We're here in Fayetteville with our New Years crew--those of us who could make it, we miss you Jake and the Howell's. Happy New Year everyone! Here's to an awesome 2012!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
My college girls always try to get together around Christmas this year. Always it seems someone is missing...this year, Tara couldn't make it :( but the rest of us were able to meet for lunch and hang out the rest of the afternoon. As always it was great to catch up and get the latest updates on each of our lives.
My roommate Dee has a son just a few weeks older than the twins and she came over early for a playdate. Of course we took some pictures.
Nora, such a Diva, was sad we made her sit down with the boys instead of hanging out with her Auntie Michelle. I love how the boys are looking at her confused.
But in true Nora fashion, it was forgotten with a little Woody Distraction and a Silly Daddy! Holden is relieved she's better now.
getting a good picture of more than 1 toddler is pretty impossible...here's our best attempts
Nora back with Auntie Michelle
Holden reunited with Auntie Amanda
just our norm
at lunch we tried for a group shot--of course some weird light appeared across our bellies.
so we tried again, but this time the angle is pretty awful...eh.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Our last Christmas function was with the Burns Family on New Year's Eve Eve. This was the first time that all of the grandkids/cousins have ever been together at the same time. It was also the first time since our wedding that all of Mike's siblings have been together.
riding on Grandpa's motorcycle
Nora watching from the sidelines
Walking around the house to see all of Grandpa's lights
Christmas at Grandma Burns--almost everybody!
Check out the sea of Santa Clauses in the background of all the pictures. Grandma is an AVID collector!
silly pics with Kev
Holden looks totally bored
minus Emory--He was overdue a nap and didn't want a picture
Karson was interested in HRB's hat-
"hmmm...i think i'll just take that"
"are ya'll gonna do anything about this?"
going in for it again
Cam trying to referee
the best we got...
lt to rt: Madison, Karson, Emory, Holden, Nora, Caitlyn and Cam in the back
resident tree climber, Catilyn
Maddie is a great big cousin!
lt to rt: Stacy, Kevin, Kelly, Mike and Mandy
i like him
and back inside for Dirty Santa...only 2 people brought this year though, so we just traded! Jimmy and Wendy got Hawaiian candy/coffee and lotto tickets and we got a George Foreman!
a rare moment: Nora playing with Cam...she's usually a girls girl, but she caved and sat with Cam for a while.