Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Visit to Grandma and Grandpa in Virginia

Last weekend we headed down to Virginia (Christiansburg to be exact). Which is near Roanoke and around way too many Hokies for me! ;)

We started our trip by thinking we'd hit the 70 and that it would be faster....a little over an hour in to our drive the freeway was shut down due to snow and we flipped it around to hit the 270 down to the 495. Luckily that was open and once we actually got in to VA it was clear to drive.

As you can see in the above picture Deez does not have a problem traveling in the car! :)

We got to Grandma and Grandpa's before dinner and Haven got to help them put up their Christmas tree. They were waiting for her visit to put it up.

We took some beautiful pictures in front of the tree and loaded it up with all the presents. After breakfast on Saturday we would have our Christmas.

One of my favorite pictures....While Haven was sitting waiting for me to get the camera ready the dogs rushed up and gave her lots of kisses.

Here is Haven with Grandma and Grandpa.

Can't forget Baby Deez....she learned to get up on the ottoman from her uncles - Hector and Hercules. Deez had the best time ever playing with the boys. It was hilarious just to watch them run around. Deez was definitely the one with the most energy.

Here is Miss Haven during our Christmas present opening helping Deez with her presents. Deez got a beautiful basket to hold her toys with a new toy, treats, and doggie accessories.

Miss Haven is a huge fan of Fancy Nancy and the Pinkalicious gang. This Fancy Nancy came from her Great Grandma Bist in Michigan and she also got a Pinkalicious keepsake box with books, another Pinkalicious book, and a journal to write down all her thoughts. Very cute.

Saturday afternoon Grandma and Haven set out to bake Christmas cookies and a birthday cake.

Here they are finishing up the cake before dad sees it.

Mmmmmm...yummy pumpkin muffins!

Lots of Christmas cookies. Haven was excited to take these back to school with her and she shared a special package with her teacher.

We had a great two days visiting Grandma and Grandpa. Deez had a blast. We'll have to get down there again. Here is Deez saying good bye in her sweater and we hope everyone has a great Christmas!

You can see lots more pictures on Haven's FLICKR site HERE


  1. Hi, Miss Haven!

    The pictures of your trip to Virginia are great! I'm glad that you had a wonderful time and were able to do some baking with your grandmother. Deez seems to have had a good time, too!

    Bye for now!

    Wishing you and your parents a blessed Christmas.

    With love & prayers,


  2. Haven - you look great and I'm glad you had a good time at Grandma's. I just love all the pictures. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year - mom, dad, and Deez too.
    Lots of Love,

  3. Merry Christmas, sweetie!