We spent Christmas with Erin's parents and will be here in Springfield until the weekend. We had a wonderful Christmas day....enjoying each other's company, calling friends and family to wish them Merry Christmas, opening presents, and of course eating great food. We'll post more pictures and video from our time here later but I wanted to post pictures of a very happy Erin and the present that I got him. I am officially the COOLEST wife of all time :)
One of my Christmas presents is an electric paint roller. I have been begging Erin to let me paint the bachelor pad ever since we've been married. I thought that he had been resisting painting because he didn't want the change but it was actually that he didn't want to go through the pain and annoyance of painting :) But, he gave me the paint roller before the Christmas party and we painted the living room and kitchen that week. It looks so great!! I'm very happy with it. Here are a few pictures.
Last night we had an "Ultimate Cheesy Christmas Sweater Party" at our house. It was just a get-together for a group of our friends from Sunday School and the only requirement was that you had to wear a cheesy christmas sweater! It was so funny seeing all our frends dressed in this cheesy garb! The winner of the cheesiest sweater for the guys was definitely our friend Nate and the winner for the girls was his wife Erin. She wore more than a just a sweater...she wore a Christmas jumper as well!! We also had a ton of fun playing a Wii that our friends James and Suzy generously let us borrow.
The winners - they look so happy :)
Cheesin' with Hale and Andi
Our new Smyrna neighbors!!
The Cheesy Hosts!!!!
We spent all week preparing for it...we even painted the kitchen and the living room. We had assorted holiday beverages and a great spread of:
Hamburger Cheese Dip and Chips
Sausage Cream Cheese Bake
Ginger Creams with Icing
Choc. Chip Cookies
Sugar Snap Pea Tea-sized Sandwhiches
Chocolate Oreo Filled Truffles
I was really proud of it, since I made it all from scratch and didn't mess up on any of it. That is a real first for me :) I even managed to keep the kitchen clean while preparing :)