Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."

I'm finally getting around to posting some Christmas pictures.  The day flew by so fast and I was so busy getting things ready and just didn't use the camera wisely.  Everyone was seeing the baby for the first time, so of course I wanted to get those taken. We had 2 parties in 1 day and I was really tired.  My bed felt so good that night. The next day I realized that I hadn't visited as much with everyone as I would have liked.

Our first party was for lunch at my parents house.  We celebrated with my brother's family.  This is my niece, Mandi, holding Gunnar for the first time.  He stole the show!

All the little kids love my great niece, Emily.  She lives on Long Island, NY, so we don't get to see her very often.  Next year she is going to Messiah College, so she will be much closer to all of us.

My mother has Alzheimers, but seemed to enjoy the party as much as she could.  Sometimes she asked who the kids were, but overall she did just fine.  My niece, Jodi and my sister-in-law Shelley, are sitting with her.

  All the little girls are into "PRINCESS" things and they always brought big smiles.

There were lots of soccer jerseys given as presents and my "Enchilada" loves all CARS things.

Our immediate family party was later that afternoon at Christopher and Carla's house.  We had stromboli and lots of desserts.  Unfortunately, everyone was still full from lunch.

Exhausting -- but fun --and we'll do it all over again next year!


  1. Your Christmas looks lovely! Thanks for the nice comments on my blog.

    Your children are beautiful!
    Happy New Year,
    Snick :)
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  2. I agree with Snickerdoodle and your family is beautiful. Thank you for the nice comments on my blog. I didn't know anyone was actually checking out the updates!

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