"Christmas, Christmas time is here!"
Lights are up and running!
This is the face of a woman who is doubting her decision of getting a dog. HAHA To this day, she's still adjusting...we both are. We are trying to make the best of having a dog and let's just say it is very much work in progress.
Nicknames: Ollie, Twerp, Dog, Buddy, Puppy, Bud, and Pooper
Favorite Toys: Microfiber Towel, Antler, Christmas Bone, and his Christmas Sweater
Every December, the 82nd puts together an event called Operation Toy Drop. It is where airborne qualified soldiers buy and bring a new toy, for kids who are not as fortunate for Christmas, in exchange for a lottery ticket. If your ticket is called, you are guaranteed the opportunity to jump out of an aircraft with foreign jump master from other countries. This year they had: Poland, Botswana, German, Singapore, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherland, and Canada.
These are my Canadian jump wings. This is my second year participating for this event and I cannot wait for next year.
Sarah and I have been talking about buying a handgun. So we took the safety course so that we can get our conceal carry license.
My girl looks like a BADASS.
For Christmas my parents bought me two tickets to see the Tran-Siberian Orchestra. It has been on my bucket list for about eight years to go see them and it was AWESOME!
I could not have asked for a better person to share the experience.
Sarah's job signed up for a 5k and invited family to join in. It was quite cold but so much fun. As usual, Oliver not cooperating.
Oliver led the way for the first 2 miles.
OUR FIRST SET OF VISITORS!!!!
During Andi and Mickey's voyage from New Hampshire to Utah, they made a pit stop in Fayetteville, NC and Alyssa came to visit for Christmas! It was so nice having family in our little home.
All the traveling had a few people a bit tired.
Aren't we so cute with our matching pajamas :)
For dinner, instead of a turkey we each had our own cornish hen. They were sooooo yummy!
I spy with my little eyes...a sleeping Alyssa.
After opening presents and breakfast the house was asleep (except for mua)
Our attempt of taking a Christmas Day picture, the dog wasn't cooperating haha
Oliver may have found new love
I've only ever made a gingerbread house using a kit so Alyssa said we had to make our own gingerbread house.
Can you guess what we made?
Alyssa created the Weirwood "Pine" Tree
I made the tower which Bran fell off of.
Sarah (master architect) built the castle
The final touch, the Hershey's etched direwolf!
Sarah did an amazing job
*insert GOT theme song"
This last month has been incredibly busy for the both of us but we have survived and are excited to welcome in the New Year.