Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

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!

Meredith Reunion

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'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

Friday, December 30, 2011

Burns Christmas

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!
Present Time!
 Check out the sea of Santa Clauses in the background of all the pictures.  Grandma is an AVID collector!


 silly pics with Kev

 Grandkid pics...
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

 Outside Fun

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.