Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas!

So this post is just a couple days late.. OOPS! We have been quite busy with family festivities.  Christmas for us this year started a little early so that we could spend time with the people we love the most.   We had lots of people to see and it just could not be done in one day!

So the Sunday before Christmas, we had lunch with Reagan's Nana.  She made delicious food and we had a great family afternoon watching the Cowboys game and opening presents. After time with family was over, we rushed to the grocery store to grab and appetizer (which took almost 45 minutes since Christmas Eve was the next day and the lines were crazy) to take to our friends Christmas party that was that same night! Good food, friends, and a fire pit... what could be a better way to celebrate the holiday's?!

Monday morning, we both got to sleep in and be lazy since it was Christmas Eve and Reagan did not have to be at the office.  We made breakfast together... waffles.. mmm so good. We watched movies and stayed in our pj's all day and wrapped presents.  It was such a nice and lazy time together and I loved every minute of it.  We hardly ever get that much time to just slow down and do nothing but be with each other.  Though, once the presents had been wrapped we were off to get dressed and head to Reagan's dad's house to celebrate Christmas with them on Christmas Eve Night.  We had a yummy Italian dinner.. (my favorite) and opened gifts and just hung out.  It was nice and chill... just what I needed to end my day.
Oh, and that night we found out some EXCITING news!!! One of our sweet couple friends are expecting their first baby! We are so excited for them and cannot wait to meet their precious bundle of joy.  Love you bunches Teri and Nate!!!

On Christmas Morning as soon as we woke up I felt like the day was going to be a blur.  We got dressed quickly to head over to Reagan's mom's house to celebrate Christmas with them.. which included brunch and opening presents.  I honestly forget sometimes what it is like to be a kid on Christmas morning.  Reagan's little sisters were so excited when we got to their house they could hardly sit still.  It was fun to be a part of their excitement and remember the magic of Christmas for a child!  For brunch, it was eggs benedict and homemade cinnamon rolls (a tradition that is oh so good).  Then we opened gifts and listened to the girls squeal with excitement after every present they opened, and we finished the morning with them by doing the annual Christmas scavenger hunt.  The one thing I love about Christmas with Reagan's mom... there are a lot of traditions they do each year and I love hearing the meaning behind each one.  After our time with their family we headed home to grab gifts for my parents and headed over to their house.  Every year my parents do a big Christmas dinner and we open presents and play games with The Roy Family once they come over.  I love this part of the day... good food, great company, and lots of memories.  The food was delicious as always, the games were crazier than ever, and the laughter and friendship filled the house.  It was a wonderful day and I was grateful that we were able to celebrate with everyone!

To say the least, we had many wonderful Christmas celebrations.  Yes it was so busy going from house to house and here, there and everywhere!! But... as I reflect on those couple of days that is what makes it the best...  Being able to spend the Holiday's with ALL our family because everyone is back in Texas.  That is definitely something to treasure and be grateful for.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is enjoying time with family and friends.

From our Family to Yours... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Family

I had to post this photo on the blog tonight because I am in L.O.V.E. with this picture and I never want to forget our little family.  This is who we are right now...  A young couple in love and our pup who is the center of our attention on most nights! I will always look back at this picture and remember all the firsts that came with this year- we are truly blessed.

I am so in love with this man, and our cute lil Lyla girl is the most cuddly and sweetest pup I know. 

Grateful for the little things in life tonight... Unconditional Love and Family.  Could not ask for more. 

Happy Thursday Friends! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Married Love

Hello all my wonderful friends.  I have missed you all dearly. The time has gotten away from me yet again... I really do not know what we have been up to... except... running here, there, and everywhere! Though, we have loved being able to spend time with friends and family between all the chaos.

So Christmas time is upon us! Seriously where has the year gone?! In the Farish home, the tree is up, the decorations are hung, the Christmas card pictures have been taken and the lights are on the house.  I feel like I am forgetting something... oh yes.  Christmas presents! We are so far behind... I think we have bought maybe two and we have a lot more people to buy for on our list... whoops! Better luck next year!

Though tonight I was pretty darn excited.  We got some of our proofs in for our Christmas card.  I definitely wanted to do a "family" card this year.  A lot has happened for us in 2012! We bought a house, got a dog (whom we adore), have met some amazing friends, Reagan has had great success in his company.. a lot of great things have happened this year so we thought we should document this year for sure because God has blessed us immensely ! We wanted some great pics of us but we also could not leave out our Lyla girl... she is definitely our "baby"!

We used Lindsay Wogen Photography (found her through a blog photography site) and we are so happy with our photos!! Cannot wait to be able to print more!

One thing that I loved about her was that she was young and fun and she kept telling us... "oh how I love to shoot married love... I just love when you can feel the love between couples."  Let me tell you I do love my man, and every day I spend with him I think I grow to love and respect him even more!

Well here is to our FIRST official Christmas card pics! Cannot wait to see how we all change over the years!

Here is a little sneak peak of our mini session with her:

Love the Love and the Fun touches of our sneak preview!!! I am so blessed to have this man in my life :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and enjoying the love of friends and family!

Much love and I promise to be back sooner...