Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wow. 2011. How is it even possible? While I'm not quite sure how time passes so quickly, I am sure of this: 2011 is going to be even better than 2010. Not that 2010 was a bad year, mind you. But, we did have quite a few "rough moments". And everything seemed a little off with such an enormous house building project at hand. And consequently we didn't get away much. I'm hoping that we can correct that this year ;)

So . . . technically I'm supposed to be taking a blogging break. But I had to check in and share some pics.

We had a wonderful Christmas.

Someone got a new lens and a new camera bag! Squeal!

Poor girls got sick a few days before Christmas, and Kam was especially miserable on Christmas Eve. Luckily she perked up a little just in time to open presents on Christmas morning.

She got a new baby, and was beyond excited.

Sierra and Kenners were happy with more AG accessories,

clothes, books, and . . . .

brand new cameras. They've been snappin' photos ever since.

Even Jeremy found a few things under the tree to be happy about ;)

Later in the morning we headed up to Jeremy's parents' for more Christmas.

And a special surprise Santa left for the girls:

We've all been enjoying it! {This from a girl who once said "Never will there be a video game in my house!" Ha!}


A few days after Christmas we woke up to an even bigger surprise! The girls were SO excited to see so much white. Sis had to teach Kam how to make a snow angel.


And Kam couldn't keep her mittens on to save her life.

And last night we rung in the new year rather quietly. We made these yummy pretzel stick treats, took them next door to my mom and dad's for our annual Bingo marathon, and made it home by 9:30. Just in time to put one sleepy little pumpkin to bed. Another one followed shortly after, and Sierra managed to make it until about 12:02.

Hope you all are enjoying the first day of 2011.

Here's to a blessed year!

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18 comments :

Jenny said...

Bummer about the kids being sick. I'm glad they still had a nice Christmas though! It looks/sounds like everyone got some awesome gifts!

What kind of camera bag did you get?

Also, I think it's awesome you all had a Bingo marathon. We went to my parent's house too and played Bingo, as well as Scrabble and Rummy 500. Abby did really good about staying up, she went to bed a little after 1 a.m.!

Rhonda said...

Cam was sick on Christmas this year. Poor kiddos...not fun. Looks like a great Christmas! I'm ready to make 2011 a better year too!

What kind of camera do you have. I'm hoping to get one this year at some point.

Happy New Year Liz!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Happy New Year!! Sounds like the holidays were great for you guys - sorry to hear about the sickness though :( It was much the same in our house! Wishing you many, many blessings in 2011 :)

Kelli said...

My Jamison was sick right before Christmas too...bummer. Squeal is right about the lens and bags...um pictures please. I hope you all enjoy the Wii and get off to a great New Year!

Kasey said...

Happy New Year! So excited for you and your new camera. What kind is it? I got a Canon T2i for Christmas. So fun! We love our Wii, I'm sure you'll get plenty of use out of it.

Rachel Sue said...

My oldest got a camera too! And I think I gave her such a talk about being careful with it that she is too afraid to use it!

MomBrose said...

Sweet pictures! Last year my parents got us a wii (and wii fit board). The girls love it! I said the same thing about not having video games but these games are so active that it's been ok since they aren't "vegging out" in front of the video game :D In fact, on rainy days we play lots of wii to get the wiggles out :D

Connie said...

We've had the sickness too. WHy does it always have to come at the holiday?

Looks like you had a great Christmas!

I was in bed at 9:30 on New Year's Eve.

Impulsive Addict said...

Happy New Year! What kind of camera did you get? Looks like it was a fun Christmas even with the sickies.

Impulsive Addict said...

Happy New Year! What kind of camera did you get? Looks like it was a fun Christmas even with the sickies.

shortmama said...

Hope the kiddos are well now! Somehowwe have managed to avoid the sickies around here but with the weather changing so much lately we may be heading to sicktown soon!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope the kids are feeling better now...and you too.
Your Christmas looks magical.
Happy new year!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Looks like a perfect christmas to me! Elijah was sick on Christmas too, must have been rampant this year! I hope 2011 is amazing for you!

mountain mama said...

yes, i've learned to never say never!!
great pics of christmas morning, love the girls' jammies!!

happy new year to you all!

oh, it's brooke, i just have a new blog name :)

Xazmin said...

So glad you enjoyed your holidays! I too am a video gaming system hold-out mom. Hate the things. But we also got a Wii for Christmas!

Here's to a fantastic 2011!

Becca said...

The Wii ROCKS!!! We love it b/c it keeps you moving!

What lens did you get???


~Becca

Seizing My Day said...

I am snickering... b/c I too said I would never have a gaming system in my house... and well... we bought the Wii this year too!! LOL!! Same girl who said that she would not be relying on cell phones either... remember?!! ha ha!! that is two techy things we had in common... lol! Hope everyone is felling better in your house now! =)

and I hope you make it to the beach this year!! Cannon Beach is our favorite beach to go to!! We camp there (cheap cheap!!) Sea Ranch RV and Campground ~ $33 a night for a tent ~ $100 for a cabin! walking distance to town and the beach.. just saying!! budget beach trips is how we roll! =)

Jessica said...

Our house (all but baby) had a nasty stomach virus hit just a few days before Christmas. At least I didn't gain any weight this year!

Happy New Year!

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