Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Wonderland

On Saturday we went to see Ice at the Gaylord in Grapevine. Derek almost bought the tickets online the night before but he decided not to at the last minute. As we were walking up to purchase our tickets, we saw an incredibly long line of people ahead of us and then out of nowhere this man walks by and asks us if we need tickets. I said yes and he handed me 3 tickets...FREE! We were so excited, not only because it was free but that meant we didn't have to wait in line. The tickets he gave us were special tickets that were good for any of the times. WOW! It couldn't have worked out better for us! I did feel a little bad for all the people who had to wait, but it was so nice to skip that part! The ice exhibit was neat! Ross really enjoyed it even though it was FREEZING in there! We also went down the ice slide, so much fun! By the end, I felt like my face was frozen, it felt really tight when I was trying to smile or talk! After looking at all the ice sculptures, we walked around the Gaylord and saw many other exciting things...Santa, a balloon artist, toy shop, and a real gingerbread house. The whole experience was amazing! Then we headed over to Grapevine Mills to do some shopping! We went to the Rainforest Cafe and Ross got to make his very own stuffed animal. We have made a build a bear before but this one has a sound added to exciting...especially when it went off during church! HA! Got to love those moments! :) The rest of the weekend was filled with hanging around the house and a Christmas party with the Kingdom Kidz group at church. Kingdom Kidz is the children's ministry and I teach Kindergarten every other Sunday. The party was a lot of fun. We are all excited at the Harris house for Christmas! We are getting our cookies ready for Santa and carrots for the reindeer! Hope everyone has Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Pictures

We took our family Christmas pictures a little over a week ago and here they are! I am very pleased with the way they turned out!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New addition to the family!

I am so excited to introduce the newest member of the Harris family...Charlie!

He is a cute/sweet puppy that we got from the Humane Society this weekend. He is a chi-winnie like Andy. He is too precious! The whole family fell in love with him...except Andy. Andy was leary from the moment he came in the door. I have to say that it TOTALLY surprised me because everytime we take Andy anywhere and there are other dogs, he LOVES them! They usually don't like him because he is so playful. I guess because this dog is in his house, he does not like him. He growls at him and has tried to bite him a few times!! The puppy, of course, keeps trying to play with Andy. Today has been a little better, I think he will get use to him eventually.

Derek and Ross making a gingerbread house.

We took family picuturs this weekend and I can't wait to see them! My long time friends, Miranda and Michelle do photography as a hobby and they do such a great job! They are also so very sweet! I am glad I got to see them, even if it was only for a short time. After the pictures, we met up with another childhood friend of mine, Catherine and her daughter Makayla to eat dinner at Tamollys in Greenville. Sadly, I did not take any pictures! Makayla is so precious! She is a living doll! It was great to see such wonderful friends! I hope we can all get together again soon!

The fam playing horseshoes at Thanksgiving:

Not sure what the funny face is all about :)

Derek showing off his skills!

Clay and colton

CJ, Derek and Clay

Dad and Miss Shae

I hope to not go such a long time without posting again, we have been SO busy though! Derek and I started taking dance lessons on Monday nights. I have a women's Bible study that I am involved in and Derek and I are about to do a couples one with my sister and her husband. I should have lots to post...if I have time!