Sunday, January 15, 2012

Christmas Eve Traditions

Ryan and Allison's new house was the
 perfect place for our party this year.  
We had lots of yummy food
We get together with all the Livingstones.
They are such a fun and talented family.
And we have the formula all figured out for
Christmas Eve.  #1 everyone brings delicious
food. #2 Tons of kids. #3 They have all the
costumes for the nativity play.
Completely authentic.  And all the kids can be in it.
 I am telling you, it is a huge wardrobe. 
We had a fire pit out side.  
Getting ready for the nativity play.  Takes longer
than the play.  There were minimal tears if
I remember correctly.  
Little Mitt was pretty entertaining during 
the performance.  I will get the video for the play done soon and get it on youtube.  
What a sweet little scene.
Wise Men
The great thing about this family is the
singing.  After each part of the play we
sing the appropriate song.  Silent Night,
Manger song, Joy to the World.  And  We
have all the parts being sung beautifully.  It is
so fun to be with all those great singers.  
Me mom and Jujo, Lindsey and Tessa.
Lindsey had that little peanut on Nov 1st.
She is looking amazing.  
Group picture after the donning of the
 traditional matching jammie bottoms.
Allison makes them for everyone.  Yikes.
There were 23 kids at this party.
Multiply and replenish.  Family motto.
The grandparents didn't get in the shot.
I think they were just standing back and
gazing at their prodigy.  Quite an accomplishment.  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years 2012!

New Years was spent on New York Time.  So we were done at 10:30 and in bed by 11:30.  I am getting older every year.  Ok I know that is actually a statement of fact but I never thought it would happen to me.  
The Nickle Family invited us over for the evening and we played and ate til we would bust. And I got to take some pictures.  
These turned out so fun.  I wish I could have taken more. 
Yy and the Nickle boys. 
Oscar and Burton didn't make it out with shoes.  Oh Brother what are they doing?  At least is wasn't as cold as last year.  Yikes. 
Timer on and I made it in the picture.  I love Wesley in these. So Animated.
Ha this picture.  I don't know what I was trying to do besides stand very still.  There was actually kid running all around but too fast for the shutter ha.
It is going to be a great year.  Hope to accomplish alot and save money.  Our main goal.