Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Year in Review

2008 has been a Great year. Here is just a brief overview of what happened during the past year.

Toby had a run-in with my car and broke his leg. Doesn't he look pitiful?

One weekend in March I decided I wanted to do a makeover on my Dining Room. So, while Andrew was out of town, I did it. I love how it turned out! Here is a before and after picture.

March 6th

My sister Kelly, had her third child, Charlie. After two girls, she finally got her boy.


I went with my Mom's church to Women of Joy in Gatlinburg, TN. All of my sisters were there, along with two of my best friends. Jennifer couldn't be there, since she moved to Germany.

May 9th

My sister Sarah, had her second Child, Zoe.

May 10-17

For our anniversary, Andrew and I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was one of the best vacations I have ever taken.

May 29th

Started Blogging

July 4th

My family has a Master of the Grill competition every Forth of July. All of the men grill ribs, and then judge who's are the best. It is serious competition, and the winner gets bragging rights for a year. I even made shirts for Me and Andrew that said "Team Wolff"! Andrew won Master of the Grill for the second year in a row.

The second week in July, I was able to go to Edisto Beach for the weekend with my friend Jessica and my parents.

July 11th

Andrew's sister, Abby, gave birth to her first child, Maggie


My parents took all of us to Edisto Beach for the weekend. We stayed in a 4 bedroom condo. It was a great little getaway.

Andrew and I spent a weekend in Gatlinburg, TN.


Andrew was working in Richmond, VA during the month of November, and I was able to fly up there to spend Thanksgiving with him.


Andrew's parents took the whole family to Disney as an early Christmas present.

I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for us.

Happy New Year!!

Happy Birthday Andrew

Today is my wonderful Husband's Birthday! He is turning 28! I love you, and I am so proud of all you have accomplished in your 28 years. Looking forward to spending many more birthdays with you!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Today, my older sister turns 29! Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday, spent with Family and Friends. Let's not forget why we Celebrate Christmas. It's all because God gave us the gift of His Son.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Send your own ElfYourself eCards

What Christmas is all about

This is probably the best line from any Christmas movie.

Monday, December 22, 2008

My Christmas Card

I wanted to share with everyone what my Christmas card looked like this year. The last few years I have just a photo card. This year, I hand made my cards, and also included a photo. Enjoy!
This is the outside. I had three different cards.
White, Green, and Red.

This is the inside. I used a stamp that I got at Hobby Lobby.
And this is the photo I included. The picture was taken on our vacation this year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dogs do the cutest things sometimes...

The other day, Molly was outside, and I went to let her in, and this is what I saw out the front window.
It is very common for her to drag the rug off of the front porch, but I have never seen her pull it onto the grass, fold it in half, and then sleep on it. That's my sweet puppy for you. I just had to take a picture.
And, since I love Toby too, here is what he typically looks like:
He's ready to pounce at a moments notice. Don't you just Love Dogs. They really do enrich my life.

It's Snowing!!

When it is 70 degrees outside, 4 days before Christmas, the only place to see snow is on-line. Now you can see it on my blog. I got this from my sister's blog, Thanks Sarah. You can add it too. Just Click Here.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa's Little Helpers

I had the pleasure of babysitting two of nieces a few weeks ago and they were able to help me decorate my Christmas tree. They were so excited that I was letting them put the ornaments wherever they wanted.
Here is Lindy hanging an ornament
She was very Proud of herself
Here is Clara with one of the ornaments she hung
And the finished product

Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Trip to Disney - Day 4

The last day is always a sad day. We didn't have anything planned for Sunday. All we knew was that we had to drive the 8 hours home and we were not looking forward to it. We took our time getting up and ready. We loaded the car and ate breakfast. After Breakfast, we decided to go back to Downtown Disney so I could get the pins I didn't get the other night. Well, DTD was so crowded, that Andrew just dropped me off, and he went to find a parking spot. By the time he found a parking spot, I was done buying my pins, and headed back to the car. We walked around for a little bit, but it was too crowded so we decided to start driving home. The ride home was very uneventful. We got home right around 9:00 pm and crashed into bed. It was a great weekend, and we are so thankful that we had the opportunity to go. Thanks MIL and FIL for a great weekend!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Just want to give a shout out to the best Mom in the world!
Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you have a great day! Looking forward to eating some good Mexican food tonight!
(This picture was taken at her Birthday Dinner last year. )

Our Trip to Disney - Day 3

Saturday morning we had a photo session scheduled at the Grand Floridian Resort for 10:00 am. Andrew and I haven't had any professional pictures taken of us since our wedding, almost 5 years ago. Disney offers Prof. Photo Sessions at several of their resorts, so when we found out we were going to Disney, I made an appointment for us. The Grand Floridian is a beautiful resort, and I hope to be able to stay there one day.

We got up at about 8:00 am again, and headed over to the Resort early so we could eat Breakfast. The photo session was supposed to last 30 minutes, but the photographer we had, asked if we wanted to go a little longer. We said sure, and it ended up lasting about 45 minutes. He was a great photographer, and we got almost 100pictures. It was a lot of fun too. Being able to spend some alone time with Andrew was really nice. Here are just a few pictures from our session.

After the photo session, we went to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Andrew wanted to see the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. We have never seen it, and it was great! Very exciting! We had a fast pass for Tower of Terror, so we went and did that. That is my least favorite ride, but Andrew loves it, so I tolerate it.
The tree in front of the Studios
We had made arrangements to meet up with the family at 3:00 at Epcot for a late lunch at the Mexican Restaurant. So, we headed that way. We didn't end up getting seated in the restaurant till 4:00 pm. All of the food was very good.

After our late lunch, it was almost time for the Candlelight Processional. We had tickets for the 6:45 show, but people start lining up an hour before. We went and got in line, and they started letting people in at 6:15. The Candlelight Processional is a moving presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra. The celebrity narrator for our show was Monique Coleman. She is in the High School Musical Movies. Anyway, the Candlelight Processional was very good and I am impressed that Disney does something like this. They read the Christmas story right from the Bible. After that, we hung around Epcot to see the fireworks display -"IllumiNations Reflections of Earth." Fireworks are one thing that Disney definitely knows how to do right. They are incredible. After the fireworks, we went back to the resort and went to bed. It was a full day, but a fun day. We crammed a lot into one day, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
Up Next - Day 4 - Going Home

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our Trip to Disney - Day 2

Friday morning, we woke up around 8:00, got ready, checked out of our hotel, ate breakfast, and headed over to the Magic Kingdom. We had to check out of our hotel, because we had come down a day early, and when the rest of the family got there, we were all staying together in a two bedroom unit at Old Key West.
In the Lobby at Saratoga Springs

Anyway... we got to the Magic Kingdom at about 10:30 and went straight to Pirates In the Caribbean. That is Andrew's favorite attraction, and it seems like we ride it first every time. Around 2:00 pm, the rest of his family got to the Magic Kingdom, so we went to meet them on Main St. This was Maggie's first trip to Disney, so had to go ride It's a Small World, and buy her a set of Mickey Ears.
We had dinner reservations for 5:30 pm at Olivia's, the restaurant at our resort. So at 4:00, Andrew and I left to go to the resort and change our clothes for dinner. Olivia's is a very casual, family oriented restaurant. I got the fried Chicken and Andrew got the Steak. Everything we had was very good.
Andrew and Me at Dinner
Amy and Mike at Dinner
MIL and FIL at DinnerAfter dinner, we went to the lobby of the hotel to take pictures by the Christmas tree. MIL was hoping to get a good one for her Christmas Cards.
In the Lobby at Old Key West
Uncle Andrew and Toot Toot with Maggie
The rest of the night we just hung around the resort, and went to bed. The two bedroom units at Old Key West are very spacious. There were 7 adults and 1 baby, and I never felt crowded.
Up Next - Day 3 - Photo Session, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot