visit my aunt and uncle and had a wonderful time.  My aunt cooked an amazing meal, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset and walk on the beach, and a bonfire w/ champagne and s'mores. It was definitely a fun and relaxing New Year's Eve.

 For my parents last day, we enjoyed the deliciousness of two of our new favorite Durham eateries...
Guglhupf's Bakery and Pop's.  Thanks so much Mom and Dad for coming to celebrate a belated Christmas and New Year's w/ us!  We love you!

Pop's :)



Anonymous said...

I am obsessed with Flowerbomb too Em! It is the best. ~Kelsey

Tucker said...

totally have forgotten about rainbows. now i want another pair (: they are the best!

what a wonderful time with your parents. Emerald island looks gorgeous. what a sunset.

CCM said...

Look at how cute John is in his glasses! Can't wait to see you soon!! xoxox bestie!

Emily Anne said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for the sweet comment! I love NARS and I'm totally checking out your suggestions.

You guys are pretty much the cutest couple ever (determined after about 15 minutes of serious blog stalking) annnd you also have the cutest hair.

Can't wait to see more of your adventures :) xo

Anonymous said...

so cute em! All the food looks DELISH!

Roxy Te said...

What a wonderful time! NC Represent! Isn't southern home cookin' the best? BBQ, Mac 'n' cheese, Sweet potato cass, mashed taters, green bean cass, home made rolls mmmm my mouth is watering!