On Saturday we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow. I love how beautiful the snow makes everything look. Chad even went out and shoveled without any complaint. We had a Christmas Party to go to at Nick and Kim's house. Us kids drew names this year, and this was the only day that we could all get together and spend time talking and letting the kids play, and exchange presents. We didn't mind celebrating this early, we are so lucky, because we all get along so well, and the kids play great together. In fact, there are always tears because they are never ready to be done playing together! Chad made his famous scrumptious potato soup....yummy! Everyone loved their presents! Right after leaving Nick and Kim's house we went to Chad, Casey and Nick's hockey game, I love watching them play....they are amazing on the ice. Austin is probably going to start playing next year when he is 4. After the game I arranged for Luan (Chad's mom) to watch the kids so I could surprise Chad and take him out to dinner so we could celebrate meeting 10 years ago, which also happened to be the day he asked me out on our first date. Alyssa wanted to stay with my mom, so Austin got Grandma Green all to her self. I think he has a little crush on her :) Anyway, I was going to surprise Chad by blindfolding him and taking him back to my old doorstep where we met, but realized he wouldn't go for that, so instead I took him to Olive Garden but the wait was 40 min. so we went to Texas Roadhouse instead. Neither of us had been there before, it was fun! They have a pail of peanuts at your table that you can crack and throw the shell on the floor, then they have the waiters/waitresses dance around to certain songs, it was fun! I had our waitress take a picture of us to remember this day, and Chad was so embarrassed! He hates being the center of attention. We had a lot of fun reminiscing about our courtship and our first date. We went to our high school dance, our first dance was to 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' by Savage Garden, which was the song we danced to at our wedding. ah, memories. Tonight we celebrated my moms Birthday and all of her kids and grand kids were able to come, so it turned out to be a great birthday for her. I hope you all had as good of a weekend as we did, and got to have fun building snowmen and making snow angels!