5 Christmases :)

We started out our Christmas on Tuesday night with Nathan's mom's side of the family up at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO....for those of you who haven't been, you MUST go! Its beautiful! We had so much fun even though we only got to go for 2 days! Kenny and Glinda were kind enough to invite Glinda's ENTIRE side of the family up for 3 days/2 nights at Big Cedar. They have a time share up there and thought it would be nice to do something a little different this year. It was amazing! I can't wait to go back! I have to say I do have great in-laws!

The deer they used for the kiddos stockings! They forgot the real stockings so everyone walked away with a new pair of socks! LOL! :)

Nathan and his cousin Daniel

Nate and his brother Kyle sitting on Santa's (aka Kennys) lap!

Kyle, Nate and Bradley goofing around!

Some of Nathan's cousin's lounging on the couch!

The bathroom in mine and Nate's room :)

Our beautiful room!

The view from our room...beautiful!

The view from the living room in our condo

Some of the condos up at Big Cedar

The view of the cabins across from ours

Our condos :)

Above the registration desk....Nate was in heaven

The WONDERFUL Christmas tree in the lobby....don't worry...I will have one of these some day!

Down the hallway in the registration building....they use this for confrences and parties..its georgeous!

The hallway leading to the restrooms!

A replica of a buck chasing a doe...it was an insanly large buck!

Me and the Tater :)

In front of the tree!


Nate, Me, Sarah (sister-in-law) and Kyle (Nate's brother)

Kenny and Glinda (Nate's parent's)

Us kids again

Before we went home we decided to run up to Springfield and go to PFI....its a store similar to Cavender's and Nathan LOVES it! They don't have one around here so we have to make special trips.

We then headed to.....dun-da-da-da....BASS PRO!!! This is Nate's all time favorite store and the closest one is Tulsa....he loves it! He was a happy boy!

Alligator in Bass Pro....UGH

As you walk in the door..
On Christmas Eve night, we headed over to K & G's to have Christmas with them as just our small family. It was really fun! I got a lot of fun stuff (including the rest of my Gail Pitman dishes) from them. They are good in-laws and spoil us kids WAAAYYYY too much!
G's Christmas tree!

G and Phyllis....Phyl is Nate's handicapped aunt that lives with his parents! She is a hoot and will keep you laughing for HOURS!
K opening his gifts

Kyle and Sarah opening their gifts

Christmas morning look what we woke up to......SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Not that it was much but its the first white Christmas we have had in a LOOONNNNGGGG time!

Nate and Biscuits stockings! I forgot to put mine in this pic....oops!

Nate opening his presents

My new Jessica Simpson purse Nate got me...I love Jessica Simpson!

Opening another present
Some of my yummy scents Santa left in my stocking :)

Nate got me a new pink Schrade knife for me to keep in my purse! Its so cute!

We then headed over to my parents house to have Christmas with them! It was a lot of fun! We got tons of cute/cool things! They really do spoil us kids!
Me with my new sparkly Toms!
Mom's beautiful mantle and our stockings!

Mom's Santa tree! Its beautiful!

Me, Nate and my bro Dalton sitting in the hallway waiting to head into the living rooms to see our Santa presents/stockings
Me and my bro :)

We also had Christmas with my Mom's side of the family that afternoon but my camera died so I don't have pics from that! We had such a great Christmas and are SOOO blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!
In case yall didn't know, my birthday is in 9 days! YAY!!! Nathan has decided to take me to Branson Friday night!! How fun! We are going with our friends Courtney, Justin, Ashtyn and Jarrod and I can't WAIT!!! I will for sure post more on that later! Well I have to get off to bed! Tomorrow is work (hopefully we get off early!!) and then we are heading to Tulsa for the weekend for my Dad's side of the family Christmas! I will post pics of that when we get back! Well ya'll have a good Thursday and a safe and happy New Year!!
See ya!
Chrissy :)


Christmas time!!

These last few weeks we have been crazy busy! First of all I would like to show you the newest additions to the Avey household!

These are my new living room curtains! What do you think?? My mother-in-law makes curtains and she made these for me and came over and put these up this week! She said that the funky pattern reminded her of me! After Christmas we are going to recover my pillows in some fun fabrics!! I think they look great though and I think they will look even better when I get the pillows finished and some more odds and ends for my end-tables! For those of ya'll that don't know, I like bright, bold colors!

Close up...how cute!

I also put up my 2nd Christmas tree!! I decided to put it up next to my antique buffet in the kitchen. It is more of a nature tree and next year it will go up in Nate's "guy room". Next year my kitchen tree will be bright red, green and zebra print! It will be my newest addition! Growing up, my mom had 7 Christmas trees she put up so I think I may be following in her footsteps!

Thursday night, my best friend Ashtyn and i went Christmas shopping/grocery shopping for our Christmas party/Christmas light looking!We started out getting groceries and then made our way to the mall somehow (that always seems to happen :) to do some Christmas shopping and then out looking at lights! We had so much fun!

Friday night me, Nate, Ashtyn and my cousin Jarrod decided to run down to the square to see all of the beautiful Christmas lights! We have done this every year and every year it seems to be more and more beautiful!

View of the square walking up!

Me and Nate :)

Me and Ash


...........and again!!!

Me and the Tater :)

Saturday morning we got up very early and met my Mom for breakfast and then went to my Memaw's house to make Christmas candies! It was so much fun! All of us girls ended up making it and we just had a great visit! Each of us girls brought our favorite Christmas candy recipe and the ingredients to make that recipe. We then made our candy and shared it amoung the girls! I was fun and I hope to do it again next year!

Some of the girls in Memaw's kitchen!

Me and mom!

Me and Ryleigh Kate :)

Some of our candies!

Mrs. Ryleigh Kate again!

Chocolate covered pretzels and no-bake cookies!


Saturday night was our first annual Christmas dinner at our house with our closest friends! We had so much fun! We had a huge dinner and then we played Taboo and watched a movie/visited afterwards!

The boys table.....its not near as pretty as the girls table was :)

The girls table!!


Napkins that Nate's mom monogrammed for me! I am CRAZY about monogramming!!!

Me and Parson!! Thisis our friend Christin and DK's 2 month old son! Im in LOVE!!
Ashtyn and Parson

Me and Court! I love this pic!

Me and the girls.....+ Parson!! (From left to right: Courtney, me, Ashtyn, Christin, Parson)

We had a really great time visiting and eating sooo much food! I can't wait to do it again next year!!
And in case anyone is wondering, I am CRAZY about this mirror! So if Nate's asks what I want, just let him know like I do all the time! :)

Well tomorrow is back to work (UGH) and then 10 more days til we are off to Branson for the Kilpatrick's family Christmas at Big Cedar Lodge! (Nate's mom's side). We are going up on the 22nd and will be back on the 23rd. Can you believe that Christmas is in 12 days???? Its insane! I have so much shopping left to do! Hope ya'll have a GREAT week!
See ya :)