Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our Christmas this year was an amazingly busy whirlwind of events! We are so blessed to have a great family and lots of love to spread and receive over the holiday season but it does mean that we stay busy for quite a few days. We started Christmas off with attending our church's Christmas eve service before heading to The Hicks' house for some yummy food and treats. We always love and enjoy this tradition ever year!

After our fun Christmas Eve, we celebrated Christmas morning with just our (The Farrs) family. Brenden didn't wake up extremely early which was good for Mommy and Daddy so they could get a little bit of rest. :) When he first woke us up we weren't sure if he remembered that it was Christmas morning. We asked him, "Buddy do you remember what today is?" He said, "Yes, Christmas and Baby Jesus' birthday"...he knew far more than we were giving him credit for and we were very proud! When Brenden first walked into the living room, this is what he saw...

Needless to say, his loot didn't look quite as great as Bryleigh's loot. His initial reaction was "Oh man, where is my bicycle"!? (That was all he wanted Santa to bring him). After we woke Bryleigh up we went back into the living room to fully investigate the loot and open all of our presents. Brenden and Bryleigh were thrilled and loved opening each one. Brenden would say "It's exactly what I want" every time he opened something new...he was VERY appreciative. Below are some picks from the morning. They are a little small, but Bryleigh LOVED her new backpack and Brenden really enjoyed his new "4 wheel bicycle"! It was a GREAT morning!
Later that day we headed over to Nana and Papa's house to spend some time with them and Uncle Greg. The Hicks family joined us later that day and we enjoyed lots of play time, a yummy dinner, and some wonderful gifts. It was a GREAT evening with the family and we had a blast hanging out with everyone during that time.

On Sunday we packed up and headed to Plymouth for a visit with family there. We were able to spend some time with The Garretts and The Cranks all day on Sunday which was a huge blessing for us and the kids. We had another yummy dinner and got even more great gifts. Even better though, we were able to spend some much needed time with our family! On Monday morning we piled back in the car and headed out to visit with Mema and Granddaddy. Granddaddy had been sick recently so this was our first visit since his most recent hospital stay. We were very eager to spend some time with him and value that visit most of all! Obviously, the kids loved their time and the extra attention there as well! :)

Finally, we finished out our Christmas celebrations by heading to Virginia to visit Grandpa, Grandma, and Shaun. They actually haven't met Bryleigh yet so this visit was long overdue and was definitely an enjoyable time for us all. We spent time at their house playing games and catching up before heading to dinner at Olive Garden.
It was definitely a busy week for our family, but we know that this kind of busy is a blessing. We are so fortunate to have such a great family and support system around us. We are also very thankful that the holidays give us a GREAT reason and opportunity to spend with each one of them each year! We hope that each of you were able to experience something close to the same with your friends and family this holiday season!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!"

This month has been very busy as we prepare ourselves for Christmas! We have had LOTS of fun opportunities to enjoy celebrations as a family. We started the month off with a great Christmas party at The Goods. We loved being able to get together with friends and let the kids have a blast watching Polar Express, drinking hot chocolate, and running all around.

Possibly our favorite thing to do every December is to head out to Bahama for the Christmas Parade. This has been a tradition in the Baber family for YEARS and will be a tradition in the Farr family for years to come! We love the kid friendly atmosphere, the truck loads of candy they throw out, and tons and tons of fun with our family and friends. Needless to say, this year was EXTREMELY cold which is not our favorite thing, but we survived still. :)
Finally, we all got to enjoy a GREAT preschool performance last week starring Brenden and his classmates at Aldersgate. We are never sure how Brenden will do at these events, but (just like last year) he proved to love the stage. :) He was beaming up there as he sang the songs and performed each one. He would wave to us in the crowd, jump up and down to get our attention and even requested (rather loudly) that Papa stand up. He has worked hard practicing and singing these songs at home for awhile now so we're very proud of him for showing everyone just how super excited he was about it all!
Our family really enjoys this time of year. We could not ask for anything better than time with our family and friends and we look forward to that every December!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Fun...

We couldn't resist the temptation to post this....

Merry Christmas from our family to each of you!

Friday, December 18, 2009


There's not much in the world that a girl loves more than some quality time with her best friends! It is always a blessing spending time with these dear friends....