Monday, December 14, 2009

Our Weekend Recap

Josh returned home Friday evening from weeklong business trip to Dallas. It was great to have him home. Friday evening we grabbed some Chinese from Diamond Head for my family and took it over to their house for dinner. They were babysitting their ‘grandchild”, Addison. Addison is a six month baby girl, the daughter of our friends, Scott and Amanda Smith. Scott and Amanda have named my parents Addison’s West Plains grandmother, “MiMi.” We love babysitting Addison. We played patty cake, put her hair in pony tails, fed her green beans, and rocked her asleep. It was so fun!!

Saturday we attended Miss. Ava Claire Uphaus’ first birthday party! It was great turnout, we had chili and all the trimmings, yummy birthday cake, and some of the infamous Fruit Punch. Saturday afternoon I took a short nap, made Josh his favorite; Fruity Pebbles Crispy Treats, and prepared our food to take to the first annual Thompson/Hamby Christmas. Josh and prepared a great pork tenderloin and a hash brown cheesy casserole. We then travelled to the Thompson residence. Once we arrived we ‘dug in.” The Thompsons’ had prepared a delicious cheese ball, a five bean salad, green salad (with the wonderful WINE AND CHEESE dressing—mmmm), rolls, and a chocolate cheesecake. It was a great dinner. After eating we took a drive into the West Plains area to look at Christmas lights. There were so pretty homes, including the Thompsons lights. Josh and I might hire Kody next year to put some lights up for us…haha! This was our first Christmas celebration. It was a lot of fun to have a great meal with such great friends.

Happy First Birthday, Ava Claire!

Josh and I were up for some much needed quality time with one another. We took a trip to Branson. We left later Sunday morning. We went to Tanger and the Landing to do some shopping. I got a few things for myself and Josh got his favorite; The Everything Apple, from Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory. After shopping we ate a nice early dinner at Texas Land and Cattle. It was delicious. After dinner we went to the Trail of Lights at Sheppard of the Hills. This light display is 2.5 miles long and was named one of the best light attractions in the United States by The Travel Network. The lights were fantastic. We were amazed by all the detail that was in these lights. After we went through the drive thru light display we went up into the Sheppard of the Hills Tower, we got to see the lights of Branson. After we went up into the tower, we were served hot apple cider. Mmmm. What a great ending to a great weekend.

Josh and I at the Branson Landing

Me at the Landing :)

My husband, Josh

Merry Christmas to all!