December 27, 2012

Christmas Scenes (& Our Family is Growing!)

I think I speak for us all when I say my absolute favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with family. (Ok...and the food and the booze and the extra long weekend). Our family kind of lives all over Houston and the surrounding cities and some even out of town so when we all get together, which is not often enough, it just really warms my heart. Screw the gifts. All I need is a fireplace, my family and a glass (or 4) of wine. Really...how boring would Christmas be without a big ol' family there to join you?

Scenes from Christmas 2012

While Beau and I racked up on new fun stuff for our house (lamps, full length mirror, rocking chairs for our front porch, etc...) there was one gift that absolutely topped everything...

I'm gaining another sister!!!!
I just love her reactions!! Talk about pure joy in her heart. :)

Yep! Baby brother got down on a knee on Christmas morning and popped the question to his adorable high school sweetheart, Brooke!!! We have it on video, too, but my IT locked me out of YouTube for the day (Grr!) so I'm not able to upload it just yet. Stay tuned...it's really really sweet!!

So there. Our little family is growing and we have yet another wedding to plan!! Merry Christmas to us!

I just love love.

(And our new fireplace.)
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PS: if the title fooled you into thinking I was knocked up...sorry Charlie. ;)

28 comments:

  1. I love her reaction when he is down on one knee!!! Priceless! Congrats and Merry Christmas!

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  2. When I read the title I immediately scrolled down. Ha! Congratulations on your new sister! By the way, I love that pearl in the oyster ornament. A friend lost her mother this week and I think it would make a really nice, comforting gift for her. Where did you get it from?

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  3. Her reaction is priceless! Congrats to your family!! Loving all the pictures of your new house, can't wait to see more : ) !!

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  4. AWW! How sweet!! :) Congratulations!! Love your hair & dresses!

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  5. That is so sweet that your brother got engaged Christmas morning! My best friend did too & it's SO exciting! Congrats on moving in this weekend! Looks like y'all had a great first weekend & holiday in your new home filled with lots of great memories already!!!

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  6. Awww, congrats to your little bro.
    The pictures look so sweet.

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  7. Congrats to your brother and new SIL-to-be!!

    Glad you had a great Christmas!!

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  8. how awesome!! i love that dress you're wearing so cute

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  9. Congratulations!!! A new sister and another wedding to plan is a great way to start the new year :-)

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  10. How adorable! What a great moment to capture!!

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  11. HAHAHAHA! I did kinda think that for a hot minute... So excited for your brudeer... What sweet pictures. Can't wait for that home tour because I am just in love with your house so far!

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  12. hahah yep thought you were knocked up but remembered you posted about your bro getting engaged!! yay! I love your new fireplace...we still haven't bought logs for ours and it is on our list to do ASAP!

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  13. Girl!You about gave me a heart attack! I thought maybe you and Beau got a little Christmas surprise! ;) Congrats on a new sister!!! Can't wait to see a tour of the house#

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  14. Girl!You about gave me a heart attack! I thought maybe you and Beau got a little Christmas surprise! ;) Congrats on a new sister!!! Can't wait to see a tour of the house#

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  15. LOVE all your pictures. Congratulations to your brother! :)

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  16. Oh how sweet!! Can't wait to see the video!
    Looks like you all had a great Christmas!!

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  17. How exciting! What an adorable proposal. The title did totally trick me though I admit ;) So Cute! :)

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  18. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!! The engagement was so sweet :)

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  19. Chris and I will be seated at the family table at the wedding! Make sure Chris knows this!! I already told your Mom but she forgets shit! So make sure it happens!!!

    PS I have the BEST homewarming gift that ever rocked a homes world coming your way. I have to wait for a house warming party to give it to you so everyone can see that I got your the BEST gift. True Kristen Style! ;) Love my Monkey!

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  20. Haha I totally thought you were going to announce a pregnancy, but then I remembered that I saw you post the engagement on instagram :-P

    Love your striped dress, is that the one from ON?

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    1. LOL no babes here!! And yes-the dress is from ON! Thank you!! Hope you had a great Christmas!! xoxo

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  21. I love your pictures! Looks like you had a great holiday!

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  22. So exciting. What a wonderful time to celebrate with your family!

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  23. So many exciting things happening for you right now!! Your new home is beautiful... and congrats to your Bro!! That is SO neat :)

    Also, thank you for your sweet comment... we are so excited for our baby girl!! :) xoxoxo

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  24. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Kids Games

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  25. LITERALLLY LITERALLY LITERALLY almost texted u about the title of this and then i was like mayyybe i should read first LOL

    congrats to your brother and new sissy!! THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!!

    looks like you guys all had THE perfect Christmas!!

    xoxox

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  26. Looks like a magical Christmas with special family! And you witnessed another proposal - so special!
    x

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