We spent our first married Christmas in Fort Mill, SC at Mike's parents house. We had time with family and friends while we were in town. Mike's parents live about 1.5 miles from The Chidesters so it was a great excuse to get out for a walk. We walked over and got to meet little Madden and see their BEAUTIFUL new house!
We also got to have family dinner/white elephant exchange/game night at the Bruce's. Terry walked away with the best gift...the holy toast mold and 2 loafs of bread. Robby also got a great gift...a bacon maker. I would say my gift was pretty sweet too...underwear in a tin. Yes, you never know when you might need a pair.
We spent the rest of the time with the Staton family and enjoying way too much yummy food! Christmas morning we had a great breakfast, opened presents and hung out with the siblings. Mike's parents were very generous and spoiled each of us. We decided to pack up and head to Clemmons on Saturday night because of the snow. It took us almost 3 hours since everyone on the highway was going 25-30mph with all the snow.
But I enjoyed waking up on my birthday to the winter wonderland outside. Mom made heart shaped pancakes, I opened more wonderful gifts and then we took O'Malley to play in the snow. That evening my mom hosted a birthday dinner party and all the West girls and their men came over. BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!!!
We had the Gibbs "Christmas morning" on the 28th and the fun continues! Nate and Abby were so cute opening presents and again we got spoiled! We've had fun hanging out with the Gibbs clan but I do miss my own bed.We are now heading to the NC Mountains with some friends. We're excited to ring in the New Year with friends and have a low key few days.
We need to rest up because 2011 is going to be an eventful year! :)