Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas in TN

I hope you all had the merriest Christmas! We just got back from a week in Tennessee with both of our families - and we had the most wonderful time!
God sure poured out His love and goodness, as we got to spend time with so many of the friends and family that are so dear to our hearts. 

The week was filled with a Christmas light show.....

dinner with best friends, 

lots of snuggles and smooches with our nieces and nephews...

....and even a bit of relaxing, and Christmas baking!

On Christmas Eve, we celebrated the birth of our beautiful new niece!!   It was such a special and joyous occasion - praise God for His faithfulness!

....and we had a beautiful white Christmas!

I got to give my handmade aprons to my sweet nieces on Christmas morning! 

And little Evie got to come home on Christmas night - what a blessing!

Thank you to Court and McKee for hosting the fabulous get together with all our best friends - what a wonderful night!! 

love you girls so much!

And thanks to my parents for making the drive up to see us - you are the BEST!!  

The week was truly magical and it was such a wonderful reminder of God's blessings in our lives - we were so sad to leave!  

Hope you all got to enjoy time with your loved ones too, and were able to celebrate the miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior!  


Monday, December 24, 2012

Rockin' Around NYC

Last weekend, some of our wonderful friends from Duke came into town for the weekend!  We had a blast showing them around Princeton, checking out a few yummy restaurants, and then venturing into NYC for the day. We took the train straight into the city from Princeton, and started off at Bryant Park!  It was the most beautiful day, and we had the best time there (it's one of my favorite spots in NYC) :)

the ice-skating rink at Bryant Park 

Next, we took a quick stroll through the gorgeous NYC public library - another favorite landmark of mine - and for all you SATC fans - it's Carrie and Big's wedding site!

The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering around midtown, checking out 30 Rock, shopping at Henri Bendels, enjoying the beautiful Central Park, and joining 8 more Duke grads for the most delicious lunch at The Meatball Shop!

Finally, we made our way to the Rockefeller Plaza to see the tree!!  And it was truly magical - such an amazing sight to see!!

On the way home, we stopped by the Macy's window displays - they were extravagant and beautiful!!
It was the best trip - and it really got us all in the Christmas spirit!!
Hope you are all having a lovely week :)

We are in TN, enjoying family time and celebrating the precious birth of our Lord and Savior!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Bestie Reunion

Sorority squats, Hilary Duff on the radio, pizza, pizza, and more pizza, and staying up snuggling til the wee hours of the morning (OK, it was 11pm, but it felt like 6am)....put all of these things together, and you get a weekend with my college besties!!  

During our weekend in Atlanta, we also visited the amazing Georgia Aquarium (see post here) and just had the BEST time catching up :)

Here are a few pics from the weekend!! 

delicious dinner out!

Aren't girl's weekends the BEST!?