Saturday, December 29, 2007

We had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was very good to all of us! Chad and I were talking the other day about how lucky we are to have both of our families so close. It's nice to be able to share all the holidays with both sides of our families. It does however make for constant running and rearranging! We spent Christmas Eve day with my family opening gifts and snacking on finger foods - which were yumm-o! Then on Christmas Eve night we went to Nana and Papaw's and had Christmas dinner, which was also yumm-o! We opened gifts there and as usual walked away with the trunk loaded down. Our girls sure weren't hurting for anything after spending 1/2 the day with Gram and Papa, Aunt Carly, Tim and Allie and then the second 1/2 of the day with Pops, Aunt Dee and Hannah, Nana and Papaw, Uncle Eddie, Aunt Susan, Marybeth, Matt & Lauren! Gifts galore. We're still sorting through the goods =).
I had a hard time deciding what pics to include on this post because I took about a million trillion! It was Courtlyn's first Christmas where she knew what to do and that was fun to catch on film. And of course, Taylor is getting so big and pretty, I keep turning the camera on her too! Chad and I had a very big Christmas present to share with the girls this year.....I attached a pic at the bottom so we could share our news with everyone! We are all very excited about our new addition......
Taylor at Nana and Papaw's - High School Musical 2 : I guess the motto with that stuff is "the more the better".
Courtlyn inside her Dora Fiesta Ball Pit she got from her Gram and Papa.

Courtlyn playing with her cousin Xander's new cowboy hat he got for Christmas.

Courtlyn's big present from Mommy and Daddy. A Dora the Explorer Four Wheeler. She didn't require any training - she just jumped on, pushed the button, and took off. We think she's a genius.

Taylor with her BIG GIFT - An American Girl Doll named Julie. They kinda look like twins don't they?

Chad, Courtlyn, Pops, and Aunt Dee

Taylor and Mommy on Christmas Eve
Taylor Abigail

Aunt Dee and Taylor

Posing again......

The Youngs, Christmas Eve 2007

Tim, Carly, Me, Chad, Courtlyn, Allie, Gram, Taylor, and Papa on Christmas Eve

It just took one present and Courtlyn had the unwrapping present thing down to an art

Taylor and I's Gingerbread House

Our newest addition : Stella LouElla Young
What?!?!?!?! You thought we were pregnant? An 8 year old, a 17 month old, a crazy cat and a brand new puppy rounds us out quite nicely. We have decided we are now the "All American Family" minus the picket fence. We're quite content right where we are right now.
We wish you all a Happy New Year! Love ya'll!!!


Chuck, Elizabeth, Carter, & Mason said...

Great pictures!!! I CANNOT believe how big your girls are getting!!! They grow way too fast, dont they? Love the puppy, she is so cute!! And yes I was kinda hoping it was going to be a baby to be announcement. Oh well, maybe next year. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love all the pics. Abby got the same four wheeler, she is crazy on it!! Miss Stella is very cute hope all is going well with that. I do love my new camera my hubby was very good to me.


Anonymous said...

Stella is so cute! Got to wait till we get a yard but we love boxers! Love all the pics, you have a beautiful family!

Heather said...

Ohhhh Stella is ADORABLE!!! Of course your girls are, too! I was thinking a pregnancy announcement too! lol
Heather B