Hey y’all! Can you believe the holidays are over and January is well on its way?! Now with Sully in our lives, life is just flying by (Am I right Mamas?!), and these past couple weeks are no exception. So today, I’m excited to share how we celebrated this year of Christmas “firsts” in South Carolina.
~Time out for one second though – how did you guys score during the Lilly After Party sale?! Hope you got all the goodies you were hoping for and more! Let me know in the comments.~
Ok now back to our regularly scheduled content. 🙂
Our holiday started on Friday, the 18th of December when Ryan picked me up from Richmond (I was there for a work trip). We then made the trek all the way to Camden, SC which is Ryan’s hometown.
|Her cheeks and “jowls” get me every time in this photo!|
Ryan and our best friends Tyler and Mikael even surprised me with an early birthday cake and a night out on the “town” (you understand the quotes if you’ve ever been to Camden :), love small town USA). My actual birthday is Christmas Eve which makes it a little hard to celebrate on the actual day. Thank you Lala for babysitting Miss Sully!
|I mean… that LILLY CAKE!!! Favorite bday cake ever!|
|Camden’s so beautiful at night, I love this clock tower!|
Then it was Christmas time in Camden where Santa came early to Lala and Aunt Maddie’s house! We enjoyed seeing the great-grandparents during this trip too, it was so special.
|Great-Grandpa Hank was Sully’s favorite person, she smiled so big every time she saw him!|
|This is Great-Grandma Leigh with her daughter and great-granddaughter!|
On Wednesday the 23rd, we packed the car and headed up to Greenville, SC where my family lives. We had such a good time celebrating Sully’s first Christmas and seeing friends and family.
|Sully take the wheeeeellll!!!|
|This is all of the kids waiting eagerly at the top of the stairs before we run down to see what Santa brought!|
|Naturally, Sully went for the boxes.|
|Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?!|
|The whole family became obsessed with completing this 4,000 piece (yes, you read that right) puzzle!|
|Sully’s cousin Lizzie was trying to share her cupcakes, so sweet!|
|My baby loves my bestie! (+ a creeping Nonna)|
On Christmas afternoon we went to my Nana and Papa’s house to enjoy dinner, unwrapping of gifts and just good family time. We do this every year, I always look forward to it!
|My Nana and her great-granddaughter!|
|A little candid, but we’re singing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus here 🙂|
|This photo of my hubby and Aunt Chong makes me laugh!|
|Granddad and Sully reading a new book she got for Christmas.|
|Baby Jesus’s birthday cake!|
|Caught a sweet moment between my Mom and Ryan, love!|
We even spent an evening taking family pictures with all 25 of my family members which was a delayed 70th birthday present for my Nana. This is just a sample of all of us:
Ryan was husband of the year and set up a nail date with my two besties from home, so sweet!
|Amanda on the left has been a bestie since 6th grade (that’s 13 years!) and Barbara on the right since high school!|
Then the birthday celebrations continued when we met friends out for dinner at my favorite, Lazy Goat, before hopping around downtown Greenville. It’s changed so much since I left in early 2013!
This was such an amazing trip! Not a single complaint. It was just so great to see my friends and family, I only wish we had more time so I could have seen everyone. We miss you already SC!
Up next, a post on our impromptu New Years trip to Florida!
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