Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a busy but fun Christmas. Filled with lots of family, cooking, and love. We stayed with Russell's parents for the holiday. We got to South Arkansas on Friday night and started cooking for family right after we got there! We decided to make The Pioneer Woman's famous Cinnamon Rolls. It was so fun making them for our sweet family. Here are all six pans. We would have had seven but I don't think we rolled out the dough long enough! :)  
 So worth it to make! You need counter space, by the way!
 Russell and I also packaged them up and added a few Christmas touches to them. It made a great presentation. The credit for this idea is also from Ree Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman! HA!
 I couldn't wait to give these to Aunt Nancy and Uncle Johnny.
 Nancy and I on Christmas Eve in front of her pretty tree.
 Christmas Day at The Price's!
 Here is Belle with some of the presents for the dogs, including a present for her!
 Ricky reading the Christmas Story
 Our breakfast. Breakfast Casserole and Cinnamon Rolls, of course!
 I was so excited to get these two collector's plates from Jackie and Ricky. I loved Princess Diana ever since I was a little girl. And this year, since the royal wedding, I have raved about Prince William and Catherine as well. I can't wait to display them in my curio cabinet!
 Russell and I in front of the tree
 We went to Kelly and Eric's house for Christmas Day dinner and to spend time together. Here is the table setting. Kelly always decorates beautifully!
 Logan and Lauren-the best nephew and niece EVER before our fabulous meal. We had beef tenderloin with prosciutto and horseradish sauce, twice baked potato casserole, brocolli and rice casserole, dressing, cranberry salad, homemade rolls, and TONS of other Christmas cookies and candies! We all pitched in for the meal and everything turned out absolutely perfectly!
 We had so much fun with our "Christmas crackers". Each one had a paper hat and a cute prize in them.
 Lauren and I showing off our hats.
 Pretty Christmas tree
 Kelly always wraps presents so pretty.
 I love family!
 Mama with Kelly and I
 Russell and I got Logan an "iHelicopter" for Christmas. You use your ipod touch or ipad to control the helicopter. Eric loved it just as much as Logan did. It entertained the whole family!
 Oh my word, my niece is growing up way too fast!

Monday we mostly rested but we still had one more Christmas to go.
 We had a great time with the Lawson's side!
 Ricky and Jackie always work so hard to make sure everything is perfect for Christmas!
 BJ, Katie and me and Russell
Russell and I wore our "ugly Christmas attire" again, just for fun. Hey, we gotta get our money's worth out of it, right?
BJ and Aubrey at the piano.

We got home yesterday afternoon so our schedule is pretty much back to normal. We did enjoy lots of time with family and friends though. I hope y'all had a wonderful and Merry Christmas! 2012 will be here before we know it! Time flies!

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace goodwill toward men. Luke 2:14


Maryellen said...

Meredith you look beautiful. I especially love your animal print top. So nice. Did you get a haircut?

Looks like a wonderful family blessed Christmas.

Happy New Year !