2011 in review

2011 was a great year!!
 Looking through these pictures it seems that the year just flew by!! 

In January, I headed to Birmingham with some of my favorites.
 Ruffles for life.

In February, we headed to Disney for Camp's first visit and had an absolute blast!!!

In March, we headed to Blue Ridge to surprise Fred for his 60th birthday!

In April, "Daddy shot a turkey he go pow pow pow"

In May, Camp finished his first year of preschool. What a sweet and special year that was!

In June, Adam and I celebrated 5 years of wedded bliss and Mary & David got married!

In July, we spent lots and lots of time at the beach!

In August, we were soooo excited to find out that we were expecting another sweet baby!

In September, Camp turned 3 with a pirate birthday party.

In October, we had a fun Halloween complete with a hayride for trick-or-treating.

In November, we found ourselves back in Blue Ridge for a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of family.

In December, we had a fabulous Christmas season with all of our family and friends...it's the most wonderful time of the year!! 

Here's hoping 2012 is just as great as 2011!!!
Happy New Year!!!


simply having a wonderful christmastime

*Camp's favorite Christmas song this year* :)
and speaking of Christmas songs, Camp requests Christmas music every time we get in the car...his favorite channel is Holly on xm radio. If I try to change the station, he makes sure to tell me to turn it back to Christmas music and to "turn it on louder".
A few days before Christmas, we had a family bbq at Yaya & Bop Bop's...Camp was one happy boy playing with his favorite friend, Barrett!

Bop Bop read us all a Christmas story...

Bebe was there too!!

Camp and Barrett got matching nerf guns...they had a blast shooting everyone in sight off of the balcony!

Nick and Carrie Anne

Our family after Christmas Eve service 

When we got home from church, Camp put Christmas Oreos and milk out for Santa!

Camp took one for himself and left two for the man in red...

Camp was a good boy this year!! Santa sure had fun setting everything out!


Finn McMissile...the #1 gift on his Christmas list this year!

A surprise gift from Santa...the combat ship from Cars 2. Camp was pretty pleased!

Santa brought me two beautiful rocking chairs for the front porch...I was sooo excited and surprised!

Christmas morning breakfast...yummy!

After spending a relaxing morning at home, we headed to Yaya & Bop Bop's for more gifts!

Baby boy even got a few gifts!

Camp got an ezy roller from Mamaw, but Adam had to test it out first to make sure it was safe!

Dave got Adam and Camp a really cool duck hunting game...

Camp had the best time sitting in his duck blind while Dave flew the duck. Camp would shoot the duck down almost every single time...he's a good shot!

precious boy taking this whole duck hunting thing very seriously!!

the jasmine proved to be the perfect duck blind...smart boy!

Carrie Anne made the tastiest sausage balls for a Christmas dinner appetizer...oh my, these things were so gooood!!! 

Beautiful Christmas dinner table...


After dinner, we headed to Mamaw's for dessert and to open stockings.

What a wonderful Christmas filled with family and lots of fun. We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the magic of Christmas through Camp's eyes. We are truly blessed. 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


merry christmas!!

Bebe and Chandler just left after spending four fabulous days with us in Tallahassee. It was such a special treat and we were sad to see them leave, but they're meeting Papa in ATL (he's flying home from work today) and heading to a tropical location for Christmas!! :) 

We've been busy little elves around here...
Camp's already put out food for the reindeer...two days early!

He was so cute setting it out.

I'm sure Santa's reindeer will be so happy to enjoy a special treat from the Gunters!

The breakfast casserole is prepared and in the fridge ready for Christmas morning breakfast!

And all the gifts are assembled and wrapped! This year, we were smart to assemble gifts before Christmas Eve night. Bebe and I were up until 11:30 last night attempting to assemble this garage for Camp. We got as far as we could until we realized we needed a smaller screwdriver. Thankfully, Trip brought one over this morning and it's completely assembled and ready to go!! :) I sure wish Santa would bring his gifts fully assembled...this garage was a doozy! 

 Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!