Saturday, December 31, 2011

A year in review

Every year for Christmas the grandparents get a small photo album of their granddaughters from throughout the year.  Many of these photos have already been here in this blog, but having sorted and chosen them for maximum cuteness ;) I thought I would share them here as well.

'Twas a good, good year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A sweet whirlwind

Our Christmas was a sweet whirlwind of family, food, fun, games, food, presents, and food.  It looked something like this scene at my grandma's...
 except with different configurations of family at different houses.  Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, niece and nephew, cousins and their kids, brothers and sisters-in-law(s), on both sides of the family... It's such a blessing that Anthony and I both have family in the same area and that we were able to be there with them all.
 four generations

  the elf slippers fit my niece and nephew, but they were too on-the-go for much of a photo :)
 the hat

watching It's a Wonderful Life

Besides all of the amazing food at my Grandma's and my Mother-in-law's on Christmas Eve, we had enchiladas, tostadas, tamales, black beans and rice, and about 500 delicious desserts for Christmas lunch at my Mom's. Yum.

Since we have been back home, it's been a whirlwind of play with all of the new games, toys, and craft kits that the girls so kindly received for Christmas.  Tomorrow, my parents, and brother and sister-in-law come visit us for a couple of days, then we head into the city to visit friends.  When I catch my breath, I'll be back :) may be next year by then.

Wishing you all a new year filled with peace and light!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Time for us to finish up our last minute elving and head to Minnesota for family togetherness :)

Wishing you all the joy of the season!