Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Cheer

We were FINALLY able to decorate and put the tree up this weekend! After a lot of debate of whether or not to put a tree up this year, we realized it just wouldn't feel like Christmas without one.  Our worry with putting up a tree was that Thurman would try to eat it!

He tries to eat everything! 

Putting on Christmas music, enjoying a glass of wine and decorating the tree was a perfect way to spend our Saturday night. 

Our Tree

During the decorating of the tree, we love to reminisce about the moments when we got the special ornaments we have.  Our two favorite ornaments this year:

An Ornament from Uncle Rick & Aunt Gayle 

An Ornament from Saratoga Springs 
(the first city we lived in together and got married in)

Thurman also got into the holiday spirit ...

That FACE!!!

Someone got an ornament! 

There is nothing better than snuggling up on the couch all together with the tree lit.  I finally feel the Holiday Cheer around here!! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

p.s. I do have to admit, just this once that it is soooo weird that it isn't chilly out with snow on the ground right now and I might miss it A LITTLE bit.  

p.s.s. That being said, we went to the beach today and I forgot all about that feeling of missing the cold!! More on our beach trip next time! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Best Day Of Our Lives!

September 21, 2012
The Best Day Of Our Lives

Hope you enjoy some of our favorite moments:

We have so many wonderful pictures from our wedding.  Our photographer was fabulous ... check out all of her work at Kathleen Hertel Photography and make sure you LIKE her facebook page.  

We promise to share more pictures soon!! 


Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Day Downtown

Yesterday, the sun was shinning here in Charleston!!

Thurman needed to get out and socialize a little bit (he has become quit the homebody)....

So, we went downtown for a walk and to watch the Charleston Holiday Boat Parade.  There are viewing points all over the Charleston area, where you see boats decorated with lights and holiday cheer.  How much fun!!!

Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures of the parade because the puppy was sleeping on my lap, but here is one I found online:

pic via here

Before the parade we took a stroll down King St. to see all the holiday decorations.  I love downtown already, but with all the lights, wreaths, bows and cheer... I love it even more!

Thurman was a HUGE hit downtown.  So many people stopped to give him lots of love and of course ask "what kind of dog is that?"  

Poor little guy got tired pretty quickly, we had to take turns carrying him.  He LOVES to be held and to snuggle up. 

Someone was really sleepy!  

It was a GREAT Saturday in Charleston.  There are so many events going on to celebrate the holidays, I wish we could go to them all!! Here is a great list of all the holiday events

We are thinking of going to Festival of Lights on James Island, Holiday Pub Crawl and Mt. Pleasant Holiday Market then Holiday Parade next.

What are your favorite things to do during the holidays? 


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Our New Addition!!!

We are excited to announce our exciting news!
(no... we are not having a baby, even though it feels like we have a newborn)

We would like you to meet ...


Thurman is a Vizsla who was born on September, 30 2012. 
We love him so much already! 

Thurman loves to:

with his toys or anything he can get his paws on when we are not looking

We can't wait until he has all his shots so we can take him to the dog park and beach to run free.
Right now we run around the apartment or around the block.  He gets tired pretty quickly because he is just a little one, but soon enough we will be training for marathons! 

I have never seen a dog that loves to cuddle so much! Vizsla's have been giving the nickname
"velcro" dog because they need to be attached to their people all at all times.  Thurman has lived up to this name!

We can't wait to have LOTS of adventures with our new little guy! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Success!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It was a beautiful day here in Charleston for Thanksgivng

This is how our first Thanksgiving went in Charleston:

I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the first time ... EVER!! Ek!

The smoke alarm only went off once and I only called my mom about 10 times. SUCCESS!

Let's start from the beginning.  

I did a lot of prep work on Wednesday.  Had to cut up the potatoes and brussels sprouts.  Make the stuffing and the cheesecake.

Thursday morning, Trevor cleaned out the turkey for me then we stuffed it and put him in the oven around 11am  After a few hours I made the brussels sprout casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls.  It all turned out GREAT!!

Trevor ate two HUGE plates of food and that made me so happy.  I really enjoyed cooking Thanksgiving dinner and can't wait to do it again next year. 

How was your Thanksgiving? 

What was on your menu?