Sunday, January 6, 2013

Welcoming 2013

Well, 2013 seems to be off to a good start...we rang in the new year with great friends, we all went back to work/school as planned (it's a sick, sick time of year!), we just had our last Christmas party last night, and we even got our nice new TV all set up so we could enjoy larger than life entertainment.  Seriously, we skyped with my parents today (using the TV), and they were life-sized.  It was GREAT!!  No more crowding around my laptop to say hello!

The three of us headed south for New Years, and we had an excellent night catching up with old friends, and getting to know new ones better.  All of the kids behaved well, neither Scott nor I fell asleep prior to midnight, and no one broke anything.  I consider that a very successful night!

Spicing up the peach wine with HUGE strawberries...it actually tasted good!


Darren refused to listen to Tiffany regarding making jello shots - he was convinced his way was the right way...


Let's just say Tiff's actually set up and tasted like they should.  12 hours later and Darren's were still liquid...!

  
Dick and Louise


Cathy and Tory


Us!


Most of the kids...


There's the missing child - Evy was hanging with us!


Love my friends!


Ava had to get in one last workout in 2012...wearing sparkles, no less.


Not even sure what story he was telling but his animated expressions made me laugh...


Annie getting us ready for the midnight toast!

 

Ava was much more chipper at the start of 2013 than she was as the start of 2011...


2011 grumpiness (or serious lack of sleep)



We had a very small Christmas gathering/dinner with Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey last night, and then we watched the Vikings lose-lose-lose to the Packers.  Sigh.  At least they made it to the playoffs this year!  


She didn't know where to start!  It really didn't matter since 95% of the presents were for her!




At this point she was tired of me taking pics of her, but I loved the ponytail that Grandma Deb put her hair in...and it's a great idea.  Her hair is always falling into her food!


So, the first week of 2013 has come and gone, and I'm hopeful that the rest of the year is as good as it has started!

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