Friday, December 31, 2010

December Goals - How'd I Do?

December was fast and furious! We had a great month and I got some good stuff accomplished! :) 

*Read 2 books {FAIL - just read 1... this might be my first major book fail.}
*See Voyage of the Dawn Treader!! {COMPLETE!! so good. so so good.}
*Celebrate Christ!!! {COMPLETE!!} 
*Spend as much time with family as possible {COMPLETE - here, here, here, & here}
*Throw a Christmas party! {COMPLETE-ish - Didn't turn out to be a party, actually - but we did plan a Christmas get-together!}

*Send Christmas cards by December 3rd {COMPLETE - Christmas cards were sent.. before Christmas. :) }
*Finish decorating for the holidays {COMPLETE}
*Make a gift for someone {FAIL - I don't really even know what I planned to do for this one... maybe next year!}

*Keep the house presentable for company {Ehhhh... it was presentable when company did come, so... draw?}
*Hang chandelier {FAIL - what did I expect though, huh?}

*Make tons of Christmas goodies {COMPLETE - I made chocolate fudge like 4 times, and Mom made me the Ritz cookies... remember?}
*Contribute something to Christmas meals with friends/family {COMPLETE - usually fudge.}

*Drink water {FAIL - could have done much better...}
*Eat healthy - more fruit!! {COMPLETE - grapefruit, mandarin oranges, and applesauce are my friend.}
*Daily vitamin {fer da baybee} {COMPLETE}

Music City Bowl - TN vs. NC

As part of our Christmas from the Millers, we all went to the Tennessee bowl game in Nashville!!

Trace Adkins sang the National Anthem!!

This is the part where we won...

...and this is the part where we lost.

Don't ask. Because I really don't want to talk about it anyway.

Other than the outcome, we had a BLAST spending time together and enjoying the final TN game of the 2010 season!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

White Christmas - Not Dreaming!

Our house on Christmas morning!!
It was the most amazing sight... we could not have asked for a more magnificent Christmas gift!

(our paper, with about 3-4+ inches of snow)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas with the Guin's

Christmas day (once we braved the snow) we went to my Mamaw's.
her awesome tablescape! (complete with Lindor chocolate truffles)


beautiful scenery

yummy spread of YUMMY food!

Mamaw's menu with schedule

Spoiled AGAIN!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas with Jason's Family

After we left the Miller Family Christmas (on Christmas Eve) we went to Jason's parents house and exchanged gifts! 

Hunter & Elizabeth with their stockings.

This was place number 1 where we got completely SPOILED! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas with the Millers

On Christmas Eve we had Christmas with the Millers at the Poe's house.

A full spread of food (including chicken & dumplings) started the night. 

Then the gift exchange began! Here is Nanny trying to open a box covered in tape - she was getting frustrated! :)

Little Ben (remember him from last year?), Cade, and Nehemiah hanging out on the couch.

It was such a fun night!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sales Dept Christmas

Last Thursday (the 23rd) we had our Sales Dept. Christmas party at Charlie's house. We had yummy food catered by Sweet Gipsy. We got to hang out and talk and played Table Topics
I love my coworkers!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!!

Hope your holiday is filled with family, food, and fun. 
Merry MERRY Christmas from us to you!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


In my 5+ years with Jason, he has only called me selfish twice. Both was around Christmas. (Once was yesterday.)

Now, what you may think is that I'm greedy with presents or something, but I hate to tell you - it's food related.

Every year growing up, my mom would give us chocolate oranges in our stockings! Do you know what I'm talking about? They are AMAZING!! So good. Sooooooo soooo good.

So a few years ago, I got one in my stocking (of course) and held on to it for a few weeks after Christmas. A "slice" here and a slice there. Savoring the yummy goodness. Then Jason came around asking for a slice. And another one. And another one. And, okay, I'm a nice girl, but I can only take so much!!

So I would hide it and be real sneaky when I wanted some, so he wouldn't know I was eating it and ask for a bite (or 20). So then he caught me and called me out on being selfish. The next year I got smart and got him one too. Fewer fights. Saved our marriage. :)

Another tradition in the Guin household is that my mom makes these FABULOUS chocolate peanut butter things - peanut butter in between two ritz crackers, dipped in chocolate. Be still my heart. So growing up, I had to sneak them from my dad, who got his own special stash that mom made him. Lucky dog.

So this year my mom made me my very own stash!!! Whoo hoo!! She gave it to me last night and said "These are for you guys!" ---- No, no, no, mom - I don't think I heard you correctly. What you meant was "These are for Sarah" right?

So in the car on the way home, Jason starts taunting me by eating a couple and I FREAKED OUT and said "DON'T EAT ALL OF THEM THOSE ARE MINE YOU CAN'T HAVE THEM ALL YOU BIG FAT MEANIE HEAD!!!!!!!" And can you believe he called me selfish? He said it was just like the chocolate oranges all over again.

This morning I went to make a little bag of them to take to work with me to snack on. But he hid them. I should have seen this coming. He hid the tin of ritz crackers. But I found them. Oh yes, I found them, you little rat. And I hid them from you. Muahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!

You thought this would be a story of redemption...

But I really am just selfish.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Camp Christmas 2010!

Sunday we had Christmas with my dad's side of the family, the Camps, and everyone got to come!!

Granny, Pawpaw, Danny, Angie, Daniel, Tori, Amanda, Steve, Laquada, Hannah, Justin, Emily, Blair, Mom, Dad, Sam, Vanessa, Nick, Jason & me!

the boys chatting in the kitchen

eating yummy food and catching up

Hannah, Granny, & Laquada

Pawpaw talking about the Navy with Jason

We all had such a great time together!!
Hopefully we will see them all again soon!

(psst - hey Angie and Amanda!!!!!!)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dinner Party!

Last Saturday we met up with Brad, Emily, and Cara to have dinner at BiBa's! We had such a great time hanging out and catching up with the Thrashers, who currently live in Blacksburg, VA, and Cara, who lives in Athens, GA. 

We ate some yummy Italian food, and stayed there for like 3 hours. It was so great. :)



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