Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Season Stuff!

Just some things we have been doing this Christmas season...
Pictures in front of the tree

Setting up Nativity Scenes

Making gingerbread houses

Trying on our Christmas dress

Making Christmas cookies

Making TONS of things at school to decorate our kitchen window.  This is my FAVORITE part of our house this Christmas season!

Visits with Santa

We were lucky enough to have two visits with Santa this at church (St. Pius X) and one at the high school Daddy attended (Bishop Chatard High School).  Connor LOVED the visits...Erin, not so much!  The kids gave their lists to Santa at SPX and he put them in his special portfolio to take back to Santa at the North Pole!


O Christmas Tree

Another fabulous tree from Sullivan's!


Murphy Family Christmas

We celebrated Christmas with the Murphys the Saturday after Thanksgiving down at Maryjane and Jon's new house in Bloomington.  Another great way to kick off Christmas!
The Batcave Jail from Meme and Pops!

A new barbie from Aunt Jeni, Uncle Ryan, Cole and Mae

A crazy family pic!

A normal family pic!

Circle of Lights

After a great Thanksgiving celebration we headed downtown for Indianapolis' famous Circle of Lights celebration to kick off the Christmas season.  So much fun!


Trip to Colorado

Over my birthday weekend I was able to get way to Denver, CO and Breckenridge, CO with Erin and Allison.  It was a wonderful birthday and a great time with my girlfriends!
GORGEOUS on the drive to Breckenridge

Erin and Al

Me and my BFF!

Drinking at the mountain!

Awesome Bloody Mary with a piece of BACON in it!

It started to snow!

Getting ready for my birthday crepe!

Al said I had to get this picture...she must have all her visitors do this!

Go Hoosiers!

It is not easy to put in to words how excited we are in the Murphy house about the IU Hoosiers basketball team this year...we are all over the top excited!  Here are some pics of a few Hoosier moments over the past few months.
Getting ready to watch the game on a Friday night with a pizza picnic!

Pat and I pregame at Nick' the old room!

Kid Pics

Again, just some recent pics of the kids because I don't ever want to forget when they were little!
Connor wearing his first piece of St. Pius Spirit wear.  Kindergarten here we come!

He wanted to do a crazy one!

Teamwork between brother and sister!

Lunch at Steak N of our favorite spots!

Connor wanted a picture with all of his pillow pets!

Thanksgiving 2012

Pat and I hosted our first Thanksgiving with the Murphy side of the family this year and everything turned out pretty good!  We were a little nervous about our first turkey, but it was YUMMY!  We look forward to hosting many more Turkey Days over the years!
Prepping the bird!

The table

Our first turkey!

All the grub!

Erin and Mae hanging out at the bonfire.  A bonfire and short sleeves in November...LOVE IT!