My True Happiness

Monday, January 19, 2009

Christmas Eve

On to the next big party . . . Christmas Eve! Again we had a house full of people, food, games, fun. Opening Christmas jammies was quite the sight - 17 kids all packed into our living room, opening their jammies at once. Check it out . . .

We had all the grandkids there from my side and Kyle's side except 3 (so sorry you couldn't make it Barb). And there is Dayna of course :)

Blessing Day

We had Ethan's blessing the weekend of Thanksgiving. It turned out really nice. I made Cafe Rio (always a crowd pleaser :) and again we got to visit with family till late that night.

They would NOT hold still!!

I love this one. It's Emilee (Kellee's oldest) and Ethan catching a nap together.

So sweet! Isn't she so grown up and beautiful!


This year we had Thanksgiving in Lyman. My mom decided it was her turn to host. We had quite a few of my dad's family that were able to come. It was fun to see everyone and eat all the yummy food. My mom did a great job, and worked really hard to make it nice for everyone. Thanks mom!

The girls are helping me make Oreo Truffles. Yummy, Yummy!

Waiting patiently for the Green Bean Casserole to cook so we can go :)

Doesn't she look so HAPPY!

The dessert table - My favorite!

Playing BINGO

Grandma and all the Grand kids

Thursday, January 8, 2009

All I Did Was Blink

I was so proud of myself for staying up on posting, and then I blinked, and a month has gone by. Now I am so far behind again. I haven't even gotten to Thanksgiving yet. So one day, when I can sit at the computer for more than 2 minutes at a time, there is going to be an overload of posts. YIPPEE! I really should do it once I get everyone in bed, but I have been so tired, I can't keep my eyes open.

We had a great Christmas, and partied like crazy. We had 3 parties, in 4 days, with 20+ people each time . . . at our house. AND I survived!! Everyone was really great, the kids didn't tear the house a part (and there were a lot of kids), and it was so fun to par-TAY. It's nice to finally have a place to be able to do that.

I hope everyone else had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!