Friday, March 6, 2009


December was a full month to say the least!!

On December 19th we celebrated Matthew's 25th Birthday!! I wanted to make it extra special for him so I threw him a surprise birthday party!! As anyone who knows my husband knows... Matthew LOVES a good steak. Ever since we moved to NC Matthew has been talking about this brazilian steakhouse that he wanted to go to. So... for his birthday I reserved a special room at this AMAZING brazilian steakhouse called Chamas. I got his birthday cake made at this wonderful local bakery called Madhatter's that's famous for their black and white cakes! It was a wonderful night!! Happy Birthday Babe!!

Make a wish...

The yummy black and white cake!!

One of his friends got him this mouse pad with a picture of Sarah Palin that said "Maybe next time... Happy Birthday" hahaha :)

The Christmas season was wonderful... as it always is. Matthew and I had fun picking out our Christmas tree and wreath for the front door, decorating the house, and of course the gifts :) I had to work on Christmas day, and Matthew was lucky to have family who felt sorry for him and came to visit so he wouldn't have to spend Christmas day alone. Mom and Dad Rougeux, Joyce and Ralph came to visit! It was wonderful! They were so gracious to work with our crazy schedule! We opened all our gifts on Christmas Eve night and then they waited on me to get home to eat Christmas dinner. And just to prove how great their Christmas spirit was... they spent Christmas morning baking goodies and brought them to my unit and the the Emergency department for the people who were working that day! It was incredibly sweet!!
Everyone enjoying a late Christmas dinner...

Dad Rougeux eating Christmas lunch in the cafeteria at Duke :)

Matthew and Joyce

Kathy working on dinner!! yummmy....
Ralph doing what he does best... watch TV! Give him a remote control and he's a happy camper!

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