Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas Snowman Cookies (thanks to Pinterest)

Christmas as an engaged couple is definitely a different Christmas. It means more travel and splitting time with your families! We spent lots of time on the road, but it was great to get to see both of our families, make many memories, and start new traditions.

Chad, John, Leah, and I left Birmingham and headed for Monroe, Louisiana to spend Christmas with Chad’s family on the 21st. Chad has lots of cousins close to our age and we had a blast celebrating Christmas at Chad's grandparents' house with everyone. I can't remember the exact number of stocking that were hung, but it was close to 25!
The girls had fun working on gingerbread houses.

After getting to spend three days with Chad’s family in Louisiana, we headed back to Birmingham for one night before leaving for Troy on Christmas Eve. 
Birthday Celebration #1 for me and Leah

We love Papaw (Chad and John's granddad)

My mom made a caramel cake (my favorite) for my birthday cake and it was amazing! I can't believe I am 28 now!

Some of my favorite things to do on my birthday include: going to the Christmas Eve Service at church, riding around looking at Christmas lights, reading 'Twas the Night before Christmas (fill in the blank style), and eating cake. I was so thankful Chad was able to share this with my family this year!! Christmas Day we woke up and made mimosas and monkey bread before eating Christmas lunch all cooked by my mom.

Chad and my dad went hunting together for the first time

Mom and I baked some delicious Smores Cookies!

AND I got to meet John Harrison for the first time. I loved holding him and wish he lived closer than Nebraska!

 In summary, it was a great Christmas and the perfect way to spend my last Christmas as a Scarbrough!!
Merry Christmas
from The Scarbroughs 


  1. Looks like the perfect way to spend the holidays! Those smores cookies look beyond yummy!

  2. Hmmm monkey bread...delicious!! Happy belated birthday!!

  3. What a great Christmas & Birthday with you & Chad's families!! Those s'mores cookies look amazing- yum! And I love that picture of you, your Mom, Dad, and Chad by the Christmas tree!