Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011


"May today there be peace within. May you  trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget  the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.  May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has  been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are.  Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom  to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of  us."
St. Theresa

Monday, January 3, 2011


After the birthday party was over we moved into New Years Eve Party Mode.
We snacked and talked.
Discussed the fun things our Droid phones could do. Yes, we EVEN scanned the bar code on a box of candy canes. Sadly, the price for the box we had came up as $59.95. Do we know how to party or what?
There were kids of all sizes.
Mikayla- almost 2
Kaela & Amanda
Clint and his new wife Tricia were here from Georgia for a visit. This was Tricia's first time meeting the family.
Some partiers played Pounce and Egyptian War.
Some visited.
At Midnight we had Martinelli's sparkling cider and fireworks.

Kyle decided to make his own unique firework using a sparkler, sparkler shavings 2 pop bottle caps and a lot of tape. It was too cold to go back outside to see what it did.

Our special guest of the night was buddy the very friendly and possibly child eating dog.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Every year we start our New Years Eve celebration by celebrating December Birthdays. This year 3 of the 7 Birthday people were there.
Tyler will be 15 on Jan 3, so we usually include him in December's birthday's.
Due to a lack of candles Chris got to be 30 again.
I also got to be 30 again, but I didn't have anyone take a picture on my camera.
Pam & Jason were not able to join us for the party.
We had birthday cake and presents.
This is a print of a painting done by Deirdra. I am exited to find the perfect place to put this. You can see more of her art work at .
And there were gift cards and munchies, which are both favorites.