Friday, December 15, 2006


Today is my brother, Nick's, 5th birthday. Happy Birthday to the cutest 5-year-old there is! We love you!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Christmas Tradition

Every year growing up, my (Cristen's) family would have a special night to decorate our Christmas tree. We would carefully hang each of our ornaments, reminiscing about their origins and the meaning behind each one. After the tree was decorated perfectly, we'd turn out all the lights in the house, dish out ice cream for everyone, and sit beneath the decorated, lit-up tree. With Christmas music playing in the background, we'd enjoy family time together, sometimes chatting about random things, sometimes just sitting quietly looking at the tree. It was always a special memory. So, for the past two years of our marriage, we have continued that tradition in our house. I took this picture of Johnny this year as we settled in with our ice cream beneath our beautiful tree. I really do think it's the most beautiful Christmas tree I've ever seen!