December 22, 2014

Christmas Festivities | Part 1 | 2014

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We started our Christmas celebrations this year with the Williams gathering (Mike's mom's side). We enjoyed catching up over brunch, opening gifts from Gram and a little game of dirty Santa. 'Most & Papa had a quick sit in the hot tub before ending the day with a nap ... those two (: 

December 12, 2014

Christmas Cheer

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Solomon all bundled up & ready to go
Mikey fluffing the tree 
...and hanging "ormanents" with care
one of my very favorites - from Crave Studio
all snuggled in
4 stockings for 2014
one of the most special i own 


December 4, 2014

tree hunting

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On our way home from Highlands we stopped at a Christmas tree farm .. Mikey and I decided to go back to Elves Tree Farm (not too far from our house) where we found our Carolina Sapphire Cypress last year in hopes of finding another. But, the rest of the Martins didn't walk away empty handed! Melbug and Mimi & Papa came home with their perfect trees!  And, Amos loved walking up and down the "he-uls" and weaving in and out of the rows of trees. 

December 3, 2014

Highlands, NC

After Thanksgiving the Martin / Johnsen crew loaded up and headed to Highlands, NC for a long weekend of relaxing, eating good food, watching the Clemson V Carolina game, shopping and catching up. Mimi & Papa, this is always one of our favorite trips...thank you so much for this weekend!

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mikey & mimi 
me & my two little turkeys 
sleepy moose
sleepy daddy-o & solly sol (he doesn't sleep in the bed with us..he just took my place after I woke up!)
coffee for days...
amos and his "very best friend" drinking OJ from a spoon
vintage ornaments adorned the tree at the Highlands Inn 

December 2, 2014


giving thanks 

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today & everyday