December 31, 2011

How I Spent My Vacation

Linking up with:
Clutter-Free Classroom

to tell about how I spent my Vacation!
I actually just pulled this post from my other blog "Team Darley", because it's all about our Christmas :)

We started out Christmas a week early this year! The weekend before Christmas we drove to Macon to my Mom's work because we heard Santa would be there to take some pictures.  Although, we'd already had Caycen's pictures taken with Santa at Bass Pro, we thought we would take advantage of getting more pictures with Santa that were closer up.  After we left my mom's store, we went to her house to do Christmas with my side of the family.  It was a little different this year because we usually drive from house to house seeing both sides of my family.  BUT we changed it up so that Chance and I wouldn’t have to do that with Caycen.  We ONLY went to my Mom’s house this year! It was so nice though because my Dad and Cheryl, my Granny and Papa, my sister, her husband and kids, my mom and stepdad were all there with us.  We had a little dinner then opened presents with everyone.  It was so nice to not have to travel around from house to house this year. 

Our signature kiss that you will see LOTS of :)

I was wondering if

Christmas Eve we went to church with Chance’s parents, which is a tradition for them, and then we went back to dinner at their house.  We had some crab stew and Shrimp Creole. It was delicious. We opened our pajamas and went home for the night.
Christmas morning we got up for Caycen’s very first Christmas! We videoed everything J  We took Caycen downstairs to see all of his gifts from Santa.  We opened his presents first, then Chance and I exchanged gifts.  We then gave the dogs their stockings from Santa.  Santa left them each a toy and a bone.  You would think they were the kids by how excited they both were! Then we opened our stockings too.  Caycen was so exhausted by then that he just passed out right in my arms and we opened the stockings while he slept. 

After we cleaned up a little and piddled around, we got ready and went over the Chance’s parents house… we actually went in our P.J.s and took a change of clothes with us for later! J  We had a big breakfast there, opened gifts, then just hung out.  Chance, Baby C, and I ended up taking a little nap in the back bedroom because we were all worn out.  After we woke up we watched a movie, ate dinner, then headed back home to the dogs. 

Overall, it was SUCH a wonderful Christmas! I couldn’t imagine a Christmas without Baby C there.  I know next year will be even more fun for him and us!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!
I’m thinking up all of my New Year’s Resolutions that I’m going to make J I’ll post when I have completed my list…

Have a wonderful day!

A look at our Christmas Ornaments since Team Darley started 3 1/2 years ago...
When we got married on June 21, 2008

Our first Christmas 2008

Our first Christmas in our New Home 2009

Christmas 2010 (I was pregnant with Baby C)

This Christmas 2011 - with Baby C

Also from this year 2011 - a gift from our wonderful babysitter Stephanie
Baby's first X mas ornament - Also from Stephanie
Another Baby's first Xmas ornament from my mom... There's one more from his Nona, but I didn't get a picture of it.

a gift from Amanda

I made this also this year... I think I messed up because I don't think I was actually supposed to paint the leaves, just the feet... oh well whatever, it's still cute! :)

 ok... I'm really done now I promise! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!

Don't forget to look at my previous post so that you can get my NEW YEAR'S UNIT for FREE!!! EVERYONE who enters gets it :)


  1. Love all the ornaments! I collected one each year when we first started out too - since our kids are older we kind of slacked off on the tradition and it's sad to see years missing on our tree! The kids love looking over all the ones we do have each year!

  2. I love your blog! I'm so glad I found it in the linky. I love the baby pics! I have twin girls who just turned 1 so I know how fun it is to take pics of EVERYTHING!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  3. Great ornaments. Your son is adorable. Happy New Year!

  4. You have a beautiful family! Jen Ross sent me over and I'm your newest follower!

    Happy New Year!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  5. I'm a new follower of your blog and also your TPT store.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  6. I just found your blog! It is super cute. I am doing a giveaway too, come check it out!

  7. I'm your newest follower!!! :))

    Baby Caycen is too precious--I want to pinch those precious little cheeks!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  8. I nominated your for the Versatile Blogger award! Head over to my blog!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher


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