Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Wow!  I can't believe that 2010 is already here!  I think I completely missed December...seems like I checked out of blogging for the month of December...but not sure if anyone even noticed! :)  You all were probably pretty darn busy, too!
I think with this post, I am just going to post a ton of pictures...just to show what our December consisted of. 

November Thanksgiving, we went south for our American Thanksgiving!  Lucky us...Brian, Dani and Kate were there as well, so we had a great time.   It just so happened that Kaycee turned ONE on this day!  So, we were so THANKFUL for her!! :)

I got some canning done!  You will see my canning room, before...with Pears, Peaches, and Applesauce...Kaycee's baby food, and only 4 jars of jelly...

And AFTER!  Viola!!  Doesn't it look so purdy, and productive, and meaningful, and well...ok...maybe we overdid it on the berry picking this year...BUT...No Jelly making for me next year!! :)

On December 1, our Joey turned 9!  Yep...he made it! :)  Whew!  He had a great day.  He wanted a football he got a football cake!

He wanted the movies and pizza with his friends, and he got a movie and pizza with his friends.  I tell ya...this was the LOUDEST experience I have EVER encountered in a Pizza Hut!  We honestly thought the other patrons were going to applaud as we left the building!
But, they had a good time, so I guess that is what being 9 is all about! :)

Nicki had some singing events.  She sang for the Vancouver Swiss Choir, and had a great time.  Then she was asked to sing at a Meals On Wheels Community Fundraiser event.  Lots of driving, but well worth it.

Ryan and Kaycee went to see SANTA!!  You MUST click on the picture below to get the full idea of how much Kaycee and Ryan did NOT enjoy Santa...go on will make the picture nice and large for ya...

Didn't I tell ya?  Not happy...not in the slightest!

Ryan...still not so sure.

Kaycee thought she was in the clear...Then she looked to her right...
My poor girl!!

Oh...Santa is gone...she is happy again! :) 
 I heart her!

Christmas Eve was spent with the Meiers...only 21 of the 22 grandchildren were in attendance, but a good time was still had by all!

Christmas Day was spent down south...didn't seem to take any pictures from that...sorry kids.  But, we did get this great shot of Nicki and Joey enjoying their new bean bags from The Pottery Barn  (Tell ya a story about that later...), and their new WII and the wonderful shelf that Tony built.  (With the kids help, as we just told them it was for Grandma Meier for Christmas, so they couldn't tell her about it. 
Little did they know, it was going in their playroom! :)  I am very proud of my hubby here...he sure can build!

The 30th Tony turned the big 37!  He is reminding me that he is still a year younger than me...thankyou very much!  We had the Meier brothers and mom and dad over for coffee and ice cream.  Nice and casual, just what he wanted.

Oh...and December consisted of Kate too!  Just look at her!  She is getting so big and cute and she loves me the best!  :)

Muah!  And yes...this is her real hair...I think this is what makes her even more "KateTheGreat!"

So, as you can see, December had us rolling from day to day, and at times we felt like we were drowning.  But...we had a great month and now we are on to a new year!  Woo hoo!
Wishing you all a HAPPY and WONDERFUL 2010!


~Kristen~ said...

Looks like a perfect December to me!!! :-)

Jenny said...

So awesome Jimi. But where are the pictures of you? And I love the Santa. He was different and neat! And how are the kids getting so big? Wow, just neat! AND I loved your Christmas card! And, and, and. Are you coming to Chickfest! If not I'm coming up there. This is the year we are hanging out!