Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Christmas Recap │ North Carolina │South Carolina │family-friends-&-babies ♥

I'm finally getting around to sharing a few photos that Zach and I took over Christmas. 

We were so excited to go home for the holidays, even if it meant a 999.9 mile drive across the country. The long ride gave us plenty of time to talk, joke, listen to music, and even make a bet or two. Halfway home, I bet that if I simply started doing yoga in the living room in front of our niece, she would join right in and love it. Zach didn't think she would. Guess who won that bet!?! 

So glad Zach was there to catch our impromptu living room yoga session!

We loved spending time with family and friends back east, 
and especially cherished the quality time playing with our nieces. 

Prepare for a cliché... 

they grow up so fast!!! 

We built a gingerbread village, played dress-up, baked cookies for Santa, read lots of books, and pretended to eat tons of play-food from "Annika's delicious living room restaurant."

The day after Christmas, Zach and I drove down to South Carolina, where we celebrated the holidays with my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. We couldn't believe what we saw when we pulled up to Grandma and Grandpa's house... Grandpa had acquired a "train" and had been giving rides around the yard! Who doesn't love a train ride?!  

Another highlight from Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's was meeting our sweet cousins' baby girl for the first time. She is so beautiful and loved. I was able to take a quick photo of her with her great-grandparents. She's their seventh great-grandchild! (hope I didn't miscount)

After Christmas with the extended family, we drove to Myrtle Beach to spend a few days ocean-side with Mom and Dad Herrmann and close family friends, the Musselmans. We shopped, played dominoes, and watched a silly movie. Sunday, the Grahams came down for a day and we got to spend time with Lily! She's grown up so much since we saw her last March. Although she's still quite tiny, she sure is spunky, wide-eyed, and on the move!  

Happy ONE year to our favorite little Graham-Cracker!

in summary:

We had a blast!

So blessed to have such a wonderful family and friends, time together over the holidays, and the technology to keep-in-touch all of the days in-between!


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